Career Coach - American Public University System in Manassas Virginia

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American Public University System

Manassas, Virginia

United States


Detailed Job Description

Synopsis of Role:

The Career Coach provides relevant communications to students; providing students personalized career coaching with steps to prepare for professional success. This role also provides ongoing support and guidance to students as they complete their degree program and transition as alumni.

Essential Functions:

  • Responds to phone and email inquiries from American Public University System (APUS) students concerning career coaching, policies and procedures, and other student concerns within the scope of student services, within Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
  • Educates students and alumni on career services programs and benefits available.
  • Provides guidance and clarification of educational goals and career selection by offering career assessments.
  • Assists students and alumni in career search by reviewing and offering advice on resumes and conducting mock interviews.
  • Assists students and alumni in the development of a personalized career action plan that consists of long and short term goals.
  • Stays abreast of national and local initiatives and/or training regarding employment searching success and gainful employment.
  • Contributes to the identification and tracking of student and alumni success.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

  • Advising skills and knowledge of APUS degree programs.
  • Strong Microsoft Word and Excel skills.
  • Strong analytical, organizational and administrative skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills (including basic editing experience) with all levels of the company, including students, alumni, and vendors.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines and meet department service level agreements.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Career advising experience at a post-secondary institution preferred.
  • Career counseling or coaching certification, past or current preferred.

Keyword Phrases

  • Career Services
  • Career Coach
  • Embracing and creating diverse learning environs
  • Superior and relevant distance learning programs
  • Online education supports a community of learners
  • Career Counseling and Placement
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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