Reporting to the Assistant Director of Recruiting at the CCD, the career consultant assists undergraduate and graduate students in the Herbert College of Agriculture and other natural science majors (e.g., geography, geology, environmental sciences, physics) with career planning and implementation through individual and group career consulting; delivers training/programs to student groups, classes, and university staff; builds relationships with and connections among members of the career community, alumni, employers, and others to create opportunities for experiential learning, networking, job searching, and graduate school admission. Additionally, the consultant assists employers with their recruitment strategies on and off campus.
Conduct individual and group career consultation sessions for students in select majors; consultations may include: career exploration, industry information, pre-health advising, job and experience strategies, and development of communication resources such as resumes, interviews, letters, and LinkedIn profiles, etc.
Plan, develop, and facilitate new career events and initiatives to address career needs and create opportunities for engagement and connections among the career community. Partner with advisors and other college departments on programming. Coordinate and manage VolTrek visits to employers.
Strategically develop employer relationships through need-based recruiting consultation; maintain successful recruiting activity via job and internship advertising utilizing online technologies and on-campus programming. Collaborate with Assistant Director for Employer Development on employer strategy.
Increase employer engagement on campus via participation in career fairs, networking events, and other initiatives.
Collaborate with faculty and professional staff to deliver career development and employment information and services to classes, organizations and departments (advising centers, academic departments, student professional organizations, and others).
Potentially teach a career development course for designated area each semester. Develop, evaluate and revise course materials and assess student learning outcomes.
Collect data on internships and first destinations of graduating seniors and graduate students in the 12Twenty system; create and disseminate reports to college administration based on this information.
Utilize Handshake and other relevant technologies to facilitate communication and marketing, maintain counseling case notes, and collect and compile data including but not limited to appointments, programming, recruiting activity, and assessments.
Promote a campus-wide career culture to potential and new students and families through participation in summer and transfer orientation programming.
Assist with the execution of the events and programs consistent with the center’s mission, including career fairs, departmental marketing, community outreach, etc.
Engage in professional development activities/trainings to maintain current knowledge of higher education and employment and industry trends.
Some evening and weekend work is required.
Required: Master's degree at time of hire. Preferred: degree in college student personnel, higher education administration, counseling, or related area.
Required: 1 academic year experience (which could include graduate assistantships) working with college students or 1 academic year experience working with other clients on job search related skills and topics. Preferred: 1 academic year experience (which could include graduate assistantships) working with college students in a setting related to career development, academic advising or student success; Experience working with students from designated academic disciplines or associated employment industries.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Strong interpersonal skills, including oral, written, and listening communication capabilities; Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and coordinate events and programs; Computer proficiency
Knowledge of job search strategies and career development theories, best practices, and resources; Knowledge of on-line career database systems and other current/emerging technologies within the career development; Ability to build relationships across populations, internal and external to the University.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience and accompanied by a university benefits package.
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.