by The University of Iowa's Professional and Scientific Job Line on February 25, 2014

in University Jobs

Department: Career Center

Salary: $40,000.00 to Commensurate

Advertising Ends On: 03/11/2014

Job Duties:

Career Coach

Position Specific Summary: Provide comprehensive individual and group career coaching to undergraduate students through in-person course and individual meetings/sessions. Help students develop job search strategies and appropriate educational preparation. Work with community professionals seeking employment that have spouses/partners recently hired by the University to provide job search strategies. Create, facilitate and evaluate career education programs.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Enhance and Support Student Educational Experiences and Increase Retention. Foster a Sense of Community and Engagement for Students:

• Advise, orient and provide assistance to students, faculty and staff in the use of occupational and job search resources.

• Advise students on career decision-making strategies and job search strategies.

• Review, update and expand career resources covering a wide range of careers, educational/training requirements, job outlook, employment environments, job search aids, career/life-style, government information, etc.

• Prepare specialized reports as requested.

• Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of complex changes in the workplace and economic outlook as they impact student career choices, preparation, and employment.

• Stay informed of other campus resources that support student success.

• Assist students in the job search process by assisting them with their job search strategies, networking, interviewing and related necessary skills.

• Instruct a course and assist in developing curriculum for that course related to job search skills and abilities.

Establish and Maintain Relationships with Partners to Provide Educational Support Services. Partners Include on-campus Units and External Agencies (Local, State, National and International):

• Develop and facilitate academic and career success related programs and workshops.

• Coordinate and administer assigned programs to achieve programmatic goals.

• Work in tandem with staff of the Pomerantz Career Center on campus outreach efforts.

• Lead assigned special project coordination and implementation.

• Serve as a liaison to internal and external entities related to assigned programs including university faculty in academic areas.

• Collaborate with colleagues across campus and external employer partners to connect students to meaningful connections across the nation relevant to their respective job search goals and to assist with professional job search strategies for spouses/partners of newly recruited faculty/staff to the University.

Consultation Services:

• Provide consultation to the spouses/partners of newly recruited faculty/staff to the University regarding job search strategies and goals.

• Maintain professional relationships with spouses/partners of recruited staff/faculty members and assist them with their job search efforts through one on one appointments, phone and email communication.

• Contribute to the ongoing program improvement efforts assist in reporting and assessment of program.

Student Growth, Development and Success:

• Serve as primary contact for assigned departments/colleges to assess job search needs of students; create, implement and assess programs that meet those needs; and provide feedback that contributes to students’ success.

• Assist with developing learning outcomes for programs related to student success with multiple departments across campus; plan, execute and assess a broad-range of job search-related programs and services aimed at achieving those outcomes.

Strategic Planning and Program Development:

• Make strategic planning recommendations and ensure strategic goal attainment for career coaching and professional career consultation initiatives.

Administrative (HR, Budget), Supervision and Training:

• Work with a team to review, design, organize and promote campus-wide utilization of job coaching and dual career resources.

• Develop, facilitate and evaluate job search-related education programs as needed.

• Develop and maintain career consultation program for professionals including record keeping.

*For a more detailed job description, including technical competencies, please email

The Educational Support Services Specialist is a classification in the Educational Support Services�job family. For more information about this job family, visit:

*The qualifications for this job posting are described as competencies or the behaviors�needed to be successful in performing the duties of the position at a defined proficiency level/standard. The proficiency level required for each qualification is included (i.e. basic,�working, extensive or exper/leader). Most of the qualifications for this position require a minimum of a working proficiency defined as:

Working Proficiency: Successfully completes diverse tasks of the job; applies and enhances�knowledge and skill in both usual and unusual issues; needs minimal guidance in addressing unusual situations.

The other proficiency definitions can be found at:

**Please assure that your resume/CV and/or cover letter illustrates the work experience, knowledge, skills and abilities you have that meet each of the required and desired qualifications.

Applicant Credentials are Subject to Verification
Background checks(criminal history, child/dependent adult sexual abuse) will be conducted on final candidates for all positions in UI Hospitals and Clinics. Background checks may also be conducted for other positions.


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