Essential Functions: University Counselor I--Career Development and Planning is responsible for coordinating, collaborating, supervising career planning programs for undecided students and career advising to students and alumni on an individual and group basis, using aptitude, personality, interest, and values inventories and computer guidance systems. This position will also present outreach programming and workshops to students in classroom settings, residence halls, and student organizations. The University Counselor I- Career Development and Planning will serve as the liaison between career services and the University Advising Center exploratory team, new student programs, WSU schools and colleges. Additionally, this individual will provide innovation in the creation and implementation of a 4 year work experience/career readiness plan. They will work in partnership with Career Services colleagues and the Employer Relations Specialist in the plan development.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Provide Career Development/Planning/Readiness through the lens of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.Advise undecided (re: career direction) and undeclared (re: major) students both individually and in groups. Administer assessment instruments and computerized career guidance systems as needed.Serve as a facilitator/resource for the University Advising Center exploratory team course and for classes and programming related to career planning.Meet with prospective and admitted students and their parents/family members during appropriate campus programs.Present outreach programs and workshops to students in classroom settings, residence halls, and student organizations.Provide support to ensure that undecided and undeclared students have relevant, career exploration strategies, career readiness guidance, assessments and job search readiness.Co-develop and update resources for undecided and undeclared students in collaboration with career development staff.Develop, coordinate, and/or fulfill objectives related to the implementation of new programs, workshops, and services.Participate as a team member in activities related to the mission, vision and objectives of the unit. Provides evaluations, recommendations, and assistance toward the improvement of programs and services.Serve on the university-wide advising committee.Work closely with Career Services Coalition team, Advisory board and student organizations to facilitate, train, advise regarding the career readiness of WSU students.Attend administrative staff meetings.Represent career services on campus and in the community as needed.Performs other duties as assigned by Director.
Qualifications: Master's degree in counseling, higher education administration, or related required.Career Development Facilitation certification preferred.Ability to effectively counsel/advise college students in areas of career planning and academic development required.At least 3 years of experience in advising, counseling, or career development and planning required; two to three years of experience working with undecided college students preferred.Understanding of career development theory required.Demonstrated ability to use assessment instruments and computerized career guidance systems.Excellent counseling, communication, presentation, and organizational skills required.
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.