Career Coach- Communication & Information Center for Career Development
Regular Full-time, Pay Grade 40
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications for the position of Career Coach in the Center for Career Development and Academic Exploration. This is an exempt, 12 month, full-time, non-tenure track staff position.
The University: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state's flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling 28,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The university values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.
The Department: The centralized, comprehensive career center is positioned within the Student Success unit under the Provost. The center serves undergraduate and graduate students and recent alumni from nine academic colleges across campus and assists with all career matters from creating career goals to implementing them. Staff is comprised of 22 professional and administrative positions, 4 graduate assistants, 10+ peer career advisors, and several student employees. The Center for Career Development and Academic Exploration (CCDAE) is committed to diversity and inclusion and helping students explore the impact of identity on career development.
Position Summary: Reporting to the Assistant Director of Internship Development at the CCDAE, the career coach assists undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Communication and Information, the College of Architecture and Design, and humanities and fine arts majors in the College of Arts and Sciences (e.g. English, philosophy, music, art, foreign languages) with career planning and implementation through individual and group career coaching; delivers training/programs to student groups, classes, and university staff; builds relationships with and connections among members of the career community, alumni, employers, and others to create opportunities for experiential learning, networking, job searching, and graduate school admission. Additionally, the career coach assists employers with their recruitment strategies on and off campus.
Position Responsibilities: *Conduct individual and group career coaching sessions for students in select majors; appointments may include: career exploration, industry information, job and experience strategies, and development of communication resources such as resumes, interviews, letters, and LinkedIn profiles, etc. *Plan, develop, and facilitate new career events and initiatives to address career needs and create opportunities for engagement and connections among the career community. Partner with advisors and other college departments on programming. Coordinate and manage VolTrek visits to employers. Collaborate with College of Communication and Information to plan annual career fair. *Strategically develop employer relationships through need-based recruiting consultation; maintain successful recruiting activity via job and internship advertising utilizing online technologies and on-campus programming. Collaborate with Employer Development team on employer strategy. *Increase employer engagement on campus via participation in career fairs, networking events, and other initiatives. *Collaborate with faculty and professional staff to deliver career development and employment information and services to classes, organizations and departments (advising centers, academic departments, student professional organizations, and others). *Potentially teach a career development course for designated area each semester. Develop, evaluate and revise course materials and assess student learning outcomes. *Collect data on internships and first destinations of graduating seniors and graduate students in the 12Twenty system; create and disseminate reports to college administration based on this information. *Utilize Handshake and other relevant technologies to facilitate communication and marketing, maintain counseling case notes, and collect and compile data including but not limited to appointments, programming, recruiting activity, and assessments. *Promote a campus-wide career culture to potential and new students and families through participation in summer and transfer orientation programming. *Assist with the execution of the events and programs consistent with the center's mission, including career fairs, departmental marketing, community outreach, etc. *Engage in professional development activities/trainings to maintain current knowledge of higher education and employment and industry trends. *Some evening and weekend work is required.
Internal Number: 200286
Our primary mission is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate the citizens of the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. As the preeminent research-based, land-grant university in the state, UT embodies the spirit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement attained by the nation’s finest public research institutions.