Career Advising Director

Lexington, KY
May 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The position of Career Advising Director is responsible for supervising the Career Advising team for the Lewis Honors College, and developing an innovative, inclusive approach to Career Advising for the diverse student body of the College. Additionally, this position will have career advising responsibilities similar to the positions it will oversee, providing individual career advising and developing programming to support student career development needs, with specialized focus on students in the newly established Lewis Honors College. Primary career development topics will include: career assessment, career exploration, internship and job search strategies, and career decision-making. The Career Advising Director will serve as a career specialist across multiple academic majors in order to assist students in preparing to compete for internships, professional employment, and admission into graduate school. This will include the development of selected materials, services or programs (career forums, workshops, networking events) to help students identify the range of career options and job opportunities associated with majors in assigned academic units. The Career Advising Director will plan, implement, and conduct outreach workshops, presentations, and programs to educate and inform students, faculty members, staff members, and administrators about career programs, services, undergraduate research programs, and other applied-learning opportunities.
The Career Advising Director will serve as the primary career services consultant for students, faculty, and staff members within assigned academic units for career development content and support. The Career Advising Director will attend meetings of academic advisors/faculty members, provide the Lewis Honors College and the Stuckert Career Center and the career services units that serve the academic majors with current information associated with their respective academic units, and inform the academic units of current Stuckert Career Center programs and services. The Career Advising Director will develop partnerships and work collaboratively with leadership and staff from Employer Relations and Community Partnerships in the Stuckert Career Center to expand interactions with business, industry, government, and nonprofit employers to create and increase career-related experiential learning and employment connections for students within specified academic units.
The Career Advising Director will be responsible for tracking, assessing, and evaluating efforts supporting student career development, and connectivity within the academic units. The Career Advising Director will provide accurate data collection for student engagement in experiential learning and employment opportunities, e.g., internships, shadowing, co-ops, research, new jobs, and volunteer experiences. The Career Advisor will create outcome reports and materials to reflect efforts, connections, and engagement.
Perform other duties (as assigned by supervisor and/or higher authority) to ensure the success of career services on behalf of UK, the Lewis Honors College, its students, and alumni.

Job Title
Career Advising Director

Requisition Number

Working Title
Director of Career Advising

Department Name
8C000: Honors College

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

5 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification

Current certification in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory.

Physical Requirements

Sitting for long periods of time; and lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 25 pounds (very rare).


Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.


• Extremely well-organized with excellent follow-through ability. Effectively manage multiple tasks and competing priorities.
• Ability to collaborate cross-functionally and to interface effectively with employers, students, alumni, faculty and university administrators.
• Ability to embrace and drive change and to organize and manage multiple priorities, programs, and projects, both independently and in a team.
• Proficient in the use of web-based software. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel required
• Must demonstrate effective oral and written communication, program planning, presentation, and computer skills.
• Ability to establish rapport and relate well to students, faculty, employers, and staff.
• Ability to work with a diverse population of team members and constituents.
• Willingness to work collaboratively with academic units.
• Service-oriented approach.
• Careful attention to detail.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Prefer a minimum of 5-6 years of experience working with college students and in-depth knowledge of the career needs of first and second-year students.

Experience in college/university career services and/or in sourcing college talent for an employer (a minimum three years of experience is strongly desired);s and/or in sourcing college talent for an employer (a minimum three years of experience is strongly desired);

Current certifications in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory.

Licensure and training as a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) and/or National Career Counselor preferred.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe your paid work experience, along with any certifications you have, in career counseling/advising.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe a time when you lead a group or committee and successfully received group consensus for a particular program or process.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have current certification in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers)
    • NCDA (National Career Development Association) Job Board
    • Career Leadership Collective
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents


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