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Career Coach or Counselor

Company:
Utah Tech University
Job Location:
St. George, Utah
Category:
Career Development and Services
Salary: See Position Description

Location: St. George 84770, UT

Job Type: Full-Time Staff

Division: Academic Affairs

Job Number: 23PRO773-1

Department
Career Services

Position Announcement

The Career Services team at Utah Tech University invites applications for a Career Coach position, specifically to work with general education students and students seeking careers within the Health Sciences programs offered at Utah Tech University. Coaches students on general career options and career options in Health Sciences by assisting them in identifying strengths, interests, skills, majors, and employment resources. Recommends other services offered by Career Services, including internships, coordination, resume writing, department presentations, etc. Coordinates with other departments on campus for career opportunities. Information about Career Services, its great team, and exciting programs can be found online at https://career.utahtech.edu/.

Responsibilities
  • Work with students in the College of Health Sciences with major-focused in-depth career exploration, networking with professionals in their industry, and working with faculty to run college-specific events.
  • Processing internship paperwork for students, which could include background checks, drug screenings, immunization records, etc.
  • Work with undeclared students to assist them on identifying strengths, interests, skills and experiences that work towards declaring a major.
  • Provide individual and group counseling on career preparation and job search techniques, including resume writing, interviewing skills and networking.
  • Develop career resources to better serve stakeholders.
  • Administer assessments and identify available resources to assist students with career exploration.
  • Build and maintain employer relationships within assigned major and their respective industries.
  • Coordinate activities between Career Services and University academic departments, deans, chairs and faculty.
  • Participate in various committees on campus that further the goals of Career Services and/or Student Success.
  • Assist with tracking and data collection to monitor program effectiveness.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred.
  • At least two years in an advising, career coaching, or recruiter-type role required; experience working in a health science industry, specifically with interns and/or mentorship, is desirable.
  • Ability to take initiative and develop programs and curriculum for students and staff.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices related to counseling students and career exploration preferred.
  • Ability to practice active learning skills and have a high level of awareness of the needs of others.
  • Extremely comfortable networking and presenting in front of groups.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and Zoom.
  • Ability to adapt to the ever-changing world of career and professional development.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and exercise critical human relations skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with students, employees and the public.
  • Familiarity with campus and student resources.
Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time professional staff (overtime-exempt) position. Annual salary of $41,000 - $43,000 for bachelor's degree applicants and $44,000 - $46,000 for master's degree applicants, depending on qualifications and experience. Desired start date of September 2022. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, as well as paid holidays in addition to sick and vacation leave accruals. See https://humanresources.utahtech.edu/employee-benefits/ under "Benefits Summary" for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins August 15, 2022.Submit application materials (including resume contents and contact information for three professional references) and upload cover letter electronically. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office at (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Utah Tech University is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution, committed to exceptional student learning and success that has adopted an instructional approach of "active learning. active life" and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, our university is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams. Click here to learn more about the University.

Utah Tech University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. We seek to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. Utah Tech University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of the University are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment. Utah Tech does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or the University's non-discrimination policies:
  • Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel Sainsbury - titleix@dixie.edu, HCC 579, 435-652-7747.
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Abby DeFeo - titleix@dixie.edu, 435-652-7731.
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visithttps://titleix.dixie.edu/ or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, ocr@ed.gov, 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, ocr.denver@ed.gov, 303-844-5695.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification.

Benefits

Click here to visithttps://humanresources.utahtech.edu/employee-benefits/ to learn more about the wonderful benefits available to you as a Utah Tech employee!

Highlights from Utah Tech's benefits package include:
  • 14.2% retirement contribution, paid 100% by the employer (no match required), vested on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Regular undergraduate tuition waiver (paid at 100%) for employee, spouse, and unmarried dependent children to take courses at Utah Tech;
  • Full medical, dental, and vision plans, with low employee-paid premiums, that begins on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts or Health Savings Accounts available;
  • Employer-paid basic life insurance & disability insurance coverage from day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Generous staff leave accruals, plus 12 paid holidays per calendar year.
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