University of Utah Career Coach in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 08/01/2018

Requisition Number PRN17977B

Job Title Career Counselor

Working Title Career Coach

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday, 8:00-5:00, a few evenings or weekends may be required.

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 01424 - Business Career Services

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 42,000-47,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Career Coach for the David Eccles School of Business, Business Career Services department. Educates, guides, and prepares students for the transition from an academic environment to employment or graduate school. Coordinates activities between students, employers, and U of U departments. Designs and conducts workshops and supervises student internships. Organizes time effectively and has strong computer skills.


1. Coaches students and recent alumni in the discovery and decision-making process of selecting a career. Guides students through self-assessments, identifies available resources and assists students with career research.

2. Supervises and evaluates a caseload of student internships providing guidance of learning goals and career development assignments. Assists students with preparing resumes, interviewing skills and searching jobs electronically.

3. Develops and presents multiple training workshops to prepare students on aspects of the employment and job search process.

4. Interacts with employers recruiting students and alumni. Conducts site visits to employers to develop and promote internships and career opportunities.

5. Demonstrates success in outreach for developing external relationships. Team player that facilitates cooperative and collaborative community and institutional relationships.

6. Conducts ongoing research to provide information and feedback about recruitment and after graduation activities for students.

7. Maintains accurate data and produces statistical reports on job placement, salaries, recruitment activities and other information with strong detail and organizational skills. Assists in preparing and publishing annual reports.

Problem Solving:

Coaches must solve complex problems which relate to counseling individual students who come from a wide variety of backgrounds. These individuals are making life-changing choices. The resolution comes in the form of understanding and utilizing available resources to research options and provide individualized solutions.

Coaches are involved in hiring and personnel decisions. They make decisions regarding the appropriateness of employer’s requests for job postings and interview schedules. Each coach must be knowledgeable of employment laws and ethical standards for hiring and recruiting. Decisions are based on the adopted standards of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a Social Science, Communication, Counseling, Human Resources or a related field plus three years of experience in occupational or career counseling or equivalency required; demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required. Master’s degree in a related area is preferred. Training and experience in basic testing and measurement is preferred. Experience with career counseling in the assigned area may also be preferred.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.