Career Coach

University of Wisconsin-Madison  |  Madison, WI

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Job Overview

Posted 2 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Career Coach

Job Type: Career Services Student Affairs Administration
Location: Madison, WI
Positions Available: 2
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 30,000 Students
Employer ID: 25280
Application Deadline: 07/01/2019

Benefits

Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:
2-4 Years

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:
2-4 Years

Position Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the general supervision of the Associate Director of Career Coaching, and alongside a team of nine; our Wisconsin School of Business Career Coaches are focused on building relationships with students, employers and alumni and guiding students through the career development process. Additional responsibilities supporting the BBA Program are also part of this role. The incumbent will demonstrate, a desire to participate in a team setting, and cultural competency in working effectively with a diverse group of students and staff.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:

Career Coaching and Career Content Leadership (60%)

-Provide specialized career advising to a set of majors within our admitted undergraduate business student and alumni population, to help advance their professional and career development outcomes.
-Assess and measure efficacy of ways we deliver service; propose new ideas to best engage students by year in school and major
-Learn about the students we serve and find best practices in ways of connecting with them (1:1 appointments, group advising, utilizing technology, webinars, etc.)
-Coach students as they move through the career development and decision-making process
-Advise students on self-assessment, career and major exploration/decision making, resume and cover letter development, networking and interviewing skills
-Build relationships with key BBA employers and alumni in industry to provide relevant, in-depth information about career paths, the recruitment process and existing career opportunities to prepare students for their chosen field
-Career Coaches lead critical student-focused initiatives for the BBA Career Services team which may include marketing, career curriculum development, workshops, student staff supervision, career outcomes data gathering and analysis, etc

Strategic Internal and External Relationship Building and Management (25%)

-Maintain highly effective relationships with employer relations team partners to keep informed of industry and employer trends; connect directly with employer partners to represent the student perspective in campus engagement and recruiting planning; attend events and initiate new relationships via student/alumni connections
-Develop and sustain relationships with Academic Departments and Centers through information sharing, event attendance and assessment initiatives
-Partner with UW-Madison career services colleagues to design and deliver meaningful career learning experiences for students

Programmatic and Other Responsibilities (15%)

Career coaches participate in Wisconsin BBA Program committees and project teams, collaborate with campus partners and engage with regional and national colleagues. Career coaches also take part in workshops and other events that may occur in the evenings or on we


Job Requirements

MINIMUM YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:

A minimum of 2 years of post-graduation professional work experience required; graduate practicums in Career Services qualify as time towards the minimum 2 years of work experience

Well-qualified candidates will have:

- Ideal candidates will demonstrate passion for career services, knowledge of student development theory as related to career choice/exploration, knowledge of industry recruitment and/or hiring practices 
- Commitment to creating an inclusive environment in which the value of each person's identity, culture, background, experience, status, and abilities are recognized, supported, and respected
-A strong desire to build relationships with students, employers, alumni, BBA/campus colleagues, and academic departments
-Strong initiative to identify gaps and create/deliver new programming and services to address gaps or changes in student learning
-Lifelong learning mindset and a commitment to stay on the cutting edge of career services knowledge, trends and research
-Excellent accuracy, attention to detail, organizational, and self-management skills while working in a fast-paced environment
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills, flexibility and ability to provide excellent customer service to clients

Application Information

To view the full job posting and complete the online application please click the application link . You will be asked to provide a cover letter addressing your qualifications and experiences specifically relating to the responsibilities of this position and a comprehensive resume. All application materials will be reviewed by our search committee after the posted deadline. Applicants selected to participate further in the selection process will be notified directly. All applicants will be notified once a final selection has been made and the search has been completed.

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