University of Utah Senior Career Coach in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/16/2018

Requisition Number PRN17232B

Job Title Manager, Student Services

Working Title Senior Career Coach

Job Grade E

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, 8:00AM-5:00PM, occasional evening or weekend hours required.

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 01424 - DESB Undergrad Career Mgt

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 47,000-52,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Senior Career Coach for the David Eccles School of Business Career Services for students completing a Bachelor Degree in Finance and Quantitative Analysis of Markets & Organizations.

Under minimal supervision, responsible for educating and coaching students through a career development process with productive follow-up activities. Job search preparation and strategies provided to students, as well as limited involvement with alumni, in facilitating the transitions from academics to internships then after-graduation employment. Position also includes workshop design and presentation as well as promoting career events and facilitating the connection of students and employers in appropriate matches.


Essential Functions

1. Markets and promotes new and existing programs and services to internal and external customers.

2. Facilitates cooperative and collaborative community and institutional relationships.

3. Ensures customer satisfaction by analyzing complaints, concerns, suggestions, and providing appropriate follow-through.

4. Develops departmental strategies consistent with the assigned department’s continuous quality improvement program.

Problem Solving

Often selects from a predetermined list of alternatives and sometimes recommends or changes policy and procedure based upon amount of discretion given by department. Problems would be referred to superior based upon predetermined guidelines set by the department.

This job description 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.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related area of assignment or equivalency and 4 – 6 years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of career services in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure smooth operation. Completion of provided supervisory training within one year of employment may be required.

Master’s degree in a related area may be preferred.

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



•Finance industry and/or human resources recruiting experience is a plus.

•Ability to provide each student in assigned portfolio with guidance in career exploration, demonstrating knowledge of career development theory, career assessments and coaching strategies as students consider business majors and related career paths.

•Candidates will have previous experience assisting with resume writing, interviewing, job search skills, networking, and salary negotiations.

•Effective communication skills for oral presentations and facilitating sessions to large and medium-sized groups required as well as professional and concise writing skills.

•Ability to use MS Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, and career center student/employer database effectively.

•Competence with survey instruments to report job placement/salary records in timely accurate reports for administration and accreditation agencies.

•Previous responsibilities in external outreach or campus recruiting and building productive relationships while identifying a match between job postings and targeted resume referrals.

•Demonstrated actions as a team player. Coordinate activities between career center and assigned departments/faculty, other business school departments, as well as U of U Career & Professional Development Center.

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.