7 Jan 2023


Career Coach

New York Public Library  New York, New York, United States

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Job Description

Career Services supports various aspects of job search and career development of our patrons.

We serve all job seekers and specialize in helping, re-entry, career changers, veterans, and 55+ adults.

Headquartered at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library and reporting to the Career Services Manager, the Career Coach will deliver one on one career coaching sessions and presentations to the diverse population of New York City.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assists with the job search process including email and LinkedIn setup; internet navigation; uploading and downloading of documents, etc.
  • Assists with writing resumes and cover letters, as well as navigating online job searches, completing digital applications
  • Rehearses job interview tactics and conducts mock interviews
  • Assist with identifying professionals to participate in industry-specific interview panels;
  • Provides classroom and one-on-one instruction on career-specific library databases.
  • Creates and delivers workshops and other career events including workshop materials, flyers,  and other documents
  • Assists with community outreach to promote and increase public participation and use of library services.
  • Ensures patrons follow library policies and procedures.
  • Provides assistance throughout the library system; makes appropriate referrals internally and externally.
  • Adaptable to changing work environments and is a lifelong learner.
  • Participates in staff meetings and collaborated with other Career Services coaches at BLC and SNFL locations.
  • Travels throughout Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island as needed.

Skills Knowledge & Expertise

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 5 years of work experience.
  • Successfully demonstrated public service experience delivering career services with the ability to work well with diverse patrons
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of using Microsoft Office and Google Drive products
  • Experience in a mentoring or advising role
  • Comfortable with communicating advice, feedback, and critiques professionally and concisely in individual and group settings
  • Ability to recognize weaknesses and develop plans to aid in personal and career growth.
  • Knowledge of human resources and recruiting techniques.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with NYC organizations providing employment and job training.
  • Adaptable to changing work environments and is a lifelong learner
  • Ability to speak Spanish strongly desired.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision making and time management skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Possesses industry insights and contacts to organize employment events
  • Experience creating, conducting, and/or participating in community training, programming, and outreach
  • Ability to interact with individuals experiencing a high level of stress

Absent a qualifying exception for medical or religious reasons, newly hired employees of the New York Public Library must present proof of receipt of a COVID-19 vaccination and may not begin employment at the Library until 14 days after their receipt of their second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or 14 days after their first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.  Newly hired employees who need additional time to receive their vaccination prior to their start date may request an adjournment of their start date with their hiring manager.  The Library will consider such requests on a case by case basis, depending upon the Library’s operational needs, among other factors.  The Library will further consider exemptions for prospective employees who cannot become vaccinated due to a qualifying medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief or practice.  Candidates who receive a conditional offer of employment and who seek a medical or religious exemption to the Library’s vaccination policy will be provided with additional instructions at the time of the conditional offer.

Core Values

  • Be Helpful to patrons and colleagues
  • Be Resourceful in solving problems
  • Be Curious in all aspects of your work
  • Physical Duties
  • Limited physical effort is required
  • Light lifting required
  • Will require travel within NYC

Non Union

Hours: 35 hours per week

Must have flexible availability including evening, daytime, and Saturday hours, willing to travel to various locations, as needed.

About The New York Public Library

The New York Public Library is a free provider of education and information for the people of New York and beyond. With 92 locations—including research and branch libraries—throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, the Library offers free materials, computer access, classes, exhibitions, programming and more to everyone from toddlers to scholars, and has seen record numbers of attendance and circulation in recent years. The New York Public Library serves more than 18 million patrons who come through its doors annually and millions more around the globe who use its resources at www.nypl.org.


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Career Coach
New York Public Library
 New York, New York, United States

Job Categories: Library. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: human resources, library, NYPL, and recruitment. States: New York.
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