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Career Readiness Coach

Apply now Job no: 523664
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Academic Advising/Support, Administrative/Professional, Student Life/Services

Department: University Career Center
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $40,000-$48,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2018-2019
FTE: 1.0
Number of Openings: 5

The University of Oregon is poised to embark on an exciting new mission to bolster our students’ academic, professional, and personal success. We have developed a new coordinated, holistic advising model and we are looking for committed, diverse, and talented professionals to join us!

Our new integrated academic and career model will focus student advising around one of six central themes called “Flight Paths.” Each thematic Flight Path will guide students in exploring and planning the academic and career paths aligned with their values, skills, and interests. We are excited to launch this proven approach to enhancing the advising experience for our students while supporting their timely graduation from the University and preparation for their careers. We want you to be a part of it!

Under this new model, we have many career opportunities at the University of Oregon, including:
· Academic and Career Advisor (24 openings)
· Academic and Career Coordinator (6 openings)
· Advising Case Manager (2 openings)
· Career Readiness Coach (this opening)
· Diversity and Retention Advisor (posting coming soon)
· Degree Progression Specialist (2 openings)

Professionals in these positions should love working with a diverse student population and have a passion to help them succeed in their academic, career, and personal ventures.

Applicants who are interested in and qualified for multiple positions should apply for each unique posting they wish to be considered for; applications will not transfer between positions. Applications for all positions will be reviewed on a regular, rolling basis, with the intent of having most positions filled by June. Positions will remain posted until all openings are filled. More information is available here

Application Review Begins
April 1, 2019; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit the following in your online application:
1. Cover letter that expresses your interest in the position and professional resume.

2. The name, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of which must be current or most recent supervisor (if not currently employed). Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted.

3. Responses to supplemental questions listed below:
a. Please articulate how you meet the requirements of the position (refer to Minimum Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications listed below). Please be specific in addressing each qualification.

b. The Division of Student Life is intentionally creating a multicultural organization that actively includes and engages everyone. What does this mean to you and, if you are selected as a Career Readiness Coach, how will you help the Division of Student Life achieve this goal?

Department Summary
The Division of Student Life supports the university’s academic mission through comprehensive programs and services that promote and advance student learning and success while fostering an inclusive and vibrant campus community. Student Life houses four departments, the University Career Center, Office of the Dean of Students, Erb Memorial Union, and Physical Education & Recreation, plus a number of key programs, including the Holden Center for Leadership and Community Engagement, Parent and Family Programs, major student events (Commencement, Homecoming, University Day), Student Government Engagement & Success, Student Conduct and Community Standards, and Support for Students in Crisis and Students of Concern.

The University Career Center helps students as they prepare for the world of work through career education and preparation and connects students to opportunities through a dynamic employer relations model. The Center achieves this through the following: providing information online regarding career options, career paths, employer profiles, and job opportunities; educating students on resources and strategies for job applications, internships, and graduate schools; creating opportunities for interactions between students, employers, and faculty; sharing knowledge of career readiness and employer needs by contributing to professional development and training of Academic and Career Advisors (ACAs) and academic faculty; serving as a central resource to professional schools and colleges for generalized career education and preparation services, resources, and programming; helping students learn to articulate the skills gained in their UO journey; and providing data to help the university share the story of where students land with a UO education.

Position Summary
Career Readiness Coaches work collaboratively with Academic and Career Advisors (ACAs) through six thematic career communities called Flight Paths. Within their designated Flight Path, Coaches help students identify opportunities to gain experience relevant to their chosen major and ultimately, career, by providing both developmental career education and just-in-time career preparation to ensure they are successful in landing desired opportunities such as full-time employment, part-time jobs, internships, and experiential learning. This position will proactively help students connect with opportunities by staying up-to-date on employer and industry trends and through frequent collaboration with the University Career Center Employer Engagement Team.

The role of the Career Readiness Coach has three main components: 1) to support exploring students in their assigned flight paths (career communities) by providing advisors across campus with information about relevant experiential and career opportunities, 2) to share specialized career information with academic and career advisors across campus, and 3) to provide direct support to students once they have chosen a major by providing industry-specific career education and preparation programs and services. Programming will require this position to facilitate workshops and instruct courses.

Career Readiness Coaches report to the Assistant Director for Career Readiness, and may supervise and oversee the work of student staff.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree.
• One year of experience in career services, advising, recruiting, talent management or similar setting.

Professional Competencies
• Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to working with students, parents, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds in support of an inclusive and multiculturally competent environment.
• Demonstrated knowledge of the needs of college students and employers in today’s and tomorrow’s work environment, and how to prepare college graduates for lifelong career success.
• Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills and customer-service orientation.
• Technical aptitude and ability to navigate and utilize technology for program administration and service delivery.

Preferred Qualifications
• Master’s degree.
• At least two years’ experience in career services, advising, recruiting, talent management or similar setting.
• Career services experience in a higher education setting.

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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