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Career Coach

  2019-02-08     University of California, Santa Cruz     Santa Cruz  

Career Coach

Career Center

Job #: 1908506

Full Time; Career

Starting Salary: $52,000/annually

UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.

Involves planning, developing, and implementing programs, activities, counseling, and advising focused on students' career development. Works with students, alumni, and / or potential employers.

Utilizing a theoretical understanding of career development, advises undergraduate and graduate students / alumni on a full range of career processes, including individual or group advising / coaching, career planning, setting career goals, decision making, and improving job search competencies. Provides a holistic approach to student / alumni career counseling, modifies workshops and presentations as necessary; maintains relationships with campus advising community to establish contacts to meet the career needs of students. This includes support for the career development of underrepresented and first generation students. Performs independently, but may receive guidance in developing new career advising / coaching services and programs.

The UCSC Career Center is aligned with the Division of Student Success. The mission of the Career Center is preparing students for what they want to do with their lives by developing relevant career skills. The Center provides comprehensive campus-wide career services to current undergraduate and graduate students and alumni. It is the central resource for everything career related from part-time employment and internships to graduate school or professional employment. Services include career coaching, career and part-time job and internship listings, on-campus interviews, support for networking with Alumni and other professionals, a computer laboratory, graduate school application support, workshops, courses, and special events such as the Multicultural Career Conference, the Graduate and Professional School Fair and Job and Internship Fairs.

Qualifications include:

• Master's Degree in Counseling, Student Affairs, or related field and / or equivalent experience / training.

• Strong knowledge of career development theories, counseling process, career coaching techniques, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques. Direct experience in career planning including developing advising sessions and student action plans.

• Thorough knowledge of needs assessment theory, processes, and practice; workshop and program design. Experience developing and conducting career life / planning workshops. Demonstrated effective presentation skills related to these topics.

• Knowledge of career services, employer, and alumni needs and expectations; familiar with recruiting and staffing methods, and employment trends.

• Oral communication skills including ability to listen effectively and to clearly articulate and summarize results from one-on-one and group coaching sessions.

Special Conditions:

• Ability to travel to colleges, conferences, job fairs and other events.

• Ability to work nights and weekends with advance notice.

Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to give a 15 minute presentation on career planning to the selection committee on the day of the interview.

For full consideration for an interview: applicants will be asked to provide a narrative response to the questions below when submitting the on-line application for this position:

1. This position will develop and conduct career and life planning workshops, career and graduate school advising sessions, and student action plans for undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni. Describe your related experience / abilities, providing specific examples.

2. This position will be responsible for providing support for the career development of underrepresented and first-generation students. Describe, in detail, your related experience.

3. What advising / counseling techniques would you use to assess students during their career development?

Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.

Two positions available. Position is open until filled. Initial Review Date: 03-10-2019


View full job description and access on-line application:

To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site ( ) on or before the initial review date (IRD). A computer is available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center (SVC), 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired is encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Do not contact this company in solicitation of any product or service.

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