The Career Coach provides career coaching to meet students’ and alumni career development needs. The Career Coach contributes to outreach efforts with faculty to integrate Career Education into the curriculum to impact all UNC Asheville students. The employee develops and teaches career development workshops and classroom modules to help students and alumni achieve their career goals. This position oversees the Career Peer educator program, developing undergraduate students to provide first-line career education for peers within the Career Center. The employee is expected to utilize career development theories and best practices to expand the scope of the program. The Career Coach develops and implements outreach and marketing plans for the Career Center to engage in career education to students underserved and not currently impacted by present initiatives.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to establish rapport and relate well to students, faculty, employers, parents, alumni, and staff.
Effective communication with strong written, interpersonal and presentations skills.
Knowledge and skills in career development theory, pedagogy, and career coaching.
Knowledge and skills in outreach and marketing, including digital flier design and creative student engagement.
Career resource development skills and familiarity with online career technologies including Handshake.
Organizational, detail-oriented, problem solving and project management skills.
Ability to gather and analyze outcomes data to evaluate and improve programs.
Ability to communicate the liberal arts mission and skills to constituents. Ability to articulate the needs and concerns of historically under-represented and ethnically diverse populations, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, women, veterans and non-traditional students.
UNC Asheville Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socioeconomic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities
Master’s degree. Prior experience working with college students, preferably in the area of career coaching or mentoring. May also consider a bachelor’s degree with coaching certification, and 3 or more years of experience.
Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling, Human Resources, or related field. Experience in program development, delivery and teaching. Experience working with college students and alumni.
Internal Number: 000518
About University of North Carolina Asheville
Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community.
UNC Asheville’s commitment to increasing and sustaining the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is reflected in our strategic plan goals of diversity and inclusion, and social sustainability. Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.