Career Counselor - St. Edward's University in Austin Texas

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St. Edward's University

Austin, Texas 78704

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Career Counselor

Office of Career and Professional Development


The Career Counselor is a full-time staff member of the Career and Professional Development team, responsible for advising students and alumni on topics and resources pertaining to lifelong career discernment. In addition to managing a career advising caseload, the Career Counselor will be responsible for coordinating and providing leadership to the university's pre-law advising program. This is a full-time, twelve-month position reporting to the Associate Director of Career and Professional Development.


Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Perform individual career advising and coaching on: job search, career/major decision-making, internships and experiential opportunities, resume writing, professional networking, interviewing strategies, and graduate school application

• Assist students in law school application process and related resources: Law School Admission Test, online application process, application timeline

• Serve as departmental contact for students inquiring about law school and related programs

• Work with faculty and other stakeholders to develop campus-wide processes for pre-law advising

• Serve as primary contact for law schools who recruit on campus

• Serve as liaison between the office and academic departments seeking pre-law advising and law school-related resources

• Serve on and help to coordinate the university's pre-law advisory council

• Help students and alumni develop short-term and long-term career planning goals

• Assist with planning and development of the university's annual graduate and professional school fair

• Conduct workshops and class presentations on law school-related topics

• Develop programs for and oversee in-office workshops and outreach initiatives

Secondary responsibilities may include the following:

• Assist in instruction of career development courses as required

• Assist with advising/supervising students who are completing internships through the department

• Engage in professional development including conferences pertaining to pre-law advising and law school admissions

• Perform other duties as required



• Minimum of one year of professional work experience

• Bachelor's degree in counseling, higher education, or related field

• Prior professional experience in college career counseling, pre-law advising and/or graduate program relations

• Understanding of multiple areas of professional development pertaining to job search, application, interview process, and graduate school admission process

• Strong writing, presentation, and oral communication skills

• Must be able to comply with workplace guidelines and attendance requirements

• Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check required


• Master's degree in counseling, higher education, or related field

• Three plus years of professional work experience

• Knowledge of career counseling theory and its practical use in a college environment

• Understanding and appreciation of the liberal arts

• Awareness of legal issues as they pertain to employment practices in the U.S.

• Knowledge of career counseling instruments and their administration/interpretation

• Understanding of international student populations and legal issues pertaining to their curricular and optional practical training restrictions

• Knowledge of local and national job markets and trends

About St. Edward's University

Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,800 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. It is an exciting time to be part of the St. Edward's community as the university increases its global engagement to educate students for the opportunities and challenges of a 21st century world.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants are invited to submit an online application at Please attach a letter of interest and resume. No phone calls please. Please apply by 5/18/2016 for priority consideration.

St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer and only hires U.S. citizens and documented workers.


Keyword Phrases

  • counseling
  • career
  • vocational
  • Career Counselor
  • Office of Career and Professional Development
  • Career Counseling and Placement
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: 1-1 years
Level of Job: Other
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Best if Apply By 7/2/2016