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Career Coach or Senior Career Coach (Health and Medicine)

Earlham College
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 19, 2023

Job Details

Earlham College is a Top 100 National Liberal Arts College located in Richmond, IN, a small city that's just a short drive away from several major metropolitan areas including Dayton, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Chicago.

Richmond and Earlham have a symbiotic relationship. Through research, studies, internships and volunteering, Earlhamites offer Richmond expertise and service as Richmond offers our students the chance to gain valuable, real-world experience. Our community assumes no religious affiliation but follows Quaker principles and practices, which include respect for persons, integrity, a commitment to peace and justice, simplicity, and consensus-based community decision-making. Earlham is committed to and proud of being a diverse and inclusive place most clearly visible in our student body: 20% of our student body are international, coming from 60+ nations in 2022, and 24% are domestic students of color. Faculty and staff also bring tremendous diversity to the College; many have lived and worked outside the United States, and they make a point of drawing on those experiences in their interactions with students. Additionally, Earlham makes it a priority to serve as a safe and welcoming place for LGBTQ+ communities and has a four-star rating on the Campus Pride Index. Our community is characterized by respect for every person and a commitment to social justice. Equity and inclusion are central to Earlham's institutional priorities and our leadership is committed to widening the path to an Earlham education.

Earlham College is seeking a Career Coach or Senior Career Coach (Health and Medicine) to join our team!

Summary: The mission of the Center for Career Education is to empower students to imagine, design, and pursue an Epic journey that leads to a purposeful life and meaningful career.

The Career Coach works within the Center for Career Education (CCE) and assumes responsibility for a significant career-coaching case load. The Career Coach is also highly engaged in the development and delivery of the campus-wide approach to career education, assuming shared responsibility for the Health & Medicine Career Community. This position works directly with the Center for Global Health and will spend 50% of their time in the CoLab, the co-curricular hub where pre-health advising resides.

Essential Functions:

Career Coaching & Career Community Administration (65%, approximately 26 hours per week).

Career Coaching
  • Provide guidance, coaching and support to students throughout their 4-year career discernment and development process.
  • Support students on all aspects of career planning including self-assessment, exploration, internship and job search strategies, graduate school search and application, interview preparation, writing professional correspondence (resume, cover letter, personal statement, etc.) through individual appointments and group presentations.
  • Utilize Handshake for appointment scheduling and tracking.
Career Community Administration
  • Collaborate with teaching faculty, alumni, employers, and others associated with the Health & Medicine Career Community and Center for Global Health.
  • Develop and deliver relevant career education resources and opportunities to students associated with the Health & Medicine Career Community through various online platforms, classroom presentations, workshops, email outreach, and in other venues. This includes utilizing the best practices of pre-health advising as established by the National Association of Advisors for Health Professionals (NAAHP).
  • Keep abreast of available internship, research, and other experiences related to the Health & Medicine Career Community, as well as potential careers and graduate programs.
  • Serve as the point person for campus event programming related to the Health & Medicine Career Community, working closely with the Center for Global Health (and its director) and other relevant campus units.
  • Participate in campus programming, classroom visits and other initiatives related to the Epic Journey and other career-related projects.
  • Work with, hire, and supervise a small team of student Peer Career Coaches within the Center for Global Health.
  • Assist in training student Peer Career Coaches (all teams).
  • Track and report on student engagement data for the Center for Global Health.
Center for Career Education Programs & Events (15%, approximately 6 hours per week)

As an integral member of the CCE team, the Career Coach supports center initiatives including the Senior Launch, Epic Expo, Epic Advantage promotion, Designing Your Life, and other curricular initiatives.

Additional duties with the Center for Global Health ( 15%, approximately 6 hours per week)
  • Health Externship – serve as the main point of contact for health professionals for establishing and maintaining externships each semester. Meet with externship participants on a regular basis to facilitate reflection.
  • Management and supervision of additional Center for Global Health Programming including National Public Health Week, Health Professions Week, Community Medicine, Blood Drives, and student clubs.
Other Duties (5%, approximately 2 hours per week)

Professional development: Participate regularly in regional, national, or international professional development opportunities and networks. This includes membership in NAAHP and the Central Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (CAAHP).

Board/committee service: Serve on various boards and committees (including the Health Careers Advisory Committee), as appropriate to the CCE and EPIC missions.

Ad hoc assignments: Complete other duties as requested by the Executive Director and the Director of the Center for Global Health.
  • Additional duties as assigned
  • 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 resources
  • Demonstrated skill in and passion for working with undergraduate students
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced office
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills, particularly in translating the value of the liberal arts into graduate outcomes
  • Be a positive example and resource to all Earlham Students
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in related field
  • Knowledge of current professional practices and challenges in career-education programming
  • Knowledge of or experience in liberal-arts settings in higher education
  • Experience in program creation, planning, implementation, and assessment
  • Familiarity with the Handshake platform (or another career education-related platform)
The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To Apply
  • Please submit the following application materials through our Earlham Careers Portal
  • Cover letter - Please address your thinking and experience with matters of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, as it relates and specifically pertains to this position.
  • Resume
  • List of Three References with Contact Information
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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Earlham College

Founded in 1847, Earlham College is a nationally-ranked liberal arts college that aspires to change lives for good. Our community is shaped by the perspectives and values of the Religious Society of Friends—commonly known as Quakers—but you don’t have to be Quaker to work or study here. (In fact, most of us aren’t!) Instead, our community comes together around our shared Principles and Practices: respect for persons, integrity, peace and justice, simplicity, and community. Through our common understanding of these values and our shared governance structure, each member of the Earlham community is encouraged to participate fully, applying their personal expertise and experience to moving the College forward.

Earlham welcomes a broadly diverse student body, faculty and staff to its campus.

With a quarter of our students identifying as domestic minorities and another 20 percent coming to Earlham from homes outside the United States, our classrooms, clubs and activities benefit from the wide variety of perspectives and experiences our students bring.

Our 800-acre campus is nestled in the heart of Richmond, Indiana. Richmond and Earlham share a mutually beneficial connection, and our location allows for the best of both worlds—big city amenities aren’t far away, and outdoor activities abound.

We’re delighted that you’re interested in joining the Earlham community and look forward to learning more about you through the application process.

The health and financial security of you and your family is important to us. Earlham College is proud to offer you competitive, comprehensive benefits that enhance the lives of you and your family. These benefits are intended to protect your well-being and financial health. You have the flexibility to select the plans that best meet your needs and the opportunity to elect additional benefits that protect you and your family and balance your life outside of work.

Oh, and by the way—it’s pronounced “Ur-luhm”!


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