Career Coach (Multiple Positions)

Tucson, AZ
Mar 10, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Eller Undergraduate Programs

Department Website Link:


Main Campus


1130 E Helen St, Tucson, AZ 85721-0108 USA

Position Highlights:

Do you enjoy working on multiple projects in a rapidly changing environment?

Do you go out of your way to help people?

Do you like collaborating with a variety of people and teams?

If you answered "yes" to these questions, read on to learn more about an opportunity at the UA Eller College of Management.

As a career coach, you will offer professional development mentorship to undergraduate business students.

You will be joining a team of career coaches who help students identify, research, and realize career goals through personal consultation and programming. You will help students find internship and full-time career opportunities and will guide them through the application and interview process. You will keep up to date with current hiring and employment trends and identify specific skills required for employment and help students obtain these skills. You will establish relationships with employers to ultimately serve as a liaison between students and employment opportunities. You may take on additional responsibilities as required by the position and the department.

The Eller College offers professional development opportunities to our students at all levels. We craft and execute large- and small- scale events to reach dynamic audiences and provide individualized coaching to help students succeed. We measure performance through student engagement, and student internship and full-time placement rates.

The undergraduate program office is currently working in a hybrid model (remote from home/virtual and in-person), with the intention to move back to fully in-person when permissible. Events and programs will require both virtual and in-person coordination capabilities. Some evening and weekend hours are required. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and visioninsurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sickleave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee andqualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UArecreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

Student Career Coaching and Professional Development Programming:

  • Manage a coaching caseload of students interested in careers in business.
  • Advise individuals and groups regarding experiential learning, develop and facilitate innovative workshops; and develop, lead and advertise the experiential learning resources we offer.
  • Teach up to two sections per semester of a 1-unit, sophomore level career management course and employ creative ways to teach and engage students on career management and exploration.
  • Facilitate placement of undergraduate students in positions related to their academic major/career interest.
  • Plan and execute events for students to engage with employers and alumni, including outreach to participants and event logistics (ex. ordering catering and facilities).
  • Collaborate with the top-ranked academic departments to plan, execute and market experiential learning events and outreach programming (e.g., Career Panels, Case Competitions).
  • Conduct outreach to current/prospective students to promote benefits of experiential learning.
  • Assist students by conducting resume/cover letter critiques and job-search strategies and providing guidance regarding application procedures.
  • Support career-related student clubs and organizations requiring some work outside general business hours.
  • Review the effectiveness of programs, projects and systems; independently propose solutions to problems.

Employer Relations:

  • Collaborate with employers on experiential learning programs and events (e.g., Employer Case Competitions, Career Fairs, Speaker Panels).
  • Gain a deep understanding of the specific career sectors, including being familiar with the local, national and international companies in the industry and their recruiting practices
  • Identify employers; solicit their involvement in our internship and full-time recruiting programs and follow up to establish relationships and to communicate selection results.
  • Establish and maintain detailed database of corporate and alumni contacts, company interview dates, visits, and cancellations. Organize, and maintain an internship database for students.
  • Compile statistical information for recruiting annual report. Contact company representatives for data collection, maintaining continual follow-up to ensure accurate results. Record and report interview statistics.
  • Participate in area business, not-for-profit associations, and chamber of commerce activities with emphasis on relationship development.

The Career Coach responsibilities may include a combination of the following focus areas:

Diversity Initiatives:

  • Jointly collaborate with current diversity coordinator to create programming for diversity initiatives.
  • Serve as the club advisor to our diversity clubs (such as Eller African American Honorary and ALPFA (Association of Latino
  • Professionals For America)).
  • Work closely with student e-boards to help develop them as leaders and create plans for activities throughout the school year for clubs.
  • Organize diversity events throughout the year in collaboration with student clubs (e.g., Diversity Mixers, Eller African American Honorary Top 50 Awards Dinner)
  • Help create and implement Leadership, Engagement and Academic Development (LEAD) a first-year program targeted to serve Hispanic and African American students as they transition into college.

Consulting Careers Initiatives:

  • Serve as the club advisor to Arizona Consulting Club.
  • Collaborate with current coordinator for Zipperman Scholars, a pre-professional program for students interested in careers in the tech industry.
  • Coordinate the Advanced Zipperman Scholars programs, an upper division level program for students interested in careers in consulting.
  • Manage alumni and employer relationships to develop elite consulting internship and career opportunities; assist with identifying and preparing student prospects.

Pre-Professional Course Support:

  • Assist with the coordination of first year and sophomore level career classes (e.g., creating/updating content, training of instructors and preceptors, associated case competition).
  • Create educational content and coordinate initiatives on professional development, focusing on first year and sophomore in the pre-professional population (e.g., career classes, job shadows, case competitions).
  • Serve as the liaison for pre-professional student collectives.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Proficient communication skills - both verbal and written
  • The ability to handle a variety of tasks, prioritize and problem solve
  • PowerPoint, Excel/spreadsheet, and database management skills
  • A demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks with attention to detail, a motivated/enthusiastic work style, and the ability to work in a rapidly changing environment with a broad range of internal and external constituents.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • 3 years of relevant work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Work experience in a related field (Accounting, Business Economics, Business Management, Finance, Marketing, MIS/Operations Management) is highly desirable.
  • Preferred corporate or recruiting background.
  • Event coordination (both virtual and in-person) experience



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


Job FTE:


Work Calendar:


Job Category:

Student Services

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Career Strategies

Job Function:

Student Services

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:

Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Matthew Goodwin, Director, Administration and [email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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