Career Partnerships Associate

Job description

The newly launched Lewis Honors College seeks candidates for an External Partnerships Associate to serve in a leadership role for the Center for Personal Development. The center provides a holistic approach to student growth and development as they explore their purpose in life. Staff work individually with students to identify potential barriers, develop academic, career, and life goals, as well as implement plans for success. The center provides individual counseling and programs specifically designed for honors students that focus on assessment and personal reflection, professional development, experiential education, and post-graduate pursuits.
The External Partnerships Associate provides leadership for the team in regard to the engagement of external constituents (including alumni, employers, graduate schools, and leadership development programs) in the day-to-day activities of the center and college. The position is responsible for coordinating on-campus recruitment visits for graduate programs and employers within the honors college, as well as in collaboration with other university units connected to the visit goals. Engaging alumni to participate in career and professional exploration programs is another area of focus.
The position also serves as one of five counselors that meet regularly with a designated subset of honors students. Sessions with students are focused on individualized interpretation of assessments, exploration of career paths, addressing potential barriers to success, decision-making, connecting to internship, graduate school, and career opportunities, and preparing for the transition from college to next steps.
Central to the success of this position is developing and maintaining relationships with a variety of constituents including: Lewis Honors College staff and faculty, campus career development teams, existing and potential employer partners, UK and honors alumni, graduate program recruiters, and university student support services (like the counseling center, student health, and student involvement).

Job Title
Career Partnerships Associate

Requisition Number

Working Title
External Partnerships Associate

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

4 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 50 lbs., sitting for long periods of time


8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday with some occasional evenings and weekends.


Competencies and qualities necessary include: adherence to FERPA and NCDA ethical guidelines, excellent customer service, counseling skills, relationship management skills, and best practices in hiring and recruitment.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

MA/MS in Counseling, Psychology, Human Resources, Training & Organizational Development or Student Affairs.

7 years of related experience 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. * Describe your level of experience in the use of assessment tools such as the MBTI, SII and DISC.
    • a) I have related certifications or have completed qualification programs
    • b) I have used these tools in individual counseling or group sessions, but do not have credentials
    • c) I have been exposed to these tools and am familiar with them
    • d) I do not have experience with these types of tools.
  2. * 2) Which best describes your level of experience in providing individual counseling (career, academic, advising, life coaching) with students or employees
    • a) I have over 7 years of experience in this specific area
    • b) I have between 5-7 years of experience in this specific area
    • c) I have less than 5 years of experience in the specific area
    • d) I do not have experience in this specific area
  3. * 3) I have worked directly in the fields of higher education, training and organizational development, counseling, or career services.
    • a) Yes
    • b) No
  4. * 5) Describe an effective partnership you developed in the delivery of a program or event.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * 4) What would be your approach to getting honors students involved in professional development and recruitment programs/services?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • 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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    Posted: 2/28/2018
    Application Due: 3/22/2018
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