Career Counselor; Hope College
The Career Counselor (a full time twelve  month position) is a member of the Office of Career Services staff. The person serving in this role is charged with creating dynamic ways of using social networking to connect with liberal arts students that promote effective career preparation, planning and decision making. The individual will also consult with career services staff to assist them in developing innovative strategies and approaches related to assessment, internships, externships, career fairs, job searches, to name just a few areas. Particular responsibilities include the following:
- Serve as a career counselor/resource person for individuals and groups.
- Administer and interpret a range of career/personality assessment tools, including the Strong Interest Inventory, Myers Briggs Type Indicator, StrengthsFinder and Skillscan Cardsort.
- Present workshops addressing career exploration, career assessment, career decision making and planning.
- Prepare/revise handout material and apply graphic design skills through InDesign for publicity efforts by the office.
- Serve as primary “go-to” person for technology innovation for the office.
- Supervise Career Library, which includes staff supervision of career librarian.
- Present career modules in First Year Seminar classes.
- Develop and manage career panel programs with alumni and friends of the college.
- Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Director, to whom this role reports.
- Select, train and develop a dynamic peer educator Career Advisor Program.
- Initiate employment contacts in the following employment sectors: communication/media, the nonprofit, ministry and health care.
- Develop with the staff an on-going faculty relations program to address career advising, internships and employment related issues with all academic departments.
- Organize, implement and evaluate the Sophomore Spotlight outreach program.
- Primary responsibility to finalize resumes through Optimal Resume.
The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, hardworking, innovative professional with integrity and a high degree of energy. The candidate will also have experience in and an appreciation for the liberal arts and career issues facing liberal arts students. Strong interpersonal and written communication skills, strong technology application skills, along with an attention to detail are also of importance. Additionally, an appreciation of, and a personal commitment to the historic Christian faith and its expression in a college setting is central. Masters degree in College Student Personnel or a related field and a minimum of one year full-time professional experience in career services required.
Interested candidates may email the Director, Dale Austin directly if they would like to apply: firstname.lastname@example.org