Career Education/Services, Other Staff/Administrative, Staff/Administrative
Career Coach, School of Health Professions of Education
Utica College, a small comprehensive college in Upstate New York, is seeking applications for Career Coach in the School of Health Professions and Education. The Career Coach will assume career coaching functions for communities of students and recent alumni from the School of Health Professions and Education, providing individualized and group support across the career development continuum. The Career Coach will work closely with faculty and staff to develop and execute career development workshops, events, and special projects, as well as advance the Center’s efforts and initiatives. By engaging with students in communities and more closely partnering with other student support services staff, students will receive timely, targeted support to assist them with career exploration, career planning, and support with transitioning into the professional setting. The incumbent will report to the Assistant Director of Career Development.
In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success at http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/. Our Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background, perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas. At UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.
Primary responsibilities include:
Career Coaching • Connect students with employers’ external job and internship opportunities that are consistent with students’ career goals and interests. • Identify students suitable for employers’ opportunities through proactive outreach to students and faculty and prepare them for the application process. • Help students develop and refine skills in résumé, cover letter, and application essay writing; online and in-person networking; interviewing; professional etiquette; and job search skills. • Serve as a liaison and closely partner with other College staff, faculty, and student organizations to ensure the delivery of timely, targeted support to assist students with career exploration, planning, and successfully transitioning to next professional steps. • Promote the career management system, UC Career Connect, for job and internship searching and event registration. • Follow up with students/alumni after career coaching sessions to understand session outcomes and identify areas for ongoing support. • Provide comprehensive career development and goal-setting support through individual delivery methods (appointments, e-mail, phone, etc.) and group-based career counseling, workshop facilitation, and the coordination of programs, events, and activities that are targeted for that community of students. • Actively develop and utilize specialized knowledge of employment sectors, opportunities, and other industry-specific trends appropriate to the assigned school and student communities. • Administer and interpret career inventories and assessments (Focus, personality type software). • Work closely with the Campus Employment staff to connect students with campus-based job and internship opportunities. • Engage in proactive outreach and marketing to encourage utilization of the Center’s resources and services. • Ensure services provided are consistent with the Center’s goals and institutional efforts, including those on retention, completion, and educational quality. • Track and report on student/alumni contacts and coaching appointments for data collection and student learning outcomes and satisfaction assessments.
Program/Project Support • Closely collaborate with the Center’s Assistant Director of Career Development in developing major- and community-specific information on a range of career development topics for the creation of guides and materials and for classroom and workshop presentations. • Provide support with event coordination and facilitation during the Job and Internship Fair, Volunteer Fair, Networking Nights, and all other Center programs and events. • Represent The Center for Career and Professional Development during college-wide events, such as Orientation, Homecoming, and Office of Admissions open houses.
Additional Duties • Participate in Center and divisional planning and goal setting meetings. • Responsible for working with the Assistant Director of Career Development and other team members to achieve successful results on all established individual and Center goals and key performance indicators. • Take an active role in the development of the Center’s strategic and operational plans as required by Center leadership. Work closely with the Assistant Director of Career Development to develop and implement operational goals that support the Center’s success. • Complete other duties as assigned.
• Possession of a valid U.S. driver's license. • License must meet insurance company rules and regulations for driving underwriting criteria. Must Maintain a clean driving record as defined by College insurance carrier guidelines. • Applicants must be able to travel independently overnight and for several days at a time. • Regional travel will be required with some night and weekend work.
•Master’s degree preferred in higher education administration, college student development, counseling, or a field related to the health professions or education.
•Minimum two years’ relevant experience with demonstrated success in career development, counseling, higher education, or in human resources in an organization related to the health professions or education.
•Substantial relevant experience in lieu of a master’s degree will be considered.
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and a diversity statement. All positions at Utica College support the College’s mission and values in part by being active members of an inclusive environment. Please describe in your diversity statement how you would see yourself incorporating this into this role.
In line with the College’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link: https://www.utica.edu/hr/media/Diversity_Statement_Guide.pdf
Active consideration of candidates will begin on May 6, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. References will be checked for candidates invited to campus.
Utica College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.
About Utica College
Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students. A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.