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Assistant Director & Career Coach

Champlain College
Vermont, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 4, 2022

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Career Services
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Assistant Director & Career Coach

About Champlain College:
Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, private, not-for-profit college in Burlington, Vermont overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondack mountains, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Its career-driven approach to higher education prepares students for professional life from their very first semester.

Champlain's Centers of Experience provide students from across all majors with experiential learning environments that guide them in how to take their classroom knowledge and put it to the test in practical applications allowing them to gain real-world experience firsthand. Each Center connects Champlain to the local community and the world, turning theory into practice. The Centers entrust students with responsibility, engage them in ambitious goals and empower them to lead with creativity, confidence, insight, and integrity. At the helms of the Centers are cutting-edge industry professionals who share the goal of providing the most relevant, career-focused education, enriched with hands-on learning opportunities. The College offers 30 undergraduate degrees as well as online undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs.

Our accolades include:

  • Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021 selects Champlain as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain
  • Champlain is featured in The Princeton Review's 2021 "The Best 386 Colleges," including among its "Best Northeastern colleges"
  • For the sixth year in a row, Champlain is named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" and is recognized as a "Best Value School"
  • Champlain College is recognized as a 2021 College of Distinction

Job Description:
As the Career Collaborative Assistant Director & Career Coach your work will directly impact the career trajectory of Champlain undergraduate and graduate students and alumni. You will support students as they move in the direction of their aspirations and become practitioners, advocates and educators.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide comprehensive career development and management to students and alumni
    • Advise on career collaterals (resumes, cover letters, career marketing plans, social media profiles)
    • 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
    • Customize marketing strategies
  • 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.
  • Actively collaborate with internal 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 outcome reporting.
  • In collaboration with the Asst. Vice President, assist in drafting annual reports, employment reports, alumni surveys, and other  career-related information used for College reporting, benchmarking, and career success reporting based on protocols outlined by national and international standards
  • Support the programs and activities in the Career Collaborative.
  • 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, Canvas, 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.

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