Advisor II - Career Coach for Inclusion Initiatives

Knoxville, TN
Jun 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Advisor II - Career Coach for Inclusion Initiatives 

Regular Full-time, Market Range 07

The career coach serves on the Academic & Career Exploration (ACE) team and leads outreach to inclusive student organizations, classes, and campus units; provides identity-specific career development programs and services focused on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, such as but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and veteran status; connects employers that utilize inclusive hiring practices to students and campus community.

Job Functions/Responsibilities:


Implement programs and provide career development services to address student needs/interests related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and career development including self-advocacy; requesting accommodations in the workplace; disability disclosure process; rights/responsibilities under the law; participating in internship/employment programs; veteran-friendly employment; Create programs that provide opportunities for students to engage with alumni, employers, and other professionals to build connections and skills, or to gain experience.


Serve as center liaison to campus community on DEI career initiatives; Collaborate with departments such as Student Disability Services, the Office of Multicultural Student Life, First Gen Initiatives, Veteran Success Center, The Pride Center, UT Success Academy, college diversity offices, and inclusive student organizations to co-create identity-specific programming and encourage participation in services offered by the career center.


Support center's employer development team and initiatives relating to inclusive hiring practices; Connect employers that utilize inclusive hiring practices to students and campus community; Encourage participation in programs such as identity specific networking events; lunch and learns, employer of the day, etc.


Co-chair the center's DEI Committee and assist in the planning of professional development training and DEI activities for center staff; Assist with execution of programs and activities consistent with the center’s mission including ACE team initiatives, career fairs, assessment, marketing, etc.; Engage in professional development activities/trainings/memberships to maintain current knowledge of higher education and employment and industry trends;



Master's degree in College Student Personnel, Rehabilitation Counselor Education, Mental Health Counseling, Social Work, or related field.

Required level/type of experience:

One academic year of experience working with college students or other clients counseling, advising, programming, advocating, or teaching.

Preferred level/type of experience:

One academic year of experience in higher education in areas such as career development, multicultural student life, student disability services, veteran student services Experience providing career coaching/advising Experience working with employers Experience planning and implementing programs/events.

Preferred knowledge, skills, and abiltiies:

Skills in counseling, coaching, or advising; Knowledge of career development theory and practices.


Knowledge of sound diversity, equity, and inclusion practices Ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds Strong communications skills including interpersonal, oral, written, and listening and the ability to build relationships Skills to develop and implement engaging student programs.

Salary:  Low $40,000s 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. 


Job: Student Services
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Knoxville
Organization: Career Developmnt & Academic Exploration
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 1, 2021, 2:44:31 PM

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