Stony Brook University Career Coach in Stony Brook, New York
Who We Are
We, the Division of Student Affairs, are a student-focused organization that aims to empower student success and support personal development. We act daily to create, enhance, and sustain a culture of respect and inclusion in the workplace, focusing on equity and justice in its many forms, including racial, social, and environmental justice. We intentionally and relentlessly pursue excellence through introspection, vulnerability, empathy, compassion, learning, and courage. We value our internal and external partnerships as vital drivers of the ambitious goals we pursue. We celebrate and take pride in the following:
Named one of the "Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs" by Diverse Magazine.
Serving a highly diverse student body ( for more information).
Leading the way as the #1 ranked institution in the AAU and #3 of all colleges and universities nationally in fostering our students' social mobility.
Awarded multiple distinctions including philanthropic awards and research grants in experiential learning and career development, voter engagement, student engagement, health and wellness practices, and quality of residential life.
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Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
Bachelor's degree (foreign equivalent or higher). Two (2) years of full-time experience in college career services, academic advising, student affairs, recruitment or related field (student experience may be considered). Must have, keep and maintain the appropriate valid NYS Driver's License; have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations. (***Out-of-State Applicants, see "Special Notes").
Master's degree (foreign equivalent or higher). Career or academic coaching experience with a diverse college population. Experience designing and presenting F2F and virtual content for a diverse college educated audience. Experience managing events of at least 30 people. Demonstrated frequent use of technology, i.e. career research databases or web-based recruitment systems.
Brief Description of Duties:
The Career Coach brings high energy and enthusiasm for working with diverse undergraduate and graduate students. Strong candidates will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, work independently and in teams, and possess a learning orientation and student-centered philosophy.
Career Coaching: Coach and prep students and alumni individually and in groups via F2F and virtual, on job/internship search strategies, helping students to clarify career interests, compose strong personal branding and applications, and present professionally. Guide students on the use of Handshake and other career tools; conduct mock interviews and critique application materials.
Internship Supervision: Oversee the Career Coaching undergraduate internship program, involving the recruitment, hiring, training, and supervision of undergraduate students providing front level support for student and alumni clients seeking career services.
Programming/Event Management: Design and implement F2F and virtual programs to support career exploration and prepare students for the workforce. Provide logistical support for employer-student events (i.e. career fairs, networking meet-ups). Use a variety of technologies to support these activities. Staff events that occur in the evenings and on weekends.
Outreach and Campus Liaison Work: Serve as liaison to select academic departments, faculty, and staff, as well as career-focused student organizations.
Information Management & Teamwork: Uses sophisticated career center management software and other survey tools to collect data and track placements. Review, approve, and promote opportunities posted in our recruitment system, Handshake. Create reports using Excel and PowerPoint.
Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.
This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.
Essential Position: This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such are required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are cancelled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.
Evening and weekend work may be required at times.
***Out-of-State Applicants: Please note as a condition of employment and in order for this position to be tendered, the successful incumbent will be required to provide evidence of a valid license and driving abstract from the state issuing the license within five business days of a conditional offer and must obtain a NYS driver's license within 30 days of acceptance of offer.
Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
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Official Job Title: Career Planning and Development Associate
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Career Center-Stony Brook University
Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Shift Shift Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting Start Date: Jan 11, 2021
Posting End Date: Jan 26, 2021, 4:59:00 AM
Salary: $50,000 plus $3,026 location pay
Salary Grade: SL2
Appointment Type: Term
Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.