As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years. The Career & Internship Center at the University of Washington (Seattle Campus) is hiring two full-time Career Coaches. The Career & Internship Center at the University of Washington (UW) Seattle Campus assists students from all backgrounds as they explore industries and careers; learn about and develop skills for professional success; secure and reflect upon career-related experiences; articulate their skills and experience to others; and launch post-graduation plans. Our team has a deep appreciation of and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds. We are currently hiring two career coaches to join our team. Our career coaches support undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates in exploring careers and securing both internships and jobs. We are currently moving to an industry-focused model where each coach will develop expertise in specific industries and then use this expertise to educate other staff members, coach students, and co-develop employer engagement activities. The two coaches we hire will each be responsible for one or two "industries". Later in the application process, candidates will have the opportunity to indicate industries that are of most interest to them. We anticipate needing one of our new coaches to specialize, at least in part, in healthcare pathways.Duties & ResponsibilitiesCoaching & Career Services*Coach individuals through 15 and 30 minute appointments on career decisions and job search strategies. Position requires ten to fifteen hours of student appointments plus three to six hours of drop-in coaching per week. Additional coaching hours may be required based on seasonal needs.*In addition to 1:1 contact with students, facilitate (in person and virtual) workshops, lead small group coaching sessions, teach credit-bearing career courses, moderate panels, and present at various orientations.*Collaborate with colleagues in the center and across campus to build programming that supports students in their career discernment and job search.*Regularly communicate (email, phone, meetings, events, trainings) with liaisons in Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Student Life, Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity, and departmental advisers.Other Areas*Employment Trends - Research industry-specific employment trends locally, regionally, and nationally. *Data collection - Complete forms to track workshop requests, seminar registrations, and alumni referrals to improve efficiency and data consistency.*Marketing - Post general and industry-specific articles to student blog. *Writing - Initiate and respond to written and electronic correspondence with students, alumni, faculty, staff, and employers.*Perform other tasks to support center operations.As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.Required Qualifications*Experience advising, counseling, or coaching university students in a 1:1 setting (2-3 years)*Master's degree (related experience beyond 3 years can substitute for master's degree)*Experience facilitating student learning in group settings (workshops, courses, etc.)*Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and professionally to diverse audiences - in writing, online environments, one-to-one settings, and group settings*Ability to understand the unique perspectives of - and adapt messaging to - students, parents, faculty, administrators, employers, and other stakeholders*Demonstrated commitment to providing resources that are intentionally inclusive of individuals from a range of diverse backgrounds*Ability to take initiative and to contribute effectively to a highly interdependent team*Ability to ask good questions, accept feedback, and incorporate suggestions*Ability to adapt to evolving priorities and make forward progress even in the face of ambiguity*Skill in attending to details (such as deadlines), planning work, and following through*Proficiency with computer applications and online platforms (i.e. MS Office, LinkedIn, Zoom, Skype)Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.Application Instructions*In your cover letter, please include a paragraph that describes your experience working with diverse student populations and your efforts to further your knowledge around diversity, equity, and inclusion.Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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