Position Summary: Reporting to the Associate Director of Academic and Career exploration at the Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration, the Academic and Career Exploration Coach's primary responsibility is to provide career coaching to exploratory students and academic advising to students in transition (students released from colleges or not admitted into major of choice). Through individual appointments, classroom instruction, and program delivery, this position assists students with the selection of majors and career goals and provides opportunities to explore industries of interest.
Career Coaching and Academic Advising:
Conduct individual and group career coaching sessions for exploratory students.
Serve as academic advisor for students in transition between academic colleges and transfer/readmitted students who aren’t eligible for their intended major. Provide academic advising during transfer orientation sessions.
Interpret assessments, e.g., Strong Interest Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Clifton Strengths and others for individuals and groups.
Understand UT's advising model, curriculum, and academic policies in order to effectively assist students.
Utilize Handshake and EAB Navigate systems to maintain advising case notes and career education statistics.
Collaborate with the colleagues to serve transfer students during the admissions process.
Career Programming and Education:
Create and implement experiential learning programs such as VolTreks and shadowing to help students gain exposure to careers and industries to assist with career decision making.
Implement major and career programs to help undecided students create career plans.
Support Exploring Majors and Careers courses through curricular planning and/or teaching.
Campus Engagement and Program Coordination:
Present academic and career planning seminars to First Year Studies 101 and Transition 201 classes and other classes, organizations and departments
Support retention and graduation efforts of the university through collaborations with programs such as Math Camp, LEAD Summer Institute, Volunteer Bridge Program etc.
Assist in representing the Center for Career Development orientation, welcome week, admissions, and first-year experience programs.
Assist in maintaining "What Can I Do With This Major?" website through research and updates.
Master's degree at time of hire. Preferred: degree in counseling, college student personnel, education, or related field
One academic year experience (which could include graduate assistantships) working with college students or other populations in an advising, coaching, counseling, or teaching capacity.
Strong interpersonal skills, including strong oral, written, and listening communication capabilities
Skills to develop and implement engaging student programs related to decision-making and career services
Ability to maintain confidentiality of student counseling sessions
Career coaching experience, including the interpretation of B-level psychological assessments, e.g., Strong Interest Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Academic advising experience
Knowledge of career advising theories
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience. Includes full benefits package.
About University of Tennessee
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 Division: The Division of Student Success works to engage each scholar's experience by supporting their unique strengths and goals. In collaboration with UT faculty and staff, we help each scholar maximize their individual strengths and understand how their strengths contribute to their academic dreams, career paths, and personal well-being. The Division seeks candidates who will passionately advocate for students.
The Department: The centralized, comprehensive career 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. The Center for Career Development and Academic Exploration is well positioned to increase its impact on the career and professional development of all students and committed to positively impacting racial justice through career programming. Staff is comprised of 20 professional and administrative positions, 4 graduate assistants, 10 peer career advisors and several student assistants. The department works collaboratively with the Undergraduate Professional & Career Development office in the Haslam College of Business.