Career Coaching and Academic Advising: - Conduct individual and group career coaching sessions for exploratory students. - Serve as advisor for students in transition including transfer, readmitted, and current students who are decided and not yet eligible for their majors of choice. - Provide academic advising during transfer orientation sessions. - Interpret assessments (e.g., Strong Interest Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Clifton Strengths and others) for individuals and groups. - Apply UT's advising model, curriculum, and academic policies to effectively assist students. - Utilize Handshake and EAB Navigate systems to maintain advising case notes and career education statistics. - Collaborate with the Transfer Center to support transfer students in the admissions application process. - Participate in various local, state, regional, and national organizations such as NACADA and NCDA. - Participate in professional development activities to maintain knowledge of emerging trends in advising and career development.
Career Programming and Education: - Create, implement, and assess effectiveness of experiential learning programs such as VolTreks and shadowing to help students gain exposure to careers and industries. - Collaborate with the academic advising community to develop industry-specific programs utilizing employers and alumni. - Develop college/industry specific resources for the advising community. - Support Exploring Majors and Careers courses through curricular planning and/or teaching.
Campus Engagement: - Present academic and major planning seminars to First Year Studies 101 and Transition 201 classes. - Respond to faculty and staff requests for major and career exploration programs for various classes, organizations, and departments. - Support retention and graduation efforts through collaborations with programs such as Math Camp, LEAD Summer Institute, Volunteer Bridge Program etc. - Assist in representing the Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration at orientation, welcome week, admissions, etc.
Required Education: Master's degree at time of hire. Preferred: degree in counseling, college student personnel, education, or related field Required Experience: One academic year experience (which could include graduate assistantships) working with college students or other clients in academic or career settings Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: - Strong interpersonal skills, including oral, written, and listening communication capabilities - Skills to develop and implement engaging major and career exploration programs Preferred Qualifications: - Developed skills in counseling, coaching, and advising - Knowledge of curriculum, academic policies, and how majors relate to careers - Knowledge of developmental needs of college students - Ability to support diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
Additional Salary Information: Salary dependent upon experience and includes a full benefits package
About University of Tennessee Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration
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 Success works to engage each scholar's experience by supporting their unique strengths and goals. In collaboration with UT faculty and staff, we help each scholar maximize their individual strengths and understand how their strengths contribute to their academic dreams, career paths, and personal well-being. The Division seeks candidates who will passionately advocate for 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. The Center for Career Development and Academic Exploration is well positioned to increase its impact on the career and professional development of all students and committed to positively impacting racial justice through career programming. 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.