Career Coach

Job Description
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION As part of the Career Center overall commitment to support Colorado College, the Coach will share with all staff the design and delivery of cluster coaching and services for students, alumni and employers with the goal being to connect these important constituents for mutual benefit.  Under the leadership of the Director and as part of the comprehensive Career Center team, this role has responsibility for coaching students and developing relationships both internally and externally to connect Colorado College students to opportunities. Working in a team-based environment, the coach provides leadership, coaching, direction and acts as a resource.
RESPONSIBILITIES (• denotes essential/primary responsibilities, o denotes secondary responsibilities) Coach students and young alumni in their development as professionals. • Serve on the Career Center team that provides professional development, opportunity search and transitional assistance to individuals and groups of students. • Coach students in understanding and telling their stories, navigating transitions, discovering paths to opportunities, forming connections, and preparing them for professional interactions. • Coach students in preparing for networking, internship, full-time, and graduate and professional school opportunities through resume assistance, interviewing techniques/feedback, searching techniques. • Coach students on professionalism in the workplace and prepare them to make the most of their experience. • Collaborate with all stakeholders and build relationships to support students and young alumni in the pursuit of an internship or opportunity in a specific industry or job function. • Track and maintain accurate and up to date data and provide outcomes and evaluative data when requested.
Coordinate industry programs, events, and services for students. • Share with all staff the design and delivery of programming and provide industry cluster specific programs, events, and services • Partner and collaborate with relevant student groups, academic departments, and administrative departments to develop industry cluster specific programming, student preparation, and communicate opportunities to students. • Communicate internship opportunities to students through most effective means for student target which could include relationship based networking, website, SUCCESS, list serve, website and other means of communication.
Lead the development and implementation of an employer relations and graduate/professional school plan to secure opportunities specific to the industry cluster. • Manage and develop key employer and graduate/professional program accounts and utilize high touch and effective customer services practices for employers and graduate/professional programs to support the Career Center’s opportunity development strategy. • Consult with campus partners on key prospects including, faculty, Alumni Relations, Advancement, Parent’s Office and other relevant partners. • Develop strong, positive relationships with employers, alumni, staff, faculty, and parents to identify and develop internship, full-time, fellowship, and graduate/professional school opportunities. • Develop internship opportunities/funding through alumni and parents for the Find Form Fund program. • Develop a process for evaluating the internship process and outcomes from the employer and student perspectives.
Lead office efforts to integrate key messages and concepts into the first year experience. • Develop and execute a strategy to introduce first year students to exploration and professional development concepts. • Collaborate with faculty and campus partners in development and delivery of programs and messages.
Participate actively in contributing to the success of the Career Center. • Share with all staff the design and delivery of education programs and provide services for students, alumni, and employers with the goal being to connect these constituents for mutual benefit.
o Support and contribute to the goal of achieving greater diversity at Colorado College and work effectively with the many constituencies in a college environment. o Promote a culture of safety and environmental protection by working in a safe manner; immediately reporting unsafe situations and accidents; following college procedures; and participating in appropriate safety training. o Act in a socially responsible manner and model environmental sustainability by exercising financial prudence, using college resources wisely, and supporting ecological initiatives and innovation. o Perform other duties as assigned or requested.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of three years counseling/coaching experience in higher education, recruiting, or a related field OR Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of five years professional work experience.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Master’s degree.  Technical skills including MS Office, contact management, and internet-based applications; experience working with C-level professionals, executives, faculty, or other high level stake holders; ability to build internal and external relationships and work in teams; innovative, creative, and effective problem-solver; demonstrated success in individual and group career and transitional coaching;  familiarity with software packages such as assessment instruments and recruiting management systems for the delivery of career services; familiarity with emerging career development theories such as Chaos Theory of Careers, Planned Happenstance, and Positive Psychology.

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Colorado College
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14 E. Cache La Poudre Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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