Assistant Director & Career Coach ( Education & Human Studies)

Champlain College
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

As the Career Collaborative Assistant Director & Career Coach your work will directly impact the career trajectory of Champlain undergraduate and graduate students and alumni. Coaching those in the Education & Human Studies (EHS) program, your caseload will be infused with a passion for Criminal Justice, Education, Applied Sustainability, Law, Psychology, and Social Work. You will support students as they move in the direction of their aspirations and become practitioners, advocates and educators.

Key responsibilities:

Provide comprehensive career development and management to students and alumni
Advise on career collaterals (resumes, cover letters, career marketing plans, social media profiles)
Teach students how to perform effective job searching and networking
Administer career-related assessment instruments to ascertain interests, motivators, and skills for career success and satisfaction
Conduct mock interviews
Customize marketing strategies

Devise plans and execute on marketing and promoting Champlain students and career programs/events in local, regional national, and international markets.

Leverage existing career management platforms, social media, and new technologies.

Maintain an efficient and accurate record-keeping system of employer relations efforts.

Actively collaborate with internal partners to cultivate new and existing relationships.

Solicit, compile, and share data concerning career outcomes for every graduating class in each program that comply with national and international standards of career outcome reporting.

In collaboration with the Asst. Vice President, assist in drafting annual reports, employment reports, alumni surveys, and other career-related information used for College reporting, benchmarking, and career success reporting based on protocols outlined by national and international standards

Support the programs and activities in the Career Collaborative.

Serve as an information resource for prospective students, parents, employers and community partners, and Champlain faculty and staff.


Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of work experience is required. Master’s degree in a relevant

field is preferred.

Demonstrated experience working in career coaching.

Proven skills in external outreach to employers, business partners, and community members.

Demonstrated experience and commitment to working with diverse populations.

Experience with career-related software systems (Handshake, Blackbaud, CareerShift, Canvas, and others) preferred.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community. Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain strives to be diverse and inclusive in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community are valued as individuals.