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Career Counselor and/or Assistant Director, UVa Career Center

UVA seeks an authentic and engaged professional with demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our organizational strategy is to develop student-facing career professionals who are adept in all three of the strategic areas of career development as discussed in the Strategy document here

  1. Industry-Specific Career Counselor

In addition to the job components in the position description posted, the industry-specific career counselor or assistant director will have specific responsibility within a career community team and the following duties:

  • Provide direct one-on-one career counseling and job search coaching to UVA students who seek general career advice or advice on careers in a designated industry area. Career communities include these industry areas: Business, Creative, Education, Government, Healthcare, Law, Public Service, Science, Sustainability, Technology.
  • Build career community networks through alumni and employer connections, faculty outreach, and student organization partnerships.
  • Design and implement programs for group advising, career education, and industry-specific skill-development.
  1. Skills/Experience Career Counselor

In addition to the job components in the position description posted, the skills/experience career counselor or assistant director will have specific responsibility within the skills/experience team and the following duties:

  • Funded by a grant from Truist, build and facilitate industry-specific academies for African American students at UVA, including the Ridley Scholars program.
  • Network, build relationships, and collaborate with students, faculty, employers, alumni, and staff to implement a life-transforming experience for a cohort of students. 
  • Research and develop additional skill-building programs including project-based learning opportunities. 
  1. Pre-Health Advisor 

In addition to the job components in the position description posted, the pre-health advisor or assistant director will have specific responsibility for the pre-health advising team and the following duties:

  • Provide direct service to undergraduate students and alumni who are interested in careers in clinical healthcare.  Direct service delivery includes individual advising with students, small group advising, and large group presentations and workshops.  
  • Research clinical health professions, provide outreach, design and implement programs and events which shepherds students through career exploration, preparation, and applications.
  • Maintain up-to-date information on clinical health careers with special attention to underrepresented populations in each field, attend relevant conferences and open houses; visit targeted institutions/programs to provide up-to-date and tailored advice for applicants; and monitor appropriate list serves.

To apply, check out the job posting for all three positions and apply through Workday:

With a hiring freeze recently lifted and the fall semester fast-approaching, candidates are encouraged to have complete applications submitted by July 15, 2021, though positions will remain open until filled. Requested application materials include a letter of interest or cover letter; resume or curriculum vitae; and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references. All applications, nominations, and inquiries will remain confidential.

Located in central Virginia, the University of Virginia is a highly selective public research institution with a major commitment to undergraduate education. The student experience is grounded in the institutional core values of academic rigor, diversity and inclusion, health and wellness, honor, public service and student self-governance. For more information about the University of Virginia and the Office of the Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer visit: www.virginia.edu

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Women, racial minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.