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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, Athletics, Probationary, Full Time, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

    • Position Summary

    • (Classified as: Student Services Professional III)

      Full-time position available on or after October 30, 2023, for Student Services.

      Under the guidance of the Executive Director, the Career Coach provides career-related counseling 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 employer, faculty and campus outreach and partnerships. The Career Coach will act as the liaison between students and employers, and will provide career information, and skills training to students in support of the CPDC and CareerReadyU (CRU) initiative. Builds collaborative partnerships with campus, employers, and community constituents to foster access, student engagement, career readiness, retention, and commitment to student success. Prepares students for finding suitable employment by enhancing career-readiness, job search skills and capacity to express the relevance of their strengths. Provide leadership and guidance to Career Peers and College Corps Fellows in tabling and outreach.

    • Job Duties
    • Duties include but are not limited to:
      • Provide workshops and presentations to academic partners from assigned colleges, related academic clubs, and relevant professional/community organizations.
      • Post jobs and internships directly in HireStanState powered by Handshake.
      • Maintains communication with academic component related to both Turlock and Stockton Centers services and activities as needed.
      • Provide consultation to college departments on career and employment-related issues, job market trends and information on CPDC services and CareerReadyU program.
      • Disseminate information to academic and other administrative offices on campus related to the programs and services of the CPDC and CRU initiative.
      • Develop and create instructional/informational materials/resources for on and off-campus distribution and utilization including the CRU Faculty Newsletter.
      • Provide career counseling services on an individual, group and on-line basis for students and alumni who are choosing/changing a major, exploring career options, seeking employment, and identifying internship/experiential education and career-related opportunities.
      • Develop, coordinate, and facilitate training and skill development workshops to include resume preparation, job-search strategies, career information technology including Internet links, interview skills, and experiential learning preparation.
      • Develop and deliver in-person and on-line advisement and counseling services to students/alumni.
      • Create educational resources and communications (published, email, electronic, social media) based on the career and employment needs of students/alumni. Assist students in selecting appropriate educational and career goals.
      • Assist with coordination of career education events. Identify employment opportunities and promote qualified students, graduates, and alumni to local and regional corporations, non-profit and government organizations, and community partners.
      • Provide professional presentations to employers promoting CSU Stanislaus, students and alumni and participate in public relation activities.
      • Participate in planning and support all recruiting activities including on-campus recruiting activities and interviews including participation in planning and hosting Career & Internship Fairs. Coordinate employer connection services (info sessions, OCIs, tables in the Quad, etc.).
      • Collaborate with employers and recruiters by conducting outreach, employer consultations, meetings with employers, workforce development agencies, chambers of commerce, economic development boards, and other professional groups.
      • Assist and participate in the formulation and implementation of organizational goals and objectives. Participate in regular department and component meetings.
      • Collect retention-related student data for the annual evaluation.
      • Collect statistics on students advised and monitors assessment guidelines.
      • Design and implement marketing collateral & promotional efforts related to program coordination & delivery. Contribute to the development, enhancement, and delivery of the campus wide CPDC/CRU marketing and communications plan utilizing the career management system and social media platforms.
      • Promote CareerReadyU employer partners and assist with utilization of HIREStanState to connect with students and alumni.
      • Participate in appropriate personal and professional development activities.
      • 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

      • Master’s degree or post-baccalaureate units.
      • Prior work experience in a higher education or CSU environment.


        Experience with MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel), FileMaker Pro, PeopleSoft.


        Experience with Focus2, Handshake, and Strength Quest is advantageous.


        Experience in coordinating career education programs and 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.


        Knowledge of career professional organizations and resources is a plus.

    • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

      • 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 another program or service areas.


        Thorough knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior. General knowledge, or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge, of the organizational procedures and activities of the campus.


        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.

    • Special Conditions

      • Some travel off campus and between campuses may be required (Stockton – Turlock).
    • License or Certifications

      • Possession of valid California Driver’s Licenses required.
    • Physical Requirements
    • The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Salary Range
    • Anticipated salary will be $5,025 – $5,528 per month plus excellent paid benefits. Salary will depend on the qualifications of the successful finalist. (Full Student Services Professional III range $5,025-$7,159)
    • 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 15 paid holidays a year. Link to (Bargaining Unit: 4) Benefits Summary: CSU Employee Benefit Summary

    • 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.


      Applications will be processed in accordance with Article 9.3 of the CSU/CSUEU Memorandum of Understanding.  Preference will be given to qualified individuals currently employed at CSU Stanislaus in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint outside applicants to meet the best interest of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from current employees.

    • Application Deadline
    • October 30, 2023;

    • 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:  Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

      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 CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. The CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California.

    • 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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