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Career Coach

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Department: Retention Services
Work type: Staff
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Probationary, Full Time, Education Support Professionals, Student Services

    • Position Summary
    • (Classified as:  Student Services Professional III)
      Full time position available on or after January 21, 2020 for Career & Professional Development Center.

      Under the guidance of the Director, the Career Coach provides career-related advising on an individual or small group basis to students and alumni. The career coach will provide career development and career guidance to students in a variety of settings and performs independent professional work characterized by coordination of experiential education and career readiness in support of EOP and CareerReadyU. The Career Coach will provide career information, and job search skills training to students.

    • Job Duties
    • Duties include but are not limited to:
      • Coordinate the career services provided to juniors and seniors in the EOP program working directly with the EOP coordinator to ensure students are following grant requirements.
      • Assist with the development of CareerReadyU career education program and deployment.
      • Provide individual and group career coaching and help facilitate employment connections for the EOP upperclassmen.
      • In coordination with the Director, assist in the hiring, training and supervision of the Career Peer mentors.
      • Act as main liaison for the Career & Professional Development Center with the EOP program coordinator and advisors and the Office of Service Learning Director and staff.
      • Assist students and graduates in seeking employment in their field of training; assist in developing, planning and delivering workshops and career-related programs for students and graduates.
      • Provide individual and group career coaching, including seminars and workshops on resume building, letter writing, interviewing techniques, mock interviews, evaluation of compensation packages, preparation for the first job, and other career search skills training as necessary.
      • Research and support career development software programs; help maintain and/or develop effective and appropriate printed and web-based resources, including videos, on resumes, letters, memoranda, and preparation for job interviews; assist in evaluating, developing, managing and updating Career & Professional Development website.
      • Help students select appropriate educational and career goals
      • Assist with coordination of networking events, mock interviews, career panels, employer information sessions, and alumni career mentoring; build effective relationships with local and regional corporations, non-profit and government organizations and community partners to identify employment opportunities and to promote the university’s qualified students, graduates and alumni.
      • Promote annual alumni survey and assist with development of related reports for the campus community.
      • Provide professional presentations to employers promoting CSU Stanislaus, students and alumni.
      • Participate in public relation activities promoting CSU Stanislaus.
      • Participate in planning and support all recruiting activities including on-campus recruiting activities and interviews including participation in planning and hosting Career & Internship Fairs.
      • Assist and participate in the formulation and implementation of organizational goals and objectives. Collect retention-related student data for the annual evaluation. Participate in regular department and component meetings. Collect statistics on students advised and monitor assessment guidelines.
      • Participate in appropriate personal and professional development activities.
      • Perform other duties as assigned by the director to ensure the success of career services on behalf of the university, students, employers and alumni.

      Other duties as assigned.

    • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education:  Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related.

      Experience: Equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. (A master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.)
    • Preferred Qualifications

      • Knowledge of career counseling; knowledge of methods and procedures for seeking professional employment; strong verbal, writing, proof reading, editing and communication skills; knowledge of resume, memorandum, application letter and cover letter formats.
      • Ability to establish and maintain accurate records and to organize work and meet deadlines.
      • Demonstrated expertise in using office software packages, technology and systems to include Outlook, Word, Excel, FileMaker Pro, and database systems (PeopleSoft preferred).
      • Experience coordinating career education programs.
      • Earned Master’s degree or post-baccalaureate units.
      • Experience advising undergraduate students.
      • Experience in career counseling, career advising, and career placement.
      • Knowledge of principles of individual and group behavior, career development, and counseling techniques.
      • Excellent communication, presentation, teamwork, and organizational skills.
      • Ability to interpret career assessments (Strong, MBTI) highly preferred.
      • Knowledge of Focus2, GradLeaders and StrengthQuest is a plus.
      • Higher education experience desired
    • Required Qualifications

      • General knowledge of the methods and problems of organizational and program management.
      • General knowledge of research and interview techniques
      • Ability to interpret and apply program rules and regulations.
      • Ability to use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments and in implementing long-range program improvements.
      • Ability to obtain factual and interpretive information through interviews.
      • Ability to reason logically; ability to collect, compile, analyze and evaluate data and make verbal or written presentation based on these data.
      • Ability to recognize multicultural, multi-sexed and multi-aged value systems and work accordingly.
      • Demonstrated ability to make decisions and carry through actions having implications with regard to other program or service areas.
      • Thorough knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior.
      • General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of the Student Services field as well as general knowledge of the policies, procedures, activities and practices of the program area to which assigned.
      • General knowledge of individual counseling techniques.
      • General knowledge, or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge, of the overall operation, functions, programs, organizational procedures, and activities of the campus.
      • Working knowledge of student services programs outside the program to which immediately assigned.
      • Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action.
      • Ability to advise students individually and in groups on complex student-related matters.
      • Ability to determine appropriate courses of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals in personal interactions of an argumentative or sensitive nature.
      • Ability to interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of problems brought forward by individuals or student organizations, analyze and define the problem, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action.
      • Ability to carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions.
      • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals to include faculty, CSU administrators, student organizations, and other private and public agencies and others in committee work, and student advising and community contacts.
    • Salary Range
    • $4,691 - $6,683 per month plus excellent paid benefits.  (Anticipated salary will be $4,691– $5,160 per month, depending on the qualifications of the successful finalist.)
    • Compensation & Benefits
    • Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.

      Link to Benefits Summary: Academic Support (Unit 4) 
    • How to Apply
    • To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resumé. Applications are accepted electronically only.  Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.  To apply online, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page.
    • Application Deadline
    • OPEN UNTIL FILLED; SCREENING TO BEGIN DECEMBER 19,2019 (Applications received after the screening date will be considered at the discretion of the university.)
    • Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    • Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
    • Additional Information

    • Campus & Area

      California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

      Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

      Clery Act Disclosure

      Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

      Equal Employment Opportunity

      The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.  The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

      Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351.  California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD.  As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool.  Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at:

      CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    • The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.



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