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Career Counselor



Open Date 03/21/2017
Requisition Number PRN13817B
Job Title Career Counselor
Working Title Career Coach
Job Grade D
FLSA Code Administrative
Patient Care Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Summary

8am-5pm M-F

VP Area Academic Affairs
Department 00304 - Career Services
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $40,800
Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.
Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime.
Job Summary

As a career coach, you will assist students throughout all phases of the career development process. You will meet with students 1:1 and in groups to help them reflect on their strengths, skills, and experiences, discover and explore career options, create personalized action plans for their professional development, utilize successful job and internship search strategies, connect them to careers and connections, and enhance their job search documents. In addition to meeting 1:1 with students, you will also be in charge of creating, coordinating, and implementing programs for students in your assigned area.


In regards to Career Coaching, this individual will:
• Prepare and assist students in the discovery and decision-making process of career development.
• Guide students through self-assessments, identify available resources and assist students with career research.
• Supervise and evaluate a caseload of student internships providing guidance learning goals and career development assignments.
• Assist in the development and delivery of programs and workshops to further engage students in the career development process. The successful candidate will be skilled at assisting students with all aspects of the career development and planning process.

• Assists students with preparing resumes, interviewing skills and searching for jobs & internships electronically. Develops and presents multiple training workshops to prepare students on aspects of the employment and job search process.
• Interacts with employers for recruiting students and alumni. Conducts site visits to employers to develop and promote internships and career opportunities.
• Conducts ongoing research to provide information and feedback about recruitment and after-graduation activities for students.
• Maintains accurate data and produces statistical reports on job placement, salaries, recruitment activities and other information.
• Coordinates activities between Career Services and assigned departments and faculty.
• This person must solve complex problems related to advising individual students who come from a wide variety of backgrounds. These students are making life-changing decisions. The solution comes in the form of understanding and utilizing available resources to research options and providing individualized solutions. Coaches make decisions regarding the appropriateness of an employer’s requests for job postings and interview schedules. Each coach must be knowledgeable of employment laws and ethical standards for hiring and recruiting. Decisions are based on the adopted standards of the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Candidates should demonstrate exemplary interpersonal skills, effective communication skills, strong presentation skills, prompt follow through, initiative, attention to detail, high energy, ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, and a commitment to foster an inclusive environment.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a Social Science, Communication, Counseling, Human Resources or a related field plus three years of experience in occupational or career counseling or equivalency required; demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required. Master’s degree in a related area is preferred. Training and experience in basic testing and measurement is preferred. Experience with career counseling in the assigned area may also be preferred.

Department Specific Qualifications
An understanding of and commitment to racial, ethnic, cultural and philosophical diversity. Ability to create and manage an organizational environment that fosters such diversity.


• Master’s degree in a Student Affairs, Educational Leadership, Social Science, Communication, Counseling Psychology, Human Resources, Management, Organizational Development, Business, or a related field.
• Training and experience in basic testing and measurement (i.e. MBTI, StrengthsFinder, Strong Interest Inventory) is preferred.
• At least 1 year experience working outside of higher education (government, industry, non-profit) is preferred.

Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.
To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email:

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a related Bachelor's degree or equivalency? (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education)
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in occupational or career counseling?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 year or more, but less than 3 years
    • 3 years or more, but less than 5 years
    • 5 years or more, but less than 8 years
    • 8 years or more

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission
  2. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169