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. COVID safety measures will be implemented in the Career Center including having counselors and coaches sit at opposite ends of a 6′ table to maintain social distancing. Coaches and counselors are strongly encouraged to wear masks and avoid handshakes during appointments. 

The Career Center will also include salary information that will be organized by division and by conference. The salary information will come from the 2020 AVCA Salary Survey that takes place in the fall.

In addition, the Career Center will 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 located in Hall C of the CHI Health Convention Center): 

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

Thursday, Dec. 17

Resume Expert #1
Counseling: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Resume Expert #2 
Counseling: 1 – 5 p.m.

Jona Braden
Counseling: 1 – 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

Friday, Dec. 18

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

Jona Braden

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

Jona Braden
Counseling: 1 – 6 p.m.

Resume Expert #2
Counseling: 1 – 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 19

Resume Expert #1
Counseling: 9 a.m. – Noon

Resume Expert #2  
Counseling: 9 a.m. – Noon

Jona Braden
Counseling: 9 a.m. – Noon

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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