Career Counselor, University Career Center

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November 9, 2021


The Career Counselor is responsible for providing one-on-one and small group career counseling to students who need help in career decision making, career development, or special placement or preparation issues.  The Career Counselor is also responsible for assessment administration and interpretation.  The Career Counselor, along with other Career Center staff members, provide psycho-educational programming to a variety of groups.  This position is also responsible for graduate school preparation programing including the Career and Graduate School week and providing feedback on personal statements for graduate school.  This is a nine month, full time position that is benefits eligible.




Required qualifications include a master’s degree in counseling, student affairs or closely related field with coursework in counseling techniques, counseling and career development theories, and psychological testing.  Practicum, internship and/or work experience in the area of career decision making and development; experience in creating and implementing educational programming.  A strong commitment to the development, welfare and empowerment of students and student employees.  Excellent oral and written communication skills necessary for successful coaching.  Other required characteristics include initiative and self-direction; a commitment to ethnic and cultural diversity; effective use of technology for educational purposes; creativity and initiative necessary to produce results with minimal supervision.  Computer experience with Microsoft Office applications.


Preferred qualifications include two or more years of professional work experience in career counseling, advising, or coaching.


To Apply

Materials may be submitted electronically.  Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, resume, all undergraduate and graduate transcripts (copies acceptable for initial review), and contact information for three references.  Materials may also be mailed to:

Truman State University

Human Resources

McClain Hall 101

Kirksville, MO 63501


Review of applications will begin November 23, 2021 and continue until position is filled.  Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check.  Questions may be directed to Human Resources at 660-785-4031 or

Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.  In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman State does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.  Inquiries may be directed to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354 and

Truman State is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.  To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources, McClain Hall 101,  100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO  63501, 660-785-4031 or

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