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Assistant Program Director (Career Coach), Emory College of Arts and Sciences | Emory University

  • Friday, July 21, 2023 10:24 AM
    Message # 13230667
    Stefanie Swanger (Administrator)

    Under the leadership of Dr. Branden Grimmett, the inaugural vice provost for career and professional development and associate dean of the College, The Pathways Center helps Emory students and alumni reach their full potential through integrated career services, undergraduate research, national scholarships and fellowships, pre-health advising, and experiential learning. Our division includes a total of 35 team members, 7 of which make up the Pathways leadership team. The Pathways Center serves as a national model for higher education in seamlessly preparing students and connecting them to resources.

    The Career Center is seeking to expand the career coaching team with opportunities to serve the Emory College students exploring the following career communities: Law, Policy & Government, Non-Profit, Education & Advocacy, STEM, and Business.

    The assistant director and career coach provides career coaching services to undergraduate students and young alumni from the Emory College of Arts and Sciences. Engages with students on topics that affect career opportunities and advancement including career exploration; job, internship, research, graduate/professional school search strategies; and resume, cover letter, interviewing, networking skills. Conducts workshops and programs on career planning and industry trends.


    • Assists in directing the strategic planning, development, and implementation of programs. 
    • Represents the organization at meetings, conferences and other events.
    •  May develop and present speeches or presentations to generate or enhance awareness of program(s). 
    • Provides technical support by evaluating established processes, conducting training, attending operational meetings and networking with affiliated groups. 
    • Monitors progress toward achieving established objectives and deadlines. 
    • Participates in planning, administering and monitoring program related budgets. 
    • Conducts research, designs new initiatives, and collaborates with others to ensure program(s) remain viable. 
    • May serve on, hold office in, or chair committees. 
    • May write publishable articles and papers. 
    • May supervise staff. 
    • Oversees or assists in developing operational and statistical reports for management and regulatory agencies. 
    • Ensures required records and documentation are maintained. 
    • Performs related responsibilities as required. 


    • Engages with students on topics that affect career opportunities and advancement including career exploration; job, internship, research, graduate/professional school search strategies; and resume, cover letter, interviewing, networking skills.
    •  Conducts workshops and programs on career planning and industry trends. 
    • Provides career counseling services to undergraduate students and 0-2 year alumni. 
    • Provides information to students on topics that affect career opportunities and advancement such as job search strategies, educational and training opportunities, occupational outlook information, career enhancement materials and resume writing. 
    • Conducts workshops and programs on career planning and placement topics.
    •  Assists students in the development of resumes and makes recommendations for improvements. 
    • Administers and interprets a variety of career assessment inventories to assist students with career exploration and planning.
    •  Assist in creating or editing communications materials related to career planning and placement such as newsletters, catalogs, departmental brochures, and fliers. 
    • Maintains records and files of all coaching sessions. 
    • Assists in developing, implementing, and evaluating marketing programs to increase student awareness of and participation in career services programs. 
    • Maintains professional growth by participating in educational programs and professional organizations. 
    • Performs related responsibilities as required


    Bachelor's degree in a field related to the program(s) and five years of program related experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.


    Three years of career coaching experience. A master's degree in College Student Personnel, College Counseling, or a related field.

    NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location. Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee. Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture 

    The COVID-19 vaccine or an approved exemption is currently only required for individuals working in a clinical setting. For more information on the University or Hospital policies, including exemptions, please see our website.

    Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.

    Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

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    Apply By: August 15, 2023

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