The Haslam College of Business (HCB) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for a full-time Career Coordinator in the Department of Supply Chain Management. This is an exempt, 12-month, full-time, non-tenure track staff position.
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 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 Department: This role will be located in the Department of Supply Chain Management’s Global Supply Chain Institute (GSCI). GSCI serves professionals throughout all levels of their careers - from supporting our undergrads and early career professionals with recruitment and networking opportunities to offering educational programs for practitioners taught by seasoned thought leaders. GSCI strives to share information and best practices by producing some of the field’s most cutting-edge white papers and industry research, giving its partners access to the ideas, network, and education they need to stay ahead of supply chain trends and bring their organizations to the forefront of the industry. The Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, prepares students with a broad, cross-disciplinary approach to supply chain management (SCM). We graduate supply chain professionals capable of managing and controlling boundary-spanning activities and processes both within the firm and across the global supply chain.
The Position: Reporting to the Director of SCM Career Management, the SCM Career Coordinator provides career and professional development support to SCM students through individual coaching and group workshops. This role serves students in the graduate and undergraduate SCM programs by being a source of direct career support and through engaging community partners to provide additional opportunities for networking and professional development. This role is also responsible for managing the required internship component of the supply chain management undergraduate major through assisting students with the internship searching, tracking student progress, and maintaining records of completed internships.
Responsibilities: • Provide career/professional development assistance to students in the graduate and undergraduate SCM programs through one-on-one counseling and the development and dissemination of career resources • Assist in planning and facilitating employer networking events • Serve as the primary career coach for students in the online MS in Supply Chain Management program • Manage the administration of the required internship component of the undergraduate SCM major • Develop and facilitate programs aimed at increasing core career competencies for students in the undergraduate and graduate programs • Design and implement early intervention career programming targeting 1st and 2nd year undergraduate SCM students in order to prepare them for seeking and completing internships • Communicate with employers to connect them to resources on campus and develop additional employment opportunities for SCM students
Required Qualifications and Experience: • Bachelor's Degree in education, counseling, business, or related field • Experience in education, preferably in a university setting • Experience planning and implementing programs and workshops • Familiarity with business communication (i.e.: resumes, cover letters, executive summaries)
Preferred Experience: • Master’s Degree in education, counseling, business, or related field • Experience working with students from business disciplines or associated employment industries • Experience working with and coaching non-traditional students, graduate students, and/or business students • Experience planning and facilitating virtual programming
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Ability to provide strong advocacy of students in achieving their career goals • Strong interpersonal skills • Strong customer service orientation and commitment ton continual process improvement • Proven commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity • 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
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: • Fundamental knowledge of business industries and supply chain careers that can be used to support students exploring career opportunities • Proven ability to develop and execute learning objectives/outcomes and assessment plans to improve program delivery • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement student programming and/or events • Knowledge of Microsoft Office • Knowledge of Career Services software
Application Process: The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.
Interested individuals should provide a cover letter addressing professional experience relevant to each required minimum qualification, a resume, and complete contact information for 3 professional references.