Student Career Coach

Center for Acad/Prof Performance
FLSA Category

Division of Enrollment


Position Title:  Student Career Coach

Department:    Center for Academic and Professional Performance (CAPP)

Job Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Dean of Student Success, the Student Career Coach provides leadership and direction for comprehensive career planning and shall have the following responsibilities listed below:



All employees are expected to uphold the values of the University. At Millikin University, we value:

  • Intellectual and creative inquiry
  • Inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility
  • Dignity and respect for all persons
  • Integrity and responsibility
  • Honest, open dialogue and reflection
  • Advancement of the common good


Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Provide career coaching/counseling services to students and alums via one-on-one sessions.
  2. Provide employment and graduate school advising as needed or requested.  Host the Career and Graduate School Fairs.
  3. Develop and present various career-related programs to meet the career development needs of the students.
  4. Teach the Exploratory course and aid exploratory studies students in making informed decisions regarding major and career selection.
  5. Direct activities to compile, prepare, and disseminate the annual Graduate First Destination Report.
  6. Collaborate with office staff, faculty, employers, community partners, and other campus offices to design and implement office programs and services to facilitate career development and enhance student retention; evaluate programs and services on an ongoing basis.
  7. Oversee student employment, and direct all activities related to the college work-study program at the University.
  8. Oversee MBA Millikin Student to help administer all employment functions.


Other Duties:

Other duties as assigned by the Dean of Student Success


Minimum Position Qualifications:

  • A Master’s Degree in education/college student personnel, counseling, or related field is required.


  • Minimum of five years of professional experience in higher education demonstrating a strong work ethic and exemplary interpersonal communication, organization, and time management skills.
  • Minimum of three years of supervisory experience.
  • MBTI qualified preferred.
  • Strong commitment to student development and a desire to work with university students.
  • Strong knowledge of career development theory, effective job search techniques, and labor market trends.
  • Evening and weekend work required as needed/requested.


Work Environment:

Manual Dexterity: 

  • Dexterity to operation a keyboard
  • Use of a 10-key

Physical Effort:

  • Typically sitting at a desk or table
  • Occasionally lifting 25-50 lbs.
  • Intermittently sitting/standing/stooping
  • Hearing and visual acuity within normal range

Working Conditions: 

  • Typical working conditions founds in most administrative work areas

Hazards: N/A


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