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Career Counselor

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus
Advising, Retention + Career Center

Full Time, Administrative

  • Official Title: Student Services Coordinator
  • Job ID: #16625
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Career Counselor

POSITION: A full-time, professional academic staff position is available in Advising, Retention, and Career Center beginning September, 2020. The working title for this assignment is Career Counselor with an official title in the Student Services Coordinator title series. This is a renewable assignment, contingent on performance. The starting salary range is $38,000 to $43,000 and is commensurate with experience and qualifications.


  • Masters’ Degree in Counseling or relevant field from a regionally accredited institution, obtained by August 2023
  • Demonstrated recent experience working in higher education or collegiate recruiting
  • Ability to provide career counseling to diverse students, plan and facilitate group presentations and workshops
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a cohesive member of a team
  • Professional demeanor, high energy, excellent communication, research, public relations and presentation skills
  • Ability to set goals, develop programs and methods to achieve goals
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.



  • Demonstrated experience with resume writing, interviewing techniques, internship and job search strategies in a Career Services office
  • Previous experience working with students of diverse backgrounds such as students of color, nontraditional students, veterans, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop relationships with faculty, staff and community members
  • Knowledge of career assessments



Internship and Career Counseling

  • Provide one on one career counseling assistance and group workshops to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Coach students from all Colleges on the benefits and process of obtaining internships, including resume and cover letter development, professional networking, and interviewing
  • Assist students from all Colleges with the job search process, including professional networking, resume and cover letter development and interviewing
  • Working with others, serve as campus resource for promoting post-graduation jobs and internships to internal and external sources- faculty, staff, alumni, community members, prospective students and families
  • Offer career development activities to continuing students and as part of the job search process
  • Administer and interpret career assessments for advisees
  • Coordinate and facilitate workshops and instructional activities related to the internship and job search


Additional responsibilities

Offer comprehensive internship and job search services to students from all Colleges

  • Build and maintain relationships with local and regional recruiters
  • Instruct IDIS 230, an experiential internship course designed to offer students opportunities to get academic credit for off-campus practical experiences and Gen 250, a career planning course
  • Collaborate with academic advisors and other campus student services regarding internship opportunities
  • Serve as a resource to faculty and academic advisors on the topics of internships and workforce trends, to assure students’ post-graduation outcomes are being met
  • Work closely with Outreach Counselor and Internship Coordinator to connect students to employers and attend career related events
  • Complete projects for the office that help promote Career Services to students and faculty
  • Create enriching experiences for student employers
  • Supervise Career Services’ student employees
  • Design training and development activities for student employees that foster student development


UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: .You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Career Counselor position (Job ID #16625) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Names and contact information for three references


Please direct requests for additional information to:

Stacie Heidtke;


To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by September 18, 2020.  However, screening may continue until position is filled.

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: