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Career Counselor and Coordinator

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Department or College - Career and Student Development Center

McNeese State University invites qualified applicants for the position of Career Counselor and Coordinator in the Career and Student Development Center. This is a full-time, 12-month, unclassified position.  The appointment begins immediately.

Position Number:  U99019

Position Description and Responsibilities

The Career Counselor & Coordinator is responsible for functions related to:

  • Provide individual, small group, and large group consultation services to students and alumni regarding major selection, career exploration, and job search strategies (resume writing, interviewing skills, professional communications, etc.
  • Provide services to all students on campus with careful attention to inclusion of underrepresented populations including but not limited to: first generation students, nontraditional students, veterans, etc.
  • Administer and interpret career assessments/inventories, helping students generate ideas of occupations to consider and guiding them through a decision-making process
  • Refer students to appropriate resources (counseling center, health services, tutoring, writing center, etc.) when their needs include resolving barriers that impact their academic and career success
  • Collaborate with campus constituents (General Studies, Internship liaisons for colleges, etc.) to provide career development services to students
  • Assist in the planning, coordination, execution, and evaluation of key campus events for career development (Career & Internship Fair, Teacher Fair, Internship Soirees, etc.)
  • Provide appropriate outreach programs and interventions in a variety of formats including classroom presentations, tabling events, social media promotions, instructional videos, etc.
  • Utilize, maintain, and manage software system for job and internship postings, mentorship opportunities, and scheduling daily appointments with students and alumni
  • Establish a system of compiling student worker employment opportunities on campus as it relates to skill and resume building appropriate for early career development
  • Compile information for annual assessments of office service provision
  • Serve on university committees, especially those targeting student career development and professional leadership
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Master’s degree in from an accredited institution in counseling or related field
  • Appropriate credentials to administer and interpret career assessments/inventories
  • Effective written and oral communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills


  • Experience in a university/college career services center, or counseling setting with career counseling
  • Experience with software platforms for event management, job board, record keeping, etc.(e.g. Handshake, College Central, Simplicity, or others)
  • Demonstrated proficiency designing and delivering presentations on career related topics
  • Experience with administering and interpreting career assessments such as Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, TypeFocus/Focus2 or similar assessments
  • Event management experience




Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Application Materials and Contact

Applicants should submit:  Letter of Application, Resume, References (name, phone number, and e-mail address of at least three), and Unofficial Transcripts) for the application process.  Please submit the required documents to:

Teni Tillery

Office of Enrollment Management

McNeese State University

Box 90175

Lake Charles, LA 70609

Phone: 337-562-4249

Fax: 337-562-4244

TDD: 337-562-4227

Additional Information

McNeese State University, located in Lake Charles, Louisiana, is a public university and a member of the University of Louisiana System. Under Louisiana law, applications and all supporting materials will become public record. All applicants are expected to submit complete and accurate materials as specified in the position announcement. A background check and an English Proficiency assessment will be conducted on selected finalists. We comply with Louisiana Revised Statute 49:1001, et seq, and State of Louisiana Executive Order 98-38, which provides for drug testing of employees, appointees, prospective employees, and prospective appointees. Prospective employees and employees are informed if a drug test is required.

McNeese State University is an AA/EEO/ADA employer committed to excellence through diversity.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires McNeese State University to inform applicants that the University can employ only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. Each new employee is required to present documentation verifying his/her identity and right to accept employment.

Louisiana Revised Statute 42:31-“Eligibility requirements for certain unclassified employees”-requires any person hired or employed in an unclassified position, whose annual salary or rate of compensation is equal to or exceeds one hundred thousand dollars, provide proof to his public employer that he has been issued a Louisiana driver’s license and that all vehicles registered in his name are registered in Louisiana within thirty days of being hired or employed at such salary.

McNeese State University is a member of the University of Louisiana System. Under Louisiana law, applications and all supporting materials will become public record. An executive session pursuant to La. Rev. Stat. 42:6.1(A) may be required. Persons needing reasonable accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Office of Student Affairs: Voice: (337) 475-5503; TDD/TTY, Hearing Impaired: (337) 562-4227; Fax: (337) 475-5603; or

Instructional Faculty Candidates with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to U.S. degrees, an official comprehensive course-by-course report and U.S. Equivalency Statement, from World Education Services. The official Credential Evaluation Report and U.S. Equivalency Statement must be submitted directly to the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, Box 93220, Lake Charles, LA 70609; (337) 475-5508. Simple translation of the language on foreign diplomas, transcripts, coursework, or similar will NOT suffice and will cause the application packet to be judged as incomplete.