The Senior Career Coach (SCC) works within the Center for Career
Education (CCE) and assumes responsibility for a significant
career-coaching case load. The SCC is also highly engaged in the
development and delivery of the campus-wide approach to career
education, assuming responsibility for a Career Community as well
as taking the lead on developing curriculum for and instruction of
credit-bearing Career Education courses.
Career Coaching (50%, approximately 20 hours per week)
Direct Career Coaching
: Meet with and coach students in
both one-on-one appointments and group settings and meetings,
employing an appreciative advising model to provide developmentally
appropriate advising, support, and mentorship of students as they
explore academic, professional, and personal development. Support
students in their processes of career discernment.
Ongoing Development of Self-Guided and Classroom
- Utilize Handshake for student appointment scheduling and
- Participate in campus programming, classroom visits and other
initiatives related to the Epic Journey and other career-related
: Create materials for students to
access and employ in their own processes of career discernment, to
be used in conjunction with in-person coaching and support from
peer career coaches and all career coaches on the CCE team. Produce
plug-and-play modules for teaching faculty to use in classroom
settings in which career discernment may be a part of the
Career Education (15%, approximately 6 hours per week)
Career Community Administration
: Convene an advisory team
of faculty, alumni and/or employers for one Career Community
(likely the Social Justice, Education, and Public Affairs Career
Community). Develop and deliver timely and relevant career
education/exploration resources and opportunities to students
associated with the Career Community through various online
platforms, email outreach, and in other venues.
Curriculum Development and Instruction (30%, approximately 12
hours per week)
- Stay up to date on available internship, research, and study
abroad experiences related to assigned Career Community, as well as
potential careers in that Community.
- Serve as the point person for campus event programming related
to assigned Community, working in collaboration with the Center for
Social Justice and other relevant campus units.
- Work with, hire, and supervise a small team of Peer Career
Coaches (2-3) with the same Career Community assignment.
- Assist in training student Peer Career Coaches (all teams) on
resources related to assigned Community .
- Develop and maintain relationships with faculty and other
campus personnel in support of the overall purpose and goals of the
assigned Career Community.
- Assist in developing and maintaining relationships with
relevant employers and/or graduate/professional schools for the
purpose of identifying internship and/or full-time employment
opportunities for students within the assigned Career
- Keep abreast of industry news and relay relevant information to
Assist other team members in
updating existing and developing new Career Education curricula,
especially credit-bearing courses, to ensure alignment with and
achievement of departmental learning outcomes.
- Work collaboratively with CCE colleagues to understand
departmental needs regarding curriculum.
- Draft necessary documents for Curricular Policy Committee (CPC)
approval of updates to existing and new credit bearing
Assume primary responsibility for instruction
of credit-bearing Career Education courses (under the EPIC course
- Adhere to all academic policies as determined by the
Registrar’s office and the CPC including but not limited to course
registration, textbook submission, attendance reporting, grade
reporting, and course evaluations.
- Work collaboratively to assign Peer Career Coaches (from one or
more teams) to serve as Teaching Assistants and/or Graders, as
- Note: Instructional duties may require some evening
and/or weekend hours.
Collaborate with other CCE personnel in
designing, implementing, and administering ongoing assessment of
student learning and outcomes for all Career Education programming,
especially credit-bearing courses.
Take the lead in reporting on outcomes and
assessment of all career education curriculum.
Other Duties (5%, approximately 2 hours per week)
Participate regularly in regional,
national, or international professional development opportunities
Serve on various boards and
committees, as appropriate to the CCE and EPIC missions.
Ad hoc assignments:
Complete other duties as requested by
the Senior Director.
- Bachelor’s degree and at least introductory (1 year) experience
in college-level career advising and/or a closely related field,
such as: experiential education, internship programming, or human
- Demonstrated skill in and passion for working with
- Demonstrated interpersonal relationship-building skills and
experience working with a wide range of constituents, including
employers, faculty, students, and alumni
- Experience communicating with and supporting people from
diverse backgrounds and an expressed commitment to uphold and
further Earlham’s Diversity Aspirations Vision Statement
- Experience in curriculum development and instruction
- Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality
- Clear understanding of and affinity with the purposes and
values of a private residential liberal arts college and a
demonstrated ability to work with teaching faculty
- Experience and comfort with digital tools and technology,
including social media
- Commitment to high visibility on campus and in the
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a
- Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills,
particularly in translating the value of the liberal arts into
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
- Knowledge of current professional practices and challenges in
- Knowledge of or experience in liberal-arts settings in higher
- Experience in program creation, planning, implementation, and
- Familiarity with the Handshake platform (or another career
- Familiarity with Moodle (or another Learning Management
- Some graduate study or post-bac course work
Please submit the following application materials through our
Earlham Careers Portal:
Earlham College requires all employees to be vaccinated against
COVID-19 or apply for and receive a qualified exemption within two
weeks of the employment start date.
- Cover letter.
- Statement on Diversity: The Statement on Diversity should
describe how your values and leadership frame or center Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in your work.
- Contact information for three references.
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newly hired employees within the United States.
Earlham College is an equal opportunity employer committed to
building a diverse community, one that reflects the makeup of
society at large and that particularly welcomes and supports
individuals from groups that have been historically marginalized
because of factors such as race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity,
gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and
physical ability. The College strongly encourages applications from
women and people of color. As an institution with a Quaker
identity, the College also solicits applications from members of
the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
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