Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: H7003 / Mgr,Career Counseling
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 14
HR Review/Approval:COMP

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The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Manages the career counseling unit, the career resource library, and technological support services activities for the Career Services unit. Oversees student assessment, counseling, and crisis intervention, and provides direct clinical and/or career counseling services as required. Trains, supervises, and evaluates clinical/career counselors and practicum interns. Assists in the development and management of goals, objectives, policies, and administrative/human resource operations of the Career Services department.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, promotion, enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  2. Counsels students, potential students, alumni, staff, and faculty on career issues; administers and interprets career and personality assessments; assesses mental and emotional health of clients; makes referrals when appropriate.
  3. Oversees and coordinates day-to-day career counseling and advisement activities; provides administrative and clinical supervision to career counselors and practicum interns.
  4. Plans, schedules, and delivers presentations on career development, job searches, personality types, and team building to university classes, student organizations, and other university departments.
  5. Oversees materials in the career resource library; makes recommendations for purchases of books, software, videos, publications, and other career resource materials.
  6. Prepares brochures, pamphlets, and hand-outs on career services for general distribution; prepares and distributes publicity for career fairs, speakers, and other services.
  7. Develops or assists with the development and implementation of policies and procedures consistent with those of the organization to ensure efficient and safe operation of the unit.
  8. Participates in the development of annual operating budgets and provides fiscal direction to the unit.
  9. Oversees all facets of the daily operations of the organizational unit, ensuring compliance with the University, state, and federal laws, policies, and regulations.
  10. Participates in development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives, short-and long-range planning; develops and implements projects and programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals.
  11. Represents the organization at various community and/or business meetings, committees, and task forces; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies.
  12. Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
  13. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Master's degree; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Certification/Licensure State of New Mexico Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) or higher.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Interviewing and psychological/developmental evaluation skills.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Ability to supervise, advise, and train clinical professionals and/or students in area of expertise.
  • Ability to administer and interpret vocational and personality assessment inventories.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Knowledge of available career information, guidance and reference materials, and resources.
  • Knowledge of career counseling principles and practices.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to prepare routine printed promotional materials.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Knowledge of budget preparation, cost estimating, monitoring, and fiscal management principles and procedures.
  • Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must attain Global Career Development Facilitation (GCDF) Certificate through the Center for Credentialing and Education within six months of hire into this position.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 10/18/2019