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Career Coach

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Work type: Full Time Administrative
Location: Lake County, IN
Categories: Administrative/Professional

General Description of Position:

The Career Coach provides coaching services to assist students in completing their Career Action Plans (CAP). Reports to the campus Executive Director of Career Coaching and Employer Connections and works collaboratively with Employer Consultant, Career Experiences Specialist, Advisors, K-14 Lead, and other faculty and staff to meet the career planning needs of students and to meet or exceed campus metrics.

Please note this posting includes multiple vacant positions. One selection committee will determine candidates to be interviewed for these vacancies and finalists will be selected by the hiring manager to fill all vacant positions.

Major Responsibilities:
Partners with campus Executive Director of Career Coaching and Employer Connection and
Systems Office Executive Director of Career Coaching to build out campus strategy and plan to
meet and exceed related College goals.
Coaches and tracks progress of students in implementing their CAP in one to one and group
coaching scenarios. Actions taken by students, under the guidance of the Career Coach, will include, but are not limited to the student completing at least every 15 academic hours a resume, LinkedIn profile, mock interviews, employer engagement, and engagement with a work-and-learn/job placement platform. Ensures the student completes at least one work-and-learn experience by the 45th academic hour.
Partners with campus Employer Consultant, Career Experiences Specialist, Advisors and other faculty and staff to make certain students are participating in pre-Ivy Tech and orientation experiences including use of career exploration and clarity tools, labor market supply and demand data, wage information, and participation in career-specific orientations.
Leads efforts to build awareness of career coaching opportunities at campuses including, but not limited to: building of student CAPs, career exploration, job search tools, work-and-learn and career placement. Partners with aligned campus stakeholders to promote a career development culture on the campus at large. Works collaboratively with Executive Director, Employer Consultants, and Career Experience Specialists to deliver presentations, and staff fairs and events.
Develops, consults, reports and analyzes student placement data, employment trends, and other pertinent data. Remains current on employment trends and matches those with program opportunities. Develops strategies to track impacts of career coaching on student development and attain campus metrics on student employment outcomes, recommending strategies to improve students’ employment outcomes.
Collaborates with Indiana Department of Workforce Development personnel and the College’s executive leadership to identify major skill gaps and plans strategically for workforce readiness in existing and upcoming careers; oversees portals used by students related to career exploration and clarity, job matching, and student career case management.
Works with Career Experiences Specialist and Employer Consultant to establish and grow a
consistent operational model for the delivery of work-and-learn and other skill-based practicum
experiences. Assists to help connect students with employer work-and-learn experiences, improve student usage of internship placement tools and increases the number of students placed in such programs. Works to develop student capacities in workforce and career readiness.
Develops deep understanding and appreciation of student career coaching best practices.
Participates in professional growth, development, and training programs related to career
Participates in weekly and monthly meetings with campus Executive Director of Career Coaching and Employer Connections, Employer Consultant, and Career Experiences Specialist.
Participates in related annual summits and/or retreats, as well as project based work as deemed
appropriate or necessary.
This is not to be construed as an exhaustive list. Other duties logically associated with this position may be assigned. All responsibilities will be conducted within the parameters of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), other applicable regulatory requirements, and professional standards.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Executive Director/Director of Career Coaching and Employer Connections.
Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required;

A minimum of two (2) years related experience in career development and/or coaching required.

Proficiency, familiarity or certifications in standard career assessments such as: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, and Clifton StrengthsFinder preferred.

Must demonstrate ability to promote an inclusive environment that reflects the broad diversity and backgrounds represented by our students and employees and which every individual feels respected and valued.

Demonstrated skills and abilities to concurrently manage numerous tasks, some with conflicting priorities required.

Must have excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

Commitment to student learning outcomes, staff development, and diversity required.

Must be able and willing to travel to and from campuses and professional development activities.

Ability to work within an entrepreneurial framework and scale a large project required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s preferred.

Other Requirements:

Selected candidate for employment will be subject to pre-employment background checks, including criminal history check, and any offer of employment will be contingent upon that outcome.

Position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the College students and employees.

Positivity, creativity, flexibility in working schedule. (Ability to work days and some evenings) focused on student support and success

Fully supports the College’s mission and strategic plan initiatives.

Work Hours:


Hiring Range:

$45,000 -$50,000 

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Attach a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (names, address, phone number).

Copies of transcripts may be required at time of interview.  Original hard copies of transcripts will be required at time of hire.

This position is initially funded through start-up grant funding as CCEC is launched statewide. Sustainable funding is actively being secured to activate upon the expiration of the grants to financially support the role. If sustainable funding is not secured upon the expiration of these grants, there will be no guarantee of continued employment in this position.



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