When Bay Path opened its doors to students in downtown Springfield, MA in 1897, it had a very clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities. From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the student. To start them on the road of success. We still do.
Today, that spirit and philosophy is more important than ever in higher education. At Bay Path, it's not just the number and breadth of undergraduate and graduate programs that defines us-and we have many-but it is our ability to connect the classroom to learning to leadership to experience to career that is at the core of what we do best. We know the work that needs to be done.
Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and is a member of the Women's College Coalition. With a main campus in Longmeadow, MA and four satellite locations, (East Longmeadow, Sturbridge, Concord, Springfield), Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.
We're committed to preparing our students to navigate a constantly changing world. Whether it is one of our innovative academic programs, groundbreaking online learning platform, or through our Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders initiative, we educate our students in ways that will help them to grow, learn to adapt, and always to flourish. Be part of the change.
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Position Code: CARCH
Job Type: Full Time
Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Schedule: Monday through Friday, with occasional evening and weekend hours
Position Location: Springfield Office
Reporting to the Director of Career Development at The American Women's College (TAWC), the Career Coach is responsible for providing supportive career coaching and career development training for our adult returning women students and alumnae. This position will also play a critical role in helping us manage and grow our experiential education opportunities, expand our Virtual Learning Communities and Career Development website, and enhance our virtual networking and mentoring offerings as part of the implementation of a recent multi-year grant from the Strada Education Network. In order to excel in this position, the Career Coach will need to be comfortable working with a variety of online career and educational technologies and interacting in a virtual environment.
The Career Coach must be able to work effectively with a wide variety of personalities and on a wide number of issues to help The American Women's College achieve its strategic priorities in serving adult women in an accelerated online undergraduate degree model. The Career Coach has a passion for helping others meet their goals and for the mission of The American Women's College and Bay Path University. The Career Coach is able to handle highly confidential material with integrity and discretion and is able to effectively prioritize multiple responsibilities and adhere to deadlines. The Career Coach is highly flexible and able to adapt to a fast changing, dynamic, and exciting environment in a calm and effective manner.
Works in collaboration with TAWC's Director of Career Development to provide supportive, strengths-based career coaching to students and alumnae, including resume and cover letter reviews, interview coaching, salary negotiation coaching, and the administration of career exploration and self-assessment tools.
Works in collaboration with TAWC's Director of Career Development to streamline, manage, track, assess, and expand our experiential learning opportunities for students, including virtual, micro-internship, and curriculum-based opportunities.
Works in collaboration with TAWC's Director of Career Development to manage and expand our mentoring opportunities for students and alumnae, including assisting with the planning and implementation of related events.
Develops and delivers career programming for TAWC students, staff, faculty, and alumnae, both in-person and virtually.
Manages day-to-day review of TAWC student and alumnae needs through our Carpe Diem Career Network, powered by Handshake, including resume and cover letter reviews, events management, and student training.
Works closely with Academic Program Directors to provide timely and relevant career and professional development-related materials via our major-specific Virtual Learning Communities.
Maintains and expands the career development-related materials on TAWC's online career development platform.
Teaches one online class in the WELL Program annually.
Maintains accurate and appropriate records and documentation of all processes according to the University's policies and procedures.
Collects and organizes a wide variety of data for reporting and assessment purposes, including assisting in the collection of career and graduation outcomes data.
Regularly connects with career development staff at the Sullivan Center for Career and Life Planning, which serves our traditional and graduate student populations, including assisting with occasional co-sponsored events.
Regularly connects with Academic Program Directors and Educator Coaches to provide seamless wrap-around support for students' educational and professional needs.
Attends trainings as required.
May be asked to serve on college or University committees.
Performs other duties and special projects as requested by the University.
Master's Degree in human services, student affairs, psychology, higher education, or related field required. Additional Career Coaching certification or similar professional training strongly preferred.
Demonstrated success in providing effective strengths-based career coaching to students is required. Experience working with adult returning women students is strongly preferred.
Demonstrated success in developing career programming and networks for students. Proven track record of developing experiential learning contacts on behalf of students is strongly preferred.
Program administration experience required.
Excellent organizational skills, high level of initiative, attention to detail, strong interpersonal and oral/written communication skills.
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite of programs, as well as a willingness to engage with innovative technologies such as e-portfolios, career networking software, and social media. Familiarity with Salesforce, Zoom, and career-related online platforms (Handshake, Interview Stream, etc.) is also preferred.
Experience with course instructional technologies and online course management systems is strongly preferred.
Familiarity with data/reporting processes strongly preferred.
Ability to handle confidential information with integrity and discretion and in alignment with FERPA and HIPPA regulations.
Excellent customer service skills.
Ability to effectively prioritize multiple responsibilities and adhere to deadlines.
Ability and willingness to adjust to and effectively manage change.
Proactive, independent collaborator who thinks differently and creatively problem solves.
Willing and able to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends, as required.
If you operate a University owned, leased or personal vehicle at any time while performing your duties you must follow all policies and procedures outlined in the Operations Manual. You must have a valid driver's license and must successfully pass the online safe Driving Course and driving record check at time of hire and annually thereafter. Additionally, you must report any driving offense, on or off company time, which causes a loss, suspension, or any other change in your license status. You must report this change within one business day of the offense. You can report this change to the Human Resource Department or your direct supervisor. Failure to do so can lead to disciplinary action, up to and including terminations.
Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.
Should be committed to a culture of diversity, respect and inclusion; demonstrated ability to build working relationships with people having a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences different from ones' own.
General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose, and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals.
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community.
Bay Path University is a smoke- and tobacco-free community.
All offers of employment are contingent on satisfactory background checking.
Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter, resume / curriculum vitae, the contact information for four (4) professional, work-related references and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy. Please apply online. Faxes and emails will not be accepted.
Bay Path University is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and learning in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women and all underrepresented backgrounds. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position please email us at HR@baypath.edu or call 413-565-1168.