Career Coach

California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson, CA

Posted: 5/14/19
Deadline: 12/31/19
Reference Number: 1337237

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Job Duties

Career Coach
California State University, Dominguez Hills

Position Information
This is a full-time, temporary position.

** Successful candidates in these temporary appointments may be appointed from a few days up to one year depending on the assignment. Temporary appointments must end on or before the end of the fiscal year (June 30th of the following year), with the possibility of renewal.

Salary Range and Max Salary

The application deadline is Thursday, November 29, 2018
The salary range for this classification is: $4,554 – $6,488 monthly.

Conditions of Employment

Possession of a valid Driver’s License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver’s license and reflects driving record.

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Campus Marketing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system. CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of over 12,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of non-traditional, working adult students as well as approximately 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs statewide. The University, with its five Academic Colleges, has more than 300 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services.

Department Marketing Statement
Department: Career Center
The Career Center is one of the departments in Student Affairs. The department is responsible for career counseling, and internship and employment services. The Career Center assists students and alumni to discover their passions and make informed career and educational decisions through a variety of functions including career counseling and career development workshops, employer networking and mentoring events, job search readiness workshops, employment fairs, and on-campus interviews. It also assists employers in meeting their college relations and staffing goals. To accomplish its purpose, the Career Center (a) partners with students and alumni to facilitate lifelong career development through self-awareness, experiential learning, career decision-making, and job search readiness programs; (b) collaborates with university faculty, administrators and staff to connect student learning with the world of work; and (c) forges strong relationships with leading employers and organizations throughout Southern California and the United States.

Major Duties
Under general direction of the Career Center Interim Associate Director, the Career Coach, will support campus-wide efforts to assist students in integrating career, academic, and personal development plans. This position is responsible for supporting two of our six academic colleges, College of Arts and Humanities, and the general student body to develop a career success institute and share critical information about the employment market, job search techniques, the career development process, and best practices in supporting student career success with faculty, staff, and student leaders. This will include employer recruitment and networking, developing and delivering a series of workshops, presentations, programs and individual consultations and initiatives to support partners across campus. Provide training and development around career and professional success initiatives.

Position will also provide direct career and job search counseling and advisement to students, alumni and groups on a walk-in and scheduled basis; advises and counsels students and alumni with graduate and professional school research and application packets; administers and interprets career assessment instruments; organizes and delivers Career, Major, and Graduate and Professional school workshops; develops publications, and leads and plans a series of large scale career events, job fairs, and programs, and performs other duties and office projects as necessary.


Required Education: Equivalent to graduation from a four year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related.

Required Experience: Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. One year in the program area to which assigned may be preferred but is not required.

A masters degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
– Working knowledge of the practices, procedures and activities of the program to which assigned
– General knowledge of the methods and problems of organizational and program management
– General knowledge of research and interview techniques
– General knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior.
– Excellent oral and written communication skills.
– Strong organizational and program development skills.
– Ability to interpret and apply program rules and regulations
– ability to use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments and implementing long-range program improvements
– ability to obtain factual and interpretative information through interviews
– ability to reason logically
– ability to collect, compile, analyze and evaluate data and make verbal or written presentations based on these data
– ability to advise students individually and in groups on routine matters where required; ability to recognize multicultural, multi-sexed and multi-aged value systems and work accordingly
– ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationship with faculty, CSU administrators, student organizations, private and public agencies and others in committee work, and student advising and community contacts
– ability to rapidly acquire a general knowledge of the overall operation, functions and programs of the campus to which assigned.
– Ability to use judgment within area of expertise to revise existing procedures and to recommend solutions to problems for which precedents may not exist.
– Demonstrated ability to make decisions and carry through actions having implications with regard to other program or service areas in the center.
– Demonstrated ability to develop and facilitate workshops, make presentations, and oversee events and programming.
– Ability to think creatively and oversee multiple tasks with an attention to detail.
– Ability to use/learn various Career Services management systems, including automated job posting and employer contact management software.
– Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community.

Specialized Materials: The position activities may require the use of the following equipment, machinery, tools, vehicles or office equipment: vehicle for offsite employer visits and other employer cultivation activities.

Certification: Valid Driver’s License


40% – Responsible to develop a Career Success Institute for one of the six academic colleges, along with campus affinity groups, to share critical information about the employment market, job search techniques, the career and professional development process, and best practices in supporting student career success with faculty, staff and students.
– Serve as a lead in the development of new programs and initiatives that support campus wide efforts to help students integrate high impact practices into students career, personal, and academic plans.
– Develop, implement, and deliver workshops, presentations, programs, individual consultations, and initiatives to support student success and learning.
– Develop other electronic and printed tools geared toward faculty, staff, students, and various constituents to help support student career and professional success.
– Conduct and develop student direct contact opportunities individually, by group, department, or other campus affiliations to discuss career and professional development plans, goals, and opportunities.

20% – Responsible for employer recruitment and networking:
– Conduct employer site visits locally and regionally
– Attend employer recruitment events and programs to support part-time, internship, and full-time CSUDH hires
– Develop employers to support high impact learning in the colleges and the successful transition to job and internship opportunities
– Maintain and develop employer contacts and approvals on CSUDH Handshake

20% – Coordinate major career events, workshops and programming:
– Coordinate event logistics including daily communication with clients, software information technology, managing event schedule, reservations, set-up, directional signage, crowd control, parking, food services, room reservations, audio visual needs, general supplies, office services, staffing needs, and clean-up.
– Coordinate and track candidate and employer registrations for all major events, and specialized programming.
– Maintain and manipulate numerous complex recruiter/employers databases for use throughout the year.
– Maintain sole responsibility for receipt, verification, and deposit of registration and sponsorship fees, in collaboration with the Lead Administrative Analyst.
– Reconcile payment discrepancies and resolve employer inquiries.
– Oversee specialized event software to enhance events and programming.
– Expedite and ensure timely collections of outstanding invoices.
– Communicate with recruiters by phone and email.
– Maintain an accurate employer/client database in CSUDH Handshake.
– Track and maintain data related to employer and student learning outcomes, provide daily/weekly/monthly statistics, provide year comparisons, info graphics, and related documentation to support events and workshops. Draft and edit quantitative and qualitative reports related to this area of development.
– Develop marketing and programming to support events and programs.

10% – Assessment, Data, and Analytics
– Develop and maintain weekly, monthly, semester, and yearly Career Center statistics related to responsibilities and program needs.
– Develop learning outcomes and measurements to assess learning outcomes for Career Center.
– Create and develop goals and measurements to support the University Strategic plan related to Career Center outcomes.
– Develop and support University Outcomes Survey measuring student success at and beyond graduation.
– Develop presentations and related infographics to demonstrate Career Center learning outcomes through programming and other career and professional related opportunities.
– Track and assess new hire data
– Track and support internship documentation for not for credit or academic bearing internships.

10% – Job duties as assigned.

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