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Assistant Director of Career Education & Counseling

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Work type: Regular
Location: West LA Campus
Categories: Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Career Services, Counseling, Director/Executive/Management

The primary purpose of this position is to lead GSEP Career Services' career education and career counseling functions. Specifically, this position oversees the training and ongoing supervision of Career Services' paraprofessional staff. The position will also provide direct career development support to GSEP students and alumni and serve as a contributing team member to Career Services' resource development and employer engagement efforts. This position contributes and supports the University's mission and strategic plan by providing students and alumni with effective tools and strategies for actualizing their career aspirations and becoming future leaders of change.


  • Lead GSEP Career Services career education function, including self-marketing consultations, curriculum-based presentations, and career events; assess and monitor effectiveness of services through ongoing data collection and reporting.
  • Lead GSEP Career Services career counseling function; assess and monitor effectiveness of services through ongoing data collection and reporting.
  • Provide face-to-face and virtual direct services through self-marketing consultations, career counseling sessions, and presentations. 
  • Train and supervise paraprofessional staff.
  • Support career development employer engagement efforts.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Master's Degree in related field (e.g., Psychology, Counseling, Coaching); minimum of 3-5 years' experience in at least one of the following areas: career consultation/counseling, higher education/student affairs, professional development/coaching, mental health counseling; excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills; ability to be responsive to non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds, education & life experiences; advanced public speaking abilities; knowledge of career development theories and advanced counseling techniques; understanding of diverse career development needs, resources & strategies; solid writing abilities; good organizational skills & follow through; ability to operate a computer, printer, copier, and e-mail; experience with Microsoft Office

Preferred: Prior career services experience; prior supervisory experience; prior program leadership experience; experience utilizing technology tools for service delivery; knowledge of career construction theory; knowledge of current labor market trends; knowledge of Psychology- and Education-related career services; effective program development and management/administration skills; effective supervisory skills; experience with career management systems and Google Suite

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with all applicable laws.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening.

This is a regular, exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

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