ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, CAREER COACH FOR GOVERNMENT, SERVICE, LAW & EDUCATION
Loyola University New Orleans
March 7, 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana
Full Time - Experienced
Located in beautiful and historic Uptown New Orleans, Loyola University New Orleans is a Jesuit, Catholic institution of higher education, welcoming students of diverse backgrounds and preparing them to lead meaningful lives with and for others; to pursue truth, wisdom, and virtue; and to work for a more just world. The university is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, and offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to 3,800 students from 48 states and 39 countries. U.S. News & World Report ranks Loyola University 10th Best Regional University in the South, 4th in the region for diversity, and 12th “Best Value” in the South. Chartered in 1912, Loyola fosters a rigorous, critical education dedicated to a tradition of service, social justice, and the development of the whole person.
As part of a major strategic re-invention of the career center, The Career Development Center is seeking a qualified individual to provide one-on-one career coaching and develop career education programs for undergraduate students seeking professions within Government, Service, Law, and Education. The position will be the primary liaison for students in government, service, law, and education career community and will engage with appropriate departments within the College of Arts and Sciences. This individual will also seek to build and maintain employer relationships with target employers for students within this career community. In addition to career coaching and employer engagement, this individual will serve as the team lead for one major strategic initiative within the Career Development Center. Major strategic initiatives include: outcomes and first-destinations data collection, experiential education, career exploration, assessment, and mentoring and alumni connections.
Qualifications: Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in counseling, education, higher education, student personnel services or related field. Knowledge of career development and student development theory and practice. Minimum 1 year of prior experience providing career guidance or advising for undergraduate students in a college/university setting. Graduate school assistantship in career advising, academic advising is acceptable. Strong customer service orientation; creativity, ability to assume responsibility, takes initiative and motivates others. Proven ability to design and present programs/workshops. Well-developed organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects; excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills; strong verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of basic career and job search principles and techniques and working knowledge of recruiting software or CRM software. Must possess and maintain a current valid driver’s license as a condition of employment, and must also be able to successfully pass any driver background information investigation and any driver education courses required by Risk Management.
Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated track record of developing innovative approaches to engage students, alumni, faculty, staff and employers. Prior experience working with government, pre-law, or education majors and/or knowledge of government, pre-law, or education fields preferred. High level of resourcefulness, influence/organizational savvy and execution skills (strategy through implementation) program development and management experience. Familiarity with the unique career development needs of students from government, pre-law, or education majors. Knowledge of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory preferred.
Loyola University New Orleans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We particularly encourage applications from women and members of minority groups protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and persons with physical disabilities.