Senior Career Coach

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    Philadelphia, PA (Hybrid Role)

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The Senior Career Coach will be a key member of the Career Coaching team and will demonstrate a student-centered approach to serve the diverse population of the University. He/she will support the professional development of undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni. The Senior Coach will coach students in virtual and in person meetings on career exploration, job seeking strategies, graduate school preparation, interview preparation, and networking, among other topics. He/she will contribute to workshop/event coordination and facilitation, both virtual and in person.

This position is the lead point of contact on the Career Coaching team for students preparing for graduate school, current graduate students, and students within the College of Science and Technology and the College of Public Health. The Senior Career Coach will utilize best practices to engage students in the career development process and will support students through the research and application process to graduate programs. He/she will also provide coaching support to graduate students through individual sessions and group presentations. The Senior Career Coach serves as a key convener of the Graduate Career Network, a group of campus colleagues dedicated to supporting graduate student professional development. The mission of the Graduate Career Network is to share best practices to promote professional development within the Temple graduate community through collaboration with graduate students, staff, faculty, and alumni. This group of more than 40 professionals spans a variety of units and roles, all united by a common focus on graduate student career and professional development. In the past, this group has met monthly to share best practices, cross promote events, receive training on supporting student needs, and collaborate on university wide programming opportunities.

The Senior Career Coach will be responsible for the supervision of graduate career coaching interns on a periodic basis. Performs other duties as assigned.

The Temple University Career Center adheres to a hybrid work schedule where all staff are on campus three days per week and work from home two days per week. The Career Center also offers flexible working hours for staff whose schedules are optimal outside of the traditional 8:30am – 5pm timeframe.

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Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and at least four (4) years of directly related experience. Experience in creating and implementing professional development programs. Experience presenting to large and small groups virtually and in person with a high degree of engagement.
Experience in career coaching on resume writing, interview preparation, career exploration, goal setting, and job search strategies. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:
* Ability to effectively network with and cultivate relationships with stakeholders and campus partners.
* Knowledge of Career Counseling theory and the career decision making process as it relates to college students.
* Knowledge of the role assessment plays in the career decision making process.
* Demonstrated effective use of software such as: Handshake or other Career Resource Management Systems.
* Ability to work nights and weekends, as necessary.


Ability to work with a diverse group of students and various constituencies including students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

Ability to manage a wide variety of projects/requests including innovative virtual programming.

Ability to engage graduate students in career exploration and effectively guide them on pursuing roles in private industry.

Career Services / Career Counseling experience in higher education.

Master’s degree in Counseling or related field.

Certifications: Strong Interest Inventory.

This position is assigned a hybrid work arrangement (on-campus and remote), the duration of this hybrid work arrangement is at the discretion of Temple University and the Department.

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

In accordance with the City of Philadelphia’s COVID-19 mandate, all Temple University students, faculty, staff, and contractors must be fully vaccinated before receiving authorization to work unless they have a medical or religious exemption approved by the University.  An individual is considered fully vaccinated two (2) weeks following the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two (2) weeks following a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals who do not meet the University’s vaccination or exemption requirement will be prohibited from working until proof of full vaccination or an exemption is requested and approved.  For more information, visit the University’s Vaccines web page at

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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About Us

The Temple University Career Center is a central resource that builds collaborative relationships among the Temple community, and empowers students and alumni through comprehensive career development services, driving successful careers.

Serving all Temple students and alumni, the Career Center provides a full range of services to optimize internship and employment opportunities and enhance life-long career success.

Both in person and over the web the Career Center Provides:

  • Career assessment, exploration programs/resources and industry information to help you Explore your options for your major and career.
  • Guidelines, strategies and expert advice on resume and cover letter writing, interviewing and job search skills to help you Learn how to market your best self.
  • On-line job and internship postings and on-campus recruiting through Handshake, Career Fairs and web resources to help you Connect with employers for internships, part-time and full-time positions.

Apply for this job

Please apply through the Temple HR portal, and reach out to Laura Craig, Associate Director of Career Development and Hiring Manager, with questions at

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