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Career Counselor

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Staff

  • Official Title: Career Development Coordinator
  • Job ID: #17914
  • 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

A full-time, professional academic staff position is available in Career Services beginning April 1, 2022. The working title for this assignment is Career Counselor with an official title of Career Development Coordinator. This is a renewable assignment. The salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution is required. Also required is recent experience working in higher education or recruiting, ability to provide career counseling to individuals from diverse backgrounds, plan and facilitate group presentations and workshops. Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills are required, as is a professional demeanor, high energy, the ability to work as a member of a team and set goals. A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution is preferred as well as demonstrated experience with resume writing, interviewing techniques, internship, and job search strategies in a Career Services office.

Previous experience working with students from underrepresented groups and an ability to develop relationships with faculty, staff, and community members is preferred.

DUTIES:

  • Provide one to one career counseling assistance and class presentations 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, salary negotiation, and interviewing
  • Working with others, serve as a campus resource for promoting post-graduation jobs and internships to internal and external sources- faculty, staff, alumni, community members, prospective students, and families
  • Coordinate and facilitate workshops and instructional activities related to the internship and job search
  • Build and maintain relationships with local and regional recruiters
  • Collaborate with academic advisors and other campus services to promote internship opportunities to students
  • Serve as a resource to faculty and staff on the topics of internships, workforce trends, and job outlook to assure students’ post-graduation outcomes are being met
  • Work closely with the Outreach Counselor to connect students to employers and attend career-related events
  • Complete projects for the office that help promote Career Services to students and faculty

THE UNIT: The unit of Advising, Retention and Career Center consists of 42 staff members. To learn more about the ARCC, visit https://www.uwec.edu/academics/academic-support/arcc/

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. To learn more about UWEC, visit https://www.uwec.edu/human- resources/employment-opportunities/why-uwec/ .

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: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/ .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 Advising, Retention, and Career Center: Career Counselor position (Job ID #17914) 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
  • Resume
  • Unofficial undergraduate school transcript
  • Names and contact information for three professional references.

Please direct requests for additional information to: Beckerhn@uwec.edu

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by January 28, 2022. However, screening may continue until position is filled. 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 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(CSA) policy.

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