The Career Coach serves on the Academic & Career Exploration (ACE) team and leads outreach to inclusive student organizations, classes, and campus units; provides identity-specific career development programs and services focused on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, such as but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and veteran status; The coach also connects employers that utilize inclusive hiring practices to students and campus community.
IDENTITY-SPECIFIC CAREER PROGRAMS AND SERVICES:
Implement programs and provide career development services to address student needs/interests related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and career development including self-advocacy; requesting accommodations in the workplace; disability disclosure process; rights/responsibilities under the law; participating in internship or employment programs; and veteran-friendly employment;
Create programs that provide opportunities for students to engage with alumni, employers, and other professionals to build connections and skills or to gain experience.
Serve as center liaison to campus community on DEI career initiatives;
Collaborate with departments such as Student Disability Services, the Office of Multicultural Student Life, First Gen Initiatives, Veteran Success Center, The Pride Center, UT Success Academy, college diversity offices, and inclusive student organizations to co-create identity-specific programming and encourage participation in services offered by the career center.
Support center's employer development team and initiatives relating to inclusive hiring practices;
Connect employers that utilize inclusive hiring practices to students and campus community; Encourage participation in programs such as identity specific networking events; lunch and learns, employer of the day, etc.
Co-chair the center's DEI Committee and assist in the planning of professional development training and DEI activities for center staff;
Assist with execution of programs and activities consistent with the center’s mission including ACE team initiatives, career fairs, assessment, marketing, etc.;
Engage in professional development activities/trainings/memberships to maintain current knowledge of higher education and employment and industry trends;
Required: Master's degree at time of hire. Preferred: degree in College Student Personnel, Rehabilitation Counselor Education, Mental Health Counseling, Social Work, or related field
Required: One academic year of experience working with college students or other clients counseling, advising, programming, advocating, or teaching
Preferred: One academic year of experience in higher education in areas such as career development, multicultural student life, student disability services, veteran student services
Experience providing career coaching/advising; Experience working with employers
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Knowledge of sound diversity, equity, and inclusion practices
Ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds
Strong communications skills including interpersonal, oral, written, and listening and the ability to build relationships
Skills to develop and implement engaging student programs
Additional Salary Information: Accompanied by a university 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.