Career Counselor ( Part-time) - Saint Mary's College-California in Moraga California

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Saint Mary's College-California

Moraga, California

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.


This is a part time, 16 hours per week, 10 months/year, position in Career Development.

The Career Counselor is a member of the Career Development Center staff which reports to the Undergraduate Academics. The Career Center provides opportunities for students to discover their interests, values, and skills and therefore make meaningful choices in various aspects of their lives: academic, career, service and life planning. Guided by the philosophy that career development is a lifelong process of exploration and decision-making, it is our mission to provide innovative programs and comprehensive services in a supportive and positive learning environment. Every undergraduate, graduate student, and alumni served has the opportunity to engage in self-exploration and develop career management skills. This approach fosters self-confidence and clarifies the values on which to build a successful and productive life and a life that responds to the needs of society.


 The position’s primary focus and essential functions will be:

  • Career workshop delivery on a variety of career-related topics in alignment with department goals. Not only a strong desire to design, create and execute new, innovative and timely workshops/presentations, but the ability to be persuasive and build relationships with campus constituents in order to deliver presentations in classrooms and with student groups, clubs, and organizations on campus.
  •  As a team member, research, initiate special programming and projects, design and plan a strategy for delivery of broad and complex career-focused programs/presentations based upon changing needs of students and relevant marketplace trends.
  • Serves as a key liaison to faculty and staff, creating positive relations across campus to include Student Success, Academic Affairs, Student Life and administrative departments.
  • May instruct or co-instruct career management courses.
  • Seeks to develop partnerships with employers for programming resource sharing for the benefit of undergraduates, graduate students and alumni of the College.
  • Collaborates in the facilitation of the Freshmen Year Advising Cohart (FYAC) workshops, and assists in building a Sophomore through Senior Year Experience program, the Career Gateway program, Athletic program and others.
  • Additionally, provides individual, one-on-one career counseling and reviews resumes and advises students and alums on career choices and job search strategies. 


Experience and Qualifications:

The Career Counselor will assist students in making informed choices relative to career planning.

A successful candidate must have at least three years experience in career development or a related field. An ideal candidate will possess a master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization with preference given to degrees in a counseling or related field, such as college student services or student affairs/student development or other high level certificate programs equal to that of a master’s program.  

  • Demonstrated experience in public speaking and presentations in groups
  • of 100+.
  • Excellent verbal, written, public relations and social media communication skills.
  • Possess the ability to work effectively with a college student population and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Candidate should be a self-starter, energetic, organized, flexible, and innovative.
  • Experience designing and delivering career-related workshops and programs.
  • Strong awareness of economic and job market trends. Stays current with recent trends, and other research addressing student issues.
  • Proven track record in establishing effective working relationships with students, staff of all levels, faculty, employers, and alumni.
  • Experience with assessments such as Strong Interest Inventory and MBTI.
  • Demonstrated experience providing career counseling to address a broad range of career/employment issues.
  • Strong interest in working with liberal arts college students and promoting liberal arts.
  • Ability to provide one-on-one career counseling and able to integrate counseling and student development theories when working with students.
  • Familiarity with current technology for use in Career Development including Nacelink and LinkedIn.
  • Multicultural competency and sensitivity.
  • Must be able to attend or facilitate occasional evening events and drop-in hours.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Salary Information

Depends on Qualifications


Please apply on-line at Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College2) A resume 3) The name and contact information for three (3) professional references.  Candidates who become finalists will be expected to sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.

Keyword Phrases

  • Career Counselor ( Part-time)
  • Catholic, Lasallian, liberal arts college
  • De La Salle Christian Brothers
  • committed to the educational benefits of diversity
  • Career Counseling and Placement
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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