At the Carlson School of Management, we believe that innovative education is driven by a diverse mix of backgrounds, experiences, and thought. Our vision is to prepare students to be global business leaders and challenge them to use business as a force for good by building a community that recognizes the value of diversity and inclusion, and understands power, privilege, and inequity.
The Undergraduate Business Career Center (UBCC) supports Carlson School undergraduate students of all identities at all points in their career development process. We help students Explore, Prepare, and Experience. The Senior Career Coach will collaborate across the UBCC Student Services team to develop and deliver career services designed to enhance the personal, career, and professional development of Carlson School undergraduates.
The Senior Career Coach specializes as the lead expert in current trends, best practices, student and industry needs in Marketing, Entrepreneurial Management, Non-Profit Management, and Supply Chain & Operations careers as well as business major/career exploration for undergraduate students. The Senior Career Coach will instruct 3 sections of our BA3000 Career Skills course each year. This position is also responsible for managing the use of assessments for career exploration across the Student Services team. The Senior Career Coach leads the Carlson School Undergraduate Mentorship Program including mentor and student recruitment, matching, programming, and administration.
Individual career coaching for undergraduate students (40%)
Provide expert individual career coaching appointments to Carlson undergraduate students with a specialization in Marketing, Supply Chain & Operations, Non-Profit Management, and Entrepreneurial Management careers, as well as students who are exploring business majors/careers. Appointment topics include major and career exploration, resume reviews, interview prep, job and internship search strategy, networking, offer evaluation/negotiation, career assessment interpretation, and more.
Collaborate with the Student Services team to update and develop new protocol, tools, and assessment strategies for career coaching, especially for career exploration.
Serve as a resource to the UBCC team on topic of career assessments, determining the appropriate assessments to use, administering assessment in student appointments, and training other staff as appropriate.
Manage electronic coaching calendar in alignment with team capacity expectations, assessing demand for appointments and adjusting as necessary.
Complete observations and notes from each appointment, within established timeframe.
Actively collaborate with UBCC Student Services team and contribute to emerging goals and priorities.
Create, lead, and assess a comprehensive career development strategy for students pursuing Marketing, Supply Chain & Operations, Non-Profit Management, and Entrepreneurial Management careers, as well as students who are exploring business majors/careers. (20%)
Develop expertise about these career fields including skills required for entry-level positions, key employers, selection methods, student and professional organizations affiliated with each function, national career opportunities, alumni connections, and specific needs of students in each function. Share insights, best practices, and ideas for supporting this population of students with UBCC staff.
Initiate and maintain relationships with key faculty, major advising partners, and Carlson Enterprises. Develop strategic partnerships with student organizations affiliated with each specialty area and partner to create programming or specialized services with each organization.
Contribute expert understanding of students’ and industry needs in conversations regarding business development, employer relations, and experiential learning endeavors for undergraduate students.
Create innovative career programs and events for specialty areas in alignment with UBCC priorities. Assess and report outcomes for assigned specialty area student services programming.
Create and update career resources to serve students exploring and pursuing assigned career areas. Content generation may include internal and external digital resources (ex: Key Career Info Sheets, handouts, videos, and alumni profiles).
Conduct proactive outreach to students within assigned specialty areas annually.
Identify and communicate ideas for new company relationships that fit with student interests and career goals. Partner with employer engagement team to build relationships and market our students to these employers.
Serve as career assessment expert for UBCC, facilitate training and best practice sharing with coaching team, and determine appropriate use of these tools in major/career exploration.
Manage career exploration and career assessments annual budgets across UBCC team.
Lead one local or national Carlson to Career Trek annually in collaboration with UBCC Employer Engagement team. Manage participant selection and preparation, as well as engagement with alumni and employers.
Instruct BA 3000 Career Skills course. Continuously develop new and innovative Career Skills curriculum and support management of adjunct instructor community. (20%)
Provide expert, engaging, and interactive instruction for three sections of BA 3000: Career Skills per academic year. Manage Teaching Assistant and grading for each section.
Contribute to development and maintenance of a BA3000 coordinated curriculum across all sections, including creation of a shared syllabus, lesson plans, classroom presentation templates, and assignments. Lead related training of adjunct instructor team on at least 3 lesson plans.
Develop innovative career content, active learning techniques, classroom assessment strategies, and use of new technologies to engage students in the classroom.
Contribute to BA3000 Career Guide annual edits and revisions.
Manage Mentorship Program (10%)
Oversee the strategic planning and management of the Carlson Undergraduate Mentorship Program.
Lead Carlson Undergraduate Mentorship Program Advisory Committee, including collaborating with Alumni Services and Undergraduate Programs staff.
Coordinate and execute all Mentorship Program events, including Information Sessions, Mentor and Mentee Workshops, Kick-Off and closing banquet.
Outline and execute strategy to annually recruit mentors and mentees.
Develop all communication materials for the program and serve as first point of contact for prospective and current mentorship program participants.
Manage the PeopleGrove mentorship software, including negotiating annual contract, reviewing and updating content, and serving as the liaison between PeopleGrove and the UBCC.
Develop and manage Mentorship Program annual budget.
Create and implement assessment of Mentorship Program and share outcomes across the UBCC, Undergraduate program, and college.
Lead UBCC in exploration and implementation of a universal mentoring program.
Serve as UBCC-wide programming lead and conduct special projects and activities at the request of the Director and Associate Director (10%)
Lead career programming and workshops on behalf of the UBCC, as requested. Examples may include: Career Fair Preparation Workshops, UBCC Jam, and more.
Work on special projects as need arises, or at the request of the Associate Director or Director.
Support the success of Undergraduate Program initiatives and committees as requested.
Represent the UBCC through presentations and staffing college wide events, such as new student orientation, admission/recruitment events, College Day, Career Fairs, Commencement, and more.
Engage in professional development and service related to career coaching. Represent the Carlson School and the UBCC at major-specific or industry-related conferences or career services continuing education.
Represent the UBCC in collaborative Career Center activities across the University that are designed to foster strategic partnerships for career development and exploration.
** The employer reserves the right to change or assign other duties to this position **
MINIMUM / ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Degree and/or credentials: Master's degree in career counseling, student personnel psychology, business or closely related field completed by May 2019.
Proven record of three years of career coaching or related business industry experience, to include graduate assistantships.
Knowledge of undergraduate career development trends and job search strategies.
Directly related experience facilitating workshops or presentations with an ability to communicate successfully across all levels of an organization.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate and communicate with diverse populations, including students, staff, faculty, alumni, and employers.
Strong track record of successfully working independently and as part of a team.
Demonstrated success in delivering individual outcomes while collaborating within a team environment.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS / SELECTION CRITERIA:
Previous experience working with undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in business.
Demonstrated ability to develop and implement career related programs and events.
Prior experience facilitating educational programs, including development of learning outcomes, creation of content, delivery, and assessment of learning outcomes and student needs.
Experience teaching career skills courses at a college or university level.
Experience using various assessments in the career development process.
Understanding of student development theories, counseling techniques, career decision-making, and job search techniques.
Knowledge of college recruiting trends and best practices.
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