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Graduate Coordinator for Career Planning and Counseling

Staff Openings

Graduate Coordinator for Career Planning and Counseling

Hours: 19 hours per week
Department: Career Planning
Overtime: Exempt
Reports To: Director of Career Planning
Contract Period: September 1, 2012 - May 15, 2013
Job Grade: not applicable

GENERAL SUMMARY: Develops and implements educational programming that supports students’ career exploration and engages students' career planning decisions within the guidelines of federal, state, and local laws and college departmental policies and procedures. Reports to the director of career planning.   Works with students, residential life, intercultural affairs, religious life, and the center for student engagement staff.


  1. Helps to develop and implements a plan for career counseling that supports a student’s career plan development from first year through graduation. 
  2. Conducts individual meetings with students to support them in developing self-awareness, career exploration.
  3. Facilitates career assessment.
  4. Conducts group meetings for students with similar goals and/or developmental needs.
  5. Plans and conducts sessions or collaborates with others on career search.
  6. Plans and facilitates information sessions and interview preparation.
  7. Interacts with students in the residence halls and student leaders to develop relationships and engage students in the services available in the Office of Career Planning.
  8. Collaborates with staff in residential life, center for student engagement, athletics and other departments as requested to build relationships and encourage involvement of students in services provided by the office of career planning.
  9. Works closely with academic and co-curricular departments to create synergies between the learning that takes place within and outside the classroom.
  10. Meets with the director of career planning on a weekly basis to develop goals and implement a plan for the week, semester and year.
  11. Meets with the associate dean of students on a weekly basis to process experience, make connections between graduate coordinator experience and course work, and engage in professional development activities.

Education:  Bachelor’s degree. Verified enrollment in graduate degree program in higher education, counseling or related field
Experience: Experience in career counseling programs.
* Student advisement experience.
* Career counseling skills.
* Programming experience.
* Excellent presentation and public speaking skills.
* Good listening skills and communication skills, both verbal and written.
* Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently and interdependently.
* Ability to work closely and establish relationships with students, faculty and staff of vastly different backgrounds.
* Familiarity with current educational trends, student activities, student development, and student counseling.
* Familiarity with MS Word, Excel and Outlook electronic mail.
* Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality where appropriate.
* Irregular work hours including evening and weekend programs that are consistent with student affairs positions nationwide.

Intermittent sitting, standing, stooping, crouching, walking, and occasional moving of light objects.  Work is performed in an office.

The preceding job description 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 to this job.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Reference the position title of Graduate Coordinator for Career Planning and Counseling in the Subject line and e-mail a resume, letter of interest, professional references to  Position is posted until filled. Due to the overwhelming response to the college's staff openings we are unable to respond personally to individual telephone inquiries. No faxed submissions please.

Agnes Scott does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or any other characteristic protected by law in its employment. Agnes Scott has a strong commitment to diversity and urges members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Posted on: 6/25/2013