Career Counselor/Graduate School Specialist

Job Description

Career Counselor/Graduate School Specialist

Career Services, Lincoln Center

Fordham University

Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City. Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools.

  • Fordham University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to its employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
  • We offer tuition remission for employees and their dependents
  • A generous immediate employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan.
  • As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain public and certain nonprofit employers.
  • As part of its work-life balance program, the University provides generous PTO including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, and holidays that include paid time off between Christmas and New year.
  • University employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.

Position Summary

The Career Counselor/Graduate School Specialist develops wellness-based career programming for all students and alumni. They also coordinate career services and professional development for graduate students in the Graduate School of Education (GSE) and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS).

Essential Functions

Counseling & Internship Program:

  • Integrates Ignatian values such as care for the whole person, discernment, and seeking magis into the Career Counseling program and educate students on professional ethics and etiquette.
  • Serves a counseling caseload of both undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Coordinates and provide professional development, mentoring, and clinical supervision for the graduate internship program.
  • Organizes, supervise, train, and evaluate graduate counseling interns.
  • Researches up-to-date best practices and trends in college career counseling and integrate them with the work of the Fordham Career Center. Collaborate with Field Supervisors from graduate Mental Health Counseling programs throughout New York City and the supervising psychologist to recruit and select interns for the Counseling Internship Program.

Graduate Student Liaison:

  • Collaborates with Deans, Faculty, and Administrators in GSE and GSAS to provide programming and workshops tailored to the specific needs of graduate students in Education and the Arts and Sciences, such as panels, alumni events, and seminars.
  • Provides graduate students with information on job and professional development opportunities.
  • Organizes and plan networking opportunities such as employer panels, workshops, and information sessions for graduate students.
  • Visits graduate classes on request from professors to speak to students about professional development.
  • Researches trends in Education, Academia, Research, Counseling and Psychology, and alternative and related career paths for professional degree, MA, and PhD graduates.
  • Seeks out and integrate feedback from students and faculty into planning and programming.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s of Arts (BA) or Science (BS) or related degree
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in higher education, career services, teaching, or another related field required.
  • Excellent leadership, management, organizational, interpersonal communication, public-speaking, and time- management skills, as well as demonstrated ability to develop rapport with a variety of constituents including students, employers, University administrators and faculty.
  • Must be creative, highly motivated and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be self-directed and able to handle multiple responsibilities and prioritize projects.
  • Familiarity with affirmative action and equal opportunity non-discrimination guidelines necessary.
  • Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • M.A./M.S. in student personnel, counseling, higher education, education administration or related areas
  • NY State Licensed Mental Health Counselor or Licensed Clinical Social Worker to qualify to provide supervision for graduate interns and staff members pursuing licensure preferred.
  • Ability to administer assessment tools such as MBTI in the delivery of counseling preferred
  • Familiarity and experience with a student-centered approach to education in the Jesuit tradition preferred.

Minimum Starting Salary: $58,500

Maximum Starting Salary: $60,000

Note: Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and skills.





Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom.

Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.

Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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