Career Counselor
Skidmore College 4.517 reviews - Saratoga Springs, NY
Full-time, Temporary

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Skidmore's Career Development Center is committed to supporting all students and alumni through the creative process of integrating their liberal arts education and experiences into a satisfying career. In keeping with the College's founding principle of linking theoretical with applied learning, we help students and alumni develop self-knowledge, cultivate partnerships on and off-campus, prepare for experiential opportunities; such as internships, collaborative research, community involvement, and manage their careers proactively. We encourage students to build skills and participate in engaged liberal learning practices early in their Skidmore experience, and we offer guidance to both students and alumni in forging meaningful careers for a world of rapid change.

Skidmore College is seeking a temporary, full-time career counselor for the 2013-2014 academic year, starting in July 2013. The Career Counselor is responsible for assisting students and alumni with career exploration, self-assessment, resume and cover letter review, personal statement critiques, interviewing preparation, and graduate school planning. Additionally, this career counselor will share information about the Career Development Center's services and programs. The Career Counselor will also provide support in program development and delivery, as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master's Degree in counseling, education, or a related field
Experience administering career assessments (i.e. MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory)

Familiarity with developing and delivering engaging career programming

Knowledge of ethical (i.e. NCDA), professional (i.e. NACE), and educational (i.e. FERPA) standards related to career counseling

Appreciation for and ability to articulate the benefits of a liberal arts education

Experience with resume and cover letter reviews, personal statement critiques, and ability to navigate online career resource library and platforms (Symplicity preferred)

Preferred Qualifications:

Physical Demands:

Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
List of Three References

Optional Applicant Documents:

Special Instructions to Applicants:
To be considered for this position, please fill out an online application and attach the following documents: cover letter, resume and list of three references.

This system can support attachments up to 1.9MB. If you encounter difficulty attaching any one of the required documents, please contact Clarissa Sawyer, Employment Coordinator in Human Resources at: or 518 580.5802

Pay Range:
At the annual salary rate of $41,000 - $45,000 commensurate with experience. The actual salary will be prorated depending upon the number of months scheduled for this temporary position.

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Founded in 1903, Skidmore College is a nationally recognized, coeducational, liberal arts college of 2,400 students. This fall, the college...