Summary: Queens University of Charlotte seeks an experienced Career Coach to support the growing university-wide Vandiver Center for Career Development. Reporting to the Associate Director of Career Readiness and Planning, the Career Coach provides industry specific career development support to students and alumni. With guidance from the Associate Director, the Career Coach is responsible for assisting in developing, implementing, and evaluating a comprehensive career development program to meet the needs of students and alumni. This full-time, benefits-eligible position is exempt from provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is not eligible to earn overtime pay for hours worked above 40 in a single work week.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide industry and career specific support through career coaching, mock interviews, resume and cover letter review, graduate school application support, career planning, professional brand management and related programming.
- Administer career assessments and provide appropriate guidance based on results.
- Stay abreast of industry and career trends to provide specific guidance to students and alumni.
- Work with employer relations team to understand career opportunities and assist with talent pipeline.
- Plan and facilitate career readiness events such as workshops, prep events, and coffee chats.
- Create and upkeep career readiness resources and initiatives.
- Deliver classroom and student organization presentations on career readiness topics.
- Assist with Internship Program curriculum initiatives.
Non-Essential Duties: Other duties and special projects may be assigned to meet department or university needs.
Experience, Knowledge and Skills Required
- 1-2+ years of experience in a career coaching, higher education and/or industry setting.
- Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office.
- Ability to work well individually and in team settings.
- Ability to exercise sound judgment in unusual/new situations.
- Ability to work with a diverse population.
- Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
- Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to multitask efficiently with excellent attention to detail.
- Ability to interact well with external stakeholders, students, faculty, parents, staff, administrators, and in public settings.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferred Experience, Knowledge, and Skills
- Career assessment certification a plus.
- Knowledge of career development theories and practices, career navigation strategies and resources, and industry insight a plus.
- Knowledge of Handshake or other job board platforms a plus.
- Knowledge of FERPA.
- Master’s degree or equivalent experience.
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1. A cover letter addressing the position qualifications and experience
2. Current résumé or CV
3. Salary requirements
4. Contact information for three professional references.
Applications received by August 12,will receive first consideration. Queens will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.
About Queens University of Charlotte
Located in the heart of the nation’s second fastest growing metropolitan area, Queens University of Charlotte leverages the city’s diverse and thriving environment as an extended classroom. Nationally recognized for undergraduate programs in international and interdisciplinary education, Queens blends the best of liberal arts learning with professional preparation and community engagement. Focused on supporting success for diverse learners, faculty build close and collaborative relationships with students and help them build intentional and individualized roadmaps for flourishing at Queens and beyond. At the graduate program level, the University offers innovative educational experiences that help learners advance professionally and retool for new opportunities. Our environs afford faculty myriad opportunities to advance their own professional growth and teaching and research interests by collaborating with vibrant industry, non-profit, and community organization sectors.
Because of our history of innovation and our legacy of strong leadership, Queens is positioned to be among the new forerunners of American higher education. This is a defining moment for Queens. While other institutions are focused on sustaining and surviving, we are thinking much bigger.
Institutions that understand what is needed and are willing to reimagine what is possible can position themselves to thrive and strengthen their market position after the pandemic with innovative approaches that are deeply connected to the world and its greatest challenges.
By 2030, Queens aspires to become the leading, private, national university of Charlotte with deep, meaningful, and reciprocal connections to the needs of our local community and economy; inventive and multidisciplinary academic programs that are connected to the world’s most pressing challenges and biggest areas of opportunity; a fully connected, integrated, and innovative set of experiences that support holistic wellness and wellbeing; a culture of continuous improvement and investment that enables faculty and staff to flourish and achieve their full potential; and a comprehensive approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion that begins on campus and radiates throughout the community.
Queens offers comprehensive benefits to eligible employees, including: medical, dental and vision insurance, domestic partner benefits, defined contribution (matching) and supplemental 403(b) retirement plans, vacation and generous paid holidays, tuition remission and tuition exchange, Queens- paid life insurance, supplemental life insurance, dependent life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, flexible spending accounts (medical, dependent care, Health Savings Account), sick leave and long-term disability leave, paid parental leave, FMLA leave when eligible, reduced cost meals at Morrison Dining Hall, employee assistance program (EAP), free access to the Levine Center, wellness programs. In addition, employees may choose benefits such as pet insurance, critical care insurance and legal assistance.
Physical Requirements (with or without reasonable accommodation)
- Remain in a stationary position, most of the time.
- Exchange accurate information with co-workers and clients, frequently.
- Read reports, create presentations, use a computer system, most of the time
- Communicate with co?workers, clients and vendors, most of the time.
- Write, type, and use the computer, telephone, copier, and other office equipment systems, most of the time.
- Move about inside the workspace to access resources and office equipment, and attend meetings across campus, regularly.
- Exert moderate force to move objects, occasionally.
- Think critically, concentrate on the task at hand, and respond quickly to changes in conditions, most of the time.
- Must be willing and able to occasionally work a flexible schedule (e.g., evenings and/or weekends) to meet requirements of the position.
- Work in office and conference environments, involving contact with students, faculty, staff, community members, service providers, and vendors.
- Work has deadlines, interruptions, high volume and may be stressful at times.
This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of this positions, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended to describe the general nature of this position.