Detailed Job Description
The Assistant Director/Career Counselor reports to the director of the Career Development Center (CDC), and assists with all functions related to directing the center. This position also maintains a full counseling load and is responsible for counseling students associated with one of the schools on campus, as assigned by the director. The assistant director is also responsible for staffing and supervising the career peers/employees of the career library within the CDC.
Graduation from a regionally accredited institution with a Master's Degree in Counseling, Administration, Behavioral Science, Business, Communication, Human Resources or other related field, and at least one year of experience in career counseling, employment, job placement, or other experience related to the summary of duties. At least one year of direct supervisory experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
-Knowledge of college/university curriculum and job placement methods.
-Knowledge of current social, economic and employment trends.
-Knowledge of developing marketing plans.
-Knowledge of employer staffing practices, needs and recruitment.
-Knowledge of methods/techniques of research, analysis, presentation of statistical data, record keeping and proposal/business/report writing.
-Knowledge of personnel management and leadership to include skills in collaboration and team work, persuasion, team building, budget management, making public presentations, and using computer technology.
-Knowledge of project management principles.
-Knowledge of psychosocial interviewing and counseling techniques including the administration and interpretation of the MBTI, STRONG and other psychological test.
-Knowledge of student development, and the ability to assist students in developing effective academic and/or career plans that align with life goals, in order to promote students retention and academic success.
-Skill in office computer applications and on-line job search methods and tools.
-Skill in the use of microcomputers, computer terminals, and academic and office software platforms (BANNER) as applied to management of student records, report preparation, and related activities.
-Understanding of and commitment to the UVU's mission and strategic directions.
-Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group.
-Ability to communicate using electronic media and graphic presentation tools.
-Ability to creatively and independently problem solve by prioritizing, organizing, and multitasking while under pressure.
-Ability to establish positive relationships.
-Ability to find solutions to complex problems and manage priorities.
-Ability to interface and work effectively with students, faculty, staff, college executives and employers.
Special Instructions to Applicants
- To be considered an applicant for employment you must apply online through the UVU.Jobs website.
- To receive full consideration for post-secondary education, please submit copies of transcripts or diploma of highest degree earned. Transcripts do not have to be official copies.
- To be considered in the first screening, the online application and required application documents (see below) must be submitted by the screening or closing date.
- Our system can only accept supplemental documents (such as cover letters or transcripts) in PDF or Word format. The file size of documents must be less than 2MB. It is strongly recommended that you take documents that are not in an electronic form and scan them into a separate black and white PDF file so you can attach them electronically to the online application. You can get help with this at a local copy center if needed.
- Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the results of a background check, which includes a criminal records check. A criminal conviction is not necessarily a bar to employment.
- Application materials become the property of UVU.
- For questions contact Human Resources at HREmployment@uvu.edu.