Career Counselor (Career Development Specialist for First Year Students & School of Education Liaison)

Position Summary:

The Career Counselor divides responsibility between developing and implementing career services activities and counseling components to first-year students and act as a liaison to the school of education’s undergraduate and graduate programs.


This position will serve as the liaison between career development, academic advising, new student programs, and faculty advisers within the Manhattanville College community.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Career Development Specialist for First Year Students

  • Counsel with undecided (re: career direction) and undeclared (re: major) first-year students both individually and in groups. Administer assessment instruments (FOCUS2) and computerized career guidance systems as needed.
  • Collaborate with the First-Year Seminar and ATLAS professors to teach prospective and new students how to access advising and career counseling-related programs and services.
  • Collect and analyze data pertinent to counseling, teaching, and retention of students participating in targeted career planning programs and services for the annual report.
  • Co-develop and update electronic and paper (handouts/brochures) resources for undecided and undeclared students.


School of Education

  • Provide individual assistance with resumes, cover letters, interviewing and job search primarily for School of Education graduate and undergraduate students, Jump Start students and Educational Leadership students and alumni. Assist Manhattanville College undergraduates, alumni and graduate students from the school of Graduate and Professional Studies as needed.
  • Act as liaison to SOE Alumni Group.
  • Attend all School of Education programs, events and Admission Open Houses. Outreach to various SOE organizations, faculty and administrators to plan programs and foster CCD collaboration.               

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A master's degree in counseling, higher education administration, or related field preferred; bachelor's degree with significant experience required.
  • Ability to effectively counsel/advise college students in areas of career planning and academic development required.
  • At least one year of experience in advising, counseling, or career services required; two to three years of experience working with undecided college students preferred.
  • Understanding of career development theory required.
  • Demonstrated ability to use assessment instruments and computerized career guidance systems.
  • Excellent counseling, communication, presentation, and organizational skills required.
Purchase, NY 10577
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