Serve as a primary career coach for first- and second-year students with an emphasis on developing and overseeing foundational career skills programming in the Career Center. Develop and administer programming and resources that encourage student career exploration, skill building, and eventual transition into appropriate industry-focused career communities. Plan and lead career development initiatives and workshops to guide students through early college career processes including major declaration, experiential learning, and summer experience opportunities. Support and encourage students exploring majors and careers from all class years.
Job Functions and Responsibilities:
Oversee, design and implement a four-year career development curriculum for students focused on attaining career competencies and professional skill development, focusing on directing career development initiatives for first- and second-year students.
Design and implement a career education plan for first- and second-year students grounded in career development theory, as well as best practices and student needs.
Coordinate career coaching efforts to ensure student appointments are consistent, and coaches are regularly informed about relevant career guidance, programs, workshops, tools, follow-up, and resources.
Organize opportunities each term targeted for first- and second-year students to build relationships with Career Center staff.
Provide individual and group advising to first- and second-year students to clarify and make progress towards achieving academic and career goals.
Develop, implement, and measure outreach and engagement initiatives for first- and second-year students.
Participate in the design and delivery of career-related workshops, programs, and panels serving the general and targeted student populations.
Co-lead communications and social media outreach as part of a team approach
Coordinate programming, cultivate campus and external partners, and provide advising for students in specific industry-related clusters.
Curate resources, offer programming, and serve as liaison for students in specific affinity groups
Administer and interpret career-related assessments and inventories (e.g., Strong Interest Inventory, MBTI, CliftonStrengths).
Assist students in using Career Center resources and finding information relevant to interests and career goals.
Coach students in developing and refining resume writing, interviewing, and job-search skills, as well as articulating the value of a liberal arts education.
Promote Career Center curriculum and programming to students, faculty, and staff at the college.
Regularly review and update existing Career Center resources and materials, and develop new materials as appropriate.
Update Career Center coaching staff on trends and developments in the career development field and share updates and resources on career coaching.
Serve on college committees as assigned.
Education/Experience/Skills (supported by job duties):
Master’s degree in a relevant field (including student affairs, higher education, counseling, or a related discipline)
At least two years of experience in career development and/or student advising/coaching
Strong communication skills in a variety of settings, including one-to-one, small and large group settings
Excellent writing skills with the ability to provide detailed critique of style, organization, grammar, and content of resumes, cover letters, and personal statements
Proven ability to develop, oversee, and facilitate engaging programming and workshops for students
Experience working with students and staff from diverse backgrounds
Team-building skills focused on student interaction/relationships
Demonstrated capacity to manage complex projects and programs
Familiarity with career coaching concepts and NACE career competencies
Experience working in a college career center and advising students on career-related topics and professional development
A thorough understanding of the liberal arts and experience working with that student population
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
Salary and Benefits:
This is an exempt level position. The selected finalist’s salary will be based on the candidate’s qualifications, internal pay structure, and Carleton’s overall compensation package. Carleton offers a generous benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plans with a 10% employer contribution with immediate vesting, a health savings account with college contribution, a generous paid time off, as well as access to other campus amenities.
Carleton is a private liberal arts predominantly residential campus with nearly 2000 students and 800 faculty & staff. Founded in 1866, Carleton College is an independent and highly selective liberal arts college with a diverse and exceptionally able student body, a talented faculty whose first priority is teaching, and a continued commitment to the liberal arts. A four-year college, Carleton offers the Bachelor of Arts degree. Its students can choose from 37 majors and 15 concentrations in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.Carleton College occupies more than 1,000 scenic acres of campus, arboretum, over 100 campus buildings, and athletic fields. Located in Northfield, Minnesota, 40 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Carleton offers access to the cultural advantages of a major metropolitan area.