Job Positions

Academic & Career Coach

Categories: Mid South Region 3


Belk College of Business


UNC Charlotte

Date Posted:

Oct 21 2021 6:32AM

Close Date:

Nov 16 2021

Position Description

The Belk College of Business is dedicated to helping undergraduate students discover, plan, and achieve their academic and career goals, while learning to become 21st century business leaders. This individual is committed to engaging students in personal development and self-assessment, teaching students how to effectively manage their academic success and supporting students through exploration of their major and career development plans. Students are expected to develop academic and career plans consistent with their interests, abilities, and aspirations and to utilize available resources to achieve their long-term professional goals. This individual ensures that students have access to accurate and relevant information so that they can take initiative and responsibility for their success. This individual upholds University and Belk College standards in a professional and respectful manner that reflects an appreciation for students from all backgrounds. The Academic and Career Coach position reports to an Associate Director within the Belk College of Business. This individual is tasked with counselling students through the self-assessment, career exploration and major selection process, serving as a resource for students regarding degree requirements and policies, assisting students in developing career readiness plans, directing students to academic support and other campus resources, and supporting administration tasks that help the Niblock Student Center implement its mission and document its progress.


The Academic and Career Coach will advise and counsel undergraduate business students in their progress toward degree completion in the Belk College of Business, coach students through the career development process, provide group presentations and workshops, proactively use campus advising systems as the basis for interventions with students, maintain notes and records on advising interactions, participate in recruitment and orientation events and implement and administer University and Belk College of Business policies.

Application Process

Please apply online: The posting closes on November 16, 2021 with a proposed start date of December 15, 2021.

Institution Information

UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research university. It leverages its location in the state's largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives. UNC Charlotte maintains a particular commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region.

Additional Information

Accredited by AACSB International, the Belk College of Business (BCOB) at UNC Charlotte offers outstanding business education programs in a variety of disciplines. The College has more than 4,800 students, more than 100 full-time faculty members and more than 32,000 alumni. The Niblock Student Center in the Belk College of Business comprises two teams, Academic and Career Coaching and Professional Development. The Niblock Student Center provides comprehensive and transformative support for undergraduate Belk College of Business students in order to graduate career-ready professionals.

The Niblock Student Center supports these students by:
• Encouraging students to discover their strengths, values, interests and goals through self-assessment and the effective use of resources in order to make intentional academic and career decisions.
• Promoting strategic academic planning and experiential learning in order to develop professionalism, critical-thinking, communication and leadership skills, self-efficacy, and a collaborative mindset.
• Facilitating timely degree completion and empowering students to apply their educational experiences, feel confident in their career destination, and engage in lifelong learning.

Contact Information

Lesley Harris


Required Qualifications

A Master’s degree in career counseling, student development, higher education or business is required. The candidate should demonstrate a professional demeanor that establishes credibility quickly, inspires confidence and builds positive relationships. Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to demonstrate tact, diplomacy and maintain a high level of confidentiality is required. Outstanding presentation skills enabling effective, influential communication with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, alumni and business community is vital to this position. Attention to detail, task orientation and ability to work collaboratively as well as independently to achieve institutional goals and objectives is expected. Proficiency with various computer applications, Microsoft Office, and web technology are essential skills.

Preferred Qualifications

One to two years of experience in academic advising or career coaching. Academic advising and career coaching of undergraduate level business students is highly desirable and direct knowledge of professional development for business students and a background in business administration is preferred. The ideal candidate will possess polished interpersonal communication skills, training and counseling skills.