The University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications for the position of Assistant Director, Academic and Career Exploration 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 30,000 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 Division of Student Success 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 Senior Associate Director of Academic and Career Exploration, the Assistant Director manages the university's transition advising function and serves as an advisor to students in transition; and assists students with career-decision making through individual appointments, assessment interpretation, classroom instruction, and program delivery. Position Responsibilities include:
Transition Advising Coordination * Oversee the day-to-day operations of transition advising including staff caseload management, change of major and advisor processes, credit hour and major eligibility tracking. * Coordinate orientation advising for transfer students in transition. * Utilize systems such as Navigate, Banner, Slate, and Argos for transition advising reporting and data analysis. * Receive and process transition advising requests from transition advising request form, advising directors, and centralized email account. * Problem solve issues that arise with transition advising case load (e.g., missing transcripts, dismissal reinstatement letters, etc.). * Train new Academic & Career Exploration coaches on transition advising, and update training materials annually. * Serve as the center representative on advising-related committees such as the Orientation Advisory Committee and Navigate. * Contribute to policy and procedure changes related to students in transition. * Serve as advisor of record for students in transition.
Career Coaching and Education * Conduct individual and group career coaching sessions for exploratory students. * Interpret Strong Interest Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, CliftonStrengths and other assessments for individuals and classes. * Develop career programs for various classes, organizations, and departments. * Assist in coordinating the center's participation in division and university programs. * Assist in maintaining center resources including "What Can I Do With This Major?"
Supervision, Guidance and Training; Departmental Leadership * Influence hiring; train and supervise two Academic and Career Exploration Coaches. * Serve on leadership team for department to ensure most effective operations, analyze long-term impact of decisions and plans, and establish and evaluate standards of performance. * Serve on various departmental and divisional committees. * Assist in other departmental activities, events, and programs that align with the center's mission.
Internal Number: 213047
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.