The University of Oregon is poised to embark on an exciting new mission to bolster our students’ academic, professional, and personal success. We have developed a new coordinated, holistic advising model and we are looking for committed, diverse, and talented professionals to join us!
Our new integrated academic and career model will focus student advising around one of six central themes called “Flight Paths.” Each thematic Flight Path will guide students in exploring and planning the academic and career paths aligned with their values, skills, and interests. We are excited to launch this proven approach to enhancing the advising experience for our students while supporting their timely graduation from the University and preparation for their careers. We want you to be a part of it!
Professionals in these positions should love working with a diverse student population and have a passion to help them succeed in their academic, career, and personal ventures.
Career Readiness Coaches work collaboratively with Academic and Career Advisors (ACAs) through six thematic career communities called Flight Paths. Within their designated Flight Path, Coaches help students identify opportunities to gain experience relevant to their chosen major and ultimately, career, by providing both developmental career education and just-in-time career preparation to ensure they are successful in landing desired opportunities such as full-time employment, part-time jobs, internships, and experiential learning. This position will proactively help students connect with opportunities by staying up-to-date on employer and industry trends and through frequent collaboration with the University Career Center Employer Engagement Team.
The role of the Career Readiness Coach has three main components: 1) to support exploring students in their assigned flight paths (career communities) by providing advisors across campus with information about relevant experiential and career opportunities, 2) to share specialized career information with academic and career advisors across campus, and 3) to provide direct support to students once they have chosen a major by providing industry-specific career education and preparation programs and services. Programming will require this position to facilitate workshops and instruct courses.
Minimum Requirements • Bachelor’s degree. • One year of experience in career services, advising, recruiting, talent management or similar setting.
Professional Competencies • Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to working with students, parents, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds in support of an inclusive and multiculturally competent environment. • Demonstrated knowledge of the needs of college students and employers in today’s and tomorrow’s work environment, and how to prepare college graduates for lifelong career success. • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills and customer-service orientation. • Technical aptitude and ability to navigate and utilize technology for program administration and service delivery.
Preferred Qualifications • Master’s degree. • At least two years’ experience in career services, advising, recruiting, talent management or similar setting. • Career services experience in a higher education setting.