Midwest ACE Job Posting
Career Coach (Career Services Consultant)
Indiana University Walter Center for Career Achievement
Bloomington, IN


Job Description:

Department Information
The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest academic unit at Indiana University Bloomington. It is composed of 40+ departments, 50+ Centers, Programs, and Institutes, while also including the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture and Design, the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, and The Media School. Faculty in the College teach over 50 percent of the Indiana University (Bloomington) credit hours in 80+ buildings on the Bloomington campus.

The Walter Center for Career Achievement exists to empower every Arts + Sciences student to turn their diverse talents and passions into successful and rewarding careers. Through a community-centered approach, we develop meaningful connections and deliver expert guidance that create opportunities for students to successfully engage with employers, industry experts, and alumni.

More information about The Walter Center for Career Achievement can be found here.

We believe that career development is a fundamental component of an Arts + Sciences education. As a team, we relentlessly pursue innovation and excellence to be national leaders in the provision of career services.

The College values diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core strength and essential element in the success of its educational mission. For full diversity statement, click here or go to https://college.indiana.edu/about/diversity-inclusion/index.html

Job Summary
Fundamental Responsibilities:
- Assists with professional and career development of students and alumni through career assessments, exploration, decision-making, goal setting, and planning. Focuses efforts on resume building, interview skill development, mock interview, and job search preparation and navigation; graduate school application and interview preparation through counseling appointments and consultations.
- Develops and delivers workshops on career development which include networking strategies, interviewing, resume and cover letter writing skills, portfolio development, and using the internet for career search.
- Supports faculty and students with career exploration, internships, job shadow experiences, presentations, and facilitation of resources available for career development.
- Serves on various community and institutional committees to build partnerships across the university and among comparable universities to build knowledge base.
- Assists in the process of collecting and tracking data for office assessment purposes. Utilizes data to assist in the creation of office objectives and goals to meet the needs of the student population.
- Works through issues with a variety of stakeholders: students, employers, alumni, and faculty. Identifies and capitalizes on connections between groups of stakeholders and leverage those connections in unique ways through events and interactions
- May provide guidance and delegate administrative tasks to other career services staff.
- May make process recommendations for improved operational efficiency.
- Provides expert, industry-specific, career advising to College of Arts + Science students, in both one-on-one and group-based settings, on a diverse array of topics including life design, career exploration, job and internship search strategies, and writing professional correspondence (resume, cover letter, personal statement, professional portfolio, etc.).Facilitates multiple career-related events, workshops and classroom presentations each semester on topics relating to job and internship search strategies and the career development process.
- Instructs multiple sections of credit-bearing career courses on topics that range from basic career development and life design to industry-focused job and internship search strategies and internship-for-credit.


Job Requirements:

Required: Bachelor's degree in business or a related field
Preferred: Master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs, Counseling, or a related field

Required: 2 years in career consulting or a related field; Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.

Required: Proficient communication skills; Maintains a high degree of professionalism; Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills; Demonstrates a high commitment to quality; Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment; Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty; Highly thorough and dependable; Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure; Counseling skills, program development skills, understanding of college student success, knowledge of career development services in higher education, ability to interpret career assessments
Preferred: Experience working in the media-related roles; Broad understanding of the value of a liberal arts education; Interest in working in a highly-collaborative team environment; Commitment to facilitating world-class undergraduate student learning and career development

How to Apply:

Please create an application account, and submit a resume and cover letter to: https://jobs.iu.edu/.

Additional Information:

If you have any questions, contact Erin Erwin, [email protected]




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