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Career Counselor

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Staff, Business, Accounting and Finance, Student Services and Academic Support, Human Resources

Who we are

For nearly 200 years, Rensselaer has been defining the scientific and technological advances of our world. Rensselaer serves over 7,600 undergraduate and graduate students from 49 states and 63 countries. Guided by the Rensselaer Plan 2024, Rensselaer seeks to transform the delivery of pedagogical innovations, and to be a transformative agent in the 21st century and beyond.

Job Summary

The Career Counselor provides career counseling and advice to all undergraduate and graduate students such that CLASS, Arch, and the Cooperative Education Program are fully supported. The Career Counselor serves as the CCPD liaison to the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS). The Career Counselor also serves as the CCPD’s CLASS point person for the freshmen class. This position will serve as the marketing coordinator for inter-office communication needs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Higher Education Administration, Education, Counseling or related field
  • Two (2) years of professional experience in fields related to student programming

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration, Education, Counseling or related field 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet established goals and objectives
  • Ability to work with a diverse population
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge
  • Demonstrated skills in counseling, interpersonal communication and written communication focusing on a traditional college-age student
  • Computer skill, especially use of word processing and internet access and research


Business Hours with weekends or evenings occasionally required

Application instructions


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Job Posted Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

COVID-19 Pandemic Protocols

As Rensselaer welcomes undergraduate and graduate students back to campus for an in-person academic experience, all faculty and staff are expected to work onsite, with no remote work allowed.

In addition, Rensselaer requires all faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Requests for exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




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