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Career Counselor

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ, USA
Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Career Counselor


Campus: Tempe

Career Counselor

Job Description

The Career Services Center (CSC) at the W. P. Carey School of Business is seeking to fill a position as a Career Counselor focused on working with undergraduate and specialized master's students and who share our passion for empowering individuals to identify, pursue, and achieve their professional goals.  

When you join the W. P. Carey School of Business, you become part of a team of academics and professionals committed to making a positive impact through business education via the lens of our mission, “Business is personal.” When you join the CSC team, you will be developing your program design, stakeholder management, content creation, and creative collaboration skillset.

The Career Counselor is part of an energetic and collaborative team working with undergraduate and graduate students. This position will work with other coaches individually and build career programming that includes group sessions, workshops, vendors, presentations (in-person and on-demand), and class design and delivery. Your role will be to map a career journey during the student’s time in their program of study – to help them become career-ready and directly connect their skills, talents, interests, and education to the rapidly changing world of work.  
The Career Counselor will deliver a high-quality level of service to a population with various needs. This position will teach career courses, partner with student clubs, manage employment data collection, and develop workshops.  Additional responsibilities include assessing trends in the employment market; performing research and interpreting career and employment data and job search information databases; developing curriculum and content; representing the department on committees and strategic projects; and other duties as assigned.  

The Career Counselor achieves results in five key areas of responsibility:

  1. Program Design & Management: Develop a comprehensive and customized career program tailored to the needs of a student population, utilizing data to make informed programmatic decisions.  
  2. Career Coach: Deliver relevant career programming through various channels to drive student engagement and build life-long career capabilities.
  3. Content Creation: Collaborating with colleagues across Career Services, continuously creates and improves the quality of career content and resources.
  4. Stakeholder Engagement: Build and maintain relationships with the critical business community stakeholders—internal to W. P. Carey and external—to enhance students’ market competitiveness.
  5. Market Informed: Stay informed about the holistic business landscape as well as on business trends and best practices around talent management for roles/firms/industries within their assigned portfolio

Job Family

Emp Assistance & Counseling

Department Name

WPC Career Mgmt & Employer Eng



VP Code


Scope of Search


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$45,000 - $55,000 per year; DOE

Close Date

04-December-2023 - EXTENDED



Essential Duties

  • (40%) Career Coach: Delivers relevant career programming through various channels to drive student engagement and build life-long career capabilities.  Provides individual, drop-in, and group career coaching services to a student portfolio to develop life-long career capabilities, including career decision-making, narrative, networking, interviewing, etc.  Facilitates career development courses; assists with developing and facilitating career management core workshops and programming.
  • (30%) Program Design and Management: Develops comprehensive and customized career programs tailored to the needs of a student population, utilizing data to make informed programmatic decisions.  Identifies and integrates career tools, resources, events, and activities to assist students on their unique career journeys.  Supports students' awareness and development of personal and professional capabilities, including goal orientation, communication, decision-making, and learning, all related to their career goals.  Works on multiple concurrent projects under tight deadlines.
  • (15%) Content Creation: Collaborating with colleagues across Career Management creates and improves the quality of career content and resources.  Assesses the needs of the portfolio to generate and send editorial content. Prepares content for market-informed workshops and corresponding events and sharing relevant insights with students through various channels is an expectation to understand market needs and our students’ performance within it.
  • (10%) Stakeholder Engagement: Builds and maintains relationships with key business community stakeholders—both internal to W. P. Carey and external—to enhance students’ market competitiveness. Partners with the Operations team to support the coaching practice, executing events, and data collection. Participates in special projects and administrative responsibilities. Collaborates with the Employer Engagement team to engage with the business community, including local, national, and global employers, alumni, and industry stakeholders.
  • (5%) Market Informed: Develops and embeds knowledge of career trends, career paths, best practices, and market shifts for all relevant industry roles. Enhances professional practice and portfolio subject-matter expertise by developing a deep understanding of the degree programs offered at W. P. Carey and the best practices in recruiting to advise students to competitively engage with employers effectively. Maintain a working knowledge of local and national employment market trends and their actual and potential impact on the hiring of college students and graduates.

Organizational Status: The Career Counselor reports primarily to the Associate Director

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in counseling, student personnel, or related discipline and 3 years of related experience.  OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

Evidence of:

  • Master's degree in business/counseling/education, or related field.
  • Higher education, business school experience in career services delivery, coaching, and recruitment.
  • Private sector experience,1-2 key areas of industry knowledge and expertise; awareness of general labor market trends.
  • Having knowledge of career trends and the “business of business” in the changing world of work.
  • Strong technical ability with Handshake and familiarity with Zoom, Canvas, Big Interview, etc.
  • Effective communication skills, including presentation, facilitating groups, influence, and persuasion
Experience with:
  • Working with management to executive-level business people in one or more of the areas of career coaching, recruitment, training and learning development, career services delivery, outplacement, executive search, talent management, and transition/recruitment.  
  • Advising international student populations.
  • Career coaching students, professionals, and/or employees.
  • Program management/design and development in fast-paced environments.
  • Designing, developing, delivering, and evaluating career-related content in workshops or group settings.
  • Analyzing complex situations accurately, think strategically, and adopt practical courses of action.
  • Conducting respectful consultation and collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, data query, PowerPoint).

Working Environment

  • ​​​​​​Work with the business school employer partners, one-on-one and in group settings in-person, Zoom, phone, e-mail, and numerous social media formats
  • Communicate effectively, both in writing, verbally, and visually, to develop employment materials in various media, create metrics, and provide reports in multiple formats (electronic, hard-copy, etc.), in addition to coordinating and presenting information. Interpret policies, procedures, and requirements of career/employment programs within the school.
  • Lift/move up to 30 pounds (materials, brochures, boxes, etc.).
  • Travel occasionally.
  • Utilize computer, phone, and office equipment (fax, copier, etc.).
  • Utilize multiple and various forms of technology. Work occasional extended hours, including evenings and/or weekends, as needed.

Days and Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Some evenings and weekends will be required as this position works with our flexible MBA programs.
  • While based on the Tempe campus, individuals must be willing and able to travel to multiple campus locations in the Phoenix metropolitan area. 
  • Work with university students one-on-one and in group/class settings in-person, via Zoom, phone, e-mail, and multiple social media formats

Department Statement

The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is the largest business school in the United States with more than 20,000 students and 120,000+ alumni worldwide. From our world-renowned faculty representing six continents to thousands of outstanding students who join us every year, the W. P. Carey School welcomes diversity and encourages global thinking.

The W. P. Carey School is internationally recognized for its leadership in business education, groundbreaking research and innovation, and renowned faculty, making us one of the top-ranked business schools in the country.
W. P. Carey prides itself on being a place “where business is personal.” Business is personal means that kindness, courtesy, and respect lead our actions. We care for each other and support one another. We’re proud of that commitment, and look forward to it shaping your experience at W. P. Carey.  Learn more at wpcarey.asu.edu. 

All we do at ASU is guided and inspired by the University Charter, which reads: 
ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.

The W. P. Carey School of Business values our cultural and intellectual diversity and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.