Title: Career Educator and Counselor
Department: Sarbanes Center
Campus Location: Arnold/Main Campus
Salary Range: $54,180-$67,725
Work Mode: This position requires some regular in-person presence on campus or at alternative locations, depending on business needs of the office.
Hours Per Week:40
Position Type:Full-Time Staff, Exempt
The Career Educator and Counselor is responsible for embedding career work into the student experience through two primary functions within the career center:
Career Education: Responsible for educating students and the college community about career development topics, including career exploration, labor market information, job search strategies, resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, branding, networking skills, and career readiness competencies. Facilitates career development for students through curriculum and co-curriculum activities and events, and connections with employers, the community, and other resources.
Career Counseling: Responsible for facilitating career planning and counseling services for students, including career exploration, planning, occupational and labor market information, and administration and interpretation of career assessments. This position will be assigned to a caseload of students and will work closely with other career counseling professionals.
Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administrators, and staff members. The college seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, embrace concepts of equity and inclusiveness, and support the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation.
While we appreciate your interest in employment with Anne Arundel Community College, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for any position.
In the best interest of the College, only individuals who are residents of Maryland or one of the following states will be eligible for employment at the college: Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia. The college will annually review this restriction and, if appropriate, expand the list of states of employment eligibility.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Facilitates career development by creating content and educating students about labor market trends, job search strategies, workforce competencies, resume and cover letter writing, branding, networking, and interviewing skills. Collaborates with faculty and staff to embed career content throughout the student experience. Conducts workshops, presentations, events, and one-on-one sessions and facilitates student connections with resources, experiences, and employers to prepare for the workforce. Collaborates with employers and educates students on how to articulate skills, competencies, and experiences to employers in written and oral communications.
Provides individual and group-based career counseling and coaching related to career exploration to identify and match career and vocational choices to academic preparation and career decision making. Administers career decision making assessments and provides appropriate follow-up with students. Collaborates with faculty and staff to support career decision making throughout the student experience. Conducts workshops, presentations, events, and one-on-one sessions and facilitates student connections with resources and experiences to prepare for the workforce.
Performs tasks and manages all aspects of data analysis and reporting, assessment activities, marketing and outreach, risk mitigation, and addresses compliance issues related to the position, and other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree or higher
Minimum of two to five years of relevant career services experience
Knowledge of career development theories and experience administering and interpreting career assessments
Knowledge of and experience with career services, student development, employment trends, employer relations, marketing/outreach strategies, and familiarity with employment law.
Demonstrated skills in program and event planning, creating educational content, marketing, presenting/educating, and counseling/coaching.
Experience in program development and the ability to evaluate and assess program outcomes. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with diverse populations, community organizations, public and private agencies, community college leadership, faculty, staff, students, and the public.
Demonstrated computer literacy and familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite and the Internet required.
Supervisory/management responsibilities may be necessary for student/intern/temporary employees on occasion to support special projects and large-scale events.