Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
SMU Cox School of Business Career Center is expanding and in need of two Career Coach positions. The Career Coach meets with Cox students and alumni to assess and affect career readiness through coaching, advising and training for effective participation in job search activities, including interviews, site visits, networking events, job fairs, corporate information sessions and other off and on-campus recruitment activities. Administer and interpret career related assessment tools. Teach career decision making methods and assist students in applying basic principles of effective career decision-making. Provide career development subject matter expertise for BBA (Finance, Financial Consulting, and Real Estate) student populations.
These positions will plan and implement targeted career development events, and serve as a resource to industry/ functional area staff in the career center. Also collaborate as needed to identify and cultivate relationships with local, regional and national organizations that have potential to hire Cox students for internship and full-time employment opportunities.
Prepare students in career planning, personal branding, job search, school-to-work transition, and career transition and management; administer and interpret career assessments for students/alumni; document coaching sessions in department coaching system including notes, outcomes and follow-up assignments.
Instruct students enrolled in BLI (career management module); plan curriculum, prepare and deliver content; assess and evaluate student learning outcomes/performance and issue grades for students in course; engage employers/alumni in career course to gain current and relevant job function needs. Lead group coaching sessions and/or facilitate sessions with students in specific career management phases or skills; design, develop, and execute functional area specific career development seminars/workshops including classroom presentations by faculty invitation; plan and manage career-related program presentations upon request.
Plan and execute industry/function-specific events to connect employers/alumni with students; collaborate with other department staff to ensure event goals/objectives and logistical requirements are delivered and met; assess effectiveness of each program or event in a timely manner.
Coordinate outreach functions with groups such as students, faculty, staff, alumni and employer recruiters to effectively engage in career-related activities; participates in industry/function-specific events (i.e. conferences, workshops, etc.) for professional development and department visibility; serve as staff liaison for student organizations/clubs.
Prepare required reports (such as placement), program and student learning outcomes and assessment plans, and other required data/information.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Business is required. A minimum of three years’ work experience is required. Two years professional experience in a finance, financial consulting or recruiting experience within these functional areas is strongly preferred. Career center or higher education experience is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal, coaching and verbal communication skills with the ability to manage and build relationships with a wide range of constituencies and students with diverse cultural backgrounds. A customer service orientation is essential. Must also demonstrate a strong business acumen to discuss business terminology from finance or accounting perspective with the ability to communicate effectively in writing. Candidate must demonstrate strong troubleshooting skills with the ability to identify, analyze problems and devise solutions. Must be a self-starter with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team is essential. Candidate must possess strong organizational, planning and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks with a strong focus on attention to detail. Must have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook); working knowledge of social media tools is preferred. This position requires some evening work for career-related events and occasional travel to conferences and workshops.
• Carry/lift 25 lbs. • Stand • Push/pull • Sit for long periods of time
Deadline to Apply: January 18, 2018.
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Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications