Provide comprehensive career coaching to students and alumni in two-three newly-created Career Exploration Communities (likely business and law/government) and one existing division (social science majors). Partner with faculty pre-professional advisors in serving as pre-professional advisor for various pre-professional programs. Help build and implement new Career Exploration Communities. Work closely with assigned Career Exploration Communities to support career decision-making and programming for students. Oversee the Peer Educator program.
Essential Job Functions:
Provide comprehensive career coaching to undergraduate students in assigned majors and Career Exploration Communities (CECs).
Assist students in exploring possible careers and career decision-making.
Provide direct support for internship, job, and graduate/professional school searches and applications.
Serve as a pre-professional advisor for assigned pre-professional programs, working in partnership with pre-professional faculty advisors to guide students through the process of locating and applying to pre-professional programs.
Build relationships with and serve as a liaison to designated faculty, developing strategies for communication and collaborative programming to increase student utilization of the CCPD.
Document coaching sessions in Handshake.
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of and educate students, faculty and staff on industry trends, qualities/skills employers seek in candidates, and the hiring process.
Work closely with other CCPD staff to build the Career Exploration Communities and provide direct support to students, faculty, staff, and alumni with the CECs.
Oversee the Peer Educator program including hiring and training of all Peer Educators.
Train, supervise, and evaluate the Lead Peer Educator.
Represent the CCPD and/or Centre College at events for prospective students, parents, alumni, and employers.
Organize, support and attend CCPD events as required.
Travel and work occasional evenings and weekends as needed.
Appreciation of and commitment to further an inclusive culture for those of diverse backgrounds such as ability, age, class, ethnicity, faith, gender, neurodiversity, race and sexual orientation.
Marginal Job Functions:
Serve on college-wide committees as assigned.
Contribute to the overall success of the department by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Interested applicants must apply through the Centre College Human Resources site at https://www.centre.edu/offices/human-resources/career-opportunities (with a cover letter, resume, and list of references). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. For full consideration, application materials must be submitted online by May 22, 2022.
Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan, Educational Assistance
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in career development, counseling, psychology or related field required; Master’s degree strongly preferred.
Minimum of three years’ experience in career services, counseling, student success, higher education, or a related industry.
Knowledge and Skills
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Excellent organizational skills along with ability to be flexible and adapt when plans change.
Ability to prioritize and easily handle multiple assignments.
Strong empathy and communication skills.
Ability to remain calm and consistently have a positive demeanor, especially during stressful times.
Familiarity with career management platforms (e.g. Handshake), Windows office environment, and social media platforms.
Limited pushing, pulling, and lifting. Lifting would not exceed 20 lbs. Mobility on campus is necessary.
Centre College is a premier national liberal arts college that serves approximately 1,400 students and provides a supportive community and a flexible, personal academic path to a meaningful life and career. Founded in 1819, Centre accomplishes its goals in an atmosphere of caring and respectful relationships among faculty, student, and staff. The College has an endowment in excess of $420 million and an operating budget of more than $65 million.
Centre welcomes and supports diversity. The College strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated, where individuals can exchange ideas and share in the richness of mutual experiences. Please view our Statement of Community.
Located in Danville, KY, the historic, picturesque 150-acre campus is 30 miles from Lexington, in the famed Bluegrass Region of Central Kentucky.
For information concerning the College, visit our web site at www.centre.edu