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Career Coach

Bay Path University
Longmeadow, MA

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Job Details

Category:: Administrative / Staff
Department:: 01-52-5280-Career Dev. Dept
Locations:: Longmeadow, MA
Posted:: Sep 13, 2023
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-Time Salaried (Exempt)
Position ID:: 167440

About Bay Path University:

When Bay Path opened its doors to students in 1897, it had a very clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to prepare students to not only meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities but to also thrive in their professions, identify and realize their dreams, and make a lasting difference in the world. From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the start them on the road of success. That spirit and philosophy is best reflected in our shared vision, "At Bay Path, every learner's dreams of a better career, a richer life, and a brighter future will be realized."

Recognizing that our learners come first, we know it is equally important that we develop, cultivate, and sustain a culture that binds us together as a community. As part of the University's ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, we draw upon our eight Core Values-beliefs that provide the internal framework and a moral compass for how we work and interact with each other.

Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges and Graduate Programs by The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and is a member of the Women's College Coalition. With a main campus in Longmeadow, MA, and a satellite location in East Longmeadow, MA, Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.

For 125 years, we have been committed to preparing our students to navigate a constantly changing world. Whether it is one of our innovative academic programs, groundbreaking online learning platform, or We Empower Learners and Leaders initiative, we educate our students in ways that will help them to grow, learn to adapt, and always to flourish. Be part of the change. Be Bay Path.

We invite you to visit our website at where you can learn more about Bay Path University.

Job Description:

Career development is a central part of every stage of the student academic journey at Bay Path University -- from admissions through post-graduation -- and fundamental to our mission of empowering students to become leaders in their careers and communities. The Career Coach is a core member of the dedicated careers coaching and services team at the university's Sullivan Center for Career and Life Planning (SCLP), reporting to the Director of Career Coaching and Services. The incumbent will be responsible for providing supportive services such as career coaching, career development training, networking events, resume review, interview preparation, and onboarding support for experiential learning. The Career Coach supports undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, and non-credit learners in one of the institution's domain-aligned schools. This position also will play a key role in the collection and analysis of service delivery data and student and alumni career and employment-related data.


  • Works in collaboration with the Director of Career Coaching and Services and other career development staff at the SCLP to provide supportive, strengths-based career coaching to students and alumni, including resume and cover letter reviews, interview coaching, salary negotiation coaching, and the administration of career exploration and self-assessment tools.
  • Supports the Director of Experiential Learning and Workforce Engagement in onboarding learners into work-based experiential learning.
  • Develops, promotes, delivers, and assesses high impact, resource-rich career programming and events for students, staff, faculty, and alumni, both in-person and virtually.
  • Participates in the day-to-day review of student and alumnae documents via Handshake.
  • Works closely with academics to help align career coaching practices and services with domain-specific curriculum of schools and academic pathways and best practices in affiliated industries.
  • Collects, organizes, and analyzes a wide variety of data for reporting and assessment purposes, including assisting in the collection of career and graduation outcomes and student satisfaction data.
  • Regularly connects with Educator Coaches and Advisors, the Student Success Center, and Alumni Relations staff to provide seamless wrap-around support for student and alumni educational and professional needs.
  • Engages with and helps administer career-based virtual tools.
  • Assists with the maintenance, development, and promotion of career development-related materials on the Sullivan Center for Career and Life Planning's website, Handshake, and our weekly Pathways student communications, among other examples.
  • Supports the Director of Career Coaching and Services and staff in Alumni Relations in the management of alumni-student mentoring and networking programs.
  • Maintains accurate and appropriate records and documentation of all processes according to the University's policies and procedures.


  • Bachelor's degree preferred in the field of human services, student affairs, psychology, higher education, leadership, or organizational studies. Relevant experience of a combination of career coaching certification or similar professional training and 2-3 years delivering case management or student/client services will be considered in place of a bachelor's degree.
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following academic or industry fields or domains preferred: health and natural sciences; psychology, education, and humanities; management and technology.
  • Knowledge of, and skills in, infusing diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice conversations in everyday practice to support students, faculty, and staff.
  • Skills in providing effective strengths-based career coaching to students.
  • Skills in engaging with non-traditional age, underrepresented, underserved, and first generation students is strongly preferred.
  • Skills in developing career programming, career events, and networking/mentoring opportunities for students.
  • Knowledge of barriers to equity in career development and access and strategies to address barriers.
  • Skills in program administration, analysis, and assessment.
  • Abilities and skills in self-organization, proactive initiative, attention to detail, interpersonal relationships, and oral and written communication.
  • Skills in productivity software and the ability to be willing to engage with technologies such as customer relationship management platforms, virtual meeting tools, e-portfolios, career networking and services softwares, and social media.
  • Skills with instructional technologies and online course management systems.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with integrity and discretion and in alignment with FERPA regulations.
  • Skills in customer service.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize multiple responsibilities and adhere to deadlines.
  • Ability to engage in innovation and to adjust to and effectively manage change.
  • Ability and skills to work independently and collaboratively to creatively solve problems.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
  • Skills in projecting a positive and professional image.
  • Should be committed to a culture of diversity, equity, respect and inclusion; demonstrated ability to build working relationships with people having a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences different from ones' own.
  • General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose and goals, and the role of Career Development Coach in achieving those goals.
  • Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.

Additional Information:

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures equity, respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community.

Application Instructions:

Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter, resume / curriculum vitae, and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy. Please apply online. Faxes and emails will not be accepted.

Bay Path University is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and learning in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women and all underrepresented backgrounds. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.

Bay Path University is a smoke and tobacco-free community.

All offers of employment are contingent on satisfactory background checking.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position please email us at or call 413-565-1157.


Working At Bay Path University

Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and a member of the Women’s College Coalition. With a main campus and four satellite locations, Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate, (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.

Mission Statement:

A Bay Path University education empowers undergraduate women and graduate women and men to become leaders in their careers and communities with an innovative approach to learning that prepares students to flourish in a constantly changing world.

The Bay Path experience is nothing less than transformational. Our women-only undergraduate programs and our coeducational graduate programs are offered both on campus and online, providing a flexible, 21st-century education for learners at all stages of life and career. Bay Path students find a supportive and diverse community, close mentoring, and rigorous preparation for success in a complex and globally interdependent society. Students graduate with the applied knowledge, portable skillset, and confidence to thrive in their professions, identify and realize their dreams, and make a lasting difference in the world. 

Established: 1897

Enrollment: Over 3,300 students

Alumni: Approximately 15,000 alumni around the world.

Athletics: Eight teams compete at the NCAA Division III level, in the New England Collegiate Conference.

University Motto: Carpe Diem, Latin for "Seize the Day"


  • Longmeadow, MA - Home to our Residential College, for high school, transfer and International young women; One Day A Week College, for adult women with classes on Saturday; and Graduate College for men and women. 
  • Concord, MA - Our Concord location is home to our graduate programs in Education and Psychology for men and women.
  • Sturbridge, MA - Our Sturbridge teaching site opened in 2003 and offers our One Day A Week College, for adult women with classes on Saturday and select graduate programs for men and women. This teaching location provides students with all of the support services of our main campus including access to library services, administrative and academic deans, student financial services, and the Registrar’s Office. 
  • East Longmeadow, MA - The Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center is located on our East Longmeadow site. This state-of-the-art facility houses our Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and our Master of Occupational Therapy Bridge programs.  

Residential College

Offers classes on-ground Monday through Friday.

At Bay Path University, we welcome students (commuters and residents), just like you, from across the country and around the world who are smart, capable young women who want to make a difference and be successful.

Here, you join a small, highly personal community that empowers you to take ownership of your life through:

  • Highly relevant majors and minors that give you practical knowledge, a global viewpoint, and the unique perspectives that make connections between subject areas and current topics.
  • Leadership opportunities that focus on your strengths, encouraging you to find your voice and act on your convictions.
  • Real-world experience balanced with career counseling that gives you a distinct advantage for graduate school or that rewarding first job.
  • More important, our admission counselors are here to help you and your family, guiding you through the admissions and financial aid process by taking your questions and connecting you with the right resources.

Why it pays to be a Bay Path woman:

  • Significant Financial Support. All of our full-time students receive a merit scholarship from Bay Path University, and more than 96% of our students receive additional financial aid that included grants, scholarships and loans. 
  • Close Attention from Faculty. With a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio, you'll form close relationships with your professors that will lead to research, internship and networking opportunities. 
  • Thoughtful and Intentional Career Planning for Life. Our Sullivan Career and Life Planning Center (SCLP) is one of the best of its kind. As a Bay Path student, you will have lifetime access to the SCLP and the services it provides, including one-on-one career coaching and mentoring.

Undergraduate Study

A Place Where Knowledge Is Gained and Shared

If you ask a Bay Path woman graduate to define her academic experience, it would be one word: transformational. There is no other way to describe it.

Yes, we have majors in neurobiology, cybersecurity, and business analytics, as well as minors and concentrations that deepen your knowledge in a specific area. But we also educate the whole person, giving you the courage and confidence to be your best self, to help you get where you have to go, and to take on more in your life. It’s why women’s education still matters. 

American Women’s College

Are you one of the 76 million American women who has accomplished many things in her life yet still lacks a bachelor's degree? You are not alone. At The American Women's College, we understand the reasons that women pause their education early in life: 

  • Maybe going to college wasn’t right for you at the time
  • Maybe you started college and decided it wasn't a good fit
  • And then there other competing factors like family, work, and day-to-day pressures

Looking back, do you still wish you had earned a college degree?  Now you can—with The American Women’s College Online. We offer:

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