Assistant Director, Undergraduate Career Coaching

Position Title Assistant Director, Undergraduate Career Coaching Position Number 092161 Department College of Business - 255000 Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in student development, business, or related area.
  • Basic knowledge of career development theories, adult development theory, counseling processes, career decision making, learning styles, and/or job search strategies.
  • Demonstrated track record of building and maintaining relationships with a variety of constituents.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate group discussions, workshops, activities, presentations, and reflections.
  • Knowledge or ability to quickly learn about BCS programs, career development, employers, alumni, and faculty needs and expectations, recruiting and staffing methods, employment trends.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve, present to varied audiences, communicate with professionalism in both written and oral form.
  • Ability to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
License/Certification Required

Valid drivers license is required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Assistant Director will oversee professional skills development and career coaching for undergraduate business majors.

Duties and responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide one-on-one career advising, skill development, and support to undergraduate students in the WCOB .
  • Design and deliver workshops and programs aimed at increasing the career exploration and readiness of business students.
  • Organize, recruit for, and attend events including alumni speaker series, workshops, and site visits to employers as coordinated through employer engagement staff.
  • Maintain broad current knowledge of career and economic trends and their impact on career paths.
  • Connect with various faculty and present in classrooms and in collaboration with various departments across campus.
  • Build and maintain relationships with students, faculty, staff, alumni, employers, parents, and donors in order to support students in their career discovery.
  • Develop innovative career programming in collaboration with the BCS team and other key stakeholders to benefit students.
  • Gather and document first destination data on graduating seniors.
  • Analyze trends and assist the department with continuous improvement efforts.
  • Assisting with programming coordinated by others in BCS .
  • Other responsibilities and projects as assigned.
Suggested Salary Range $40,000 - $42,000 Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of a professional position within a university. Ability to operate a motor vehicle with a valid drivers license is also required.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach required documents:

  • Cover Letter(Please include the URL to your Linkedin profile in your cover letter.)
  • Resume
  • List of 3 References with Contact Information
AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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