Job Positions

Career Counselor

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


College of Business, Career Management Center


Colorado State University

Date Posted:

Jul 7 2021 4:40PM

Close Date:

Jul 18 2021

Position Description

The Career Counselor is a member of the Career Counseling Team that works with undergraduate and graduate students, including international students and historically underrepresented student populations, as well as alumni, on the career management process. The Career Counselor must be fluent in current career development practices, career readiness competencies, labor market information, interview skills, resume and cover letter techniques, and strategies to secure internships and jobs. This position will support, guide, and train students and alumni through individual appointments, as well as through the development, coordination, and delivery of student workshops and class presentations. The Career Counselor must also understand pedagogics as they will be part of a team of instructors teaching multiple sections of BUS100 (Introduction to Business) taken by over 400 first-year Business Administration majors annually. BUS100 is offered in fall and spring semesters. Proposed annual salary range: $48,000 - 52,000. To receive full consideration, please apply by 11:59 PM MST on July 18th at:
CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.


• Counsel and coach diverse and global business students across undergraduate, graduate, and alumni populations through individual appointments (45 minutes) and drop-in meetings (15 minutes), supporting navigation of the career development and search process.
• Design a student-centered, holistic, and strategic approach to help students navigate career development, search, and transition processes.
• Guide students/alumni related to career pathing, industry and labor market information and trends, specifically related to CSU?College of Business concentration and program focus areas.
• Develop, conduct, and interpret informal and formal career assessments, including Clifton Strengths and CareerLeader.
• Assess student needs and make appropriate referrals as needed, including to resources within and outside of the university.

TEACH BUS 100 (Introduction to Business) (20%)
BUS100 is a 1-2 credit course designed to guide first-year students toward an informed concentration choice. The course utilizes guest speakers to provide students an overview of business concentrations: Accounting, Finance, Computer Information Systems, Organization & Innovation Management, Marketing, Real Estate, Supply Chain, and International Business. The course introduces the culture of the College of Business, aiding in creating community and belonging among students. The Career Counselor develops course objectives and syllabi, utilizes multi-media techniques, coordinates guest speakers, establishes grading metrics, and practices evaluation techniques in delivering

BUS100 (Introduction to Business).
• Deliver 16-week curriculum for multiple sections of 1-2 credit course through in-class instruction and facilitation of in-class speakers.
• Coordinate College of Business faculty and staff speakers to present information on College of Business concentrations and resources.
• Provide support to students outside of class, assisting with orienting them in their first-year experience in the College of Business.
• Supervise student staff (student assistants) who provide class support with grading and student communication.
• Utilize Canvas learning management system
• Participate in College of Business faculty and instructor training and review processes

In addition to one-on-one career counseling, the Career Management Center staff plans and executes over 100 student-focused programming events annually, creates comprehensive career development tools and resources, and oversees the development of various accessible programs to aid students in developing career readiness.
• Engage in the Career Management Center’s team approach to establishing goals, planning events, refining programs, developing new resources, and conducting class and group presentations beyond BUS100.
• Develop and facilitate workshops and presentations for groups and classes on career development and career readiness for a broad spectrum of audiences, including students with diverse identities and backgrounds. In addition to in-person delivery, mediums used could include videos, webinars, and podcasts.
• Develop career resource content for online learning platforms, social media, newsletters, and guides. Areas of expertise could include career exploration in business, internship processes, targeted job searching, offer negotiation, resume and cover letter creation, interviewing, building social capital, and career-relevant social media strategies.
• Collaborate on Career Management Center strategic initiatives related to College of Business goals.
• Partner as needed on Career Management Center programs, such as Mock Interview Program, Mentoring Program, Professional Development Fund, international student programming, etc.
• Actively participate in Career Management Center shared responsibilities to produce high-quality events, such as Job & Internship Expos, Career Fairs, Career Meetups, etc.

Application Process

To receive full consideration, please apply by 11:59 PM MST on July 18th at: An application packet will consist of: 1) a cover letter indicating interest in the position at Colorado State University along with a description of the applicant’s ability to meet the position’s required and preferred qualifications; 2) a resume; 3) contact information of three references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. For full consideration, applications should be received no later than 11:59pm MDT July 18, 2021; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please direct inquiries to Jason Radman, Search Committee Chair, at Inquiries will be treated confidentially. Application materials of finalist candidates will be made available for review by the entire faculty and staff of the College of Business and collaborative campus partners of the Career Management Center.

Institution Information

The College of Business at Colorado State University is an AACSB accredited business school which enrolls more than 3,800 undergraduate students in ten business concentrations and approximately 1,500 graduate students across multiple graduate programs. While we are the largest undergraduate and graduate major on campus, we strive to create a small college environment. The College of Business Career Management Center provides comprehensive career services to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as alumni, of Colorado State University’s College of Business. Services include career counseling, assessment and development, internship and job search assistance, hosting of employer events, personal marketing for career opportunities, and instruction of the Introduction to Business course (BUS100) taken by all first-year undergraduate Business Administration majors.

Additional Information

To receive full consideration, please apply by 11:59 PM MST on July 18th at:

Contact Information

Please direct inquiries to Jason Radman, Search Committee Chair, at


Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree in a relevant area such as career counseling, student affairs/administration in higher education, business, human resources or other related field
• Minimum of 2 years professional experience (may include internships)
• Demonstrated experience in career development, or career services activities in higher education, with knowledge of career counseling and student development theories.

Preferred Qualifications

• Career services experience within a College of Business
• Experience with course development and/or teaching at the college level
• Degree in business
• Professional commitment to CSU’s Principles of Community (Inclusion, Integrity, Respect, Service, Social Justice)
• Experience with career assessment tools
• Experience developing and facilitating presentations to groups or classes