Assistant Director, Academic and Career Exploration Coach, Center for Career Development and Ac...

Knoxville, TN
Mar 04, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Regular Full-time, Pay Range MR07

 The University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications for the position of Assistant Director, Academic and Career Exploration Coach in the Center for Career Development and Academic Exploration. This is an exempt, 12-month, full-time, non-tenure track staff position.

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 30,000 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 Department: The centralized, comprehensive career center is positioned within the Division of Student Success under the Provost. The 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. Staff is comprised of 22 professional and administrative positions, 4 graduate assistants, 10+ peer career advisors, and several student employees. The Center for Career Development and Academic Exploration (CCDAE) is committed to diversity and inclusion and helping students explore the impact of identity on career development. 

Position Summary: Reporting to the Senior Associate Director of Academic and Career Exploration, the Assistant Director manages the university's transition advising function and serves as an advisor to students in transition; and assists students with career-decision making through individual appointments, assessment interpretation, classroom instruction, and program delivery. Position Responsibilities include: 

Transition Advising Coordination
    •    Oversee the day-to-day operations of transition advising including staff caseload management, change of major and advisor processes, credit hour and major eligibility tracking.
    •    Coordinate orientation advising for transfer students in transition. 
    •    Utilize systems such as Navigate, Banner, Slate, and Argos for transition advising reporting and data analysis.
    •    Receive and process transition advising requests from transition advising request form, advising directors, and centralized email account.
    •    Problem solve issues that arise with transition advising case load (e.g., missing transcripts, dismissal reinstatement letters, etc.). 
    •    Train new Academic & Career Exploration coaches on transition advising, and update training materials annually.
    •    Serve as the center representative on advising-related committees such as the Orientation Advisory Committee and Navigate.
    •    Contribute to policy and procedure changes related to students in transition.
    •    Serve as advisor of record for students in transition.

Career Coaching and Education
    •    Conduct individual and group career coaching sessions for exploratory students.
    •    Interpret Strong Interest Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, CliftonStrengths and other assessments for individuals and classes.
    •    Develop career programs for various classes, organizations, and departments.
    •    Assist in coordinating the center's participation in division and university programs.
    •    Assist in maintaining center resources including "What Can I Do With This Major?"

Supervision, Guidance and Training; Departmental Leadership 
    •    Influence hiring; train and supervise two Academic and Career Exploration Coaches.
    •    Serve on leadership team for department to ensure most effective operations, analyze long-term impact of decisions and plans, and establish and evaluate standards of performance.
    •    Serve on various departmental and divisional committees.  
    •    Assist in other departmental activities, events, and programs that align with the center’s mission.

Required: Master's degree 


    •    Minimum of three years’ experience in advising, career coaching, or a related field at the college or university level
    •    Supervision 
    •    Interpreting career assessments such as the Strong Interest Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, CliftonStrengths
    •    Conducting assessment and reporting

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

    •    Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
    •    Developed skills in individual advising or coaching
    •    Knowledge of advising and career theories and resources
    •    Knowledge of student information systems and databases
    •    Demonstrated ability to create and maintain collaborative relationships
    •    Qualified to interpret B-level psychological assessments 
Salary:  Approximately $51,000 commensurate with experience and accompanied by a university benefits package.

Application Process: A review of all applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled. For full consideration, applicants must apply electronically through the Taleo system including submission of cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references. 

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions 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.
Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.
Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN  37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498.  Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

Job: Student Services
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Knoxville
Organization: Career Developmnt & Academic Exploration
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Mar 3, 2021, 7:44:13 AM

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