Career Counselor
Front Range Community College

Westminster, Colorado

Posted in Education and Training

Job Info

General Summary

Who We Are

We are the largest community college in Colorado, enrolling close to 28,000 credit students annually in a diverse service area with broad cultural and recreational activities. We were one of 30 colleges in the initial American Association of Community Colleges Pathways Project, recently selected as a "Most Promising Place to Work" in Diverse Magazine, and profiled as one of six top community colleges for transfer student success in a recent Aspen Institute publication. Our online learning program has twice been listed recently as one of the top 10 community college online programs in the country.

We have strong commitments to student success and to inclusion, equity, and diversity. We are actively seeking to hire a workforce that matches our student community. We are an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution and expect to reach HSI status by 2024 or 2025.

We have worked hard to create a culture of collaboration, innovation, and pride and seek people who share those values and our commitments to student success and equity.

Who You Are

AS the Career Counselor in the Academic Success Center, you will help students identify their best career pathway and gain career development skills through career counseling, workshops, presentations, and related programing. You will collaborate with faculty and staff to continually develop career services and opportunities for students. You will serve as a point of contact for employers and universities and coordinates efforts around job postings and transfer events and activities.

Please note: This is an on-campus position with an opportunity for remote work. You need to be a Colorado resident on your first day of employment.

SALARY: $49,500 - $50,985

BENEFITS: Please click here to find more information about APT & Faculty Benefits

SELECTION PROCESS: Position will remain open until filled with a priority deadline of September 16, 2022. This posting may be used to fill multiple or similar roles.

Preliminary screening will be made on the basis of completed application package submitted by candidate. In your application please include a resume and cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with requirements, qualification and responsibilities of the Career Counselor.

At FRCC, masks are optional, but we allow individual staff and faculty to request students and colleagues wear masks in offices or in class.

Primary Duties

Career Services:

  • Provides career counseling to students in person and remotely, as well as other career services, such as resume and interview skill building through appointments, workshops, webinars, presentations, and events.
  • Utilizes and oversees related technology, such as web-based interest inventories, assessments, search tools, etc.
  • Collaborates with faculty and staff to develop and execute innovative approaches to impact students within the Pathways model.
  • Coordinates outreach and marketing for career services including marketing at various events on campus.
  • Assesses efficacy of services.
Serves at point of contact for employers and universities, as well as facilitates job postings and transfer events and services.

Represents the department and/or the division for campus, college, community events and committees as assigned. Required Competencies

  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Works with individuals and groups with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Committed to serving diverse learners during their educational journey to support them in achieving their personal and academic goals.
  • Communication (written, verbal, interpersonal): Communicates well across all channels to welcome, inform, guide, and engage in helpful and productive dialogue.
  • Critical thinking: Confident in using professional judgement when dealing with complex student issues. Generates and implements new ideas and is solution oriented.
  • Technology: Uses available technologies to proactively advise students.
  • Customer Service: Provides timely and exceptional customer service to a diverse group of students and staff by phone, email and in person.
  • Counseling: Uses established career development theories to provide counseling regarding major/program selection, career planning/development, job search and application strategies, resume/cover letter writing, and interview skills. Uses career and counseling theories to evaluated students' abilities, interests, personality characteristics using assessments and interviews.

Required Education/Training & Work Experience:

  • Master's degree in Career Development, Counseling, Counselor Education, College Student Personnel Administration, or a related field.
  • One year of counseling/advising experience and/or higher education student services experience.
  • Commitment to diversity and ability to work with a diverse college community.
  • Welcoming. Respectful. Inclusive. Together, we are FRCC.

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