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Career Education Specialist (HYBRID)

Salve Regina University
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 17, 2023

***This position is eligible for up to two days remote work per week.


Salve Regina University aspires to provide students a deeply aligned academic advising and career development experience as part of the signature Salve Compass Program delivered across the four years of the undergraduate experience. The Career Education Specialist will be an integral contributor in shaping an equitable and accessible career coaching experience for all Seahawks. Reporting directly to the Associate Director, Career Development, the incumbent will support students gaining agency for their career development through individual and group career coaching, as well as collaborative programming with members of the Compass team, student leaders, and staff/faculty colleagues across campus. There will be a particular emphasis on the 2nd year undergraduate student career development progression.


Career Coaching:
  • Coach students utilizing a holistic and proactive coaching approach to engage students gaining agency for their career development through individual and group meetings (exploring career options, considering identity and career, conducting experiential learning/job/grad school searches/interviews, and navigating career transitions), with a particular emphasis on 2nd year undergraduates
  • Serve as a key member on the advisory group for Sophomore Year Compass Studios, contributing to developing content and agendas, identifying and training facilitators, communicating and executing logistics, and assessing articulated learning outcomes
  • Connect students to on and off campus resources (identifying potential collaborations) for self-discovery, experiential opportunities, reflection, decision making, community-building, and successful career transitions
  • Represent the University on committees and through professional associations, maintaining a pulse through professional development on career coaching best practices
Career Resource Management:
  • Maintain proficiency in job search resource platforms and social media to best communicate opportunities with students (including job and event approvals, marketing events, enhancing student engagement, and creating reports)
  • Connect with vendor partners stay current with existing and emerging trends and share updates with students in a timely manner
  • Create how-to videos and documentation to be shared via the website, social media, programming, and curricula for various resources
Programming & Assessment:
  • Create and deliver training/programming/curricula for career development at the University, setting expectations and defining clear and trackable outcomes based on explicit career readiness outcomes (presentations, events, etc.)
  • Collaborate with student leadership, as well as staff/faculty colleagues to maximize effectiveness of career programming in light of existing campus programming and calendar demands with an awareness of recruiting cycles
  • Partner with staff and faculty colleagues to develop and assess career development curriculum and modules for Compass Studios
  • Through an equitable lens, collect and evaluate career coaching data to continually improve practices and address equity gaps

Participate in trainings and other special programming, as well as other duties as assigned




The incumbent is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.


Required :
  • Earned Bachelor's degree and minimum of three year's experience coaching college students required
  • Demonstrated expertise with career coaching in higher education required
  • Knowledge of student development, career coaching techniques, and career development theory required
  • Appreciation for strong alignment between career development and academic advising, as well as experiential education and student agency required
  • Commitment to equitable access to resources and communities of support for all students required
Preferred :
  • Earned Master's degree in Higher Education or related field preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency to NACE's ethical standards and career readiness principles preferred
  • Understanding of and commitment to Salve Regina's Mercy, Catholic tradition and mission preferred

Additional Information:

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including (waiting periods apply):
  • health, dental and vision coverage available on the first of the month following date of hire
  • 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA with employee and employer contributions as well as access to advising services
  • long-term disability coverage
  • employer-paid life and AD&D insurance
  • up to 100% free tuition at Salve for eligible employees and qualified dependents
  • robust wellness program and free access to the on-campus Fitness Center
Other available benefits include:
  • supplemental life insurance for employees and dependents
  • supplemental insurance coverage through Aflac
  • Tuition Exchange scholarship program. Application available for qualified dependents of eligible employees working full-time
  • discounted pet insurance through ASPCA
  • student loan forgiveness assistance program (SAVI)
  • discounted auto and home insurance through Liberty Mutual
  • employee Assistance Program through Coastline EAP
  • flexible spending health and dependent care accounts
  • health savings accounts
  • 529 collegebound saver program
For more detailed information on Salve's benefits, visit .

Salve Regina University strives to cultivate belonging values through diversity, equity inclusion in order to foster a welcoming culture for our staff, faculty and students, as well as the wider community. Salve Regina University embraces all people with grace. No matter the path traveled to get here, the University acknowledges that many identities will intersect. Salve Regina belongs to all in its community.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online for any open staff and faculty positions by providing a cover-letter and resume. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify.


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