TheCareer Coach provides comprehensive college-to-career coaching services toundergraduate students in one-on-one and group settings, and prepares anddelivers workshops and programs across campus, with a focus on the needs ofundeclared majors and international students.This position works closely with the Employer Relations team to assistin developing career paths and opportunities for international students.
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 international and undeclared major students, utilizing latest research and coaching techniques from positive psychology and appreciative inquiry.
Create webpage and handout content, and other marketing/informational materials supporting students in career and major selection, developing internships and summer experiences, learning about the job market and the myriad opportunities available to all majors and international students. Design creative communication strategies (social media; email; etc.) to provide targeted communication to students and enhance student experience with the Career Center.May be asked to develop and manage a peer coaching staff of undergraduate and graduate students.
Work with the Employer Relations team to identify potential employment opportunities focusing on part-time, internships, summer jobs, and international employment. 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 for undeclared and international students with the Commons, 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.
Profile of an Ideal Candidate
Bachelor's degree in any subject and at least three (3) years' 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, international studies, or related field, and at least 1 year of experience in career services, human resources, or an equivalent setting providing career placement activities is necessary
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. Experience with or knowledge of peer student programs.
Knowledge of international job market and ways to access opportunities worldwide.
Knowledge of a broad range of careers and employment opportunities for students starting their college experience.
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.
In addition to offering a lively community that encourageslearning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University offers a competitive,flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidentaldeath & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b)retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance toemployees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service,Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent childrento earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefitsat VU Benefits Overview.
About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt is a renowned privateinstitution founded in 1873 and located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee.The university's students and faculty frequently cite Nashville and thesurrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbiltcommunity. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will bevalued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a placewhere your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employeesknow they are part of something bigger than themselves, take exceptional pridein their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbiltwas recently ranked #2 for ‘best quality of life’ and ‘great financial aid,’ #5for ‘best run colleges’ and ‘beautiful campus,’ and #6 for both being in a‘college city that students love’ and having ‘great campus/city relations.’
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About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, the dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, and the creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry, equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.