Created in 1972, the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University-Bloomington is a professional school with nearly 100 full-time faculty members and 80 full-time staff members serving 2,100 undergraduate students. SPEA's mission is to build a better world by helping people solve complex problems at the crossroads of policy, management, and science. SPEA promotes sound decisions, well-managed organizations, just and healthy societies, and a sustainable environment through education, scholarship, and civic engagement. SPEA gives students the knowledge and skills to have a significant impact in diverse settings around the globe.
The Career Coach provides specialized career development education and support to all SPEA students by cultivating meaningful connections with alumni and employers through targeted career programs and resources for the Environment, Energy, and Sustainability Career Community. Through teamwork, programming, and individual and group student coaching, the Career Coach expands student awareness of and helps them prepare for the many functional roles, employer organizations and industries that can align with the student's unique strengths and interests. This holistic approach introduces students to a variety of industry experts within a career community, to explore how classroom knowledge and skills are relevant to and apply to the needs of the professional community.
The Career Coach will be the primary liaison for students in the Environment, Energy, and Sustainability Career Community and will engage with appropriate faculty, departments, and offices within SPEA. This role will also seek to build and maintain employer relationships with target employers for students within the career community. The Career Coach will coordinate with the career services staff and other Career Coaches to ensure coordination of efforts and leverage resources.
This role will assist the director and staff in the overall coordination and implementation of programs and services provided by the career center including: programming, marketing, and the development and management of resources. The Career Coach will report to the Assistant Director of Career Engagement.
REQUIRED: Master’s degree and three years of progressively responsible professional experience.
The Career Coach should have the following skills, knowledge and abilities:
Draw upon a large breadth of knowledge of career resources and advising/counseling/coaching techniques
Present career development workshops and public speaking
Work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds
Experience working in or knowledge of the nonprofit management, environmental science, public affairs, arts administration and healthcare management professions
Understanding of the experiential learning program and coaching students on selecting their best option
Knowledge of the public, private and non-profit employment sectors
Proficiency with technology including Microsoft Office, word processing, database programs, social media and Internet research
Proficient: project management skills, organizational/time management skills, interpersonal skills, presentation skills, communication skills, grammar/spelling skills, collaboration skills, critical thinking skills, must be able to be flexible to meet the demands of our students, alumni and employers, team-oriented attitude and supportive of leadership team
Proficient Technical Skills: Microsoft applications, Career Management System (i.e., Symplicity)
Direct student to appropriate resources/office within Indiana University
Certification in Career Advising through accredited career development organization; experience with responsibility for program design, administration, evaluation, and supervision.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 3SA
Department: PUBLIC & ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS (BL-SPEA-IUBLA)
Internal Number: 68741
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.