University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, Career Counselor

POSITION: A full-time, professional academic staff position is available in the Advising, Retention and Career Center beginning November 1, 2018. The working title for this assignment is Career Counselor with an official title in the Student Services Coordinator title series. This is a renewable assignment. The salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

• Masters’ Degree from a regionally accredited institution, obtained by August 2021
• Demonstrated recent experience working in higher education or collegiate recruiting
• Demonstrated ability to:
o provide career counseling to diverse students
o plan and facilitate group presentations and workshops
o work as a cohesive member of a team with a professional demeanor, high energy, excellent communication, research, public relations and presentation skills
o set goals, develop programs and methods to achieve goals
• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

• Educational background in Counseling or relevant field
• Demonstrated experience with resume writing, interviewing techniques, internship and job search strategies in a Career Services office
• Demonstrated ability to develop relationships with faculty, staff and community members
• Experience in teaching a career development course
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness

Internship and Career Counseling:
• Provide one on one career counseling assistance and group workshops to undergraduate and graduate students.
• Coach students from all Colleges on the benefits and process of obtaining internships, including resume and cover letter development, professional networking and interviewing.
• Assist students from all Colleges with the job search process, including professional networking, resume and cover letter development and interviewing.
• Working with others, serve as campus resource for promoting post-graduation jobs and internships to internal and external sources- faculty, staff, alumni, community members, prospective students and families.
• Offer career development activities to continuing students and as part of the job search process.
• Coordinate and facilitate workshops and instructional activities related to the internship and job search.
• Offer comprehensive internship and job search services to students from all Colleges.
• Build and maintain relationships with local and regional recruiters.
• Instruct IDIS 230, an experiential internship course designed to offer students opportunities to get academic credit for off-campus practical experiences and Gen 250, a career-planning course.
• Collaborate with academic advisors and other campus student services regarding internship opportunities.
• Serve as a resource to faculty and academic advisors on the topics of internships and workforce trends, to assure students’ post-graduation outcomes are being met.
• Work closely with Outreach Counselor and Internship Coordinator to connect students to employers and attend career related events.
• Complete projects for the office that help promote Career Services to students and faculty.

THE UNIT: The unit of Advising, Retention and Career Center is a part of the Enrollment Management division of UW-Eau Claire. It consists of 47 staff members committed to provide centralized support for students. The Career Services office consists of 5.5 fte designated to help with a variety of career planning needs. Learn more at:

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.
The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the “Click here to Register” link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your “User Name” and “Password” and select “Login.” Click the link to the Career Counselor position (Job ID # 14722) and then click the “Apply Now” button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:
• Letter of application
• Resume
• Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to Melody Manteufel;

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by October 5, 2018. However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. A criminal background check is required prior to employment.

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report ( . Also visit our Campus Security Authority policy (

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing
diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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