University of Tennessee Center for Career Development
June 11, 2018
Low to mid $40,000
Full Time - Entry Level
Reporting to the Associate Director for Career Exploration and Campus Engagement, the Coordinator manages departmental outreach to diverse student organizations and serves as a liaison to campus units related to diversity. The position provides career programming that crosses diversity including ethnicity, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and veteran status. Responsibilities include:
Build relationships and collaborate with staff from departments such as the Office of Multicultural Student Life, Educational Advancement Program, Veteran Student Services, Pride Center and relevant student organizations to encourage participation in services and programs offered by the Center for Career Development.
Work with employers that express an interest in recruiting diverse students. Manage participation in diversity-related programming such as networking events.
Develop workshops to address students’ needs and interests related to various aspects of employment.
Chair the CARE for Diversity Committee and help execute an annual diversity event meant to connect students and employers.
Provide direct services to students and alumni with disabilities related to career development and employment preparation, including major exploration, resume and cover letter creation, job search strategies, interview preparation and awareness of resources available through the Center for Career Development. Counsel students/alumni on disability related topics, such as self-advocacy skill development, requesting reasonable accommodations in the workplace, and the disability disclosure process.
Prepare students to participate in internship and employment programs specifically designed for students with disabilities, such as Disability Mentoring Day and Workforce Recruitment Programs.
Serve as a resource for student veterans. Create services and programming related to veterans to increase usage of the center and engagement in the career development process.
In partnership with the employer development team, build a shadowing program for students from diverse backgrounds.
Serve as a consultant to the Career Development staff and the Division of Student Life on issues pertaining to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Help maintain center web pages concerning diversity through research and updates.
Utilize Handshake and GradesFirst to maintain counseling case notes and career planning statistics.
Assist Career Development in department-sponsored events such as job fairs, speakers, workshops, FYS 101, admissions events, etc.
Master's degree in college student personnel, higher education administration, counseling or other area.
Minimum of one academic year experience working with college students, preferably in a setting related to career development, academic advising or student success or one academic year experience working with other clients on job search related skills and topics.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Strong interpersonal skills, including oral, written, and listening communication capabilities
Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and coordinate events and programs
Knowledge of job search strategies and career development theories, best practices and resources
Familiarity with online career database systems such as Grad Leaders, Handshake, Symplicity and other current and emerging technologies within the career development field.
Demonstrated ability to build relationships across multiple populations, internal and external to the university.
Additional Salary Information: Low to mid $40,000s, depending upon experience
About University of Tennessee Center for Career Development
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 Life is comprised of over 400 staff who serve our students through 20+ departments and functions. Staff are actively engaged in the lives of our students, living and learning with them in our residence halls, student union, and other campus environments. The Division seeks candidates willing to engage, challenge, and support our students through intentional programs and services. In addition, we seek colleagues that are committed to teamwork and have a palpable passion for working with and serving all 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. With the new office location in Phase I of the Student Union and as recipient of a significant private donation, the Center for Career Development is well positioned to increase its impact on the career and professional development of our students. 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.