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Career Counselor - Extended Learning (Temp) - Military Veterans

at San Jose State University


Job Summary

*This is a temporary benefited two-year appointment with the possibility of extension*

Under the general supervision of the Associate Director, the Career Counselor works independently and in a collaborative team setting serving as a liaison for the Career Center, providing quality career services and outreach to targeted students, alumni and faculty. This incumbent provides career development and job search counseling to targeted student population in both individual and group settings as well as in-person and virtually.


Key Responsibilities

  • Plans, develops, and implements professional development, career development, and employment-related programs targeted to students in partnership with the academic sector and employers to ensure their smooth entry into the marketplace
  • Supports students with the development of employment transition plans including building quality job searches, resume/portfolio preparation, professional ethics, interviewing, and networking competencies
  • Conducts workshops and facilitates groups on various career management and job search topics
  • Assesses needs and coordinates learning/programmatic outcomes with faculty in collaboration with key employers, community partners and the Center team
  • Develops relationships and communications with academic partners from assigned colleges and related academic clubs and relevant professional/community organizations 
  • Engages academic sector in serving the needs of employers and relevant programs and building long-term interaction with the University
  • Designs and implements marketing collateral & promotional efforts related to program coordination & delivery
  • Oversees and delivers preparatory programs and workshops which posture students for quality connections with employers and successful employment experiences
  • Participates in staff and advisory board meetings, and other major programs offered by the Center as needed, staff development/training and University, Division, Center and community committees/activities as appropriate


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to function effectively in a culturally-diverse environment and establish relationships & partnerships with faculty, staff, students and employers
  • Skilled in development and use of virtual and on-line, distance-learning employment-related tools and resources
  • Knowledge of principles of individual and group behavior, career development, and counseling techniques for adult and non-traditional students, as well as those managing the career transition process
  • Possess excellent customer service and public relations skills with experience in effectively networking with faculty, staff, administrators and employers strongly desired
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to advise students individually or in groups on varied and complex matters
  • Ability to determine the appropriate course of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals and groups in personal interactions of a sensitive nature
  • Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action
  • Ability to present clear and concise information orally and in written reports
  • Ability to compose and appropriately format correspondence and prepare statistical reports
  • Ability to develop and coordinate career/employment programs for students while interfacing effectively with faculty, deans and employers
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive communications with employees, employers and external agencies
  • Proven Strong presentation, networking and program development experience, negotiation skills
  • Ability to function successfully in a detail-oriented environment, handle multiple work priorities, organize and plan work and projects
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive communications with employees, employers and external agencies


Required Qualifications

  • Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate coursework in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related
  • Three (3) years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. A master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in counseling psychology or a related field
  • Three (3) years of experience advising or counseling students in a higher education setting
  • Experience working knowledge of industry and relevant career and internship opportunities in the marketplace
  • Three (3) years of experience in facilitating live or long-distance programs relevant to career development, counseling, or employment
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Certified to administer and interpret career assessments (Strong Interest Inventory, MBTI)



Classification: Student Services Professional III
Anticipated Hiring Range: $5,025/month - $5,309/month
CSU Salary Range: $5,025/month - $7,159/month

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary.


Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest

All applicants must apply within the specified application period: April 25, 2023 through May 21, 2023. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.


Contact Information

University Personnel


CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (including all booster doses of an approved vaccine for which an individual is eligible per current CDC recommendations) or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. As a condition of employment, any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as well as with other safety measures established on the campus. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to


Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. Incumbent is also required to promptly report any knowledge of a possible Title IX related incident to the Title IX Office or report any discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation to the Office of Equal Opportunity.


Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Housing Fire Safety Notification: 

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is also available for viewing at The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at 408-795-5600 or by email at


Equal Employment Statement

San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).


San Jose, CA

San Jose State University

San Jose State is conveniently located on 154 acres in downtown San José, midway between San Francisco and the Monterey/Carmel area at the sunny southern end of San Francisco Bay, and is easily accessible from area freeways.

From its beginnings as a normal school that trained teachers for the developing frontier, SJSU has matured into a metropolitan university offering more than 134 bachelor's and master's degrees with 110 concentrations.

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