Assistant Director, International Career Coaching, Bearcat Promise Career Studio, Hybrid

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 340,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion. The University’s overall regional economic impact exceeds $10.6 billion, paving the way for the future of Cincinnati.

About the College of Cooperative Education and Professional Studies

At the University of Cincinnati College of Cooperative Education and Professional Studies (CCPS), we believe that experiential learning and career education are essential components of higher education. In support of this, we develop and deliver innovative, high-impact courses, programs, and services that foster students’ personal and professional development as dynamic, thoughtful, global citizens. Cooperative Education and Professional Studies (CCPS) faculty and staff have earned UC the distinction of being U.S. News and World Report’s (2023) #1 public university for co-ops and internships.


The Bearcat Promise Career Studio is a team of career development professionals who coach students and recent alumni from 11 academic colleges (College of Allied Health Sciences; College of Arts & Sciences; College-Conservatory of Music; College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning; College of Education, Criminal Justice, & Human Services; College of Engineering & Applied Sciences; Graduate College; College of Medicine; College of Nursing; James L. Winkler College of Pharmacy; and UC Online) through the career development process. This includes helping students reflect on their values, skills and interests, connect with experiential learning opportunities to gain hands-on experience, learn how to attend and finance graduate school, navigate full-time job searches, and explore alt-academic careers.

Job Overview

The Assistant Director provides both individual and group career coaching to students and recent alumni, helping them define their career goals and enhance their job search readiness and professional skills. Furthermore, the Assistant Director develops and delivers workshops and presentations on career and professional development topics, both independently and in collaboration with UC stakeholders.


This position will have a special emphasis on supporting international students, both at the undergraduate and graduate level and across most majors, in finding part-time on-campus student employment and post-graduation opportunities. In 2023, nearly 5,000 international students from 133 countries were enrolled at the University of Cincinnati.


CCPS participates in the University’s alternative work program; hybrid work schedule is negotiable.

Essential Functions

Career Coaching (60%)

  • Provide individual and group career coaching to help students and recent alumni define their career goals and improve their job search readiness and professional skills.  This includes providing advice on topics such as how to: develop effective resumes, CVs, and cover letters; conduct successful full-time job searches and graduate searches; succeed in graduate school; prepare for interviews; and negotiate salary. As student needs evolve, the focus population of this position may also shift.
  • Connect students to resources to support their professional growth (ex. Handshake, LinkedIn, BearcatsConnect, CareerShift, Interstride, Big Interview and more).
  • Leverage a strong knowledge of student development and the college student experience to assist the CCPS Partnership Development team in implementing strategies to better connect students with employers, postings, events, and on-campus recruiting activities.


Specialized Presentations/Programming (30%)

  • Develop and deliver professional development workshops and/or presentations, both independently and in collaboration with UC stakeholders
  • Coordinate with campus partners and relevant student groups to promote workshops and presentations.


Project Work (10%)

  • Support Director in the day-to-day operations of the Career Studio as needed.
  • Support CCPS in managing career services software (ex. Handshake, CareerShift, Interstride, Big Interview, etc.)
  • Serve on College of Cooperative Education and Professional Studies (CCPS) and University committees.
  • Assist with special events, including new student orientation, career fairs, etc.
  • Assist in collecting post-graduation outcome information as it related to employment and continuing education statistics.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree

Required Experience

  • Previous experience working with international students.
  • Previous professional experience in career development or related field.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Master’s degree or doctorate degree in higher education, college student personnel, counseling, human resources, or similar field.
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented in the completion of job duties
  • Knowledge of career development, student development theories, research practices, and recruiting trends.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with various populations of students.
  • Certifications in Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Strong Interest Inventory (SII), Clifton Strengths.

Additional Information

Position reports to: Director of the Bearcat Promise Career Studio

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Application Process

Priority Deadline to apply is May 27th
Apply online at Be sure to include your resume, cover letter (please address letter to Search Chair, Stephen Amundson), list of 3 professional references (supervisor, mentor, colleague, etc.).

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range of $45,000 - $65,000 dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at


The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


REQ: 96012 


Assistant Director, International Career Coaching, Bearcat Promise Career Studio, Hybrid

Date:  Jun 11, 2024

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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