Career Counselor – Grant

December 5, 2023

Career Counselor – Grant
University of South Carolina Upstate
Spartanburg, SC

The Career Counselor provides career development support to students through individual appointments and includes an emphasis on outreach associated with classroom presentations, workshops, and special events.
• Assist students with writing and revising resumes, cover letters, and personal statements as well as interview preparation.
• Conduct workshops; organize career fairs and grad school events; and facilitate classroom presentations.
• Initiate and build mutually beneficial partnerships with employers to develop opportunities for students and promote Handshake as a regular means of connecting all stakeholders.
• Utilize technology (Handshake, Big Interview, Focus 2, Navigate, Outlook, LinkedIn) to engage students and other stakeholders with regular communication regarding internships, upcoming events, employment opportunities, interviewing, and career exploration.
• Provide additional oversight for the Career Closet, including inventory management and seasonal clean-outs, tracking, processing donations, and tax receipting as requested.
• Assist with regular tracking/data collection and participate in all monthly and annual reporting of individual/departmental activities.
• Create and distribute a quarterly departmental newsletter for faculty, staff, administrators, students, alumni, employers, and other stakeholders.
• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree preferred with 2 years’ experience working in higher education support services. Successful background check is required.

Preferred Qualifications: A master’s degree and/or prior experience working in career services or human resources.

Salary: $41,258 – $45,000; Salary commensurate with education and experience.

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The University of South Carolina is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

USC Upstate offers a valuable benefits package including but not limited to:
• Health and Life Insurance
• Retirement Programs
• Paid Tuition Program
• Dependent Scholarships
• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
• Annual Leave
• Sick Leave
• 13 Paid Holidays (including an extended December holiday)
• Paid Parental Leave
• Professional Development Opportunities