The Office of Career Development and Connections (OCDC) drives campus-wide collaboration by integrating career advancement resources and activities into the broader student experience for undergraduate, graduate, and adult students.
The OCDC comprises three key areas:
- Student Support - serving undergraduate, graduate, and adult students while continuing to support career and professional coaching to recent graduates and alumni.
- Employer Partnerships – fostering enhanced employer and alumni engagement and facilitates corporate partnerships.
- Faculty Support – promoting engagement and support with faculty members regarding career readiness integration into coursework, collaboration with internship opportunities, and other career support.
The OCDC offers career development services to support Trevecca’s academic programs and experiences to student career development. In addition, the office works to enhance the link between corporate relations and corporate partnerships to generate greater career opportunities and outcomes for students and alumni.
Career Coach Duties and Responsibilities
- Conducting one-on-one career coaching sessions, including conducting vocational assessments using various instruments, interviewing practice, critiquing resumes, and developing job-search strategies.
- Presenting workshops and classroom presentations on various career development topics including using online career-related resources, resume and cover letter creation, interviewing, using LinkedIn, and other career-related topics.
- Organizing and implementing job fairs, including the solicitation of businesses, marketing the event to students, and coordinating all the logistical components.
- Assisting in all aspects of employer relations, including assisting employers in using the online career office, soliciting attendance at job fairs, soliciting guest speakers, and encouraging employers to use the full array of the services the office has to offer.
- Assisting in the collection, tabulation, and analysis of outcomes information for students and other stakeholders.
- Coordinating with the marketing coordinator to maintain webpage and handout content and other marketing/informational materials supporting students in career and major selection, developing internships and summer experiences, and learning about the job market and relevant career paths. Create creative communication strategies (social media; email; etc.) that provide targeted messaging to students and enhance student experience with the OCDC.
- Assisting the OCDC Director and the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Director to implement and execute the student learning outcomes according to “Caring for Careers” plan, including assessment, evaluation, and adaptation of the plan.
- Other duties as assigned by the director.
This position reports administratively and functionally to the Director of Career Development and Connections. This position assists with the supervisory responsibility of the office student workers/career peers.
Education and Certifications
Bachelor’s degree is required.
Strong preference given to individuals with previous experience in cooperative education, career services, or other student service areas at the college/university level.
- Experience or ability to develop and conduct career/life. planning workshops, advising sessions, and student action plans.
- Experience advising diverse groups of students and alumni.
- Ability to relate to undergraduate students so they feel comfortable in seeking advice.
- Oral and written communication skills, including the ability to make effective group presentations, and to describe programs and provide information with clarity.
- Knowledge sufficient to use computers for word processing and Internet searches.
- Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and implement programs.
- Ability to work with faculty, staff, and company representatives.
- Direct experience in career planning.
- Knowledge of university campuses.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. The principal duties and responsibilities enumerated are all essential job functions.
Terms of Employment
Full-time, 12-month position: salary and fringe benefits to be established by the University.
Christian Faith and Trevecca Employment
The candidate for this position must maintain a lifestyle in agreement with the Trevecca Nazarene University Statement of Mission, Faith, and Lifestyle Covenant.
Trevecca is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene. It reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964). Interested parties who are in agreement with the mission and values of Trevecca Nazarene University should send a cover letter and current resume to RJFarley@trevecca.edu .
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