Career Coach

Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Career Coach.  The position is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Executive Director of Career Education.  The Office of Career Education prepares students for meaningful lives by promoting self-development, career competency development, and the exploration of occupations through a community-wide ecosystem.

The Career Coach supports Allegheny College students with a focus on career competency development as they explore their unique interdisciplinary interests. The Career Coach provides both in-person and virtual coaching (some remote work accommodations can be discussed) on topics including career exploration, knowledge and skills development, application materials, interview techniques, and internship and job searches.  Through building and maintaining relationships with a variety of students and stakeholders, the Career Coach works to understand the diversity of student perspectives, experiences and needs in order to create meaningful programs and initiatives meant to address barriers. It is imperative that the Career Coach build and maintain relationships with students and student support areas including the IDEAS Center, Student Accessibility and Support Services, Athletics, and other student life and student success departments. The Career Coach is responsible for departmental communications and offers support for alumni as needed.

The successful candidate will be familiar with student development, career development, recruiting practices, and effective ways of connecting with and advocating for marginalized student groups.  This candidate will be skilled in fostering and developing mutually respectful relationships, be an effective communicator, and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in their work. A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year undergraduate program is required as is the direct work experience with college students.

As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny also is one of the few colleges in the country that requires students to choose both a major and a minor, helping to cultivate intellectual growth and the creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and graduate schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate teaching.

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits.  Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,800 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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