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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. For more about what our center does and how we do it - including our commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access - visit https://careers.uw.edu/resources/cic-what-how/
The Career and Internship Center is currently hiring a Career Coach to join the team. 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 produce content and programming for 1-2 interest communities.
Help undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates with a wide range of career development topics such as choosing a career path, occupational research, resume/cover letter review, job & internship search strategies, interviewing assistance, and applying to graduate/professional schools
Position requires approximately 15 hours of 1:1 student contact per week, though additional 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.
Manage 1-2 interest communities. Write blog posts; review emails from relevant vendors; source alumni stories; curate resources; select jobs and internships to feature; and produce programming to bring the community together.
Help maintain and enhance our identity/affiliation pages and our relationships with offices supporting diverse student populations.
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
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 a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
Master’s degree, preferably in higher education administration, counseling, or related discipline. Equivalent experience can substitute for degree requirement
Two years' experience having supportive yet challenging conversations with students in a one-to-one setting
Two years' experience facilitating student learning in group settings (workshops, courses, etc.)
Proficiency with computer applications and online platforms (i.e. MS Office, LinkedIn, Zoom)
Commitment to contributing to an inclusive work environment
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
Student services experience at the University of Washington
Career coaching experience, preferably with students in a higher education setting
Experience providing quick advice to different students in brief back-to-back sessions
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 underrepresented 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
* Submit a resume and cover letter to https://hr.uw.edu/jobs/.
* 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 May 13, 2021.
* Direct questions to Briana Randall, email@example.com.
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