Career Coach, Transition to Career 17 views

SS Career Centre

Competition No. –

Posting Date –
Sep 10, 2021

Closing Date –
Sep 24, 2021
Position Type –
Part Time – Operating Funded

Salary Range –
$38,950 to $53,393 (pro-rated) per year

Grade –

Hours –

This competition is open to all applicants; however, internal candidates and applicants who were former employees of the University of Alberta in the past 18 months will be given priority consideration before external candidates. Please indicate your internal status using the “Advertisement” drop down menu when applying.

This position is located in Edmonton, and candidates must be available to work in-person and remotely.

This position offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at: Faculty & Staff Benefits.

The Career Centre is the source for career and employment information and expertise at the University of Alberta. We strive to empower U of A students, postdoctoral fellows and alumni from all faculties and programs to develop the skills, knowledge, experiences, and connections they need to confidently manage their careers. We also work with local, national, and international employers and professionals. Our clients and stakeholders are diverse and we aim to reflect that diversity and inclusion in our own staff and the way we work.

Transition to Career (T2C) is a flexible, blended learning program that facilitates and provides intentional focus for students and alumni to understand better the skills and attributes that are developed throughout university, and how these skills and attributes contribute to their success during and after university. Incorporating online learning, coaching, topic-specific individual advising, group learning, and experiential learning, T2C accommodates a full range of career interests and possibilities, whether the client’s goal is work, graduate or professional studies, or some other endeavour.

Reporting to the Team Lead, Transition to Career, the Career Coach meets individually with clients to provide ongoing career coaching and/or topic-specific career advising. The Career Coach facilitates online and group learning activities, and contributes to the ongoing development of the extensive T2C curriculum.


  • Conducts program intake by clarifying career needs and goals as related to the T2C program
  • Advises and supports clients in fulfilling program requirements
  • Assesses clients’ career needs and goals and provides individual coaching that supports them in developing personalized learning plans
  • Facilitates online learning and group learning activities
  • Coordinates placement of clients with individual/organizational volunteers for select advising and experiential learning activities and makes referrals to appropriate programs and services
  • Maintains awareness of career education and experiential learning opportunities available to clients both inside and outside the university and shares this information with clients
  • Collaborates with a team to create, update, and maintain the T2C curriculum and supporting educational materials
  • Initiates relationships with, and responds to inquiries from potential clients, and individual/organizational volunteer partners both on and off campus
  • Researches and recruits alumni and other professionals to participate in programming
  • Promotes the T2C program to individuals, groups and units on and off campus


  • Undergraduate degree in education, social sciences or related discipline; equivalent combinations of education and work experience will be considered
  • Minimum two years related work experience
  • Experience or education related to career development, experiential learning and community engagement
  • Experience facilitating online courses and groups of learners is an asset
  • Experience with advising and/or coaching clients with highly variable backgrounds and career goals; coaching certificate is an asset
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), presentation, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to communicate with and support students, employers, and colleagues from a wide variety of racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds and various abilities, lifestyles, experiences, and interests
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively to accomplish organizational goals
  • Proven ability to apply and adhere to strict confidentiality guidelines, FOIPP, records management protocols, and all relevant university policies
  • Familiar and comfortable with using MS Office, Google applications and social media

How to Apply

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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