Vanderbilt University Career Advisor - STEM in Nashville, Tennessee

Career Advisor - STEM (Job Number: 1900327)


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.

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 a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VUBenefits Overview at .

About Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 and located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The university’s students 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. It is a place where employees know they are part of something bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #2 for “best quality of life” and “great financial aid,” #5 for “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 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.

Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville

Organization: 25300 - Career Center

Job: Student Affairs Professionals

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