California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire. Seventy percent of those who graduate are the first in their families to do so.
At CSUSB, you can:
Build your future
Work with the best
Be your authentic self
Focus on you
Make a lasting impact
Work for a purpose that is greater than your own
Bring everything you are, become everything you want
The Career Center offers premier programs and services at our San Bernardino campus, located in the foothills of San Bernardino and our Palm Desert campus located in the Coachella Valley. We empower students and alumni to develop a lifelong skill set for an ever-changing labor market through exploration, programming, and experiential learning opportunities to meet their personal and professional goals. We partner with local and national industry leaders to offer specialized programming, distinctive resources, and tailored events for over 20,000 current students as well as countless alumni across the Inland Empire and beyond.
Under general supervision of the Director for Career Center within the Division of Student Affairs, the Career Counselor/Advisor performs highly complex professional student services work and work to serve all CSUSB students with their career counseling/ advising needs. The Career Counselor/Adviser is assigned to work in partnership with a partner College at CSUSB (e.g. College of Arts & Letters, College of Education, College of Natural Sciences, College of Social and Behavioral Studies, Jack Brown College of Business, Interdisciplinary studies). The Career Counselor/Advisor will also support a distinguishable community that will benefit from equity focused career advising and guidance (e.g., students with disabilities, veterans, Native American students, etc.).
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Serve as a career counselor/advisor in a centralized comprehensive center to students and alumni.
Counsel students and alumni via one-to-one sessions on complex career issues and individual career development plans that may include critiquing resumes, cover letters, other job search correspondence, and practicing interviewing skills, as needed.
Create, schedule, and navigate counseling appointments through caseload management software (e.g., EAB/Navigate), with assistance from the Career Center administrative team.
Provide career focused education and career readiness advising related to a specific DEI caseload, and serve as a liaison to the program or center that would overarchingly support that caseload (e.g., Veteran students, Undocumented students, students with Disabilities, American Indian Students, African American students, Latinx students, Southeast Asian students, etc.).
Meet with various stakeholders and community members related to the as counseling/advising needs of the assigned needs of DEI caseload.
Serve as an expert regarding traditional resumes, co-curricular resumes, curriculum vitae, cover letters, thank-you letters, statements of purpose formats and related professional communication content, as needed.
Provide guidance regarding experiential learning experiences such as internships, externships, job shadowing, and service learning, as needed.
Provide guidance regarding the job search process and various strategies that enable students to take active responsibility for their career decisions, as needed.
Develops and delivers workshops and classroom presentations to students, alumni, and assigned groups; related to career readiness (e.g., resume preparation, job-search strategies, internships, and more), with assistance from administrative staff.
Collaborates with assigned college (e.g. College of Arts & Letters, College of Education, College of Natural Sciences, College of Social and Behavioral Studies, Jack Brown College of Business, Interdisciplinary studies), and assigned administrative support coordinator in the development of academic-related, disciplined-focused career presentations, and execution of these events.
Collaboration with community partners, campus stakeholders, and employers who can support and align with the needs of assigned DEI special population caseload of students, as needed.
Develop career readiness approaches and project(s) closely aligned with the strategic plan of the Division of Student Affairs (e.g., Grow with Google, HACU, etc.); and/or closely aligns with the Career Center goals; and/or closely aligns to the college assigned to each Career/Adviser; and/or closely aligns each counselor/adviser’s assigned DEI caseload.
Develop approaches for implementation to meet the needs for specific project(s) assigned, including deliverables, in consultation with Director (MPP).
Communicate progress of assigned project(s) regularly and provides monthly reporting of outcomes related.
Coordinate meetings and on and off- campus collaborations related to assigned project(s) as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
Employment Status: Full-time, Probationary, “Exempt” position (with the possibility of converting to permanent).
Application Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. The initial review of applications will begin on September 9, 2022.
Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, weekends and evenings may be required.
Thorough knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior.
General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of the Student Services field as well as general knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices of the program area to which assigned.
General knowledge of individual counseling techniques or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge, of the organizational procedures and activities of the specific campus to which the position is assigned.
Working knowledge of student services programs outside the program to which immediately assigned.
Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action;
Ability to advise students individually and in groups on complex student‑related matters; determine appropriate courses of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals in personal interactions of an argumentative or sensitive nature.
Ability to interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of problems brought forward by individuals or student organizations, analyze and define the problem, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action.
Ability to carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals.
Highly effective interpersonal communication skills. Working knowledge of standard office software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Ability to communicative, and have the ability to engage with students, staff, faculty, and local and regional communities regarding Career readiness education. Candidates also must presentation and programming experience.
Education and Experience
Education: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related.
Experience: Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. One year in the program area to which assigned may be preferred but is not required.
A master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year 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.
Three years of professional experience, preferably in the areas of career counseling, internship coordination, or academic advising.
Applicants must have working knowledge of standard office software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Experience with assessment of student learning and student success.
Experience working with NACELink/Handshake Qualtrics, Blackboard or other project management and student contact software that will be utilized in this position.
Master’s degree in counseling, sociology, psychology, or business administration.
Anticipated Hiring Range: $4,691 per month
Classification Salary Range: $4,691 – $6,683 per month
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. In our commitment to diversity, we welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. Our commitment to work toward an environment that values diversity requires that we create, promote, and maintain activities and programs which further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values which discourage intolerance and discrimination.
The concept and dimensions of diversity are to be advanced and incorporated into every aspect of university activity, including student life, the curriculum, teaching, programs, staffing, personnel training practices, research, community services, events, and all other areas of university endeavor.
Dimensions of diversity shall include, but are not limited to, the following: race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ability, socioeconomic status, cultural orientation, national origin, and age.
The implementation of the Commitment to Diversity will rest with the university as a whole. The president, in addition to a personal commitment and involvement, may use the University Diversity Committee, campus administrators, faculty, staff, and students as well as other members of the campus community to implement effectively the philosophy and intent of this statement.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position may be “Designated” under California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)