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Career Coach (Multiple Positions)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Career Development and Services

Posting Number: req17659

Department: Science Administration

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The College of Science (CoS) Career Center is building a team to support the needs of over 8,000 students in 15 academic units across the University of Arizona campus. Career Coaches will increase visibility and awareness of CoS students and academic units under the direction of the Career Center Director by engaging with internal and external constituents. The CoS Career Center measures performance through student engagement, as well as student internship and full-time placement rates.

As a Career Coach, you will offer professional development mentorship to undergraduate College of Science students. We are building a team of career coaches who help students identify, research, and realize professional development goals through individualized coaching as well as small- and large-scale programming. Career Coaches will help students find research, internship, and full-time career opportunities. Career Coaches will assist students with developing application materials, networking, interviewing, and more. The College of Science Career Center team will keep up to date with current hiring and employment trends and identify specific skills required for graduate college acceptance or employment while simultaneously helping students obtain these skills.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Career Coaching:

  • Manage
    a coaching caseload of students majoring in one of the following a CoS
    major areas.

              Mathematics & Computational Sciences
              Neural, Cognitive, and Behavioral Sciences
              Life and Molecular Sciences
Physical, & Space Sciences

  • Assist
    students by conducting resume/cover letter critiques and job-search
    strategies and providing guidance regarding both continuing education
    and professional application procedures.
  • Collaborate
    with CoS academic departments in relevant major area and across the
    college to plan, execute and market experiential learning events and
    outreach programming.
  • Conduct
    outreach to current/prospective students to promote benefits of
    experiential learning.
  • Facilitate
    placement of undergraduate students in positions related to their
    academic major/career interest.
  • Maintain
    internal data collection and support external data collection efforts in
    relation to student research, graduate school, and career placement.
  • Create,
    plan, and execute events for students to engage with employers and
    alumni, including outreach to participants and event logistics.

Development Programming

  • Facilitate
    innovative professional development programming including workshops,
    experiential learning, employer events, mentoring programs, and job
    shadow experiences, adjusting
    material as needed depending on intended audience.
  • Support
    career-related programming for student clubs and organizations requiring
    some work outside general business hours.
  • Instruct
    up to two sections of a one-unit professional development course.                           

& External Relations:

  • Engage
    with academic units to better understand current engagement of employer
    partners and opportunities to engage new and relevant partners.
  • Implement
    & assist in executing plan for outreach and awareness campaigns to
    employers and organizations relevant to the disciplines in the College
    of Science.
  • Network
    with and engage employers; solicit their involvement in our internship
    and full-time recruiting programs and follow up to establish
    relationships and to communicate selection results.
  • Collaborate
    with employer partners to maximize visibility and awareness among
    students in addition to facilitating experiential learning programs and
  • Gain
    a deep understanding of industry and research opportunities for major
  • Establish
    and maintain detailed database of corporate and alumni contacts. Assist
    with scheduling company visits, interviews, and other relevant events.
  • Gather
    and compile information related to career outcomes, event attendance,
    and coaching utilization for annual report.
  • Network and engage internally and externally to raise awareness of the College and develop professional relationships.

Career Coaches may take on
additional responsibilities as required by the position and the department.

The College of Science Career Center is currently
working in a hybrid model (remote/virtual and in-person), all employees are
expected to be available during College of Science Administration hours
regardless of working medium. Events and programs will require both virtual and
in-person coordination capabilities. Some evening and weekend hours are

Knowledge, Skills, &

  • Proficient
    communication skills - both verbal and written.
  • The
    ability to handle a variety of tasks, prioritize and problem solve.
  • PowerPoint,
    Excel, and database management skills.
  • Demonstrated
    attention to detail, a motivated/enthusiastic work style, and the
    ability to work in a rapidly changing environment with a broad range of
    internal and external constituents.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in STEM or
    Education preferred or other related degree.
  • 3 years of relevant work experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Work or research experience in a related field (Mathematics & Computational Sciences, Neural, Cognitive, and Behavioral Sciences, Life, Molecular, and Earth Sciences, Physical & Space Sciences) is highly desired.
  • Preferred STEM Education or Higher Education background.
  • Event coordination (both virtual and in-person) experience.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Student Services

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Career Strategies

Job Function

Student Services

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 4

Contact Information for Candidates

Lyndsey Edmonds -

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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