Assistant Director - Career Student Engagement, Center for Career and Leadership Development
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Internal Number: 23000001KV
Assistant Director - Career Student Engagement (Student Services Professional 1 -MR07)
Center for Career and Leadership Development
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
The Assistant Director provides leadership to career student engagement activities through student outreach, communication (print and digital), and targeted informational resources. Additionally, this position will provide supervision to our Career Peer Advisor program including the selection, training, monitoring, and ongoing development of a diverse group of undergraduates offering services consistent with the Unit's core deliverables; support of direct service (through appointments) and first year student programming is expected.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide leadership to the Unit's Career Peer Advisor program including the selection, training, monitoring/supervision, and ongoing professional development of a group of undergraduate students to offer credible career advice and service to others through a peer educator model; willingness to step in and augment services (escalating from career peers or referral from other staff members) is expected.
Research, compile, and share career information resources useful in student career decision making including, but not limited to, interest alignment, value clarification, professional document development, personal brand and/or profile optimization, gaining experience, networking, articulating strengths, and evaluating options; collaborate with additional, internal student-facing units to promote the value and purpose of career development as an important component of the student experience.
Propose, develop, execute, and assess broad communication efforts inviting students to participate in components of career development programming offered by the Unit, by campus constituents, or in the surrounding community; communication channels include, but are not limited to, social media, print resources, direct e-mails, website, presentations, and workshops.
Maintain awareness of national and regional trends in higher education, career services, and professional development, and the resulting impact on UTC's population of students, academic programs, and alumni; participate in various local, state, regional, and national organizations to align programming, leverage benchmarks, and increase the visibility of UTC.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
Knowledge of or the ability to learn, department and university policies and procedures.
Knowledge of college student development models, especially evidenced-based models associated with identity development, career readiness, and transition.
Ability to adapt and advocate for career development in a variety of settings and for a diversity of student audiences.
Ability to interact with a variety of stakeholders resulting in deeper advisory and/or professional relationships.
Knowledge of contemporary communication skills to include, but not limited to, digital, social media, print resources, and verbal presentations.
Ability to organize workflows and processes.
Ability to gather data/input to conduct needs assessments.
Skilled in program and/or content development and delivery.
Broad knowledge of career development interventions and models.
Review of applications will begin August 9, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received bythis datewill receive priority consideration.
Minimum Qualifications:Bachelors degree in relevant field; one year of professional experience delivering content, training material, or educational programs within either a college/university, human resources/organizational development unit, or other customer serving environment.
Preferred Qualifications: Masters degree; two or more years of professional experience developing and delivering content, training material, or educational concepts within a career services environment, student advising, or internal organizational development capacity; professional experience in human resources, talent acquisition, or training outside of Higher Education setting is valuable; prior supervisory experience including selecting, training, and monitoring performance.
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an engaged, metropolitan university committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of the region through strategic partnerships and community involvement.