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Career Advisor/Coach
DePauw University
Greencastle, IN

October 9, 2014

Job Description:

DePauw University is a nationally recognized liberal arts university set on a beautiful campus of 695 acres in west central Indiana. This institution, which includes one of the nation's oldest schools of music, is dedicated to academically challenging and socially engaging students from across the country and around the globe. The Career Advisor/Coach in the Kathryn F. Hubbard Center for Student Engagement contributes to the development and education of students in pursuit of career information, self-evaluation, experiential learning opportunities, and post-graduate opportunities. This position also contributes to program planning and development, and presentations which are vital to the success of DePauw University's unique LEAP program ( In addition, the person has primary responsibility for further development of a peer adviser program, including hiring, training, and coordinating of students. Excellent communication skills and organizational skills are required as this person must be able to generate the interest and participation of students. Finally, this position must be able to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, provide outstanding customer service, and be an enthusiastic professional able to build relationships with constituents, including alumni, employers, parents, students, staff and faculty members. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 1. Coaching and Presentations • Contributes to career advising/coaching efforts at the University. • Maintains appropriate certifications including the Strong Interest Inventory, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and the StrengthsQuest. • Develops and presents programs on such topics as networking, resume writing, interviewing, job search strategies, graduate school planning, group self-assessments, etc. • Assists with career and graduate school fairs. • Coordinates at least one major program a year for the Hubbard Center. • Assists associate director with the development and implementation of LEAP programming. 2. Peer Counselors • Helps to develop a strong peer advisors function including development of the program, hiring, training and supervision of advisors. • Develops techniques for assessment of the peer adviser program. • Helps peer advisers coordinate programming, including location and marketing. 3. Administration • Compiles and assesses data and writes assigned sections of the annual report. • Develops techniques for program assessments. • Assists with the management and development of the LEAP program.


Job Requirements:

Education and Experience: A Master's degree in higher education, student, affairs, college student personnel, counseling, human resources, or a related field with a minimum of one year of providing direct student services in higher education is required. A Bachelor's Degree and 5 years of equivalent experience can be substituted. Individual must have a strong student services orientation, including excellent counseling and interpersonal skills. Communication and presentation skills, as well as the ability to juggle multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced environment are essential as is the ability to envision the big picture while effectively executing operational details. An understanding and appreciation of the liberal arts as it relates to the world of work is vital in addition to initiative and the ability to establish goals and metrics for success. Individual must have the ability to function as part of a team with demonstrated capability to be flexible and agile in a complex work environment that supports student experiential education. Some evenings and weekends will be required. Must be committed to diversity (i.e., first-generation students, students of color, international students, LGBTQ, and students with a disability). Certificates & Licenses: None Other Requirements • Proven skills in collaboration and connecting with multiple constituents • The ability to organize and follow-through • Program development • Strong writing and presentation skills


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