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Career Readiness Counselor

Cape Cod Community College
Job Location:
West Barnstable, Massachusetts
Career Development and Services

Company Description:

Cape Cod Community College is a place of personal discovery, enrichment, and professional development for those just beginning the quest and for those at many points along the path of higher education throughout life. It is a caring, comprehensive institution that belongs to the people it serves and responds to their individual and community needs. Students attending Cape Cod Community College are striving for personal excellence, and are finding it, day after day. Graduates of the College can be found in all levels of private business, the professions, and public service, and they excel at what they do.

For students seeking to lay a foundation for further study, there is no better place to begin than at Cape Cod Community College. In today's highly competitive market place, the well prepared transfer student is the most aggressively recruited person in higher education. For many Cape Cod Community College graduates, that Associate Degree opens the door to institutions that were just not an option after high school. And, when you consider the savings in the overall cost of a four-year degree at either a public or a private university, starting at Cape Cod Community College becomes an incredible bargain that blends quality with unmatched value.

The students' education is the first priority at Cape Cod Community College. As a learning-centered community, we value the contributions of a diverse population, welcome open inquiry, and promote mutual respect. The College offers a strong educational foundation of critical and creative thinking, communication competency, and a global, multicultural perspective that prepares students for life and work in the 21st century. Our liberal arts, sciences, and career programs provide educational pathways that serve the varied social, economic, and demographic characteristics of our community with a distinctive focus on sustainability. We honor our past, celebrate our present and imagine our future.

Job Description:


Under direct supervision of the Director of Academic Advising, the Career Readiness Counselor provides direct advising support to students in the area of career readiness, supports the testing, assessment and programmatic offerings of the Student Readiness Office, and assists in administration of the HandShake platform.


  1. Provide a full range of career readiness support including career advising support to students, education- and career-research workshops, and resume/cover letter support.
  2. Assist in the administration of the HandShake platform.
  3. Support non-departmental administration of the College's internship process including the maintenance of host-site requests and College administration forms.
  4. Work alongside faculty and academic departments to identify and promote internships for specific certificate and degree programs.
  5. Maintain current working knowledge of services available in the community; maintain effective working relationships with employers, parole/probation officers, social services agencies, registered apprenticeships, Career Centers, Workforce Investment Boards, and other resources in the community to facilitate services for students.
  6. Assist with program development and implementation within the Student Readiness Office including, workshop development and presentation and assessment proctoring.



  1. Bachelor's degree in a closely related field with three (3) years of experience and/or training that includes academic advising and/or career counseling or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  2. Excellent writing, presentation, administrative skills.
  3. Proven ability and interpersonal skills to work effectively with a diverse population of students, alumni, faculty, staff, and employers.


  1. Master's degree.
  2. Experience with educational testing platforms.

Equivalency Statement

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as noted above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience has prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

Additional Information:

COMPENSATION:           MCCC Unit Position. Grade 4 Career Development Counselor position salary range of $52,754 - $63,770. Actual salary will be consistent with the MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Includes participation in a comprehensive employee benefits program.       


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COVID VACCINE POLICY: Candidates for employment should be aware that all Cape Cod Community College students, faculty, and staff must comply with the Massachusetts state two-year public college vaccination policy as a condition of employment.  Please see College website for details.

This appointment is subject to the FY2022/23 budget appropriations.

Appointment subject to SORI (Sex Offender Registry Information), publicly-accessible Massachusetts CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) and national background checks.

The College does not provide any measure of assistance for applicants who do not have the ability to work in the United States.

Cape Cod Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and College policies.  The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence.  Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action/Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Application Instructions:


Begin the online application process by going to the APPLY NOW link.  During the process you will be given an opportunity to upload required documents: cover letter addressing how you meet the minimum requirements of the position and resume (failure to submit requested documents may result in disqualification). Please note that finalist candidates will be asked to provide three current professional letters of reference and transcripts.

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