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The Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning Division (WDLL) provides a comprehensive range of career services designed to assist students and other stakeholders in reaching their career goals and objectives. The WDLL seeks to educate develop, and assist individuals in successfully meeting the challenges and of the global workforce. Utilizing best practices and technology, the WDLL aspires to function as a major vehicle for increasing job opportunities and workforce readiness for undergraduate, graduate, alumni and other stakeholders. The Career Counselor reports directly to the Assistant Director for Workforce Development.
Number of Vacancies: 2
Employment Status: Full time, temporary
Areas of Consideration: Open to the Public
Pay Plan, Series & Grade: AD-1710-8
Salary Range: $48,993 - $54,626
Closing Date: June 6, 2014
Location: 801 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC
Brief Description of Duties
The Career Counselor will interview individuals regarding career, personal, and academic goals/objectives, counsel and assess individuals regarding career goals/objectives, advise individuals about education and training opportunities, develop individuals’ career plans as indicated, maintain documentation and records of individual’s progress, prepare written reports as required, represent the WDLL at public relations events as requested, and consult with individuals to develop their resumes. The Career Counselor will also provide job/life coaching, consult with other stakeholders (employers, alumni, business, community organizations, and etc.) to advance career opportunities for individuals who request career services, develop intern/externships, market career services to the University population, perform additional functions incidental to career services and develop and conduct workshops/trainings.
Bachelor's degree in counseling, college student personnel services, higher education or a related field is required; Master's degree preferred; two years of experience providing career counseling services including the use of career assessments.
- Knowledge developing and critiquing resumes and cover letters.
- Knowledge of effective interviewing skills; effective presentation skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; and excellent customer service skills.
- Experienced with Microsoft applications and comfortable with technology.
- Knowledge of basic counseling skills, knowledge and ethics as outlined in the American Counseling Association (ACA).
- Knowledge of basic career assessment instruments.
- Experience in providing counseling to diverse populations.
- Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
- Ability to interact appropriately with faculty, staff, administrators, students and other stakeholders.
- Knowledge of employment and industry trends.
- Knowledge of the organization, mission and programs under the jurisdiction of the University of the District of Columbia.
- Knowledge of pertinent federal statutes, laws, rules and regulations and policies applicable to the University.
Information to Applicant
Condition of Employment: This is a sponsored program appointment. The duration of this appointment is subject to grant fund availability.
Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.
Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia’s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).
Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations.
Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.
Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.
Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.
Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.
Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.
Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.
Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-6472.
The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: http://www.udc.edu/equal opportunity/.