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Career Coach at Calvin College

21 May 2019 9:53 AM | Meredith Segur

Career Coach (business, accounting, economics)

Job Description

This position exists to help Business, Accounting, and Economics students know and understand themselves in order to make career and educational decisions.  The Career Coach will support the Career Center by providing career coaching services, resources, and support for students and alumni. 

*This position is an 11-month (.91 FTE) position.


Cluster-Specific Career Coaching (45% of time, or approximately 18 hrs/week)

  • Coach students and alumni in assigned industry cluster (business, accounting, and economics) related to job/internship searching, resumes, grad school applications, practice interviews, or other career planning needs
  • Administer and interpret career assessments
  • Maintain records of individual coaching appointments in Handshake
  • Develop and implement communications strategy for keeping students in industry cluster updated about upcoming events, featured jobs and internships, and other opportunities relevant to their career interests

Calvin LifeWork (35% of time, or approximately 14hrs/week)

  • Manage ongoing communications with students in CLW Community
  • Track progress of students in CLW Community, including “grading” module activities and managing appeals process
  • Develop content, record videos, and plan for future years of the program
  • Deliver CLW Live sessions as needed

Workshops/Events(10% of time, or approximately 4 hrs/week)

  • Deliver presentations to any classes/groups within assigned industry cluster
  • Develop and implement at least one workshop or event per semester geared specifically toward assigned industry cluster
  • Assist with Career Center’s career fairs and other programming

Outreach (5% of time, or approximately 2 hrs/week)

  • Build and maintain relationships with faculty members in assigned academic departments
  • Serve as a liaison for campus offices serving specific populations of students
  • Work with Employer Relations Manager and Senior Employer Relations Officer to build and maintain relationships with employers within assigned industry cluster

Professional Development (5% of time, or approximately 2 hrs/week)

  • Keep up to date on news and trends within assigned industry cluster
  • Work on developing career coaching skills and tools
  • Participate as a mentee in Career Center’s Industry Mentor Program

Other duties may be assigned.



 Required Skills 

  • Counseling/coaching
  • Communication and public speaking
  • Relationship development and management
  • Program planning
  • Problem solving
  • Fostering global and diverse connections
Required Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree is required; degree in a business field is preferred; Master’s degree is preferred.
  • At least 3-5 years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working with a diverse undergraduate student population highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated understanding of careers in accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, and other business functional areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to function in a team environment.


  • Commitment to the educational mission of Calvin College as a Christian liberal arts college affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church.
  • A personal commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith, learning, and student development.


Demonstrated awareness of and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communication across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, physical ability, class, or religious perspectives.

To apply, visit https://employment.calvin.edu/ 

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