Career Center

Are you looking for a new coaching position? If so make time during the virtual convention to take advantage of the complimentary career services offered to 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 to help you in crafting the perfect resume. In addition, Division I coaches are invited to meet with a legal expert to discuss contract language, negotiation strategy and other legal issues. Sign-ups for 30-minute career counselor appointments will be on a first-come, first-served basis beginning on November 9. Those registered for the virtual convention by the early-bird deadline of November 6 will receive an e-mail with a sign-up link for these counseling sessions.  

The Career Center inside the virtual Expo will also include salary information that will be organized by division and by conference. The salary information will come from the 2019 AVCA Salary Survey. Please note the AVCA did not conduct a 2020 salary survey this fall due to the disruption of coaching positions and impact on coaching salaries. 

In addition, coaches may visit the Career Center to search job openings and post resumes. Those with open positions may post the job information on the AVCA Job Board (fee applies to job postings only – all other career center services are complimentary).

Career counseling times are as follows:  

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

Thursday, Dec. 17

Resume Expert TBD 
Counseling: 1 – 5 p.m.

Jona Braden
Counseling: 1 – 5 p.m.

Garry Rosenfield 
Counseling: 1 – 5 p.m.
*Please note Garry Rosenfield’s counseling appointments are open to DI coaches only

Friday, Dec. 18

Garry Rosenfield
Counseling: 1 – 5 p.m.
*Please note Garry Rosenfield’s counseling appointments are open to DI coaches only

Jona Braden

Resume Expert TBD  
Counseling: 1 – 5 p.m.

Jona Braden
Counseling: 1 – 5 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 19

Resume Expert TBD
Counseling: 1 – 5 p.m.

Jona Braden
Counseling: 1 – 5 p.m.

Garry Rosenfield 
Counseling: 1 – 5 p.m.
*Please note Garry Rosenfield’s counseling appointments are open to DI coaches only

Career Counselors:

Jona Braden

Jona Braden is currently an Assistant Volleyball Coach and Physical Education Instructor at 2018 Division III national champion 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.

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. 

 

 

 

 

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