Career Coach - Career Development %26 Academic Exploration
Location: knoxville, Tennessee
Internal Number: 224940
Position Title: Career Coach, Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration
Reports to: Assistant Director for Employer Development
Grade/Classification: MR07/Exempt, full-time staff position
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications for the position of Career Coach in the Center for Career Development and Academic Exploration (CCDAE).
The University: The University of Tennessee is the state's flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling over 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 Division: The Division of Student Success at UT works to engage each student scholar's experience by supporting their unique strengths and goals. It collaborates with UT faculty and staff to help each student scholar maximize their individual strengths and understand how their strengths contribute to their academic dreams, career paths, and personal well-being. As a member of Student Success, the center's mission is empowering student scholars to create and achieve career goals by providing comprehensive career education.
The Department: The center provides comprehensive career development offerings and resources to undergraduate and graduate students from nine academic colleges. Staff is comprised of 22 professional and administrative positions, 4 graduate assistants, 10+ peer career advisors, and several student employees. The CCDAE is committed to diversity and inclusion and helping students explore the impact of identity on career development.
Position Summary: The career coach assists undergraduate and graduate students in designated majors, STEM/pre-health, with career plan strategy and implementation through individual and group career coaching; delivers presentations/programs to student groups, classes, and university staff as needed. Builds relationships/connections among the career community to create opportunities for experiential learning, networking, job searching, and graduate school admission. Coach assists employers with their hiring needs and making connections with students.
Conduct individual/group career coaching sessions for students in designated majors on career opportunities within industries, job and experience strategies, development of communication resources such as resumes, interviews, letters, and LinkedIn profiles;
Plan/Develop/Facilitate new career events and initiatives to address career needs and create opportunities for engagement and connections with employers and alumni; Partner with faculty, academic advisors, and other college staff to provide programming;
Potential to teach career development course for designated area each semester; Develop/Evaluate/Revise course materials and assess student learning outcomes;
Utilize Handshake and other relevant technologies to facilitate communication/marketing and maintain case notes.
Collect and compile data including but not limited to appointments, programming, recruiting activity, assessments and first destination outcomes;
Track students from designated majors and industry areas and collect data on internships and first destinations of graduating seniors and graduate students in the 12Twenty system; Create and disseminate reports based on this information to college administration;
Create learning outcomes for programs and conduct assessments.
Develop employer relationships through need-based recruiting consultation; Aid employers in recruiting and connecting with students by utilizing on-line technologies and on-campus programming;
Increase employer engagement on campus via participation in events (career fairs, networking events, etc.);
Collaborate with faculty/professional staff to deliver career development and employment information and services to various majors/classes/organizations/ departments (advising centers, student professional organizations, and others).
STAFF SUPERVISION & LEADERSHIP
Co-hire, train and supervise graduate assistant; Provide limited direction and assistance to Peer Career Advisors and practicum/intern students.
Assist in other departmental activities, events and programs that align with the center's mission, including career fairs, orientation, visit days, and community outreach;
Participate in activities that are in line with the overall mission of the Division of Student Success;
Hold membership and participate in professional organizations that are aligned with the center, division's and university's mission.
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.