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Assistant Director

Champlain College
Vermont, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 8, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Career Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Director & Career Coach

Job Description:

Champlain's Career Collaborative is the centralized career center at Champlain College and provides comprehensive, innovative career development to undergraduate, graduate students and alumni, and actively prepares students with meaningful opportunities for internships and career-relevant employment. Additionally, Career Collaborative manages a nationally recognized Life Skills Readiness initiative in a program called InSight, which this role will support.

As the Career Collaborative Assistant Director & Career Coach your work will directly impact the career trajectory of Champlain undergraduates and alumni. Coaching those in the Game Studio degree programs, your caseload will be infused with a passion for students studying game art, game business and publishing, game design, game production management, game programming, and game sound design. You will support students as they move in the direction of their aspirations and become practitioners and thriving creators. This role will be part of a team of career coaches and career administrators who will strive to achieve the objectives outlined in the Re/volutionary 2030 Strategic Plan.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide comprehensive career development and management to students and alumni
  • Advise on career collateral materials, e.g. resumes, cover letters, career marketing plans, social media profiles, and game portfolios
  • Teach students how to perform effective job searching and networking
  • Administer career-related assessment instruments to ascertain interests, motivators, and skills for career success and satisfaction
  • Conduct mock interviews
  • Devise plans and execute on marketing and promoting Champlain students and career programs/events in local, regional, national, and international markets
  • Leverage existing career management platforms, social media,and new technologies
  • Maintain an efficient and accurate record-keeping system of employer relations efforts
  • Work closely with external partners (employers, recruiters, alumni, parents) to support expanded career opportunities forstudents
  • Actively collaborate with campus partners to cultivate new and existing relationships
  • Solicit, compile, and share data concerning career outcomes for every graduating class in each program that comply with national and international standards of career outcomes reporting
  • In collaboration with the AVP assist in drafting annual reports, employment reports, alumni surveys, and other career-related information used for College reporting, benchmarking reporting, and career success reporting based on protocols outlined by national and international standards
  • Support the programs and activities in the CareerCollaborative
  • Serve as an information resource for prospective students, parents, employers and community partners, and Champlain faculty and staff


  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of two years of work experience is required. Master's degree in a relevant field is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience working in career coaching
  • Proven skills in external outreach to employers, business partners, and community members
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to working with diverse
  • populations
  • Experience with career-related software systems (Handshake, Blackbaud, CareerShift, and others) preferred

Additional Information:

The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.

Champlain College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, veteran or military service status, HIV -positive status, qualified disability, or on the basis of any other status protected by law, and does not discriminate in the administration of its education and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices or co-curricular and other College-administered programs. Champlain College will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified students, applicants for admission or employment, or employees. Please contact the People Center at 802.651.5800 with questions concerning the hiring process or future employment at Champlain College, or if auxiliary aids or services are needed to apply for employment at Champlain College.

Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community. Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain strives to be diverse and inclusive in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community are valued as individuals.

Application Instructions:

Application materials must include a resume/CV and a letter of interest (Cover Letter) specifically addressing the desired qualifications. The College seeks candidates who, through their work and life experiences, service to the community, teaching or research can contribute to the diversity, inclusivity and academic excellence of Champlain College. Please include information about how you would contribute to these efforts and help to further this goal in your letter of interest/cover letter.

In order to be considered for the position, you must also upload a resume and cover letter describing a) how your background and experience suit this role and b) your interest in working at Career Collaborative and Champlain College.

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