Position Summary The Experience and Professional Development department (XPD) at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University invites applications for the full-time (.92 FTE), benefit-eligible position of Career Coach, Business/Entrepreneurship Industries. The Career Coach will provide coaching and education focused on a wide range of career topics, including an emphasis on Business/Entrepreneurship industries; assist the Senior Associate Directors of XPD by developing, promoting, and implementing career development initiatives. The Career Coach will empower students to connect their aspirations with opportunities and translate their liberal arts education to achieve meaningful personal and professional lives. The Career Coach will help students explore, do, reflect, and connect. The College of Saint Benedict (CSB) is a liberal arts college for women, and Saint John's University (SJU) is a liberal arts college for men and a graduate School of Theology for both men and women and is also the home of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library and the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research. The campuses are located in the central lakes area of Minnesota, surrounded by more than 3,000 acres of pristine forests, prairies, and lakes. The campuses are minutes away from St. Cloud, an increasingly diverse regional center with a population of over 100,000, and 70 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Some CSB/SJU faculty and staff choose to reside locally, while others commute from the Twin Cities. Both St. Cloud and the Twin Cities offer a wide range of fine arts, cultural, dining, recreational, and sporting opportunities. CSB/SJU are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition enlivened by values of community, hospitality, stewardship, and justice. The schools are dedicated to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons. Students, staff and faculty from many diverse belief systems and backgrounds collectively bring a rich dimension to the academic, cultural, and religious experience at CSB/SJU. Learn more in our Institutional Statement on Diversity and in our brochure regarding Higher Education in the Catholic and Benedictine Tradition . With a total enrollment of approximately 3,300 students, CSB/SJU are unique in all of higher education, distinguished by their commitment to the holistic transformational development of women and men within the context of a unified, coeducational experience. All students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to experience and engage with the two institutions. For further information, see http://www.csbsju.edu/about . CSB/SJU offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program. Responsibilities Career Coaching - Connect students to opportunities to explore interests, values, and skills related to academic major(s) and career choices. - Provide opportunities to engage students in experiences to build confidence and motivation toward their personal and professional lives. - Guide students in identification of future goals and possibilities. - Link students to resources to help them make informed career decisions. - Point students toward experiential opportunities (i.e. job shadows, internships, service-learning, fellowships) available to them. - Lead students to reflect on their experiences to make meaning and connections. - Invite students to reflect on who they are and how that connects to future decisions. - Coach students on understanding and articulating the value of a liberal arts education. - Partner with XPD staff to create micro-content (i.e. video, visual, and written tools and educational materials) for partners and students related to career education. - Ensure XPD’s systems and access points include diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and scalability for all students. Collaborative Partnership Building - Organize, facilitate, and assess - in collaboration with other XPD staff - a range of related opportunities for students to interact with XPD. - Collaborate with key constituents - including academic departments - to build strategic partnerships for shared work opportunities. - Identify and collect student success stories for use in office-related marketing and communication. - Provide partner - including faculty and key alums - related training on developmental career needs of college students; engage both faculty and alums as partners using volunteer management best practices. - Create relationships and collaborate with academic departments related to business/entrepreneurship industries. - Partner with External Engagement staff to identify, plan, and execute fairs and opportunities specific to business/entrepreneurship industries. - Compile and assess XPD-related outcomes data. - Participate in professional development opportunities to enhance skills and to stay current with trends in the field. - Actively and thoughtfully participates in visioning and strategic planning that advances XPD’s position. Qualifications Required: - Master’s degree - Knowledge of and experience with career development theory, best practices, and trends - Ability to engage constituents using a variety of communication, including one-to-one and large group presentations, as well as electronic content - Demonstrated ability to use creativity to engage students in new and innovative ways - Demonstrated experience using a diversity, equity, inclusion and justice lens on work - Demonstrated ability to make strategic decisions based on innovation, knowledge and experience in the field - Strong relationship management experience - Ability to articulate the value of a liberal arts degree - Ability to articulate a broad understanding of XPD’s mission and the impact of strong collaboration Preferred: - Masters degree in related field - Career Development experience with college/university populations - A theoretical and practical understanding of experiential education as a good practice at the college level To Apply Applications are accepted online by clicking on the " Apply " button. Candidates are asked to complete the staff application form and submit a letter of application and resume. If you require an accommodation to participate in the CSB/SJU hiring process, please contact Human Resources at (320) 363-5500 or employment@csbsju.edu. It is the policy of CSB/SJU to conduct a pre-employment background check. An offer of employment is contingent upon a successful background check. The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers.
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