Job Positions

Advisor/Academic & Career Exploration Coach

Categories: Southeast Region 4


Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration


University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Date Posted:

Dec 11 2020 8:15AM

Close Date:

Jan 31 2021

Position Description

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications for the position of Advisor/Academic & Career Exploration Coach in the Center for Career Development and Academic Exploration. This is an exempt, 12-month, full-time, non-tenure track staff position. Reporting to the Associate Director of Academic and Career Exploration at the Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration, the Advisor/Academic & Career Exploration Coach's primary responsibility is to provide career coaching to exploratory students and academic advising to students in transition (students released from colleges or not admitted into major of choice). Through individual appointments, classroom instruction, and program delivery, this position assists students with the selection of majors and career goals and provides opportunities to explore industries of interest.


Career Coaching and Academic Advising:
- Conduct individual and group career coaching sessions for exploratory students.
- Serve as academic advisor for students in transition between academic colleges and transfer/readmitted students who aren’t eligible for their intended major. Provide academic advising during transfer orientation sessions.
- Interpret assessments, e.g., Strong Interest Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Clifton Strengths and others for individuals and groups.
- Understand UT's advising model, curriculum, and academic policies in order to effectively assist students.
- Utilize Handshake and EAB Navigate systems to maintain advising case notes and career education statistics.
- Collaborate with the colleagues to serve transfer students during the admissions process.

Career Programming and Education:
- Create and implement experiential learning programs such as VolTreks and shadowing to help students gain exposure to careers and industries to assist with career decision making.
- Implement major and career programs to help undecided students create career plans.
- Support Exploring Majors and Careers courses through curricular planning and/or teaching.

Campus Engagement and Program Coordination:
- Present academic and career planning seminars to First Year Studies 101 and Transition 201 classes and other classes, organizations and departments
- Support retention and graduation efforts of the university through collaborations with programs such as Math Camp, LEAD Summer Institute, Volunteer Bridge Program etc.
- Assist in representing the Center for Career Development orientation, welcome week, admissions, and first-year experience programs.
- Assist in maintaining "What Can I Do With This Major?" website through research and updates.

Application Process

A review of all applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled. For full consideration, applicants must apply electronically through the Taleo system including submission of cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references. APPLY HERE:

Institution Information

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling 28,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The university values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity. The Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration is a centralized, comprehensive career center positioned within the Division of Student Success under the Provost. The center serves undergraduate and graduate students and recent alumni from nine academic colleges across campus and assists with all career matters from creating career goals to implementing them. Staff is comprised of 22 professional and administrative positions, 4 graduate assistants, 10+ peer career advisors, and several student employees. The Center for Career Development and Academic Exploration (CCDAE) is committed to diversity and inclusion and helping students explore the impact of identity on career development.

Additional Information

Salary: $42,000 commensurate with experience and includes a full benefits package

Contact Information

Nicole Jones;


Required Qualifications

- Master's degree at time of hire
- One academic year experience (which could include graduate assistantships) working with college students or other populations in an advising, coaching, counseling, or teaching capacity
- Strong interpersonal skills, including strong oral, written, and listening communication capabilities
- Skills to develop and implement engaging student programs related to decision-making and career services
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of student counseling sessions

Preferred Qualifications

- Degree in counseling, college student personnel, education, or related field
- Career coaching experience, including the interpretation of B-level psychological assessments, e.g., Strong Interest Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
- Academic advising experience - Knowledge of career advising theories