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Career Readiness Coach

Apply now Job no: 528178
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Student Life/Services

Department: University Career Center
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Starts at $43,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2021-2022
FTE: 1.0

Three (3) positions available

Application Review Begins (updated)
October 17, 2021; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please include a resume and a cover letter outlining your interest and how you meet the minimum and preferred (if applicable) qualifications of the position.

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 of Oregon recently adopted a definition of student success which specifically states that all graduates should be “career ready.” The University Career Center leads the effort to achieve this goal by serving as the gateway to exceptional career services at the UO. Located in newly-constructed Tykeson Hall, the office empowers, prepares, and educates students not just for their first job, but for their lifelong process of career success. In conjunction with advising and career services partners across campus, the University Career Center assists UO students with facilitating self-exploration and discovery, securing internships and other career-related experiences, and connecting with potential employers.

Position Summary
Partnering with their colleagues in the University Career Center and across campus, Career Readiness Coaches support and guide students as they explore their personal and professional interests, acquire career readiness competencies, navigate career-relevant experiences, and implement career goals.

Coaches interact with students through a variety of in-person and online settings, including but not limited to individual appointments or group sessions, and through the creation of educational materials that teach UO students about careers.

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 in counseling, student affairs, higher education, or a related field.
• 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.

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