Career Counselor resume example with 18+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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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
  • Intersectionality
  • Pre & Post Assessments
  • Identity Development
Career Counselor, 02/2016 - Current
California Baptist University Fort Collins, CO,
  • 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
  • Developing NACE's DEI on demand, best practice video series with a distinct focus on multicultural and identity competencies
  • Serving as co-chair for the university wide Diversability Committee, focused on inclusive programs for faculty, staff & students
  • Organizing university wide Diversability events in partnership with all school district superintendents throughout Centre County, fostering long-term disability and equity focused partnerships
  • 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.
  • Utilizing professional counseling skills to facilitate race-based discussions for the DEIC, routinely fostering authentic and professional engagement by participants encouraging
  • Partnering with WPSU to offer on multiple projects through Students Affairs and the DEIC, planning diversity focused, inclusive programming
  • Partnering with World Campus Admissions to develop and host an identity focused, career services webinar for prospective students
  • Partnering with World Campus Academic Advising to infuse inclusive and anti-bias language resources
  • Developing 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
  • Individual career counseling & coaching with undergraduate, graduate students, alum & Penn State employees
  • Formulation of career development goals and strategies to accomplishing those goals
  • Develop and present virtual webinars and presentations on career related content
  • Maintain case notes tracking client progress, assessments results and counseling goals, maintaining confidentiality
  • Highlight alumni from various industries and represent World Campus Career Services at virtual alumni events
  • Develop career focused, diversity, equity and inclusion programming and networking opportunities for World Campus students and alum
  • Partner with LinkedIn to offer training and professional development on networking, job search, groups, and LinkedIn Learning for the university wide student body
Counselor Coordinator, Downtown/Deerwood Campuses, 02/2012 - 08/2015
Florida State College @ Jacksonville City, STATE,
  • Commissioned by campus president to lead the development of campus goals on implementation of DEI focused professional development for faculty and staff
  • Benchmarked DEI professional development workshops through partnering with colleges and universities throughout Florida, including the University of Florida and Florida State University
  • Collaborated with administration, faculty, and staff of professional development on DEI content for faculty and staff workshops
  • Supervised the scholarship program for the college’s second largest donor, routinely partnering with development
  • Authored strategic plans and policy for recruitment and retention for a scholarship program
  • Supervised staff, successfully securing donor funding for full time staff providing support for scholarship participants
  • Managed a scholarship program for students with a low socioeconomic status (SES), increasing annual enrollment through retention by 67%
  • Supervised staff for the Minority Male program infusing a career focus and mentoring directly connected to the academic programs
  • Maintaining 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 contexts
  • Partnered with local domestic violence and homeless shelters to foster support and collaboration from
    Duval County community partners
  • Completed 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
  • Provided career counseling for at risk or who have previously stopped out from one semester to the next
  • Organized accommodations and taught self-advocacy skills for students with disabilities
  • Provided international student acculturation counseling and support services
Teen Parent Program Coordinator, 04/2001 - 05/2011
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 ares 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
  • Fostered a collaborative relationship with school social workers and community center executives to
    provide internship, employment, and childcare for teenage parents/students in the program
  • Secured 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
  • Established a partnership with funding for qualifying program participants to attend the University of Connecticut following high school graduation
Adjunct Professor- Counseling, 08/2010 - 05/2011
University Of Bridgeport City, STATE,
  • Implemented different teaching styles to meet the varied needs and learning styles
  • Created lesson plans and developed instructional materials covering all required topics and learning objectives
  • Integrated multimedia technology in classroom instruction for well-rounded and engaging approach to instruction
  • Incorporated higher-level learning and assisted the students to practice practical counseling and conflict resolution techniques
  • Provided opportunities for engaging in-class discussions
  • Ensured that the content and level of material asked in exams are thoroughly covered in classroom discussions & teaching
Education and Training
Master of Science: Community Counseling, Expected in 05/2009
University of Bridgeport - Bridgeport, CT,
  • Community Counseling Student of the Year 2009
  • Graduate Assistant 2006-2009
  • Research Assistant in Psychology and Counseling Departments 2006-2009
Bachelor of Arts: Communication Arts, Expected in 05/1995
Hofstra University - Hempstead, NY

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School Attended

  • University of Bridgeport
  • Hofstra University

Job Titles Held:

  • Career Counselor
  • Counselor Coordinator, Downtown/Deerwood Campuses
  • Teen Parent Program Coordinator
  • Adjunct Professor- Counseling


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

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