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The Career & Internship Center at the University of Washington (UW) Seattle Campus assists students from all backgrounds as they explore industries and careers; learn about and develop skills for professional success; secure and reflect upon career-related experiences; articulate their skills and experience to others; and launch post-graduation plans. Our team has a deep appreciation of and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.
The UW Career and Internship Center has an outstanding opportunity for a Career Coach. Our career coaches support students and recent graduates in exploring careers and securing internships and jobs through virtual and in-person 1:1 and group services. Each career coach also leads our efforts to 1) connect with 1-2 student identity groups and 2) produce content and programming for 1-2 interest communities.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Help undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates with a wide range of questions from “What should I do with my life?” to “How can I improve my resume for this one particular job?”
Position requires approximately 15 hours of 1:1 student contact per week – approximately 10 hours of 30-minute scheduled appointments and 5 hours of fast-paced drop-in shifts (10-15 minutes per student). Additional 1:1 coaching hours may be required based on seasonal needs.
Facilitate workshops and webinars, lead small group coaching sessions, teach credit-bearing career courses, moderate panels, present at various orientations, and assist with career fairs and other events.
Resource Creation & Maintenance
Analyze student needs and identify programming and resource gaps.
Develop curriculum for workshops, webinars, courses, and other events…often in collaboration with academic units and other partners.
Create web content, handouts, videos and other print and digital resources.
Revise resources to ensure they stay relevant and accurate.
Tailor materials to enhance applicability to various groups of students.
Meetings – contribute to staff, team, and committee meetings in the center, as well as meetings with colleagues and collaborative partners across campus
Professional development – attend webinars and other trainings; research trends related to student development, career development, the job market, and assigned communities; seek and implement feedback from others
Staff development – share information about assigned communities with staff; offer ideas and feedback to staff
Manage 1-2 interest communities. Write blog posts; source and edit alumni stories; curate videos and resources; select jobs and internships to feature; and produce programming to bring the community together.
Maintain 1-2 student identity/affiliation pages. Review messaging and resources on our site; liase with relevant offices and student groups; develop outreach strategies; and inform staff of needs, trends, etc.
Administrative – manage complex calendaring system; report on activities and attendance; grade student assignments; respond to emails from students, staff, and a range of other groups
Perform other tasks and work on special projects to support center operations
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Master’s degree, preferably in higher education administration, counseling, or related discipline
2-3 years of one-to-one academic advising or career coaching experience, preferably in a higher education setting
Experience providing quick advice to different students in brief back-to-back sessions for 2+ hours
Experience facilitating student learning in group settings (workshops, courses, etc.)
Quickly build rapport with students and recent graduates, assess needs, read the situation, and adapt approach to provide compassionate yet candid assistance on a wide range of career-related questions
Communicate clearly, concisely, and professionally to diverse audiences - in writing, online environments, one-to-one settings, and group settings
Evaluate and modify services, resources, and messaging to enhance access for students from historically marginalized communities
Build and maintain collaborative relationships with a range of stakeholders - students, parents, faculty, advisers, administrators, employers, etc.
Give and receive positive and constructive feedback with peers and managers
Plan work effectively, manage projects, follow through to completion, and meet deadlines
Think future-forward, experiment, innovate, assess, and adapt
Create and implement solutions to individual, team, and partnership challenges
Proficiency with computer applications and online platforms (i.e. MS Office, LinkedIn, Zoom, Skype)
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
In your cover letter, please include a distinct paragraph that describes your experience working with diverse student populations and your efforts to further your knowledge around inclusion, diversity, equity, and access.
Priority deadline is March 1, 2020.
Direct questions to Briana Randall, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
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