Director Of Career Development, College of Communication & Information

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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Location
Knoxville, TN
Closing date
Sep 17, 2021

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Director of Career Development, College of Communication & Information

Regular, Full-time - MR09

Reporting to the College of Communication and Information (CCI) Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Advising, the CCI Director of Career Development (DCD) is responsible for: working with the Assistant Dean and with the UTK Center for Career Development and Academic Exploration (CCDAE) to develop and implement a robust recruiting program for CCI students; assisting students with career planning strategies and implementation through individual and group career coaching; delivering training/programs to student groups, classes, and university staff; building relationships with and connections among members of the career community, alumni, employers and others to create opportunities for experiential learning, networking, job searching, and graduate school admission; working with employers needing to hire UT students; working with CCI’s dean, associate dean for academic programs, school directors and other relevant academic personnel to develop and manage identified career outcomes; developing goals and objectives to identify and build relationships with local, regional and national employers to increase opportunities for recruitment of CCI students; and managing, in cooperation with the CCDAE, one or two large career fairs annually and facilitating CCI student participation in other niche job fairs.

 

Employer Development

    Develop goals and objectives in conjunction with the CCDAE Associate Director of Employer Development to strategically identify and build relationships with local, regional and national employers to increase opportunities for recruitment of CCI students.Implement short- and long-range goals to strengthen partnerships with existing employers and establish partnerships with new employers within the communication and information industries. Travel to visit employers locally, regionally and beyond to cultivate relationships with key communication and information employers. Plan and manage alumni and parent programs as they pertain to employer development (experiential and post-graduate opportunities) for students. Consult with designated employers to develop marketing strategies for enhancement of employer presence on campus. Network with alumni, community members and others to develop relationships with potential hiring organizations. As needed, assist CCDAE to bring communication and information organizations to UT to participate in the Employer Summit and other related events. Strategically plan and implement one or two large annual CCI-focused career fairs with assistance of the CCDAE office-wide career fair committee. Provide support to CCDAE employer relations team for niche fairs and events. Implement periodic employer needs assessments to evaluate and improve services, resources and programs for communication and information employers. Maintain employer data in Handshake. Track employer contacts to facilitate record keeping, goals setting and follow-up activities. Implement strategy for development of and relationship management with local, regional and national communication and information employers who can offer employment opportunities to CCI students. Deliver recruiting consultation to designated employers.Maintain successful recruiting activity via job and internship advertising utilizing online technologies and on-campus recruiting programs such as Handshake.
Student Advising

    Conduct individual/group career coaching sessions for students within communication and information majors on industry information, job and experience strategies, development of communication resources such as resumes, interviews, letters, and LinkedIn profiles, etc.Plan/develop/facilitate new career events and initiatives to address career needs and create opportunities for engagement and connections with employers and alumni; partner with academic advisors and other college staff to provide programming.Guest lecture/provide career development content for CCI professional seminar courses.Utilize Handshake and other relevant technologies to facilitate communication/marketing and maintain counseling case notes.
 

Data and Assessment

    Collect and compile data including but not limited to appointments, programming, recruiting activity, assessments and first destination outcomes.Track students from CCI majors and industry areas and collect data on internships and first destinations of graduating seniors and graduate students in the 12Twenty system.Create and disseminate reports based on this information to CCI administration.Create learning outcomes for programs and conduct assessments.
Supervision, Guidance and Direction

    Develop employer-related goals and objectives for outreach and relationship with CCDAE.
    Direct employer-focused student programming and events.
Other Professional Responsibilities

    Assist with other CCI and School activities, events, and programs that are in line with the mission of CCI’s Career Development Program, including student orientation, visit days, etc., and community outreach. Hold membership and participate in professional organizations that are aligned with the mission of CCI’s Career Development Program and the UT CCDAE.


Qualifications
Required Education and Experience

    Master’s Degree, preferably in higher education administration/student affairs, human resources, communications, business, or related field.Minimum of three years’ full-time experience in a higher education or corporate environment focused on employer relations, college recruiting, sales, development or other areas where building relationships with individuals/organizations is a major responsibility.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Knowledge of a career services management system such as Grad Leaders, Handshake or Symplicity and the ability to run reports. Knowledge of employment trends, job search strategies and career development theories, best practices, and resources. Preferred experience in a college career center.


Job: Student Services
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Comm/Info-Admin
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jul 15, 2021, 12:25:19 PM

Organization

Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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