The Career Coach provides specialized career development education and support to all O'Neill students by cultivating meaningful connections with alumni and employers through targeted career programs and resources for assigned 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 assigned career community and will engage with appropriate faculty, departments, and offices within The O'Neill School. 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.
Master's degree and three years of progressively responsible professional experience.
Ability to draw upon a large breadth of knowledge of career resources and advising / counseling / coaching techniques. Ability to present career development workshops, with public speaking skills. Knowledge of the nonprofit management, environmental science, public affairs, arts administration and healthcare management professions. Understanding of the experiential learning program and of coaching students on selecting their best option. Knowledge of the public, private, and non-profit employment sectors. Familiarity with assessment instruments (Strong Interest Inventory, MBTI, StrengthsQuest). Proficiency with technology including Microsoft Office Suite and other word processing and database programs, social media, Internet research, and a Career Management System (Symplicity or Handshake). Project management skills. Organizational and time management skills, with ability to be flexible to meet the demands of our students, alumni and employers. Interpersonal skills and a customer service orientation. Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information with a wide diversity of individuals and groups. Collaboration skills with a team-oriented attitude. Critical thinking skills.
Master's degree in higher education and student affairs or counseling. Responsible professional experience in program design, administration, evaluation, and supervision.
Working Conditions / Demands
This is a fast-paced environment conducting several meetings a day, virtually.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 3SA
Job Function: Student Services
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
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