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State University of New York at Oswego — Career Coach

The Office of Career Services at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications to fill a full-time 12-month Career Coach position.

Posting Date: April 13, 2023

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

Compensation: Minimum salary $51,480, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. Click here for more information.

Date of Appointment: As soon as possible

Description of Responsibilities:
Working with the Director of Career Services and other campus partners, and within the context of the education, public, and human services careers, the Career Development Specialist will:

  • Plan and execute major career development plans, programs, and events in collaboration with a variety of on/off campus partners;
  • Identify, articulate to, and assist students in developing the high demand soft skills needed to successfully compete for internships, co-ops, and full-time jobs;
  • Collaborate closely with related employers, alumni, students, and student clubs/organizations;
  • Develop and conduct presentations on a variety of career development related topics;
  • Partner with related academic disciplines to integrate career development into curriculum
  • Advise students and alumni through the career development process.

SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego’s Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan. As such, the incumbent is expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree by time of appointment
  • Minimum of one year of experience in college career services or related field, to include internships or Graduate Assistant positions
  • Experience in planning and implementing programs, events, or conferences
  • Experience in coaching others on career-related issues
  • Strong interpersonal, written, verbal communication and presentation skills

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in related field
  • Experience in coaching students and/or alumni on job search strategies, assisting with job search documents, and/or developing interviewing skills
  • Experience assisting students in identifying and articulating high demand soft skills to employers
  • Demonstrated success in networking with internal and external partners to maximize opportunities for student success
  • Experience in using social media and other technological tools to engage students in the career development process
  • Demonstrated ability in development of professional online and printed resources
  • Experience and/or educational training related to education, public and/or human services

At SUNY Oswego we value the diversity found in each member of our campus community and strive to create a community where that diversity is embraced and enhanced. Recognizing the strength of diversity, our mission is to foster an environment which respects, embraces and promotes cultural competence, civil discourse and active engagement in developing an inclusive and vibrant community of scholars who act as transformational agents of change and responsible citizens of the world. For more information see SUNY Oswego’s Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan (

As a candidate seeking consideration you are asked to submit a separate statement specifically addressing how your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has been evidenced in your career experience and professional activity, and/or community service (volunteer work, etc.), and/or professional development. (Please see Application Instructions)

To Apply Submit:  

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications
  • A separate statement describing your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in your professional experience or personal life or community engagement  
  • Resume or CV
  • Copy of unofficial (or copy of official) transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred 
  • Contact information for three professional references

Electronically To:

Candidates are required to submit all application documents listed under “To Apply Submit” be uploaded before you can submit your application for consideration. Your application will only be accessible for consideration once all required documents have been submitted.

Official transcripts are required at time of appointment. Visa sponsorship not available for this position or for tenure track faculty (Visa sponsorship is available for this position).  (for MC positions: SUNY Oswego requires all Management/Confidential (MC) employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.) Background checks will be conducted for finalists.

Files must be complete to be considered.

If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail: 

Tina Cooper, Search Chair at

Description of Department: The SUNY Oswego Career Services office operates within an award-winning “Career Community” model of program and service delivery. They have full-time professionals who have developed high-level expertise in various industries and work hard to create and evolve customized resources, programs, services, and networking relationships in order to offer a highly diverse student population a much more impactful level of personalized career coaching. They have broken up the world of work into several categories that include: Business; Healthcare and STEM; Communication, Media & the Arts; and Education, Public & Human Services. Within each of these areas, they have a highly capable staff member creating a sphere of support for students that spans the entire career development cycle and brings together faculty, alumni, employers, graduate school representatives, and much more. This results in more meaningful assistance and expertise for our students, better employer and graduate school connections, and tailored on and offline resources.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive university located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. One of 13 comprehensive colleges and universities in the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system, SUNY Oswego is recognized nationally for its academic quality, focus on student success outcomes, and the growing diversity of its student body. Ranked among the top public master’s-level universities in the 2023 “Top Regional Universities in the North” by U.S. News and World Report, SUNY Oswego is also recognized among Princeton Review’s Best Regional Colleges in the Northeast – an honor bestowed on the SUNY Oswego every year since 2003.

Inspired by a shared commitment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher education boundaries, SUNY Oswego provides a transformative experience to about 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university offers preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education, and its success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. 

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing

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