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Position Title: Career Coach (2 positions available)
School/Division: Student Affairs
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Reporting to the Senior Associate Director, the Career Coach plays an integral role in delivering equitable career development education to Hofstra students. The incumbent demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion principles and effectively integrates them into all aspects of the role. The Career Coach role focuses on preparing students for their careers through 1:1 coaching and advising; providing workshops, presentations, and educational programs; and creating career readiness resources for various populations. The Career Coach supports the development and success of pre-professional student organizations and serves as a liaison to the faculty/dean's office within an assigned college at the University. Evening and weekend hours may be required in support of special projects and events.
The Career Coach is expected to uphold the values of The Division of Student Enrollment, Engagement, and Success (SEES), and work collaboratively to execute its mission to promote student learning, growth, and success, in and out of the classroom, while demonstrating value add to student recruitment and retention efforts.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Career Readiness (70%)
1:1 Career Coaching and Advising:
Provides equitable career support to individuals with varying identities and experiences.
Demonstrates promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion principles throughout career coaching and advising services.
Recognizes systemic barriers and biases that may impact students' career development and career management and works collaboratively with students to address barriers and biases.
Actively participates in ongoing professional development and training related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Develops and delivers career development workshops and other educational programs, assuring the unique needs and challenges faced by students with marginalized identities are considered as programs are developed and implemented.
Collaborates with faculty, academic advisors, and other campus departments to integrate career development into the overall student experience and provide a seamless transition from academics to the workforce.
Supports and advises assigned pre-professional organizations, creating, and delivering programming to assigned student organizations.
Consistently engages in professional development to increase knowledge and understanding of higher education administration and enhance knowledge of career theory, coaching techniques, resume, and cover letter writing strategy, networking, industry trends, and best practices in career coaching and advising.
College Liaison Responsibilities (20%)
Serves as a liaison to the faculty/dean's office in assigned college, conducting regular outreach, and offering support:
Develops and delivers career education workshops for assigned populations.
Develops and executes outreach and appointment campaigns to engage students, thinking creatively about how to engage students with their career development.
Develops and delivers career development workshops and presentations.
Supports liaison school programming and outreach efforts to engage students in career readiness and experiential learning.
Facilitates program requests from faculty in liaison areas and as needed broadly across academic departments.
Collaborates with the Senior Associate Director of Career Development & Assessment and faculty to develop curriculum and career education content for professional development courses, ensuring that educational materials are aligned with best practices in career services and industry.
Under the supervision of the Senior Associate Director of Career Development & Assessment, develops virtual resources and content as well as assessment tools for use in coaching and advising and professional development courses.
Additional Projects and Administrative Responsibilities (10%)
Collaborates and provides support for large scale programming across the department, division, and the University, including career fairs, orientation, Welcome Week, Open Houses/Admissions Events, Commencements, and other events, as needed.
Facilitates professional development/career readiness presentations, as assigned, with campus partners and student organizations, which may be scheduled outside of normal business hours.
Maintains accurate engagement records, including but not limited to entering appointment and event data into office systems such as Navigate and Handshake.
Collaborates with campus partners as assigned to integrate career development education into the overall student experience.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree required.
1-3 years of experience in college student development, human resources, or related field.
Knowledge of career development theories and NACE Career Readiness Competencies.
Master's degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling, or related field.
Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.
Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the w...orld who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.