Career Counselor

Towson University
Towson, MD

Posted: February 1, 2019 

Job Description

  • The Career Counselor will meet with students and alumni individually to assess career-related needs.
  • Provide advising and guidance related to decision-making, self-marketing, job/internship location and graduate school preparation.
  • Identify and assist with appropriate resources.
  • Facilitate and deliver workshops/presentations based on identified needs and interests of students and academic departments.
  • Prepare and customize content as needed.
  • Develop and deliver programming, which could include workshops, conferences, seminars, presentations, fairs, panels, networking events, etc.
  • Coordinate with relevant Career Center and other TU staff regarding marketing, logistics, and assessment.
  • Serve as a liaison to the identified unit(s) to facilitate communication and provide support to the unit's students/faculty/staff.
  • Create, support and deliver programming.
  • Increase satisfaction and utilization.
  • Develop an increased understanding of the liaison's unit's needs, concerns, and field-specific content.
  • Update, manage, evaluate, and increase utilization of Career Mentor Database.
  • Actively participate in staff and team meetings and provide support as needed to the Center's programs and initiatives.
  • Contribute to the Center's data collection and assessment efforts.
  • Proactively stay current on related professional topics, best practices, and trends; including participation in Career Center offerings, professional associations, independent reading, connection to other professionals, etc.
  • Assist Associate Director with training and supervision of Career Peer Advisors.
  • Participate on university committees as needed.


  • Master's degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or other related field.
  • One year of experience.
  • Passion for student success and career counseling/advising in a higher education environment.
  • Experience building rapport and counseling clients.
  • Experience in self-branding techniques and job/internship search strategies.
  • Experience with event/program management.
  • Knowledge of issues related to employment barriers, issues of workplace accommodations, and the needs of a diverse student population.
  • Experience with the application of equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
  • Ability to work independently and contribute to an evolving team.
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills is required.


  • MBTI and/or Strong Interest Inventory Practitioner Certification.
  • Familiarity with Handshake and StrengthsQuest. 
  • Counseling or coaching license/certification.
  • Experience counseling/advising college students. 

How to Apply:

Please follow the link below to Towson University's job page. Scroll and select "Career Counselor". Click on "apply now" located towards the top of the page.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Salary and Benefits Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, please visit Towson University's website


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