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Career Counselor/Coordinator

Employer
California State University, Sacramento
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 15, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Career Services
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Career Counselor/Coordinator

Job No: 532873
Work Type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Probationary, Full Time, Student Services, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

Working Title: Career Counselor/Coordinator

Classification Title: Student Services Professional III

Posting Details

Priority Application Date (Open until filled): Tuesday, January 9, 2024 @ 11:55pm PST

Hiring Preference

Not Applicable

Position Summary

The Career Center provides services for students and alumni including Handshake - an online job database, annual Career Fairs, internships and other programs designed to create career-ready graduates.

Under the general direction of the Career Center Director, and with lead work direction provided by the Senior Career Counselor/Coordinator, collaborates with academic departments and Colleges of the University, as well as employers and industry experts, to plan and coordinate career development and experiential learning opportunities for students, and connect their academic programs to the needs of today's job market and in-demand careers. The Career Counselor/Coordinator prepares students for employability and career readiness through workshops and individual sessions focusing on career planning, resumes and cover letters, job search strategies, interview techniques, and professional development. In addition to career development, the Career Counselor/Coordinator also helps students explore and prepare for application to professional schools for graduate study.

The purpose of this work is to assist students in making successful progress toward their degree objectives; to provide learning experiences which supplement those in the classroom; and to assist and encourage students to utilize effectively the knowledge, skills and abilities learned during their university careers.

FLSA: Exempt (Not eligible for overtime compensation)

Anticipated Hiring Range: $5,025 per month. Anticipating hire at minimum of the classification salary range.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,025 per month - $7,159 per month

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Salary Grade/Range: 1

Recruitment Type: Regular (Probationary)

Time Base: Full-Time

Pay Plan: 12 months

Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm and other hours as needed. This position may be eligible for a partial telecommuting schedule.

Department Information

Through a collaborative career development approach, we engage, educate and empower our students and alumni to thrive and successfully contribute to our community, economy and future workforce.

We develop employer and community partnerships to recruit, collaborate with and inform our talented students and alumni.

For more information about the Career Center, please visit https://www.csus.edu/student-life/career-center/

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge and Abilities:

The following knowledge and abilities as well as those listed at the lower levels in the Student Services Professional series are required for appointment into this classification.

Thorough knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior. General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of the Student Services field as well as general knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices of the program area to which assigned; general knowledge of individual counseling techniques; general knowledge, or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge, of the organizational procedures and activities of the specific campus to which the position is assigned. Working knowledge of student services programs outside the program to which immediately assigned.

Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action; advise students individually and in groups on complex student-related matters; determine appropriate courses of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals in personal interactions of an argumentative or sensitive nature; interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of problems brought forward by individuals or student organizations, analyze and define the problem, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action; carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals.

Experience:

Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. One year in the program area to which assigned may be preferred but is not required.

A master's degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.

Education:

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration or a job-related field. Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Required Qualifications

Experience
  1. Higher education student services experience (e.g., career services, advising, admissions, student programming or development)
  2. Experience working with students from various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  1. Ability to independently prioritize, plan and organize work in a fast-paced environment
  2. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to provide direct programs and/or services to a diverse student population
  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a diverse environment
  4. Ability to compile, prepare, write and review reports
  5. Proficiency using standard office software packages (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite)
  6. Familiarity working with school-based record/data systems/software (example: PeopleSoft, EAB)
  7. Ability to understand, interpret, analyze and apply moderately complex rules, regulations and procedures
  8. Ability to understand and analyze the nature of problems presented by constituents, present solutions, and project the consequences of alternative courses of action
  9. Ability to carry out complex assignments without detailed instructions
  10. Commitment to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive work environment with diverse colleagues and constituents including faculty, students, staff, and members of the community

Conditions of Employment
  • Ability to pass a background check post conditional offer.

Preferred Qualifications
  1. Experience working with “at-promise” students
  2. Communication skills in Spanish
  3. Master's degree in Career Counseling, Educational Counseling, Educational Leadership, College Student Personnel, or related field
  4. Experience planning, developing, coordinating, and implementing programs in an academic setting
  5. Career counseling, workforce development, or related experience
  6. Ability to accommodate a flexible work schedule that may include occasional evening or weekend work hours.

Documents Needed to Apply
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification.

About Sacramento State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:

“As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to https://www.csus.edu/president/mission-imperatives/learning-success/" href="https://www.csus.edu/president/mission-imperatives/learning-success/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">learning and student success; https://www.csus.edu/president/mission-imperatives/teaching-scholarship-creative-activity/" href="https://www.csus.edu/president/mission-imperatives/teaching-scholarship-creative-activity/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity; https://www.csus.edu/president/mission-imperatives/justice-diversity-equity-inclusion-belonging/" href="https://www.csus.edu/president/mission-imperatives/justice-diversity-equity-inclusion-belonging/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">justice, diversity, equity and inclusion; https://www.csus.edu/president/mission-imperatives/resource-development-sustainability/" href="https://www.csus.edu/president/mission-imperatives/resource-development-sustainability/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">resource development and sustainability; https://www.csus.edu/president/mission-imperatives/community-involvement/" href="https://www.csus.edu/president/mission-imperatives/community-involvement/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated community engagement, and https://www.csus.edu/president/mission-imperatives/wellness/" href="https://www.csus.edu/president/mission-imperatives/wellness/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">wellness and safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit https://www.csus.edu/administration-business-affairs/human-resources/benefits/reasonable-accomodation.html.

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit https://www.csus.edu/administration-business-affairs/human-resources/learning-development/csu-learn.html.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at https://www.csus.edu/clery.
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Effective May 2023, per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.

Out of State Employment

Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (ie. H-1-B Visa).

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.


Advertised: December 15, 2023 (10:45 AM)
Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

To apply, visit https://careers.csus.edu/en-us/job/532873/career-counselorcoordinator



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