Part-Time Career Coach, Daniels College of Business

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Work type: Staff Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Student Affairs / Services, Academic Advising, Business Operations / Services, Admin / Executive / Office Support, Community Engagement, Career Development

The Daniels College of Business (DCB) of the University of Denver offers a variety of baccalaureate and graduate degree programs including a Bachelor of Science, (DCB currently enrolls undergraduate students in eight majors: Accountancy, Business Analytics, Finance, Hospitality Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Real Estate and the Built  Environment); Master of Business Administration (Denver MBA), Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA), Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA), and an online Master of Business Administration (MBA@Denver), Master of Science in Accountancy, Management, Applied Quantitative Finance, Business Analytics, Real Estate and the Built Environment, and Marketing as well as non-degree Executive Education and professional development programs. Daniels is ranked among the top business schools and is the only business school in Colorado to receive rankings and recognition from BusinessWeek, the Financial Times, U.S. News & World Report and Forbes.

Daniels Career Services (DCS) supports approximately 1,600 undergraduate, 600 graduate students, plus alumni of DCB. The primary areas of operation are in student-facing advisory roles and in employer facing recruitment roles. The department operates under a cross-functional support model with Student Services, Office of Graduate Admissions and Marketing, Executive Education, Experiential Education and External Relations.

Position Summary

The University of Denver seeks an energetic, talented and innovative part-time (20 hours per week) career coach and advisor for the Career Services office at the Daniels College of Business. This position reports to the Associate Director of the Taylor Family Undergraduate Career Center within the Daniels College of Business. The successful applicant will join a dedicated team that directly supports the career planning, development and employment outcomes for the students and alumni of the college. Priority is placed on developing and facilitating innovative and ground-breaking strategies, methodologies and programs that improve student and post-graduate employment outcomes.

Essential Functions

Coach & Advise Students:

  • Work with both assigned and ad hoc groups of DCB undergraduate students and alumni in all aspects of career planning and job and internship search strategy.
  • Use career services tools and data entry platforms to track and report student career progress.
  • Communicate regularly with students, marketing/reaching out to them as appropriate on regular schedule.
  • Develop and share both general and industry sector specific understanding of the related professions to help guide and inform student career paths.
  • Engage with a student caseload that requires time management, clear communication and frequent follow up with students.

Daniels Professional Development Program Teaching Assistant (TA) Support:

  • This position will also support the Daniels Professional Development Program (DPDP) in a teaching assistant capacity. DPDP is a zero-credit required business course focused on topics such as resume and cover letter writing, career exploration, interviewing and job search strategies and understanding the recruiting process.
  • Support functions will include grading, contributing to class discussions and supporting students throughout course.

Resource Support:

  • Update and continually improve career planning and professional development resources with the intended outcomes of improving student engagement, competencies and industry connectivity.
  • Benchmark and assess the effectiveness of career services activities, programs and resources.

Career Programming Support:

  • Serve as collaborator on numerous programs associated with student career preparation, student engagement and employer relations.
  • Collaborates with DCS Employer Relations, and cross-functionally with other student facing units, in supporting relevant career programming such as: orientation sessions, workshops, print and online resources for delivering career content to all Daniels students and alumni.

Support Research and Marketing of Career Resources and Lead Generation:

  • Coordinate with Daniels Career Services staff to create and distribute up-to-date career services information relevant to current and prospective students and alumni.
  • Collaborate and communicate directly with employers, alumni, and corporate partners to create recruiting opportunities.
  • Recommend specific companies and organizations to appropriate students.

Data Collection and Analytics Support:

  • Participate and support tracking of career placement (internships, full-time roles, etc), salary, and rankings data (related to salary, geography, timing, and role/title) to inform program participation in various national and international rankings.
  • Work with team to identify opportunities for student engagement and outcomes reporting through data collection, tracking and analysis.
  • Leverage data to optimize student experience, drive offerings based on data.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Understand the theoretical knowledge of higher education issues such as student development, career counseling and the unique needs of non-traditional and students across a wide range of developmental stages.
  • Maintain a deep understanding of careers typically pursued by business students and early career professionals and an in-depth understanding of the college recruiting process.
  • Ability to engage with corporate recruiters to facilitate the successful recruitment of students.
  • Excellent public speaking, interpersonal, verbal/written communication skills. Ability to facilitate content in 1:1 settings to audiences greater than 50 individuals.
  • Familiarity with virtual communication platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc. and comfort with leveraging platforms for virtual advising and facilitation.
  • Ability to communicate with as well as develop and maintain relationships with students from a wide variety of social, ethnic and economic backgrounds.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills, including the ability to independently prioritize work, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set goals and enforce deadlines, while maintaining the flexibility to re-assess and prioritize goals.
  • Must be able to work with a high level of independence, perform under pressure, plan by anticipating problems and forecasting outcomes, and deal with difficult individuals while maintaining composure.
  • Computer literacy, Microsoft software: Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • 1-2 years career counseling experience or similar level of professional experience in areas such as human resources or recruiting.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in counseling, higher education, or related field.
  • 1-2 years of experience working with undergraduate students in a higher education setting.
  • Experience with recruiting software programs such as 12Twenty, Handshake, simplicity, Taleo, Jobvite or similar platforms.
  • Knowledge of and experience in data management and data visualization platforms such as Excel, Qualtrics, Tableau, and technology experience such as Microsoft Suite and Video Conferencing systems (such as Zoom, GoTo Meeting and/or Skype for Business).
  • Demonstrated experience in data collection, database management, report creation and analysis and ability to analyze data, interpret results and make recommendations.
  • Experience in content planning/development.

Work Schedule
Part-time, 20 hours per week. 

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on November 1, 2021.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is 7.

Hourly Range
The hourly range for the position is $23.00 - $26.00.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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