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Life & Career Coach (Part-time)

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Work type: Hourly, Part-Time
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Student Development/Residence Life, Academic Advising/Academic Support

Job Title: Life & Career Coach (Part-time)

Reporting Relationship: Associate Dean Life Calling & Integrative Learning

Unit: IWU-Marion

Department: Life Calling & Leadership-IWU Marion

Campus Location: Barnes Student Center

Summary of Position:    The Part-time Life & Career Coach will provide individual and group services within an innovative program that helps students explore their unique life purpose and develop career building skills. This position will integrate all aspects of Indiana Wesleyan University's student population, but will primarily focus on the needs of the Marion residential campus. This role will also participate in projects, programs, and assignments as needed to support the Life Calling & Career department.

This position is applicable to the 2022-23 academic year and will be considered for renewal upon review. The schedule for this position is Fall/Spring (early August through early May) with student holidays and breaks observed. Roughly 15 hours per week average, perhaps more during peak times of activity. Two days per week, flexible times, occasional evening and/or weekend for events.

Within the leadership oversight of Student Development, our challenge is to be Disciple-Makers, committed to influencing others to become more like Jesus. This kind of role is committed to Christ - a Kingdom seeker; to their peers - a compassionate friend; and to the broken world around them - a world changing Christian.

Duties and Responsibilities

Life Coaching

  • Practice theory-based Life Coaching services within students in one-on-one appointments 
  • Select, administer, and debrief assessments as qualified 
  • Maintain Life Coaching process and protocols of the department 
  • Stay current with Life Coaching research, competencies, and best practice 

Career Coaching

  • Provide students with guidance in resume and cover letter creation and editing
  • Guide students to resources for job and internship search 
  • Provide students with skills to develop their abilities in interviews 

Life Calling & Career Program Development

  • Assist with promotion and marketing of Life & Career Coaching 
  • Assist with assessment of Life & Career Coaching programs 
  • Assist with resume review and the Student Employee Training program 
  • Collect and maintain survey data relating to Life Calling & Career services 
  • Assist in the training of student Peer Coaches as needed
  • Support instructors in classroom teaching (e.g., LFC 150: Introduction of Life Calling) as needed

Life Calling and Career Team

  • Connect with a variety of constituencies within IWU, including students, faculty, administration, and staff 
  • Provide workshops and presentations to campus community as needed 
  • Work alongside Life Calling & Career team to promote opportunities to prospective students 

Ministry Values & Strategy

  • The Coach must be committed to the Lordship of Christ. The Coach must continually seek opportunities to grow and possess strong character traits through the regular practicing of the spiritual disciplines (e.g. prayer, meditation, Bible reading) and develop ministry values that express what God can do in impacting students and colleagues with whom they interact. 
  • The Coach ministry strategy is to serve students and the entire campus by creating a spiritually rich environment supporting the IWU-Marion Values and Distinctive, quality programs and exciting innovative initiatives. 
  • The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate professional excellence and the integration of personal faith and the truths of Christianity into the work of Student Development. 

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Life Coaching Certification: Any certification from an accredited coach training program as designated by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) or coach certification and/or a Career Coaching certification geared toward assisting young people with career assessments and coaching questions


  • Theory-based knowledge of Life & Career Coaching models, skills, and scope of practice
  • Excellent relational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Working knowledge of personality assessment tools (at least one or more of the following: MBTI, Enneagram, and Clifton Strengths)
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work within a team
  • Basic Computer Skills (familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Basic Marketing Skills (familiarity with Canva)
    Presentation and teaching skills preferred

Required Skills

Candidates should be:

  • Open to feedback and direction
  • Self-motivated and focused
  • Culturally competent
  • Committed to excellence
  • Service-minded
  • Problem solvers and collaborators
  • Professional and adaptable
  • Driven by our mission


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.



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