Job Positions

Career Advisor - STEM - (1901141)

Categories: Mid South Region 3


Career Center


Vanderbilt University

Date Posted:

Oct 8 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

Dec 8, 2019

Position Description

The Career Coach provides comprehensive college-to-career coaching services to undergraduate students in one-on-one and group settings, and prepares and delivers workshops and programs across campus, with a focus on the needs of STEM majors. This position works closely with the Employer Relations team to assist in developing career paths and opportunities for STEM students. The Career Center serves undergraduates enrolled full-time in all Vanderbilt schools and colleges, and we also provide career coaching to recent graduates (0-2 years out). We provide ongoing opportunities for students to learn about and explore professional opportunities, including career coaching, workshops, career panels, career fairs and field trips and more. We have many resources available to help students prepare for the world of work.


Provide strategic individual and group coaching as well as programs and workshops around career assessment, career/major decision-making, career development, social media, and college-to-career transitions to Vanderbilt students who are pursuing a major in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM), utilizing latest research and coaching techniques from positive psychology and appreciative inquiry. Create webpage and handout content, and other marketing/informational materials, learning about the job market and the myriad opportunities available to STEM majors. Design creative communication strategies (social media; email; etc.) to provide targeted communication to students and enhance student experience with the Career Center. Coordinate with the Employer Relations team to identify potential employment opportunities including internships, summer jobs and post graduate opportunities. Assist the ER team with events, special programming, and employer information sessions. Enhance Career Center relationships with faculty and administrators across campus by serving as a key resource for career development and career planning programs, student residences, student organizations, Immersion, and other venues to expand students’ opportunities. Maintain accurate statistical reporting of activities through DoreWays and internal reporting systems. Work with team to assess outcome and value of programming and services.

Application Process

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Institution Information

Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a top-15 private research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Vanderbilt is situated on a 330-acre campus near the thriving city center, serving more than 12,000 students and employing almost 7,000 faculty and staff. The university’s students, staff, and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. Vanderbilt was recently named as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” and the top employer in Tennessee and the Nashville metropolitan area in 2019 (Forbes). Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campus values. Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information

Contact Information

Austin Fann,, 615-343-1984


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with a STEM focus is preferred and at least three (3) years of experience in career services or college student support services, including counseling, educational programming, working with faculty and employers, and administrative responsibilities OR Master’s degree in counseling, higher education, or related field, and at least 1 years of experience in career services, human resources, or an equivalent setting providing career placement activities. Thorough knowledge of all aspects of career decision-making and the job search process including: career assessment instruments, resume-writing, job search correspondence, interviewing (including behavioral interviews) and the summer job/internship search. Ability to conduct individual and small group coaching sessions using an active goals-oriented career coaching model such as appreciative inquiry or positive psychology. Demonstrated success in program and/or project management for at least one year. Knowledge of a broad range of careers and employment opportunities for students interested in STEM fields.

Preferred Qualifications

Excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal and presentation skills. High creativity, innovativeness, and an entrepreneurial style. Strong initiative, with the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Responsible and independent nature: able to set goals and achieve them. Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information. Ability to work evening hours and a flexible schedule as needed.