Career Counselor

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7242605 (Ref.No. 5232257)
Posted: May 6, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Type
Career Counselors work directly with individuals and groups of students at various stages in their career development. In addition, the career counselor is a key member of a Career Center team, which offers comprehensive and proactive career planning and preparation through campus workshops and events, by connecting and promoting Saint Mary's students to prospective employers, and integrating professional skills and development into the undergraduate and graduate educational experience of Saint Mary's College.


-Meet with students individually by appointment, and with groups according to their common interests and goals.

-Develop areas of disciplinary expertise and establish collaborative partnerships with academic programs to best serve students. Curate resources, events, and online engagement targeted to specific student populations.

-Provide foundational career services to students by appointment or walk-in, including career or internship exploration, resume advice, LinkedIn and other online profiles, and professional development support.

-Models highest standards of student-centered Lasallian values and commitment to equity, access, cultural competency, and professional development.

-Contributes to continuous process improvement by maintaining an ongoing feedback loop with the directors regarding faculty, staff, student and visitor customer experiences.


-Participate in team-based programming, student and employer outreach initiatives, and promotion/marketing campaigns.

-Work with faculty and staff to support career development initiatives in the Career Center and in partnership with the Academic Schools, Core Curriculum, Academic Success offices, and Student Life.

-Serve on campus committees and participate in initiatives as a representative of the Career Center and the Division of Academic Success as needed.


-Become data gathering and analysis Subject Matter Expert for the Career Center Team. Includes collection, analysis and provides insights to make informed decisions.

-Data to include First Destination Survey, Handshake appointment, job postings, and any career related data.


- Critically consider and apply appropriate theories of student development and culturally appropriate career counseling to best meet students and their goals where they are and aspire to be.

- Proactive and collaborative work with academic programs to integrate and diversify career exploration, preparation, and success in their curriculum and co-curricular activities.


-Maintain accurate records of student support, programming, and initiatives.

-Evaluate the impact and effectiveness of campus-wide/external events for continuous improvement, for example, practicing cultural humility and assessing the diversity and inclusivity of our employer database and student success outcomes.


-Attend training and workshops on-campus or externally, which are required or recommended for frontline staff interacting with students as a supervisor and in office reception.

-Explore opportunities for personal and professional growth, such as serving on committees or participating in training and experiences that fall outside this position but may build related competencies and skills, or a broader range of experience and cross-training needed to pursue future opportunities.

Salary Description $68,000-$72,000

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