Career Development Coordinator, Center for Student Success, College of Engineering and Computer

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 22, 2023

Career Development Coordinator (Student Services Professional 1 – MR 07)

Center for Student Success, College of Engineering and Computer Science

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Anticipated Hiring Salary: $42,000- $45,000

The Career Development Coordinator (CDC) will facilitate the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) students' transition to professional life after college by providing a wide range of professional development and career services. The position will manage and provide programming and networking events with employers and alumni to equip CECS students with appropriate job search techniques, interview skills, technology leveraging advice, resume writing and the capacity to express the relevance of their strengths to employers.

The CDC will foster relationships with members of the University community including students, faculty, and staff to facilitate the development of professional skills. The position will serve as the expert on Handshake for the CECS to maintain a comprehensive base for event registration and employment data.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Advising and Data Collection

Individual career counseling (by appointment) and drop-in counseling for undergraduates to provide advice and tools to assist students; inform clients of the steps in the career/life planning process and how various resources, services, and programs can be used; work with undergraduate clients to create a career development plan including components of career assessment, definition of career and internship goals, choosing a major, job-search, resume preparation, interviewing and applying to graduate or professional school; follow-up with undergraduate clients to discuss progression, to track milestones, and to modify short- and long-term goals; oversee annual First Destination survey process including the collection, compilation, analysis, and reporting of undergraduate employment data on a timeline indicated by the Director of the CECS Center for Student Success.

Event Management

Plan, conduct, and evaluate sequenced services offered each semester to CECS students on career assessment, resume and professional document preparation, interviewing, career fairs (virtual and face to face), site tours to companies, info sessions at CECS by companies and others as assigned; support select professional development activities in coordination of broader CECS programs; develop visual aids, handouts, and presentation materials for workshops; and collect data for each program piece and analyze for continuous improvement.

Strategic Relationship Building

Cultivate a network across campus to identify, evaluate, and share best practices in career development; develop relationships with employers and professional groups to benefit CECS students and operations; and extend the CECS footprint through strategic employer relationships based on student needs.

Administrative Management

Manage Canvas organizations related to career development for the CECS; career development outreach via email and update Employer Contacts list; coordinate with CECS Center for Student Success administrative assistant and Outreach Coordinator for coverage through student ambassador program for career development programming needs and directly manage volunteers for career development events; manage administrative duties related to career development programming; support college-wide planning by sharing expertise within career development; promote and manage student registration and communication regarding the CECS Co-Op program; create and manage surveys through Qualtrics and other platforms; and manage data through Excel and other platforms.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:
  • Student-centered and approachable.
  • Written and verbal communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills, particularly relationship building and growing abilities.
  • Time and event management skills.
  • Data compilation skills, particularly Excel.
  • Process orientation, including organizational and documentation skills.
  • Effective working in a team environment.
  • Ability to conduct business with attention to ethical considerations, employment law and school/accreditation guidelines.
Review of applications will begin October 2, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration.

In order to be fully considered for the position, please attach a CV/resume in addition to the online application.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with two years of practical and client-facing experience in a university career services environment, placement/search firm, human resources, career counseling or through graduate school practicum or industry-related position; and event coordinator experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree; experience collecting, compiling, and reporting on data; event management and relationship building experience; and ability to utilize social media and other current communication tools.

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.

Qualifications :

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert

Similar jobs