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Career Coach, Career Development
Yale School of Management in New Haven, Connecticut
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Date Posted April 15, 2019
Graduate Business School -Admin-Student Services
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Focus:

Design, develop, and deliver career management programming for students at Yale SOM. Programming includes large lectures, hands-on training programs, virtual and online/recorded programs, special events, one-on-one career coaching, and other special projects as needed. Assessing priorities, work load allocation, and managing internal and external relationships is key to successful management. Conceptualize, innovate/develop, and deliver/co-deliver career management programming to groups of 5-1,000 students. Programs include workshops, panel discussions, large scale conferences, and virtual/online training programs. Coach domestic and international students on appropriate career management and job search skills in one-on-one, small and large group settings. Manage or lead various special projects/programs that provide career related support, such as the Career Coach program (peer group coaching), Yale SOM Portal/Canvas platforms (career content sites), Consortium, and Admissions Liaison. Solicit, evaluate, track, and analyze data, using surveys and other tools/approaches, related to programming assignments. Lead strategic conversations with the CDO team, student organizations, and/or other Yale staff to determine program offerings and innovations. Market, manage, disseminate, and document career management messages/communications internally and externally that pertain to programming, initiatives, or student needs. Responsibilities may include creating integrated marketing messages to building brand awareness for various programs, coordinating volunteer participation, or managing routine student communications through electronic and print media. Analyze markets and trends as they relate to the graduate management education job search and incorporate tips/advice into coaching students, and in developing career programming and written content. Opportunity to oversee special populations within the graduate student population including creating targeted career programs, collaborating on employer development, and tracking student’s career success. For example, the Silver Scholars program, which focuses on pre-experience MBA students. Other related responsibilities and projects as necessary. The following Principal Responsibilities are generic in nature; the information contained in this Position Focus are most relevant to this position.

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Essential Duties

1. Plans and executes admission, financial aid, internship, career services and student organization programs. Prepares and submits recommendations to admissions and financial aid committees. Plans and cultivates new corporate relationships to generate job opportunities both domestically and internationally. 2. Participates in long-range planning; recommends and contributes to the development of career services, financial aid, admissions, and student organization policies. 3. Provides guidance, advice and counseling on academic, admissions, financial aid and career services matters to students, student leaders and prospective students. Works with students, alumni and employers to identify existing and emerging employment opportunities. 4. Develops and analyzes statistical data to determine patterns and trends that impact and inform the directions of admissions, financial aid or student affairs. Conducts ongoing research on employment trends and evolving industry-specific recruiting and talent management needs. 5. Develops budgets and loan repayment schedules. 6. Develops systems for admissions, financial aid and student organization activities. Leads projects to continuously improve the use of technology. 7. Writes publications to inform students of developments within financial aid, admissions and student affairs offices. 8. Organizes and conducts corporate presentations, networking nights, and career fairs. Guide employers in developing and executing on and off campus strategies for attracting University talent. 9. Supervises and trains staff of exempt and non-exempt employees. 10. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field and five years of experience in a related area or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Ability to make independent, responsible decisions that create positive outcomes for YSOM students, alumni, and employers.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Skilled in managing people and projects involving a high degree of detail, project management, and strong organization skills.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Excellent public speaking, presentation, writing, and communication skills. Proficiency in using on-line resources, spreadsheets and presentation software.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Deep commitment to customer service and the ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and work successfully in a fast-paced environment.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated initiative, and the ability to work both independently and within a team. A leader with a positive and can-do attitude that supports the mission of the school.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Master’s in business, counseling or related field. Knowledge of career development theory/strong coaching/counseling skills. Min 5+ yrs experience in campus recruiting in industry or career services field in higher ed. Understanding for needs of diverse student body (e.g. Visa). Global orientation; experience working across countries and regions & fluency in more than one language.

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Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.


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