University of Tennessee Center for Career Development
August 27, 2018
The salary for this position i
Full Time - Entry Level
The career counselor serves on the career exploration and campus engagement team providing counseling and programming to support students’ major and career goal development. The counselor creates and manages experiential learning programs designed to help students, primarily first and second years, explore careers and industries of interest.
Conduct individual and group career counseling sessions for exploratory students
Interpret career assessments such as the Strong Interest Inventory and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator for individual and class sessions
Create and implement experiential programs such as VolTreks and shadowing
Write learning outcomes and assess the effectiveness of programs
Collaborate with academic advising community to develop industry-specific programs with employers and alumni
Support exploring majors and career courses, orientation, admissions, and first-year experience programs
Develop college/industry resources and maintain center resources including “What Can I Do With This Major?”
Create and facilitate career exploration programs including those that support retention and graduation efforts such as Math Camp, LEAD Summer Institute, and Volunteer Bridge Program
Utilize Handshake and GradesFirst (academic advising) systems to maintain notes and career education statistics
Assist with the execution of center events and programs including career fairs, departmental marketing, community outreach, etc.
One year of experience working with students in an educational setting.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Strong interpersonal skills, including strong oral, written, and listening communication
Skills to develop and implement engaging student programs
Ability to maintain confidentiality of student counseling sessions
Master's degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or related area
Career counseling, coaching, or advising experience
Knowledge of B-level psychological assessments such as the Strong Interest Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Knowledge of academic curriculum and academic policies and how majors relate to careers
Knowledge of developmental issues of college students and demonstrated sensitivity to multicultural issues
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.