The Career Coach and Employer Liaison works closely with multiple stakeholders (Deans, Directors, faculty, staff, employers and students) to initiate career exploration and planning across all class levels, and to connect students with robust job and internship placement opportunities. This position works to steward and assist with signature campus events. Through relationship building internally and externally this position will be tasked with providing individual counseling and creating and maintaining employment and intern pipelines in the community to assist students and graduates to attain and maintain a competitive edge in the workforce and provide the community with the best talent to fill their labor needs.
Career Coaching Assess the skills, needs, interests, and aptitudes of students in order to build personalized career action plans. Guide students through career center resources and services to enhance their self-knowledge of career paths and options. Interpret career assessments and inventories, including Strong Interest Inventory, StrengthsFinder, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, SkillsScan, card sorts and other web-based career development tools. Continually update skill level by periodic attendance at professional development workshops and seminars. Understand the specific needs of area employers for high demand occupations, including local labor market trends and employment opportunities.
Employer Relations Cultivate and sustain relationships with employers that develop and increase recruiting and employment of students, interns and graduates. Initiate and maintain contact with employers by phone, in writing, and by personal visits to companies. Actively research and contact local companies and organizations to build networking, recruiting and internship programs. As a representative of IU Southeast, attend events and meetings with employers/human resources professionals to market internship program, job board and participation in campus recruiting opportunities, including OCR, job fairs, career days, and more. Submit department information and events to newsletters of various community organizations to garner interest in office services
Internal Relations Establish and enhance collaborative partnerships with school Deans and departmental Directors, academic advising units, student services, faculty, student organizations, and alumni to identify needs, and develop and deliver career programming and services. Market office services through drop-in hours, class presentations and collaborative events on campus. Collaborate with administrators and faculty in identifying occupations and industries related to academic fields that are suitable for internship and career development.
Managing student specific and employer specific data in the CSM platform where employers post jobs and internships, and students schedule their coaching appointments. Administration will include reviewing and posting jobs, support for data and analytics to report outcomes, and communication with employers and system users.
Other Duties Represent the Career Development Center by participating in on-campus committees and regularly participating in external relations groups, such as joining professional organizations or local boards and committees. Contribute content to departmental social media platforms. Publicize and participate in departmental career events, including job fairs, on-campus recruiting, luncheons and etiquette events.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree Master's degree preferred (Human Resources, Counseling, or Student Personnel or related field of study)
Minimum Experience: Minimum 2 years of experience in recruiting, career services or employer and community relations
Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:Proficient with Microsoft Office Word and Excel, database management, and social media (specifically Linkedin) Career Services Management (CSM) software experience desired Strong program management, communication, presentation and facilitation skills Orientation towards quality service and teamwork Demonstrated commitment to building an inclusive environment
Equipment utilized: Valid driver's license
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Sedentary work: sitting for extended periods Ability to lift 10 pounds
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 3SA
Campus: Southeast - New Albany
Department: CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER (SE-CSP-IUSEA)
Internal Number: 74273
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.