Career Coach

Position Announcement

The Career Services team at Dixie State University invites applications for a Career Coach position, specifically to work with general education students and students seeking careers within the Health Sciences programs offered at Dixie State University ( ). Coaches students on general career options and career options in Health Sciences by assisting them in identifying strengths, interests, skills, majors, and employment resources. Recommends other services offered by Career Services, including internships, coordination, resume writing, department presentations, etc. Coordinates with other departments on campus for career opportunities. Information about Career Services, its great team, and exciting programs can be found online at .


  • Work with students in the College of Health Sciences with major-focused in-depth career exploration, networking with professionals in their industry, and working with faculty to run college-specific events.
  • Processing internship paperwork for students, which could include background checks, drug screenings, immunization records, etc.
  • Work with undeclared students to assist them on identifying strengths, interests, skills and experiences that work towards declaring a major.
  • Provide individual and group counseling on career preparation and job search techniques, including resume writing, interviewing skills and networking.
  • Develop career resources to better serve stakeholders.
  • Administer assessments and identify available resources to assist students with career exploration.
  • Build and maintain employer relationships within assigned major and their respective industries.
  • Coordinate activities between Career Services and University academic departments, deans, chairs and faculty.
  • Participate in various committees on campus that further the goals of Career Services and/or Student Success.
  • Assist with tracking and data collection to monitor program effectiveness.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least two years in an advising, career coaching, or recruiter-type role required; experience working in a health science industry, specifically with interns and/or mentorship, is desirable.
  • Ability to take initiative and develop programs and curriculum for students and staff.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices related to counseling students and career exploration preferred.
  • Ability to practice active learning skills and have a high level of awareness of the needs of others.
  • Extremely comfortable networking and presenting in front of groups.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and Zoom.
  • Ability to adapt to the ever-changing world of career and professional development.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and exercise critical human relations skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with students, employees and the public.
  • Familiarity with campus and student resources.

Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: Full-time professional staff (overtime-exempt) position. Annual salary of $40,000 - $42,000, with a desired start date of June 1, 2021. Excellent benefits package included (see under "Benefits Summary" for more details).

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins April 26 , 2021 . Submit cover letter, resume, and contact information (including email) for three professional references electronically. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office at (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Dixie State University is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution committed to exceptional student learning and success. DSU has adopted an instructional approach of "active learning. active life" and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to providing students with an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, DSU is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles) with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams. Click here to learn more about the University.

Dixie State currently has approximately 12,000 students and has been a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education over the last several years. We offer over 210 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. DSU seeks to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. DSU is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of DSU are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Dixie State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or DSU’s non-discrimination policies:

  • Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel Sainsbury - , HCC 579, 435-652-7747.
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Abby Del Giacco - , 435-652-7731.
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, , 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, , 303-844-5695.

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 form upon hire.

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