Career Center

Are you looking for a new coaching position? If so make time during the convention to take advantage of the complimentary career services offered to AVCA Convention attendees.

Career counselors will be available to meet one-on-one and discuss the issues most important to your individual career development. This includes tips for salary negotiation, improving interview skills, identifying networking opportunities, building your personal brand, how to search for jobs and more. The career counselors will also be available to assist in resume writing and critique so bring your resume with you to the convention. In addition, Division I and Division II coaches are invited to meet with a legal expert to discuss contract language, negotiation strategy and other legal issues.

New this year the Career Center will include salary information that will be organized by division and by conference. The salary information will come from the 2018 AVCA Salary Survey that takes place in the fall.

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Attendees at the AVCA Convention

The Career Center will also have an area for posting open positions as well as posting resumes. Those who have an open position are encouraged to bring the job description to the convention or e-mail the description in advance to Allison Ivetic at allison.ivetic@avca.org. Job openings will be posted and assigned a job number. Those interested in applying will submit a resume to AVCA staff who will then give those resumes to the person who posted the job. A room will be available for those that would like to conduct an interview onsite. A separate area in the Career Center will be available for those coaches searching for a job who would like to post a resume.

Career counseling times are as follows (all Career Center activities are in the Hall B Lobby of the Minneapolis Convention Center):

Coaches seeking assistance with resume writing, resume critique, interviewing skills and general career development topics should schedule an appointment with Kathy Harrell-Latham. Coaches seeking assistance on sports industry specific career topics should schedule an appointment with Megan Kahn or Jona Braden. Division I or Division II coaches seeking advice on contracts or legal issues should schedule an appointment with Garry Rosenfield.

Thursday, Dec. 13 

Megan Kahn
Counseling: 11 a.m. – Noon

Kathy Harrell-Latham
Counseling: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Garry Rosenfield
Counseling: 2 – 5 p.m.
*Please note Garry Rosenfield’s counseling appointments are open to DI and DII coaches only

Jona Braden
Counseling: 1 – 5 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 14

Garry Rosenfield
Counseling: 12:30 – 3 p.m.
*Please note Garry Rosenfield’s counseling appointments are open to DI and DII coaches only

Megan Kahn
Counseling: 1 – 4 p.m.

Kathy Harrell-Latham
Counseling: 1 – 7 p.m.

Jona Braden
Counseling: 4 – 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 15

Megan Kahn
Counseling: 9 – 10:30 a.m.

Kathy Harrell-Latham
Counseling: 9 a.m. – Noon

Jona Braden
Counseling: 10:30 a.m. – Noon

Career Counselors:

Jona Braden

Jona Braden is currently an Assistant Volleyball Coach and Physical Education Instructor at Emory University. Prior to her position at Emory, Braden served as the Head Volleyball Coach and Assistant Athletic Director at the Westminster Schools in Atlanta. Collegiately, she served as the Head Volleyball Coach at the University of Kentucky from 1998 – 2004 and at Butler University from 1983 – 1990. Jona has been an athletics administrator for seventeen years including three years as an Associate Athletics Director/Senior Woman Administrator and two years as a Senior Associate Athletics Director at Butler. Among her duties as an athletics administrator Jona was responsible for assessing and hiring head coaches along with mentoring and helping in the employment process of assistant coaches.

Kathy Harrell-Latham 

Kathy Harrell-Latham is the President of the Contingent Plan who has a breadth of experience in talent acquisition, human capital management, and contingent workforce compliance. As an experienced executive recruiter and resume writer, she has reviewed or written thousands of resumes to help leaders take the next step up, out, or forward in their career. Kathy has a direct approach in sharing her unparalleled knowledge of talent acquisition technology (ATS/HRIS) while helping professionals connect with the right employers more effectively.

Megan Kahn  

A former collegiate athlete, NCAA Division I assistant basketball coach and athletic administrator, Megan Kahn brings a vast perspective to the Alliance of Women Coaches. She assumed the role of Executive Director on August 1, 2016. In her first year, she has already spearheaded the first-ever annual giving campaign and secured several sponsors and strategic partners. Prior to assuming the executive director position, she served in several capacities for the Alliance, focusing on coordinating event and educational program operations and building connections and engagement through social media and communication strategies. In 2013, Megan founded her own collegiate consulting company, KAHNSULTING, in which she collaborated with administrators and coaches across the country in various championship and event management roles. Kahn spent four years at the Atlantic 10 Conference office, most recently as associate commissioner from 2010-12, where she served in many capacities, including men’s and women’s basketball oversight, strategic planning, and social media efforts.

Garry Rosenfield

Garry Rosenfield began working with Coaches Inc. in June 2012. Garry is a 2013 graduate of the Quinnipiac University School of Law, and also brings experience in sports communications. He attended law school immediately after his undergraduate work at the University of Connecticut was completed in 2010, and is from Upton, Massachusetts – a small town outside of Worcester. Garry plays a role in all legal work pertaining to client representation including contract advisement and negotiation. 

Kathy Harrell-Latham

Megan Kahn

Jona Braden

 

 

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