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Administrative & Professional Staff Position FY14-14
October 9, 2013

Position Title
Career Counselor

Hiring Unit
SIUE Career Development Center

Job Description
The Career Counselor position counsels individual students and alumni in various phases of the career development process.

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Conducting career development workshops and presenting career development and planning formation for classes and student organizations
  • Teaching class on career development
  • Developing marketing strategies to enhance student involvement with the Career Development Center
  • Working cooperatively with all SIUE constituencies (e.g. faculty, staff, students, alumni, student organizations, etc.) to foster mutually regarding relationships
  • Administering and interpreting career assessments (specifically the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Campbell Interest and Skill Survey, Strong Interest Inventory, Self-Directed Search, and Focus 2) to students and alumni, both individually and in a classroom setting
  • Providing assistance to students with identifying and overcoming barriers to selecting major, determining career direction, and successfully completing college
  • Instructing students in job-seeking-skills activities including resume and cover letter writing, networking, interviewing, social media, and effective job-search strategies
  • Advising students on requirements for cooperative education (Co-op) and Internship program
  • Assisting with career fairs and other programming events
  • Serving on various committees
  • Developing print material for distribution to students and employers
  • Reviewing, selecting, organizing and updating printed material in Career Resource Center for student, faculty, and staff use
  • Conducting research on career trends to develop programs and reports for the CDC

Qualifications Required
Applicants must have a Master’s degree in counseling, college student personnel, or psychology.  Course work should include foundations of psychological measurements and the measurement of interest and personality.

Qualifications Preferred
One-three years’ experience with career counseling, especially in higher education.  National certification in administering and interpreting the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator. Familiarity with Microsoft Office and career services databases.

Terms of Appointment
Full-time; 9 month academic term position August 15 through May 15; regular bargaining position.

Source of Funds
State and Local

$27,375 - $28,500 per 9 month term (12 month salary deferral optional); benefits continue through summer.

Application Process
Submit letter of application, resume, transcripts and references to:

     Career Counselor Search Committee
     Career Development Center
     0281 Student Success Center
     Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
     Box 1620
     Edwardsville, IL 62026

*Electronic submissions are preferred and can be sent to

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin November 6, 2013 and will continue until filled.


SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas.

Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment.  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status in violation of Title VII.

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