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Career Counselor

Company: Auburn
Location: Auburn
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number

Home Org Name
Career Discovery & Success

Division Name
Provost and VP Academic Affair

Position Title
Career Counselor

Job Class Code

Appointment Status

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

Limited Term Length

Job Summary
As an exploratory career counselor you will work closely with students navigating major and career decisions while at Auburn. Our office offers an Exploratory major that allows first year students a structured exploration process through a class taught by academic advisors and career counselors from the Exploration Center. Additionally, we assist students at any point in their journey that might be questioning major choice or are unsure what careers might be the best fit for them.

Why should YOU consider a career with Career Discovery and Success?

  • Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama's best employers
  • You'll work with a dynamic and collaborative team in the heart of our beautiful campus
  • Competitive employee benefits + state retirement plan
  • Tuition assistance for you and your dependents
  • Generous leave policies (including paid parental leave!)
  • You'll drive programming that supports students in gaining valuable career experience.

    About Career Discovery and Success:Career Discovery and Success believes career development occurs in all facets of the student experience, and that all students are entitled to comprehensive, high-quality career services that supports career decision-making, academic planning, the development of and articulation of career competencies, and connections with industry opportunities.

    Our mission is to support positive career outcomes for students by offering the best career services experience to our students, faculty, staff, employer partners and alumni through innovative services, support, and engagement. This mission and belief support our vision to be an office of career services excellence that empowers everyone across the University landscape to integrate career development everywhere across the student experience, while inspiring others through our work within the field.

    The cornerstone of our mission and vision are our values, which connect to those of the University. We value individual growth and development, diversity and inclusion of thought and culture, collaborative innovation, mutual respect, integrity, and stewardship. These values guide us in the strategic pursuit to live our mission and envisioned purpose.

    About Auburn: Auburn was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama's best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years! Learn more about Auburn's impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting

    It's a Lifestyle: The Auburn/Opelika area is a page right out of Southern Living magazine with an idyllic small-town feel, perfecting a unique balance between a close-knit community and driving consistent growth and development. Paralleling the exponential growth of Auburn University, the Auburn/Opelika area boasts services and amenities that cater to any interest. We're proud of our top school systems, city services, award-winning restaurants, and the infectious spirit of life in a college town. You can find us nestled halfway between the beach and the mountains in a lower-cost-of-living area, two hours outside of Atlanta or Birmingham. If you're new to Auburn, we'd love to introduce you. If you're already acquainted with Auburn, we'll keep it simple: it's time to come home!

    Essential Functions

    • Conducts individual counseling sessions to help students and alumni effectively explore career options, pursue career readiness, and make informed career-related decisions. Guides students through occupational exploration and a productive career decision-making process.
    • Supports students in developing goals and priorities and provides relevant resources to facilitate successful exploration. Contributes to the development of resources for student and office use.
    • Conducts and helps develop, assess, and revise career exploration and career readiness workshops, presentations, and programming. This includes, but is not limited to, overviews of the services provided by Career Discovery and Success and the Career Services Network as well as internal and external resources available to students and alumni.
    • Maintains thorough and consistent notes on student appointments. Documents, reports on, and/or maintains records and evaluation information for both student meetings and workshops/presentations.
    • Teaches, as instructor of record, EXPL 1010, EXPL 1020, or other Career Discover and Success supported courses. Contributes to curricular development, assessment, and revision of CDS courses.
    • May assist in the recruiting, hiring, and training of student ambassadors and/or other student assistants in the Exploration Center.
    • Participates in events that provide outreach to students, faculty, employers, and campus partners to promote the services of Career Discovery and Success and the Career Services Network.
    • Provides evidence of ongoing professional development to stay current and continuously improve in the field of career development with particular emphasis on career exploration, career readiness, decision-making, and counseling skills/techniques. Cross trains to be conversant with the major exploration academic advising services of the Exploration Center and with career strategy services across the Career Services Network.
    • Provides other counseling and administrative support as required to accomplish the mission and goals of Career Discovery and Success.

      Minimum Qualifications

      Minimum Qualifications

      Education and Experience:
      Level I: Master's degree in Education, Counseling, or related field.

      Level II: Master's degree in Education, Counseling, or a related field PLUS 2 years experience. Experience must include at least 2 years at the preceding level or equivalent.

      Level III: Master's degree in Education, Counseling, or a related field PLUS 4 years experience. Experience must include at least 2 years at the preceding level or equivalent.

      Substitutions allowed for Experience:
      When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

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      Minimum Skills and Abilities

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      Desired Qualifications

      Desired Qualifications
      Masters degree in Education, Counseling, or related field plus at least two years experience in counseling students.

      Posting Detail Information

      Salary Range
      $37,900 - $72,200

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      EEO Statement
      Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

      AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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