Lewis Honors College - University of Kentucky Mission:
The mission of the Lewis Honors College is to better the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the world by helping students to explore their purpose, develop intellectually, and lead with integrity.
Center for Personal Development Mission:
The Center for Personal Development provides professional, career and personal resources for Lewis Honors College students as they engage in a discovery process designed to provide self-awareness, personal wellness, professional confidence, and career readiness.
The newly launched Lewis Honors College seeks candidates for an Associate Director to serve in a leadership role for the Center for Personal Development. The center provides a holistic approach to student growth and development as they explore their purpose in life. Staff work individually with students to identify potential barriers, develop academic, career, and life goals, as well as implement plans for success. The center provides individual counseling and programs specifically designed for honors students that focus on assessment and personal reflection, professional development, experiential education, and post-graduate pursuits.
The Associate Director provides strategic planning and team training for self-assessment services and personal wellness programs. Assessments utilized include: Indigo, DISC, Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, CareerLeader, Career Thoughts Inventory, and various other tools that explore students’ values, interests, personality, skills, and leadership styles. This position plans student assessment and reflection workshops/programs, mentors staff on assessment interpretation and best practices, and manages related vendor relationships and assessment inventory. Additional programming areas that this position is responsible for planning (in collaboration with internal and external partners) include personal management and self-care (stress and anxiety management, positivity, boundaries, and mindfulness, etc).
The position also serves as one of five counselors that meet regularly with a designated subset of honors students. Sessions with students are focused on individualized interpretation of assessments, exploration of career paths, addressing potential barriers to success, decision-making, connecting to internship, graduate school, and career opportunities, and preparing for the transition from college to next steps.
Central to the success of this position is developing and maintaining relationships with a variety of constituents including: Lewis Honors College staff and faculty, campus career development teams, and university student support services (like the counseling center, student health, and student involvement).
MA/MS degree in Counseling or related field At least 5 years of professional, post graduate experience Certification or qualifying program in assessments including SII and MBTI