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Career Development Coach

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Work type: Part-time Regular
Location: Overland Park Main Campus
Categories: Administrative Professional

Posting Job Title

Career Development Coach


Student Success & Strategy

Position Type

Part-time Regular

Number of openings


Job Summary

The Career Development Coach assists in the day-to-day operation of the Career Development Center and is pivotal in supporting college retention strategies as outlined in the strategic plan. As the initial contact for prospective students, JCCC students, alumni, faculty, staff, and employers, the Career Development Coach meets one-on-one to advise students in basic self-discovery, college major research, career exploration, and the job search process. Utilizing specialized career development knowledge, the Career Development Coach assesses students’ career exploration and job search needs and administers and interprets career assessments and develops job search strategies as well as a Career Development action plan. The Career Development Coach creates a positive and professional environment, builds rapport with a diverse population of students, and serves as an ambassador for the department, division, and the college. Responsible for developing, evaluating, and revising a wide variety of career development resources for use in the center and within course curriculum, the Career Development Coach ensures that the Career Development Center supports retention goals by focusing on undecided students and maintains a current and relevant collection of informative materials to assist students with their college major selection, career exploration and job search goals.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree
Higher education advising or related experience.
Knowledge of career development theories, assessment tools, and job search and
recruitment practices
Excellent communication skills
Creative, analytical, and problem-solving skills
Organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to manage time effectively and handle multiple projects at one time
Ability to contribute to a team and share workspace with other staff members
Ability to provide career services virtually.
Ability to research, gather and compile data for use with student appointments or

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Career Development or related field certifications
Effective use of teaching strategies and integrated technology to successfully engage
participants and enhance learning
Work experience in a career development center.
Certification in Strong Interest Inventory and/or related career assessment tools

Required application documents


Cover Letter

Unofficial Transcripts

Hours per Week


Work Hours/Days

Wednesday 8:00 - 6:00

Thursday 8:00 - 5:00

Friday 8:00 - 5:00

Salary Grade Level





Overland Park Main Campus


Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed.

In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. JCCC provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email

For a summary of all disclosures (Background check, Clery Act, ADA, EOE, etc.) refer to the links on our Career page.

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