POSITION TITLE: Career Coach
STATUS: Full Time
DEPARTMENT: Career Services
DIVISION: Student Development
REPORTS TO: Director, Career Services
PLACEMENT: Professional, Grade S08
MINIMUM PAY RATE: $52,618 Annually
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity,
gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an
AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates
who would enhance the diversity of its staff.
The Career Coach provides individual coaching to students that are
undecided or exploring major/career options. Possesses a working
knowledge of career advising, college curriculum, policy, and
campus resources Provides structured Guided Academic Pathway
training and resources for faculty advisors and success coaches
campus-wide, to ensure all students begin guided major/career
exploration within their first year. Assists with clarifying
educational goals, leading students to establish a clear pathway to
successfully complete identified coursework, certificate, or degree
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Demonstrate mastery of Guided Academic Pathway model in order to
train faculty advisors and success coaches campus-wide with the
goal that all students begin guided major/career exploration within
their first year.
2. Develop and execute formal career exploration and academic
pathway trainings for all campus advisors, based on the Guided
Academic Pathway principles.
3. Evaluate and update resources for advisors and coaches.
4. Assist undecided and exploring students by guiding major and
career exploration using self-assessment (values, skills,
strengths, personality and interests) relating to the world of
5. Provide educational and career coaching to support a
student’s/alumni ability to develop a guided academic plan/map that
meets their identified educational and career goals, as well as
support their motivation to persist.
6. Coordinate career development programs, initiatives, and
interventions for a caseload of undecided students.
7. Actively provide knowledge, support, and direction that will
increase educational direction, completion of developmental
sequence, and exploration of their career outlook and academic
8. Collaborate with faculty, faculty advisors, and student
development staff members.
9. Per established guidelines, determine when students need to be
referred to appropriate college resources for further educational
planning, advising, and support.
10. Coordinate, design and implement presentations on career
planning, professional development and job search topics.
11. Support academic intervention priorities that are identified by
12. Monitor data that informs proactive outreach efforts to connect
with academically challenged students, which may include providing
follow-up with students placed on academic caution and
13. Attend advisor trainings and collaborating with academic
support and student development departments to stay abreast of
appropriate referral resources, understand student trends across
the institution, and share aggregated results of coaching sessions
that may impact other areas of the college.
14. Maintain confidentiality of information exposed to in the
course of business regarding students and others who may obtain
15.Track and record all student contact (phone, email,
appointments) to ensure data/analytics are measurable for reporting
16. Perform related duties as assigned
1. Bachelor’s degree in education, social and behavioral sciences,
or related field.
2. Two (2) years of previous experience with career, vocational,
training and development and/or academic advising.
3. Ability to guide students through the career development process
(self-assessment, career exploration, decision making and job
4. Knowledge of career development theory/practice, job search
strategies, employment trends, and current career resources.
5. Experience designing and presenting programs and workshops on
career related topics.
6. Strong computer skills and familiarity with career guidance and
career assessment software; and, effective use of technologies that
support coaching best practices.
7. Demonstrated skill in working with diverse student populations
who represent a wide range of abilities, ages, ethnic groups, and
national origins as well as LGBT issues and adult
8. Willingness to follow ethical guidelines for counseling and
placement (American Counseling Association, National Career
Development Association and National Association of Colleges &
9. A bility to establish and maintain cooperative and effective
working relationships with other members of the college and
community, displaying cultural competence as well as emotional
10. D emonstrated commitment to the college’s core values of
respect and inclusion, sustainability, integrity, collaboration,
humor and well-being, innovation and quality.
1. Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Higher Education,
Student Affairs or related field.
2. Experience in administering and interpreting career assessment
instruments utilized in career decision-making, specifically the
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Strong Interest
3. Experience coaching and supporting students within the community
4. English and Spanish verbal and written communication
5. Demonstrated multicultural competence.
6. Previous experience in Career Services, Career Development or a
Normal office physical demands.
1. Duties are performed indoors in the usual office
2. Travel and work between campuses; and some evenings and weekend
PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WITH YOUR
• A cover letter with your interest in being considered for the
• Unofficial Transcripts (must be included)
PRIORITY CONSIDERATION DATE
I nternal candidates must adhere to the terms of employment
regarding length of time in current position as outlined in their
Full Time/Part Time:
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