Career Counselor, University Career Services

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Jun 07, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Career Services
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Career Counselor, University Career Services  Requisition # 17000000T2 


This position will provide comprehensive services and information resources that enable students to take active responsibility for their career decisions and job search. This position will also equip students for making career plans by facilitating awareness of their work-related strengths, interests, values, and understanding of the world of work; preparing students for finding suitable employment by enhancing their job search skills and capacity to express the relevance of their strengths to employers. This position will also foster relationships with members of the University community including students, faculty, and staff to facilitate the development of professional skills, integration of academic learning with work, and establishment of a strong referral base or network. Responsibilities include:

  • Working with clients to create a career development plan including components of career assessment, definition of career and internship goals, choosing a major, job-search, resume preparation, interviewing and applying to graduate or professional school; following up with clients to discuss progression, to track milestones, and to modify short- and long-term goals is also expected.
  • Providing advice and tools to assist students, for drop-ins and appointments, in achieving their career goals; informing all clients of the steps in the career/life planning process and how various University Career Services resources and programs can be used in that process; integrating specific examples to illustrate or suggest next steps and provides or collaborates with clients with reasonable action plans; conveying information in a clear, encouraging, helpful, and understanding manner.
  • Planning, conducting, and evaluating workshops on career assessment, choosing a major, graduate school application, resume and professional document preparation, interviewing, and others as assigned; developing visual aids, handouts, and presentation materials for workshops; collecting evaluations and sign-up lists for each workshop; collaborating with other staff to develop and refine workshop content.
  • Developing, coordinating, and/or fulfilling objectives related to the implementation of new programs, workshops, and services; participating as a team member in activities related to the goals and objectives of the department; providing evaluations, recommendations, and assistance toward the improvement of programs and services.
  • Cultivating a formal network across campus to identify, evaluate, and share best practices in college career advising. These activities will include regular and active participation in professional associations, continuous training and development, and robust engagement in cross-functional work groups to include, but not limited to, the Career Development Alliance and the Advising Council.



Bachelor’s degree required. Must have two years of practical experience in a university career services environment or through graduate school practicum. Must have the ability to multi-task and demonstrate exceptional time management skills; ability to demonstrate consistent organizational skills including the documentation of counselling sessions or case notes; must exhibit a motivated, student-centered, and enthusiastic work style; must be effective working in a team environment; must have familiarity/experience with integrating technology into interpersonal coaching, presenting information, and documenting effort/progress. Experience with career counseling of college students is preferred; experience counselling adult learners and mediated over technology (web-based) is preferred.  Must have excellent written and oral communication skills with an interest in submitting articles and presentation proposals to professional associations.

Applicants must submit applications electronically through the UTC Career Site by visiting:

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.