• Career Counselor

    Job Number
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Oxford College
    Oxford College
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Not Applicable
    Job Category
    Admissions & Student Life
  • Description

    Located 36 miles east of Atlanta on Emory’s original campus Oxford College invites applications for the position of Career Counselor.  


    This is a 10-month position. A Cover Letter is required for consideration along with a resume.


    Provides career counseling services to undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni. Provides information to students on topics that affect career opportunities and advancement such as job search strategies, educational and training opportunities, occupational outlook information, career enhancement materials and resume writing. Conducts workshops and programs on career planning and placement topics. Assists students in the development of resumes and makes recommendations for improvements. May administer and interpret a variety of career assessment inventories to assist students with career exploration and planning. May assist in creating or editing communications materials related to career planning and placement such as newsletters, catalogs, departmental brochures and fliers. Maintains records and files of all counseling sessions. Assists in developing, implementing and evaluating marketing programs to increase student awareness of and participation in career services programs. Maintains professional growth by participating in educational programs and professional organizations. Performs related responsibilities as required.


    * A master's degree in psychology, counseling or a related field.

    Additional Details

    Counseling and Career Services: Career/ Staff Counselor


    Oxford College of Emory University’s Counseling and Career Services (CCS) offers a range of services that promote personal, interpersonal, vocational and professional development. CCS, as a whole, engages students in developing insights and skills to apply to the many dimensions of their lives. We facilitate students’ exploration and discovery of their identities and aspirations, guiding them to utilize various inner and community resources.

    The Staff Counselor is a critical part of the Oxford College Counseling and Career Services team, providing quality career counseling, student development, and mental health counseling to Oxford College students. The Staff Counselor will play a significant role in broadening and deepening the Career and Life Planning component of our services. The focus of this position will be on providing a range of career services to facilitate the particular career/vocational exploration reflections appropriate to first and second year college students. The qualified candidate will work holistically to support this young student population as they engage in career exploration, identity development, and professional skill development. Additionally, this position will provide counseling to students struggling with developmentally expected challenges of college life and/or psychological impairment due to acute stressors and struggle on a range of mental health concerns. Qualified candidates also possess the ability to be sensitive to the rich diversity of our campus, delivering services guided by our values of diversity and inclusion. The professional in this position will need to have availability and interest in working a flexible schedule, including one regular evening of working on campus.

    There are some areas of overlap in the career counseling and mental health counseling roles of this staff member, in that the person in this position will

    * Provide outreach programming and workshops on a variety of topics related to developmentally expected life experiences of undergraduate students, toward promoting well-being and a supportive campus environment

    * Engage in community level therapeutic interventions toward self-management, distress tolerance, improved psycho-social functioning, and reflection and exploration-based life planning

    * Provide consultative services to university administrators, faculty, staff, campus organizations, and parents related to mental health or career development of undergraduate students.

    * Engage in continuing education and professional development activities to maintain current standards of service in clinical counseling and vocational counseling.


    In the capacity of career counselor (60-70% of the time), this staff person will provide career advising, counseling, and guidance to Oxford College students, as informed by employment trends, graduate school trends, and students’ post-graduation goals

    * Act as a first contact with students regarding career exploration, identifying an academic major as it relates to future careers, developing professional documents, interviewing skills, and a professional sense of self

    * Help students develop short and long range goals appropriate to the academic, personal, and professional development of first and second year college students

    * Administer and interpret appropriate career assessment instruments including, the Strong Interests Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, CliftonStrengths for Students, etc.

    * Provide online instruction/support on developing drafts of resumes, cover letters, personal statements, and other application materials

    * Design, plan and execute individual and group workshops/presentations, networking opportunities and career events

    In the capacity of clinical counselor (30-40% of the time), this staff person will provide clinical services to 1st and 2nd year college students, including intake assessments, individual counseling, group counseling, outreach, crisis intervention and consultation.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    * Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, clinical social work, or related field that includes specific training in career development and/or vocational counseling (or a minimum of 2 years of experience providing career counseling to college students.)

    * Licensed or licensed eligible in a counseling or related discipline in the state of Georgia

    * Demonstrated ability to effectively work with individuals in regard to personal or career development in an academic setting.

    * Experience in brief intervention, mental health crisis assessment, and group therapy

    * Basic computer literacy and competence with various software programs; familiar with or capacity to quickly learn new programs, particularly related to career exploration.

    * Demonstrated experience in working with diverse populations, particularly related to identities informed by race, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, ability level, and/or religious beliefs and affiliations.

    * Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

    * Ability to work under pressure, with the flexibility to respond to changing priorities and fluctuating workloads in both career services and clinical counseling services


    Preferred Qualifications:

    * 3-5 years of clinical experience in a university or college counseling setting

    * Demonstrated ability to provide outreach, prevention, consultation and seminar presentations

    * Familiarity with a variety of career development and job/internship placement resources – both in print and online.

    * Interest and/or experience in job/internship placement for undergraduate students in various fields and industries

    * Demonstrated ability to administer and interpret career and other assessment instruments (in print and on web-based platforms).

    * Knowledgeable of career development theories and assessments.

    * Knowledgeable of best practices regarding resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, and job searching.


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