Career Coach

Job description

Under direct supervision, performs a variety of office support and daily interactions with individuals for the Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC). This position plays a vital role in the development and professionalism of KSU students and community. The candidate selected for the position will serve students, alumni, and partners to encourage increased participation in career development activities.


  • Daily interactions with KSU students, employees, alumni, and employers

  • Creates and maintains frequent publications to distribute to students

  • Communicates with students, employers, and organizations to schedule on campus visits for career opportunities

  • Assists with the planning and preparation of CPDC activities (seminars and career fairs)

  • Analyze and research current and upcoming industry practices and policies utilizing N.A.C.E. and other resources

  • Use of career-related technology and electronic databases

  • Advise students individually and in groups on career-related issues and topics

  • Lead workshops and give presentations on career related topics to classes and student groups/organizations to enhance student professional development

  • Coach students to develop cover letters, resumes, presentation skills, soft skills, and workplace behaviors

  • Provide guidance on searching for internships, jobs and other career opportunities

  • Maintain confidentiality of records and information

  • Participates in various career center team projects and serves on various committees

  • Performs other duties as assigned

    MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS (Education and experience):

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 1 to 3 years related experience

  • Strong abilities in time management, event organization, and managing multiple projects and details

  • Comfortable working with technology based services and electronic databases


  • Organizing and coordinating skills
  • Efficient and effective counseling, communication (oral, written, and non-verbal), and presentation skills
  • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials
  • Ability to assess and enhance student performance in career development
  • Ability to research current industry trends and amend current practices
  • Ability to maintain calendars and schedule appointments
  • Records maintenance skills
  • Ability to work on a team and as an individual


  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
  • No or very limited physical effort required
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk




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Posted: 10/9/2018
Application Due: 12/6/2018
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