Career Counselor

Department: Career Services
Reports to: DIrector of Career Services
Status: Exempt
Time Commitment: 40+ hours a week

Accepting applications with the possibility of vacancy.

Job Description:

The career counselor assists in the delivery of the Career Services Center's programs and services. The Career Services Center provides comprehensive programs and services to all currently enrolled students, degree completion students and alumni. These services include career counseling, career assessment, career-oriented workshops and class presentations, full-time and part-time job listings, internship and volunteer listings, teaching job search strategies and career related special events. This position requires serving adult learners at the four off campus locations which includes some travel. In addition, fifty percent of this position’s time will be spent providing the full gamut of career services to students enrolled in the university’s STEM program. The career counselor will report to the director of career services. The director of career services reports to the dean of students.



  • Uphold the “Founded on Christ” mission of Fresno Pacific University at all times. 
  • Exhibit unfaltering commitment to the Fresno Pacific University Idea and agreement to support its ideals and practices while employed by the university. 
  • Be Christ -centered in all areas while working with other staff members, students and guests. 


  • Assist in providing individual career counseling to traditional undergraduate, graduate and adult students and alumni (scheduled appointments). 
  • Assist in providing career services and career planning for STEM students. 
  • Participate in STEM meetings with faculty, staff and the dean of the School of Natural Sciences. 
  • Assist with career-related workshops and conduct class presentations. 
  • Maintain knowledge of current trends, issues and technology in the field of career development. 
  • Assist director with development of internships, both full-time and part-time employment and volunteer opportunities. 
  • Assist in providing career services for adult students at the off-campus centers: North Center, Visalia, Merced and Bakersfield. 
  • Some weekly travel will be required.
  • Assist the director in organizing Career Services Center activities and special events.


  • Demonstrated personal Christian faith and commitment to the Christian mission of the university. 
  • Master’s degree in counseling, social work or related field. 
  • Two or more years of experience in career development and counseling. 
  • Familiarity with career testing and job search strategies. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in working with college students – traditional undergraduate, graduate and adult students. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skill. 
  • Excellent presentation skills. 
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds. 
  • Knowledge of career development theory. 
  • Familiarity with the proper application of career assessment tools. 
  •  Knowledge of resume development, interviewing strategies and job search skills. 
  •  Computer skills: Word, Excel and Power Point. 
  •  Excellent work ethic and integrity.
  • Ability to interact with people in a warm, professional manner. 
  • Ability to learn new technology. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and respond to changes in a timely manner. 
  • Demonstrated experience with low income, Hispanic or first generation college students. 
  • Ability to effectively present the positive attributes of Fresno Pacific University, as well as the exciting and expanding fields of math and science.

University Description:

Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Some 3,500 traditional and adult students attend classes on the main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches about 10,000 students through professional development studies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university, is a Hispanic Serving Institution, with a Hispanic student population of 35 percent, and is one of the top 10 HSIs nationally in graduating Hispanic students. The Valley’s only comprehensive Christian university granting master’s degrees, the university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top tier among western universities—master’s category by U.S. News & World Report. FPU is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church, and all employees express a personal Christian commitment and support the Christian mission of the university. A description of the unique quality of FPU as an academic community can be found in the Fresno Pacific University Idea.


Pay is based on upon qualifications and experience.


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