Career Development Coordinator (Student Services Professional 1
– MR 07)
Center for Student Success, College of Engineering and Computer
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.
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.
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
- Time and event management skills.
- Data compilation skills, particularly Excel.
- Process orientation, including organizational and documentation
- Effective working in a team environment.
- Ability to conduct business with attention to ethical
considerations, employment law and school/accreditation
Review of applications will begin October 2, 2023
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.
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.
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.