New York, New York
Career Development and Services
LIM College - Where Business Meets Fashion is currently seeking candidates for the position of Career Coach.
LIM College educates students for success in the global business of fashion and its many related industries. Located in midtown Manhattan - the fashion capital of the world - and devoted exclusively to the study of business and fashion, LIM College fosters a unique connection between real-world experience and academic study in business principles. Undergraduate students may major in Fashion Merchandising, International Business, Management, Marketing or Visual Merchandising. At the graduate level, LIM College offers an MBA program as well as MPS programs in Fashion Marketing, Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management, Global Fashion Supply Chain Management, and Visual Merchandising.
The Career Coach works under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Career Development and Advising. This includes providing comprehensive services and information resources that enable students to take active responsibility for their career decision and job search; equipping students for making career plans by facilitating awareness of their work related strengths, interests, and values and understanding the world of work; preparing students for finding suitable employment by enhancing their job search skills and capacity to express the relevance of strengths to employers; and fostering relationships with the employer community to provide students with opportunities to develop professional skills, integrate academic learning from work, and find jobs.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES:
- Provide consistent and relevant one-on-one and/or group coaching and advising on career exploration, career planning, internship and job search strategies with the goal of preparing students and alumni for post graduate career outcomes and objectives.
- Conduct 15 hours of coaching appointments and/or student engagement interactions per week, manage appointment scheduling, log appointment details and coaching notes on Handshake.
- Proactively outreach and increase awareness of CIS services and LIM students among employers, and coordinate the employer relations and employer activities on the career management system, Handshake.
- Engage with students in-person and virtually for career coaching sessions and drop-in hours on a regular basis.
- Effectively represent the department through collaboration with faculty, administrators, and campus departments; identifying, defining, and meeting student and alumni career planning and post graduate career outcomes, goals and objectives.
- Individually and as a department, help support College-wide goals and objectives as outlined in the College’s strategic plan.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
Programming, Events & Operations
- Assist with the development of career education content for programming and curriculum, and effectively delivering assigned experiential career education programs, as needed to support and supplement the CIS curriculum
- Supports all department events and lead/co-lead signature, campus wide or department projects or programs with the development, implementation and evaluation as assigned (i.e. Panels, Professional Development Conference, Amazing Career Race, Dream Dinner, Retail Run, Fashion Forward, etc) for students and alumni.
- Participate in assigned committees, division-wide meetings, and department staff meetings as well as “all hands on deck” events.
- On a rotational basis, attend at least two College-wide events (e.g. Open House, New Student Orientation, Family Weekend), comprising of daytime, nighttime, and weekend events, per semester.
Employer Engagement & Operations
- Proactively outreach and increase awareness of CIS services and LIM students among employers and coordinate the employer relations and employer activities on the career management system, Handshake.
- Coordinate the Handshake approvals, employer emails, promote job listings, provide support for all Career Fairs, conduct employer outreach for all Career Fairs and report in Handshake (e.g. Fall Virtual Career Fair, Work Study Career Fair, etc) and assist in office networking efforts and events to increase diverse, inclusive and equitable opportunities, industry employer contacts and partnerships to support student career education and outcomes.
- Determine new routes of exploration for cultivating employer relationships to support new programs and optimize opportunities for both on ground and online constituents.
- Perform administrative tasks in support of tracking, assessing, and reporting student job search activities, coaching appointments, internship experience paperwork, communication with employer partners, maintain up-to-date Handshake records on all students and employers, assist in First Destination Career Outcomes survey follow-up phone calls, research and reporting.
- Routinely build relationships with employers and alumni interested in engaging in career programs and activities for all students and alumni.
- Ensure departmental efficiency between both EECM employer management, experiential education, and career coaching as well as with other departments.
- Career Peers – Coordinate the student Career Peer Program, in partnership with the Senior Career Coach and Assistant Director, as directed.
- Participate with employer site visits, as assigned
REQUIREMENTS: The person selected will have the following qualifications:
- Bachelor’s Degree; Masters Preferred
- 1-2 years Career Development experience in a setting of higher education; fashion industry experience preferred.
- Good interpersonal and public relations skills; confidence in establishing new relationships.
- Solid analytical, creative, and problem-solving abilities with ability to collect interpret and report on both quantitative and qualitative data as it relates to both job opportunities and student experiences.
- Project management skills, being able to simultaneously work on multiple initiatives.
- Able to work well independently.
- Database management and reporting experience.