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Part-Time Career and Internship Counselor

Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, New York, United States
Closing date
1 Jul 2023

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Teaching & Education
Part Time

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Job Description:

The Counselor reports to the Director of Career and Internship Services, and is responsible for providing current students and alumni career and experiential learning counseling through scheduled appointments and drop-in services for career counseling and for successfully placing students into credit bearing internships.

Counselors organize and manage outreach opportunities, workshops, special events, and other programs for our constituents. The Counselor is responsible for a student caseload and works collaboratively with others in the department, academic departments and schools and industry on program and event planning as related to careers and internships.

The Counselor contributes to the unit's mission of working to provide students with the real-world experience and guiding them in identifying and attaining their internship, and career objectives.
  • Provide one-on-one and/or group counseling to students on matters related to career and professional development and the job search process; works to create individualized job search plans and strategies that will assist them in achieving their career goals, provides alumni contacts, networking strategies and resources and conducts mock interviews.
  • Manage a student caseload to provide credit-internship counseling.
  • Assist students with resumes, cover letters, portfolios, interview prep, and other professional communications
  • Engage with students in-person and virtually for career counseling sessions and drop-in hours on a regular basis.
  • Manage counseling appointments, scheduling; and record appointment details and counseling notes in Symplicity.
  • Represent the department through collaboration with faculty, administrators, and campus departments.
  • Assist with the development and delivery of career and internship education content for programming and co-curricular events, activities and classroom presentations, in collaboration with on/off campus partners.
  • Creates and edits written informational materials on career-related and job search related matters including, but not limited to, fliers, brochures, publications, and web and social media content and markets the program to students, alumni, faculty, staff and other administrative offices.
  • Supports the planning of department and participates in college-wide events (ie New Student Orientation, Open House, Families in Transition, Career Fair, Career Week, Resume Review days, etc.).
  • Participate in department committees.
  • Participate in professional development activities and opportunities.
  • Creates and updates social media, web page and website content and fields routine questions from graduate students, alumni, student groups, alumni groups, staff, other administrative offices and employers.
  • Performs administrative tasks including answering phones, responding to emails, scheduling appointments.
  • Assists with special projects and activities as necessary, and performs other work-related duties as assigned.

The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position; other duties may be assigned consistent with the classification of the position.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in student affairs, higher education, counseling, business, or a related field.
  • Minimum of one (1) year, three (3) years preferred of college level career services, experiential education, human resources, advising, consulting, business training or other relevant work experience.
  • Knowledgeable of current job and labor market conditions and trends.
  • Experience with career guidance and job search resources, technologies and tools.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent verbal, counseling, and written communication skills, including strong presentation skills incorporating current technology.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Experience in guiding and teaching the writing of resumes and cover letters, interview preparation and job search strategies.
  • Experience with delivering workshops, programs marketing programs and presentation
  • Ability to analyze data, compile information and prepare reports.
  • Knowledge of current and innovative technology; and ability to utilize relevant social media technologies including LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a team and create a collegiate working environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with career fields of interest in art, fashion, design, business and technology students desired.
  • Knowledge of industry resources related to FIT academic programs.
  • Experience with CRM, data management, or career management systems (ie. Symplicity; LinkedIn; Handshake)
  • Experience with graphic design tools (e.g. Canva, PowerPoint, Adobe)


Read Comprehend- Frequent; Perform Calculations- Occasional; Communicate Orally- Frequent; Reason & Analyze- Frequent; Write- Frequent


The position is on campus, primarily in an office environment.


Sit-Frequent; Stand-Occasional; Bend- Occasional; Walk- Frequent; Climb- Occasional; Pull- Occasional; Push- Occasional; Lift

Additional Information:

Days/Hours: M-F, 22 hours per week, in person; work schedule subject to change based on needs of the department.
Salary Schedule 98
Hiring Rate: $43.38 per hour; per CBA, the salary and appointment rank will be based on education level and cumulative experience.

Part-Time Benefits

Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled.

This posting is for two (2) vacancies in the Career and Internship Services department.

Successful completion of a background check is required for appointment to this position once an offer has been made.

Application Instructions:

In order to be considered for the position, you must submit the following documents online:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • A list of three references with telephone numbers and email addresses

Returning Applicants- Login to your FITNYC Careers Account to check your completed application.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact each applicant individually regarding his or her application status.

For more information about FIT, please visit FIT's website at: .

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

EEO/ Affirmative Action Statement

FIT is firmly committed to creating an environment that will attract and retain people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. By providing a learning and working environment that encourages, utilizes, respects, and appreciates the full expression of every individual's ability, the FIT community fosters its mission and grows because of its rich, pluralistic experience. FIT is committed to prohibiting discrimination, whether based on race, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military service status, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, citizenship status (except as required to comply with law), or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. FIT is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment, including the opportunity for upward mobility for all qualified individuals. Applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Inquiries regarding FIT's non-discrimination policies may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 212.217.3360,

The Fashion Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within the community.

About Fashion Institute of Technology:

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), part of the State University of New York and an internationally renowned college of art, design, business and technology with a strong emphasis on liberal arts, invites nominations and applications for a Part-Time Career and Internship Counselor.

The Fashion Institute of Technology, a part of the State University of New York, has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for nearly 70 years. With a curriculum that provides a singular blend of hands-on, practical experience, classroom study, and a firm grounding in the liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are relevant to today's rapidly changing industries. Internationally renowned, FIT draws on its New York City location to provide a vibrant, creative community in which to learn. The college offers more than 45 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace.

With close ties to industry, FIT draws faculty from the city's art, business, and design elite, and from the rich academic community of the region. The college continually seeks creative faculty members who are passionate about their field and demonstrate exceptional professional capability in the core competencies of instruction design, learning enrichment, globalism, and use of technology, as well as mastery of established and emerging industry practices.


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