Career Counselor resume example with 19+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Experience with guiding higher education leadership towards practical, effective methods of infusing inclusion, equity and diversity into campus structures, policies, strategic plans, and programs. Through developing an environment of belonging, both within and beyond the campus community, relationships and connections are established based on similarities, individual uniqueness, and the celebration of differences.

  • Bias Intervention
  • Program Design
  • Advocacy & Allyship
  • Pre & Post Assessments
  • Identity Development
  • SHRM Search Committee Practices
02/2016 to Current
Career Counselor Dcmo Boces Masonville, NY,
  • Clinically trained multicultural, LGBTQA+, disability and special populations counselor, with extensive experience in higher education programming and professional development for faculty, staff, and students
  • DEI Higher Education Content Expert for the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), working with multiple stakeholders, nationally to provide robust engagement opportunities around the subject matter
  • Serving on the NACE DEI Committee, authoring, updating used and revising policy standards used by career service offices at colleges and universities throughout the country, including Penn State
  • Originate NACE's DEI on demand, best practice video series with a distinct focus on multicultural and identity competencies
  • Serve as co-chair for the university wide Diversability Committee, focused on inclusive programs for faculty, staff & students
  • Implement search committee best practices as determined by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), utilizing bias reduction practices
  • Effectively leveraged DEI best practices for students, faculty and staff through World Campus Student Affairs and the World Campus Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council (DEIC) developing timely, engaging virtual and in person programs
  • Bias Intervention facilitator, teaching various bias intervention techniques for the Stand for State and Smart Track Programs
  • Utilize professional counseling skills to facilitate race-based discussions for the DEIC, routinely fostering authentic and professional engagement by participants
  • Plan livestream and on demand content with WPSU to offer on multiple projects through Students Affairs and the DEIC, planning diversity focused, inclusive programming
  • Originate a video series in partnership with WPSU on disclosure in the workplace around multiple topics including disability accommodations, coming out in the workplace, establishing racial/ethnic affinity at work, and highlighting military affiliation in the workplace
  • Collaborate with World Campus Admissions to develop and host an identity focused, career services webinar for prospective students
  • Serve on the Hendrick Adult Learners Conference planning committee for two consecutive years, working with the World Campus Student Affairs Director to ensure a virtual adult learner perspective
  • Individual career counseling & coaching with undergraduate, graduate students, alum & Penn State employees
  • Formulation of career development goals and strategies to accomplishing those goals
  • Serve on the University Staff Advisory Council, addressing policy matters and advising central administration beginning August 2020
  • NACE Conference Panel Planning Committee for May 2021 addressing varied perspectives through an inclusion, equity, and diversity perspective
02/2012 to 08/2015
Counselor Coordinator, Downtown Campus Florida State College @ Jacksonville City, STATE,
  • Commission by campus president to lead the development of campus goals on implementation of DEI focused professional development for faculty and staff
  • Benchmark DEI professional development workshops through partnering with colleges and universities throughout Florida, including the University of Florida and Florida State University
  • Collaborate with administration, faculty, and staff of professional development on DEI content for faculty and staff workshops
  • Supervise the scholarship program for the college's second largest donor, routinely partnering with development
  • Author strategic plans and policy for recruitment and retention for a scholarship program
  • Supervise staff, successfully securing donor funding for full time staff providing support for scholarship participants
  • Manage a scholarship program for students with a low socioeconomic status (SES), increasing annual enrollment through retention by 67%
  • Supervise staff for the Minority Male program infusing a career focus and mentoring directly connected to the academic programs
  • Maintain the highest standard of professional practice in accordance with the American Counseling Association, by honoring diversity and utilizing a multicultural approach, supporting the worth, dignity and uniqueness through a professional, social, and cultural context
  • Partner with local domestic violence and homeless shelters to foster support and collaboration from
    Duval County community partners
  • Complete initial assessments and provided counseling sessions to cover all aspects of client history,
    situation and skills
  • Campus Title IX Compliance Officer in coordination with Campus police, ensuring all federal
    regulations were maintained, including timely reporting
  • Provide career counseling for at risk or who have previously stopped out from one semester to the next
  • Organize accommodations and taught self-advocacy skills for students with disabilities
  • Provide international student acculturation counseling and support services
04/2001 to 05/2011
Teen Parent Program Coordinator Stamford Public Schools City, STATE,
  • Develop educational program for pregnant or parenting teens ages 12-18 in need of increased educational and social support systems
  • Establish community partnerships for facilitation of resources and services to meet their needs in the areas of academics, job preparedness, health, legal, financial, housing
  • Supervise effective implementation of all program activities for students to ensure compliance, meeting or excelling performance standards and policies
  • Observe and maintain record of student academic progress and in accordance with the district curriculum
  • Foster a collaborative relationship with school social workers and community center executives to
    provide internship, employment, and childcare for teenage parents/students in the program
  • Secure continual grant funding through maintaining the highest standard of documentation of daily routines, student retention, persistence, graduation, and budget management
  • Benchmark and monitor additional local, regional, and national pregnant and parenting teen programs to maintain continual professional development and awareness of best practices
  • Establish a partnership with funding for qualifying program participants to attend the University of Connecticut following high school graduation
08/2010 to 05/2011
Adjunct Professor- Counseling University Of Bridgeport City, STATE,
  • Implement different teaching styles to meet the varied needs and learning styles
  • Create lesson plans and developed instructional materials covering all required topics and learning objectives
  • Integrate multimedia technology in classroom instruction for well-rounded and engaging approach to instruction
  • Incorporate higher-level learning and assisted the students to practice practical counseling and conflict resolution techniques
Education and Training
Expected in
Master of Science: Community Counseling
University of Bridgeport - Bridgeport, CT,
  • Community Counseling Student of the Year
  • Graduate Assistant
Expected in
Bachelor of Arts: Communication Arts
Hofstra University - Hempstead, NY,

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School Attended

  • University of Bridgeport
  • Hofstra University

Job Titles Held:

  • Career Counselor
  • Counselor Coordinator, Downtown Campus
  • Teen Parent Program Coordinator
  • Adjunct Professor- Counseling


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

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