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Career Coach

Earlham College
Richmond, IN

April 28, 2017

Job Description

Position: Career Coach Department: Center for Career and Community Engagement Status: Full time Administrative Faculty Position Compensation: Commensurate with experience, including a full benefit package Description Earlham College is looking for a dynamic, intellectually curious, creative individual with a passion for the liberal arts to join the Center for Career and Community Engagement in the position of Career Coach. This is a full-time 11-month administrative faculty appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes a full-benefit package. Some evening and weekend hours may be required. The Career Coach will work directly with students, faculty and alumni to help articulate the value of the liberal arts and an Earlham education to a life well lived. The College is looking for the right person to join Earlham's team—someone with a liberal arts mindset who understands that a career is a journey, not just a job; and someone who thinks imaginatively about the purposes of education in a changing world. Although not required, we are particularly interested in candidates who have a background and expertise in business, science, technology, arts, or media.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities

• Support and guide Earlham College students and alumni in seeking out meaningful job and internship opportunities.

• Work collaboratively with various campus constituents to implement the EPIC Advantage, Earlham’s funding guarantee for students pursuing internships.

• Review written materials, including resumes, curriculum vitas, cover letters and personal statements.

• Assist students with reflecting on self-assessments and their unique major/career discernment process.

• Conduct mock interviews and advise on job search and interview strategies.

• Provide programming and advising for graduate school and fellowship application processes and preparation.

• Work closely with academic departments and administrative offices to facilitate collaborative programming focused on the needs of liberal arts students.

• Build relationships with alumni and effectively track graduate outcomes.

• Co-develop, support and participate in collaborative programming initiatives within the Center for Career and Community Engagement.

• Participate in Earlham College projects and serve on various college committees.

• Represent Earlham College and the Center for Career and Community Engagement at professional conferences and professional development workshops.

• Perform other duties as determined appropriate for the position.


Job Requirements

Experience & Qualifications Minimum:

• A bachelor’s degree is required.

• Clear understanding of and passion for the liberal arts.

• Ability to think creatively and imaginatively in a team atmosphere.

• Strong listening, verbal, interpersonal, presentation and time management skills.

• Excellent writing skills, including proofreading, with strong attention to detail.

• Energy and passion for developing new relationships.

• Self-motivation and a strong commitment to taking initiative.

• Flexibility and willingness to adapt to an evolving work environment.

• Ability to flourish in a diverse, challenging community.

• Must have reliable transportation and be willing and able to drive as needed.



• A master’s degree is preferred.

• An educational background or previous work experience in one of the following fields: healthcare, business, science, technology, arts, or media.

• At least one year of experience in student/career services in higher education, human resources or employment services.

• Experience with marketing, communications (including social media), content management, webinars, and/or event planning.


How To Apply:

Please send a letter of application addressing the responsibilities of the position and qualifications of the applicant; resume; and the name, position title, email address, and phone number of three professional references in a single PDF or MS Word file to:

Human Resources Office

Earlham College

801 National Road

West Richmond, IN 47374-4095


Phone: 765-983-1393


The preferred start date is negotiable, with the start date being no later than July 1, 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other differences. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).


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