Under the supervision of the Program Director III – Transitions Center, the Career Coach serves the central function of providing intensive career coaching to students and supports career-related experiential student learning and development initiatives, i.e.: academic, career and technical departments, and co-curricular programs. This position provides career coaching to students to make informed decisions about their career development and trajectory. Additionally, this position works in partnership with the Career Services (CS) Program Coordinator II and may provide assistance as required.
Co-Curricular Development, Support, & Delivery:
Develop and deliver workshops and presentations on career- related topics to classes and student groups.
Develop, deliver, and facilitate interest assessment presentations for all in-coming students at Aims’ new student orientation, including training student employees as table facilitators for interest discussions.
Serve as a back-up to the Program Coordinator II – CS supporting career programming (e.g. career fairs, networking and panel events) as needed.
In collaboration with the CS team, develop, administer, and analyze CS program and service evaluations and learning outcomes assessments tied to CAS Standards.
In collaboration with the CS team, develop, implement, and make revisions toward a strategic plan for CS programmatic changes based on student need, best practices, internal/external stakeholder input.
Utilize effective listening and questioning skills to effectively determine career needs for current students and alumni.
Coach students through their career pathway with effective listening and questioning to empower and support their decision making (career coaching), career exploration, and career planning.
Coach students to understand the relationship between self-knowledge and career choice through assessment of interests, competencies, values, experience, personal characteristics, and desired lifestyles.
Interpret career assessments for students.
Coach students how to obtain and research occupational, educational, and employment information.
Coach students on an individual and group basis as needed by utilizing appropriate resources to include computer software and other technology.
Explore a full range of career and work possibilities with students.
Coach students on the interview process and conduct mock interview sessions with students and provide feedback to the students regarding how to improve their interviewing skills.
Evaluate and critique resumes and cover letters in individual/group settings.
Develop, make changes, and provide recommendations for in-service and website career resources, tools, and activities that empower & equip students with strategies, tools, and confidence to explore, discover, and pursue their career goals.
External/internal stakeholder relationships:
Develop and maintain relationships with faculty and department Chairs related to classroom presentations and career-related curricular development.
Serve as the employer relations back-up to the Program Coordinator II – CS as required, including, but not limited to: coordinate employer recruiting tables on all campuses, disseminate employment opportunities for students, and approve employers/postings on online job board platform.
Serve as the administrator for all career-related assessments. Provide one-to-one support to students, academic advisors, and faculty to assist with system navigation.
Co-administer CS email – student inquiries and responses.
Serve on college-wide committees as needed.
Serve on partner-related (external and internal) committees as needed.
Co-serve as the content manager alongside the Program Coordinator II – CS of the CS website for the landing page and as the primary content manager for the student resources & faculty services pages.
In collaboration, and with the approval of College & Community Relations (marketing) and the CS team, co-develop comprehensive internal and external marketing materials (online and print) and campaigns to promote and to educate students, faculty, staff, alumni, and employers about resources and services available to them through the CS.
Research, Develop, Implement and Assess Career Studio model.
Identify best practices for hiring/recruiting quality student employees; research potential collaborative student employee opportunities for the studio (i.e. internships, UNC students, etc.). Ensure quality work experiences for students by conducting consistent student employee trainings on career coaching practices. Monitor and assess quality of services and studio practices.
Coordinate all logistics for an effective career studio model: materials & documentation, marketing, guidelines, internal policies/procedures, data/appointment tracking, and operational/learning assessments.
This job posting is open until position is filled
Bachelor’s degree plus one (1) year of experience in career coaching or counseling, employer relations, or workforce centers, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience in a higher education setting.
Must have a valid driver’s license
Experience within college student services such as: orientation, first-year experience, transfer services, career services, academic advising, or financial aid.
Ability to motivate and inspire people
Ability to collaborate and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
College-career services experience.
Experience in a community college setting.
Knowledge of student and career development theory
Experience working with diverse populations.
Ability to stay current on workforce and career services trends to adjust CS services as needed.
Instructions for all Applicants:
In order to be considered please provide a thorough and complete application.
Clearly document job duties performed that relate to responsibilities, qualifications, and essential job duties in the “Work Experience” section on the application. We evaluate your experience based on this information.
Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week or credit hours worked per term for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application.
Please make sure you state whether work experience (aka work history) is part time or full time employment (full time is 40 or more hours per week).
Be sure to upload all the required documents listed at the bottom of the Job Description. This can be uploaded as part of your application materials in the "My Experience" section. If there are missing documents, your incomplete application will not be considered.
Upon hire, all positions at Aims Community College require a criminal background check, and may require a MVR, and/or drug screen. Keep in mind, a conviction does not automatically preclude candidates from being employed. The nature of a conviction will be considered relative to the duties of the position.
Upload the following required documents:
Cover Letter Resume Diversity Statement
List of 3 Professional References
Additional Salary Information: The hiring range for full-time positions is based on qualifications, experience and internal equity and one can earn up to 5% above the minimum salary stated in the job posting. Employees in these positions may be asked to participate in temporary assignments lasting less than 6 months (such as curriculum development, short term projects, meetings and substitute duties) which could amount to additional temporary pay.