Job Positions

Career Counselor

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


Career Services


University of the Sciences

Date Posted:

Apr 30 2018 10:00PM

Close Date:

Until filled

Position Description

The Office of Career Services facilitates the process of career planning and placement assistance for students and alumni of the University. Career Services is committed to strengthening connections between students, alumni, faculty, employers, and graduate/professional schools. Career Services also promotes awareness within the University with regard to enhanced career development technology, issues relevant to the world of work, and the importance of on-going career development. The Career Counselor provides direct services to students ensuring they are prepared to enter the sciences and healthcare fields.


Career Advisement Assess and counsel undergraduates, graduates and alumni in relation to individual educational and/or occupational goals. Administer Career Assessment Instruments such as: Strong Interest Inventory, Myers Briggs, Majors PTE/PTI and other such instruments. Provide counseling and career information in a variety of settings related to sciences and healthcare professions. One-to-one counseling sessions, conduct group career planning workshops, and seminars. Assesses and implements student professional development programming based on identified needs. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisors. Employer Relations: Proactively develop and implement strategies designed to increase employment opportunities for university students and graduates. Strategically identify and build relationships with regional, state, national, and international employers for recruitment of university students and alumni. Work with employers to develop marketing strategies for enhancement of employer presence on campus, which includes, but not limited to: campus recruitment, job postings, internships, career fairs, class/organization presentations, and resume searches. Collaborate with faculty/staff to increase employment opportunities for students. Facilitate relationships between employers and the university community, including students, faculty, staff, alumni association, foundation, etc. Design and develop employer marketing material, compose content, and coordinate timing of communications to employers. Formulate strategies for achieving greater participation rates for those majors that under-use available career resources. Participate in career development programs coordinated by career services, including, but not limited to, workshops, employer seminars, meetings within and outside of career and counseling services, and other special projects of career and counseling services. Provide assistance in budget planning, strategic planning, goal setting, monthly and annual reports, etc. Attend administrative staff meetings. Participate in professional development activities. Represent career and counseling services on campus and in the community as needed. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisors. Cultivation and Relationships: Assist director in the execution of On-Campus Recruiting Program. Maintains social media presence on approved social media platforms. Maintains and updates “USciencesCareer” web presence. Develops marketing material for on and off campus events. Collaborates with appropriate faculty and/or staff to deliver innovative programming. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisors.

Application Process

Online application:

Institution Information

University of the Sciences has prepared students to be leaders and practitioners in the healthcare and science fields for nearly 200 years. Key to its distinctive education is a tradition of hands-on research and experiential learning that is evident in every graduate who has walked its campus. Since its founding in 1821 as Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, the first college of pharmacy in North America, USciences has grown to more than 30 degree-granting programs from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees in the health sciences, bench sciences, and healthcare business and policy fields. USciences students are proven everywhere they go.

Additional Information

EEO M/F/Disabilities/Veterans The University of the Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Employer.

Contact Information

Human Resources


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Educational Leadership, Student Affairs, Student Development, Psychology, Educational Psychology, or a related discipline.
  • A minimum of 3 years progressive experience, preferably within higher education, in the field of Career Development.
  • Experience in the health care profession desirable.
  • Understanding of application of FERPA.
  • Demonstrated experience providing career development services within higher education.
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills leading professional and administrative staff.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to serve the needs of a culturally diverse student population.
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
  • Strong organizational skills with an emphasis on detail.
  • Strong analytical skills including data gathering, analysis, assessment and evaluation, and evidence based planning.
  • Proficient in computer software applications, including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Access, Datatel, BlackBoard, or other related software packages. The finalist will be required to successfully pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree is preferred.