UVA seeks authentic and engaged professionals with demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our organizational strategy is to develop student-facing career professionals who are adept in all three of the strategic areas of career development as discussed in the Strategy document here.
Industry-Specific Career Counselor
In addition to the job components in the position description posted, the industry-specific career counselor or assistant director will have specific responsibility within a career community team and the following duties:
Provide direct one-on-one career counseling and job search coaching to UVA students who seek general career advice or advice on careers in a designated industry area. Career communities include these industry areas: Business, Creative, Education, Government, Healthcare, Law, Public Service, Science, Sustainability, Technology.
Build career community networks through alumni and employer connections, faculty outreach, and student organization partnerships.
Design and implement programs for group advising, career education, and industry-specific skill-development.
Skills/Experience Career Counselor
In addition to the job components in the position description posted, the skills/experience career counselor or assistant director will have specific responsibility within the skills/experience team and the following duties:
Funded by a grant from Truist, build and facilitate industry-specific academies for African American students at UVA, including the Ridley Scholars program.
Network, build relationships, and collaborate with students, faculty, employers, alumni, and staff to implement a life-transforming experience for a cohort of students.
Research and develop additional skill-building programs including project-based learning opportunities.
In addition to the job components in the position description posted, the pre-health advisor or assistant director will have specific responsibility for the pre-health advising team and the following duties:
Provide direct service to undergraduate students and alumni who are interested in careers in clinical healthcare. Direct service delivery includes individual advising with students, small group advising, and large group presentations and workshops.
Research clinical health professions, provide outreach, design and implement programs and events which shepherds students through career exploration, preparation, and applications.
Maintain up-to-date information on clinical health careers with special attention to underrepresented populations in each field, attend relevant conferences and open houses; visit targeted institutions/programs to provide up-to-date and tailored advice for applicants; and monitor appropriate list serves.
Master’s degree in education, higher education, counseling, or related field; relevant experience may substitute for advanced degree
Demonstrated fluency in working across difference
Strong customer service orientation; creativity, ability to assume responsibility, take initiative and work well independently and in teams
Proven ability to design and present creative and innovative programs/workshops
Well-developed organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects
Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills; strong oral and written communication skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
Master’s degree in education, higher education, counseling, or related field
Prior experience providing career counseling or advising services in a college/university setting or at least three years related professional experience
Demonstrated program development and management experience
Ability to work effectively with students, alumni, faculty and employers
Knowledge in the use of career assessment tools including Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, FOCUS2, and Clifton Strengths
Ability to teach and to instruct in the use of programs, services and resources in a career-related environment
Proficient computer and web-based skills
Related university or professional experience
Experience with Handshake, Symplicity, or other CSM applications
Additional Salary Information: Applicants will be considered for either the Career Counselor or Assistant Director title, based on years of experience.
Career Counselor – With a Master's, no work experience required; without a Master's, two years of relevant experience is required.
Assistant Director – With a Master's, a minimum two years higher ed career counseling experience is required; without a Master's, four years related work experience is required.
Please note, these are two-year, term-limited positions.
Internal Number: R0025531
About University of Virginia
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA CAREER CENTER ENGAGES AND SUPPORTS STUDENTS IN THE DISCOVERY AND PURSUIT OF MEANINGFUL LIVES.