Department Name: 1B210:Career and Academic Support
The position of Career Advisor I is responsible for providing individual career advising and developing programming to support student career development needs. Primary career development topics will include career assessment, career exploration, internship and job search strategies, and career decision-making. The Career Advisor I will serve as a career specialist across multiple areas in order to assist undergraduate students in preparing to compete for internships, professional employment, and admission into graduate school. The Career Advisor I will be responsible for tracking, assessing, and evaluating efforts supporting undergraduate student career development, and connectivity within the academic units. The Career Advisor I will provide accurate data collection for student engagement in experiential learning and employment opportunities, e.g., internships, shadowing, co-ops, research, new jobs, and volunteer experiences. The Career Advisor I will create outcome reports and materials to reflect efforts, connections, and engagement.
The University of Kentucky Office for Student Success operates from a student-centered foundation. We seek to build a strong community through the care of and concern for every member of Student Success. We cultivate an equity-minded working and learning environment where people are seen and valued. We strive to revolutionize student success practice through a culture of ingenuity, excellence, agency, and accountability.
The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.
Extremely well-organized with excellent follow-through ability. Effectively manage multiple tasks and competing priorities. Experience in counseling, advising or teaching of students/adults on their career/professional development. Ability to collaborate cross-functionally and to interface effectively with employers, students, alumni, faculty and university administrators. Ability to embrace and drive change and to organize and manage multiple priorities, programs, and projects, both independently and in a team. Proficient in the use of web-based software. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel required. Must demonstrate effective oral and written communication, program planning, presentation, and computer skills. Ability to establish rapport and relate well to students, faculty, employers, and staff. Ability to work with a diverse population of team members and constituents. Willingness to work collaboratively with academic units. Service-oriented approach. Careful attention to detail.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
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Required License/Registration/Certification :
Prefer a Master's degree in counseling, student personnel, human resources, higher education, communication, business administration, or related field; Prefer a minimum of 2-3 years of experience working with college students and in-depth knowledge of the career needs of first and second-year students; Experience in college/university career services and/or in sourcing college talent for an employer (a minimum three years of experience is strongly desired).
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.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.