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Career Coach, Career Services, 80494

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 26, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Career Services, Counseling, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Hiring Department

Office of Student Success, Career Services

Job Description

The UMKC Career Services office is taking applications for an outcome-oriented Career Coach to provide direct service to students, design and deliver workshops and presentations, and collaborate with colleagues across campus to offer a comprehensive career development program. Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Promote an integrated and engaging career development program
  • Provide career coaching individually and on a group facilitation basis for undergraduate and graduate students and alumni; assist students preparing for entering careers, seeking employment, and identifying internship/career-related opportunities
  • Assist students with developing professional skills such as resume writing, graduate school research and application process, job and internship searches, interview preparation, and social networking
  • Act as the liaison for various academic units. Collaborating with relevant student groups, academic departments, and administrative departments to develop industry cluster-specific programming, student preparation, and communicate opportunities to students
  • Develop and coordinate career-related educational programs for classes, student organizations, groups of prospective students, and others as appropriate. Collaborate with faculty and campus partners in the development and delivery of programs and messages
  • Possess sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to relate empathically, effectively, and consistently with a diverse student population
  • Accurately document all interactions with students and graduates in the career services database
  • Collaborate with the employer relations team to connect students and academic programs to specific employers' jobs, internships, and applied learning experiences.
  • Manage one of the three career development programs targeting the Peer Career Coaches, Professional Wardrobe Studio, or Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programming.
Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience is necessary from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Masters degree in Counseling, Higher Education or related field
  • Demonstrated experience providing career coaching to address a broad range of career/employment questions in a university environment
  • Experience leading college recruitment or career development programs
  • Advanced knowledge of job market trends, occupational, career and employment information sources, as well as the application process for graduate and professional school
  • Experience designing and delivering career-related workshops and programs
  • An advanced understanding and ability to work with and serve individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated skill in establishing effective working relationships with staff of all levels, faculty, and alumni
  • Experience and proficiency with incorporating technology to deliver career services (Handshake, Interstride, ParkerDewey, Vault/ Firsthand, 12Twenty, etc.)
  • Strong communication skills - writing, presentation, and interpersonal
  • Knowledgeable of National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) career competences
  • Experience working with student organizations or groups
Full Time/Part Time

Full-Time, Benefit eligible



Application Deadline

March 1, 2022

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of five references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (800) 488-5288.

Note, you must provide a description of job duties for each Work Experience entry on your application. Please carefully review the application instructions section of our Careers page prior to submitting your materials.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:
UMKC Statement on Diversity

Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion .

Roos Advocate for Community Change

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Annual Report

Multicultural Student Affairs

Benefit Eligibility


We offer full benefits that start day one, generous paid time off, paid winter break, and continuing education benefits. Visit our Total Rewards page to learn more.

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