The Career Coach providescomprehensive college-to-career coaching services to undergraduate students inone-on-one and group settings, and prepares and delivers workshops and programsacross campus, with a focus on the needs of STEM majors. This position worksclosely with the Employer Relations team to assist in developing career pathsand opportunities for STEM students.
The Career Center servesundergraduates enrolled full-time in all Vanderbilt schools and colleges, andwe also provide career coaching to recent graduates (0-2 years out). We provideongoing opportunities for students to learn about and explore professionalopportunities, including career coaching, workshops, career panels, career fairsand field trips and more. We have many resources available to help studentsprepare for the world of work.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide strategicindividual and group coaching as well as programs and workshops around careerassessment, career/major decision-making, career development, social media, andcollege-to-career transitions to Vanderbilt students who are pursuing a majorin science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM), utilizing latestresearch and coaching techniques from positive psychology and appreciativeinquiry.
Create webpage andhandout content, and other marketing/informational materials, learning aboutthe job market and the myriad opportunities available to STEM majors. Designcreative communication strategies (social media; email; etc.) to providetargeted communication to students and enhance student experience with theCareer Center.
Coordinate with theEmployer Relations team to identify potential employment opportunitiesincluding internships, summer jobs and post graduate opportunities.
Assist the ER team withevents, special programming, and employer information sessions.
Enhance Career Centerrelationships with faculty and administrators across campus by serving as a keyresource for career development and career planning programs, studentresidences, student organizations, Immersion, and other venues to expandstudents' opportunities.
Maintain accuratestatistical reporting of activities through DoreWays and internal reportingsystems.Work with team to assessoutcome and value of programming and services.
Profile of an Ideal Candidate
Bachelor's degree witha STEM focus is preferred and at least three (3) years of experience in careerservices or college student support services, including counseling, educationalprogramming, working with faculty and employers, and administrativeresponsibilities OR Master's degree in counseling, higher education, or relatedfield, and at least 1 years of experience in career services, human resources,or an equivalent setting providing career placement activities.
Thorough knowledge ofall 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/internshipsearch.
Ability to conductindividual and small group coaching sessions using an active goals-orientedcareer coaching model such as appreciative inquiry or positive psychology.
Demonstrated success inprogram and/or project management for at least one year.
Knowledge of a broadrange of careers and employment opportunities for students interested in STEMfields.
Excellent verbal andwritten communication skills; strong interpersonal and presentation skills.
High creativity,innovativeness, and an entrepreneurial style.
Strong initiative, withthe ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Responsible andindependent nature: able to set goals and achieve them.
Ability to maintainconfidentiality of records and information.
Ability to work eveninghours and a flexible schedule as needed.
About Vanderbilt Benefits
In addition to offering alively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, VanderbiltUniversity offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health,dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disabilityinsurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match.Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependentchildren. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% ofthe tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree.Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VUBenefits Overview.
About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt is a renownedprivate institution founded in 1873 and located in the heart of Nashville,Tennessee. The university's students and faculty frequently cite Nashville andthe surrounding 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.’
Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving the goal of a diverseand inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seekindividuals who are committed to this goal and our campus values.
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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.