The Opportunity

Halifax, NS

Under the direction and supervision of the Manager, Career Services & Employer Engagement, Career & Experiential Learning, the Career Counsellor provides individual and group career counselling to prospective, current, and graduating students and alumni at the University. Career Counselling, a specialty of counselling, utilizes a complex mix of counselling tools and techniques to facilitate students' self-growth and self-understanding as they make decisions throughout university and post-graduation. The Career Counsellor guides current undergraduate and graduate students from all faculties (Arts, Science and Sobey School of Business) throughout their academic career and three years' post-graduation in making informed decisions around program and major selection, in identifying career goals, and in developing plans for achieving those goals. They also conduct and interpret various career assessments as part of the career counselling process. The Career Counsellor provides on-going confidential support to current students and recent graduates, helping them to navigate any career-related issues or barriers that may arise.

Group affiliation for this position is with the Administrative, Professional & Confidential (APC) Group. The position is evaluated at a Group 6 (salary range $64,789 - $83,489). Salary scale can be viewed here.

What you'll do


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What you'll need


To be the successful Career Counsellor, you will possess a Master's Degree in counselling, psychology, or a related discipline and a minimum of two years of directly related work experience and practicum. The successful candidate must also have:

  • Current knowledge in the field of counselling gained through study, work, and association with others in the field.
  • Knowledge of labour market information and career trends.
  • Knowledge of career development theory and online technology.
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in group therapy processes.
  • Strong assessment skills and experience.
  • Strong oral and written presentation skills.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Career Counseling Career Development Group Therapy

A little bit about us

Saint Mary’s University

Saint Mary's University is one of Canada's top primary undergraduate universities--known for its international collaborations, leadership in entrepreneurship, and research that benefits local and global communities. Our programs in Arts, Science, Graduate Studies and the Sobey School of Business are among Canada's best and feature professors who are committed to the success of their students. Saint Mary's provides our 7,000 students with a place that fosters possibility, excellent research opportunities, and distinguished graduate and professional programs combined with a caring community. Nestled in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada's east coast, Saint Mary's University is marked by iconic buildings, green spaces and fresh ocean air. The Saint Mary's University community is committed to a prosperous future for the world-a world without limits.

At Saint Mary's University equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

Apply for this opportunity online using our online application system through Career Beacon. Please visit to reference the job posting and description and click on "Apply through CareerBeacon" to submit your application or click on "Apply Now" on CareerBeacon.

Qualified candidates should submit the following with their application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Three Professional References

The position will be posted on May 4, 2022 for a minimum of 10 (ten) business days and posting will remain open until position has been filled. No telephone calls please.

This position offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed here on the Saint Mary's University Human Resources website.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to applicants who identify as Black, Indigenous, racialized persons/visible minorities and persons with disabilities. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify. Preference will also be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at [email protected]

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