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Mar 29 / Donna Carroll

Wayne State University – University Counselor I – Career Planning

Classification: University Counselor I – Career Planning

Position Overview

The successful candidate will have experience and expertise in the areas of career planning, career counseling theory and technique, and the various career-related online interests, skills, and values inventories. In addition, the position serves all student academic disciplines and degree levels with an emphasis on still deciding freshman and sophomore students to support their academic success. A close relationship with the campus-community is essential along with a special focus on partnerships between Career Services, unit academic advisors, the University Advising Center and other student support offices on campus with a special focus on pre-health careers.

Duties Statement

  • Provide systematic support for students and alumni regarding career, employment, and academic-related goals and objectives
  • Serve and support career planning programs and services
  • Establish and develop strong presence with the University Advising Center, academic advising council, the general university academic advising community, and interact with such on an ongoing basis with a special focus on pre-health careers
  • Develop, foster, and disseminate career planning-related services throughout the university
  • Maintain and support online interactive student career planning inventory systems
  • Provide supplementary support for career planning-related employment programming
  • Maintain and support online interactive student/employer/staff data system (Handshake)
  • Develop collaborations and relationships with faculty/staff, employers, and colleagues
  • Gather information and data relative to ongoing and annual reporting
  • Provide informational input and support for career-planning website tab
  • Assist Director with unit assessment initiatives
  • Perform related duties as assigned


  • Master’s degree in appropriate discipline, i.e., Counseling, Psychology, Instructional Technology, etc.
  • Experience in the career services arena within a higher education environment
  • Experience and knowledge of career development and planning theory
  • Experience and knowledge in the delivery of online career planning inventories
  • Proven ability with MS-Office and related IT software
  • Ability to establish positive professional relationships with students, employers, faculty/staff, and colleagues
  • Demonstrated abilities and skills with oral and written communication
  • Experience working with diverse student populations
  • Perform work in accordance with established attendance and performance standards

Desirable Qualifications

  • State of Michigan Licensed Professional Counselor certification
  • Affiliations with career planning-related professional organizations
  • Ability and willingness to establish and participate in campus-wide committees and initiatives

To be considered for this position, applicants must apply online at:

Questions may directed to:

Nannette McCleary, University Counselor III

Career Services

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI 48202

(313) 577-3390