The College: The Haslam College of Business is home to more than 4,700 undergraduate students and 500 graduate students. Six academic departments – Accounting and Information Systems, Business Analytics and Statistics, Economics, Finance, Management, and Marketing and Supply Chain – are housed in HCB, along with non-degree programs and centers that serve the community and state. Undergraduate students at HCB have a choice of nine majors, thirteen collaterals, and six dual concentrations. The undergraduate office is well-respected throughout the university for their professional advising center, and supports undergraduate student professional development by programs including Executives-in-Residence, the Venture Living Learning Community, and a business core focused on practical business knowledge and leadership development. The Haslam College of Business and The University of Tennessee seeks candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the college and university.
The Position: Reporting to the Director of Professional & Career Development, the positions of Professional Development Coordinator will have both teaching and program coordination responsibilities. These positions will lead coordination of one of the Haslam Prepared: Ready to Do Business courses. This is a series of four 1-credit hour courses that are required of undergraduate business student that enhance their professional and career development and preparation. The Professional Development Coordinators will collaborate with other faculty and staff to deliver multiple sections of one of the courses, ensuring appropriate learning outcomes and success metrics are gathered and met. These positions will also assist with other BUAD professional development courses as needed. Each course will reach 1,000+ students yearly in the Haslam College of Business. Furthermore, the Professional Development Coordinators will lead efforts to enhance the professional and career development of HCB students through programming and/or certifications. The role will have future supervision and training responsibilities. This is an exempt, 12-month, full-time, non-tenure track staff position.
Responsibilities: Successful applicants will be responsible for ongoing and new initiatives related to student professional and career development, including teaching and programmatic responsibilities. The Professional Development Coordinators must have excellent communication, writing, teaching, decision-making, organizational, technology, and assessment skills. The individuals must also be able to work effectively in a fast-paced, team environment. Duties may include but are not limited to:
• Coordinate implementation of one of the Haslam Prepared: Ready to Do Business classes • Conduct assessment • Coach students in professional communication and career-related skills • Train and supervise peer professionals • Collaborate with key faculty, staff and students
Education: Master’s degree in Education, Counseling, Business, or related field.
Experience: • Minimum of three years in education, preferably in a university setting • At least two years teaching experience • At least one year experience working with students, employees or clients in 1:1 setting. • Program development and assessment experience • Familiarity with business communication (ie: resumes, cover letters, executive summaries)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Required: • Proven commitment to diversity, equity and inclusivity with the ability to advocate for students from all backgrounds and majors • Knowledge of career or professional development topics and trends • Excellent communication, organization, interpersonal, and leadership skills • Demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate with and engage faculty, administrators, employers and advise/mentor students • Knowledge of course technology (ie: Canvas, Blackboard) Preferred: • Proven ability to develop and execute learning objectives/outcomes and assessment plans to improve class and program delivery • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement student programming and/or events • Knowledge of Microsoft Office • Knowledge of Career Services software (ie: CSO, Handshake, Symplicity, 12Twenty) • Knowledge of Gallup CliftonStrengths Preferred Qualifications: • Experience working with undergraduate business students • One or more years working outside of higher education