Career Coach/Community Developer, Ithaca College

Posted: 05/10/18 | SHARE:


Lead student/alumnx career engagement and education efforts through facilitating networking, resource collection, instruction, and coaching in all aspects of their career development and exploration processes. Cultivate relationships with internal and external partners within designated Career and Identity/Ally Communities to develop programs, resources, opportunities, and connections for career and life success. Contribute to the overall vision and mission of the department, division, and College through participation in meetings, committees, goal setting, and professional development opportunities.

1. Through appointments, drop-ins, and group career coaching sessions, coach students and alumnx from diverse backgrounds, interest-areas, and abilities on: internship and job search techniques, professional branding and networking, interviewing, salary negotiation, and graduate school decisions and application procedures. Critique career-related documents, conduct mock interviews, carry out online research, and instruct on the use of various online career development tools and resources. Assist students and alumnx with self-exploration, career planning and decision-making, and administering and interpreting career assessment instruments. Refer students and alumnx to other resources for career, personal, or academic counseling as needed. 
2. Design and implement educational, engaging, interactive workshops and programs to disseminate career development and planning information, in collaboration with faculty, staff, alumnx, student organization representatives, or other campus community members. 
3. Develop and demonstrate a multicultural awareness and contribute to cultivating an inclusive, diverse and respectful College community. Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior when interacting with students, alumnx, staff, faculty, and visitors to the College. Promote a flexible, collaborative, and inclusive work and living environment and engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion. 
4. Lead student/alumnx career engagement and education efforts within designated Career and Identity/Ally Communities to develop programs, resources, opportunities, and connections. Conduct targeted outreach and network development with staff, faculty, alumnx, employers, parents, family members, and community professionals. Work with campus partners in coordinating the dissemination of career-related information, resources, and events. 
5. Coordinate, plan, market, implement, and assess the annual fall Graduate and Professional School Fair. 
6. Collaborate with local graduate school test preparation services to coordinate test prep class scholarships, resources, administering practice exams on campus, promotions, etc. 
7. Collect and report participation, satisfaction, learning, and impact data on services, events, programs, and partnerships/collaborations led and consistently contribute to the office’s data collection, analysis, and reporting efforts. 
8. Lead the development of newsletters, brochures, quick guides, and other resource materials for all services, events, programs and partnerships/collaborations led and contribute to the Career Services office marketing and advertising efforts. 
9. Collaborate with supervisor to develop an annual individual goal, strategy, and outcome plan in direct alignment with the departmental and divisional strategic plans and priorities, targets, and expectations for implementation, conversation, and performance review throughout the year. 
10. Assist in the recruitment and training of student employees in Career Services (Peer Career Advisors, Student Assistants, and Marketing Interns). 
11. Assist with office events and programs such as career fairs, on campus recruiting programs, alumnx panels, and other activities as needed. 
12. Assist with campus employer relations efforts; marketing office events, services, and resources; updating the Career Services website; and other projects as needed. 
13. Expand professional competence with respect to current literature and employment trends through research, professional conferences, and discussion. Observe and remain current with ethical guidelines and legal precedents for client-counselor relationships, student records, and employment procedures. 
14. Actively participate in Career Services leadership team, contributing to the direction for operations. 
15. Represent the Career Services office on campus committees, at professional conferences, and meetings as designated by the supervisor or as appropriate. 
16. Participate in special projects as assigned.


Required: Bachelor’s degree in psychology, counseling, human development, education, or related field; a minimum of one year of career coaching experience; one year of experience with relationship-building with internal and external constituents; or equivalent education and experience. Demonstrated experience in facilitating career development workshops and coaching for diverse student populations, and commitment to support, empower, and retain students from minority identity groups. Knowledge of: career development theories; current job market trends; and best practices for resumes, cover letters, networking, interviewing, job searching, etc. Excellent interpersonal, communication, networking, and organizational skills; attention to detail; and ability to work independently and collaboratively. Strong technology skills including Microsoft Office, career-related software and tools, and online research.

Preferred: Master’s degree in counseling, student affairs, or related field. Experience in event planning, using career assessment tools such as the MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory, diversity programming in higher education, marketing programs and services, and program assessment and evaluation.

Additional Informtaion:

At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at

Vacancy ID: S2287

Department: Career Services

Catagory: Fulltime-Regular

Start Date: 7/16/18

Hours: 37.5 Hours per week, 8:30am-5:00pm

Market Hiring Range: $20.50 to $22.00

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Benefits: Yes

Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position

EEO Statement: Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants must apply online at and attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately.

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