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Career Coach, Science and Healthcare Professions Career Community | Agnes Scott College

  • 14 Apr 2023 2:37 PM
    Message # 13168255
    Stefanie Swanger (Administrator)

    General Summary: Serves as an integral member of a dynamic career coaching team for a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body. Acts as liaison for employers, alums and faculty within the Sciences and Healthcare Professions career communities and within the guidelines of federal, state and local laws and office, division and college policies and procedures. Reports to the Associate Director of Internship and Career Development. Position eligible for 15-20% remote work (hybrid position).

    Essential Job Functions:

    • Serves as career coach for students with a special focus on students interested in the Science and Healthcare Career Community.
    • Conducts one-on-one and group coaching to educate and prepare students on career exploration, successful internship/job search strategies, graduate/professional school preparation, research resources, networking techniques, interview preparation and offer negotiation.
    • Serves on a holistic team of academic advisors and graduate health advisors to support students interested in pursuing post-graduate education for health professions (such as medical, PA, dental, & nursing) programs. Supports qualifying juniors and seniors with timelines, experiential learning and other preparation to apply to professional programs.
    • Engages in relevant employers, graduate program pipelines and professional associations to stay current on admission and workplace trends for a variety of healthcare and science careers.
    • Maintains accurate records of student engagement and employer/pipeline outreach using multiple systems (smartsheet, starfish, etc.) in compliance with FERPA and other campus protocols.
    • Serves on relevant cross-functional teams and/or as liaison to departments to promote the vision and direction of post-graduate success.


    • Collaborates with team and other campus partners (such as graduate studies advisors) to design, develop, and deliver education materials/workshops on relevant topics. Adjusts and adapts learning approaches to the needs of a diverse student body.
    • Supports career education integration into curriculum by teaching at least one section of Career Exploration lab and collaborating with faculty to deliver class content and assignments.
    • Supports office programming and initiatives, such as SCALE and career fairs, as designated by Associate Director.

    Employer/Community Outreach

    • Serves as point of contact for ASC with employers and graduate pipeline contacts. Cultivates and fosters relationships with partners to develop internship, research, fellowship and full-time job opportunities for students by promoting Agnes Scott students to local, regional, and national employers related to the career community.
    • Balances engagement time between employers and students depending upon academic schedule.
    • Engages relevant employers and alumnae in innovative ways (interview preparation, mentoring pods, career treks, ) that build and maintain strong relationships.
    • Curates a variety of tools (email, LinkedIn, Handshake, campus portal, website, Canvas LMS) to create relevant content for health and science careers that promote, engage, and educate students on career information or opportunities.
    • Other duties as assigned, may include occasional nights and weekends as needed.

    Education: Bachelor's degree in an appropriate and/or related field is required. Master's degree in Higher Education, Counseling, Human Resources or related field strongly preferred.

    Experience: 2-4 years of relevant experience in education, career services, or recruiting in health or other technical sectors.


    • Knowledge of career/professional development and coaching especially as it relates to entry-level professionals and professional/graduate school applicants.
    • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills with ability to build trust and interact in a positive, helpful manner.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment to meet established goals.
    • Highly organized with an ability to multitask and prioritize.
    • Ability to work efficiently, assess and shift priorities as needed or directed, and adapt to rapidly changing environments.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to write and convey clear, concise, accurate and effective messaging to diverse populations.
    • Experience working with students and employers is preferred.
    • Strong intercultural competence and a desire to work with students from diverse backgrounds at various levels of development and experience.
    • Strong digital skills with ability to adapt to new technological modes of communication, scheduling, record-keeping and digital updates. Familiarity with professional platforms, especially LinkedIn.
    • Ability to work nights and weekends, as needed.
    • Willingness to maintain confidentiality as required by FERPA and institutional standards.

    Intermittent sitting, standing, stooping, crouching, walking, and occasional moving of light objects. Work is performed in an office.

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    Apply by: May 30, 2023

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