Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

October 20, 2016

Public service opportunity: Career Coach

Position title: Career Coach

Name of organization: YMCA of Greater Seattle

Position description:


Young Adult Services is in search of professionals from the community to become Career Coaches for young adults striving to gain independence and stability.  The program is focused on improving the employment outcomes (both short and long-term) of homeless and at-risk youth.  Thus, we need volunteer coaches to meet with young adults (ages 16+) one-on-one or in a group-setting to share information about their professions, provide support in helping young adults progress and achieve their employment-related goals, and, most importantly, be willing to learn, listen, and laugh.



Youth participants in Career Coaching are aided in finding and attaining internships within career fields of interest.  Coaches work with participants to help participants apply to and be successful in internship positions.  Volunteer positions offered by coaches can be utilized as internships in certain circumstances.  Please contact the program coordinator for details.


Job Readiness Training

Coaches and Participants are invited to Job Readiness Trainings, every other Tuesday, where YMCA staff will provide workshops in resume and cover letter writing, job search skills, interview prep, and mock interviews.


Time commitment:

10 hours a month or fewer. 3+ months.


Skill requirements:

Patience, empathy, humor, resourcefulness, understanding of career/education pathways, resume and cover letter writing


Start date:



End date:




Seattle, WA


How to apply:

Contact Bradon Rothschild ( for application information.


Supervisor contact info:

Bradon Rothschild