Vanderbilt University Career Advisor in Nashville, Tennessee

Career Advisor (Job Number: 1801983)


Position Summary:

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 undeclared majors and international students. This position works closely with the Employer Relations team to assist in developing career paths and opportunities for international students.

Dutiesand Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic individualand group coaching as well as programs and workshops around careerassessment, career/major decision-making, career development, socialmedia, and college-to-career transitions to Vanderbilt international andundeclared major students, utilizing latest research and coachingtechniques from positive psychology and appreciative inquiry.

  • Create webpage and handoutcontent, and other marketing/informational materials supporting studentsin career and major selection, developing internships and summerexperiences, learning about the job market and the myriad opportunitiesavailable to all majors and international students. Design creativecommunication strategies (social media; email; etc.) to provide targetedcommunication to students and enhance student experience with the CareerCenter.May be asked to develop andmanage a peer coaching staff of undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Work with the EmployerRelations team to identify potential employment opportunities focusing onpart-time, internships, summer jobs, and international employment. Assistthe ER team with events, special programming, and employer informationsessions.

  • Enhance Career Centerrelationships with faculty and administrators across campus by serving asa key resource for career development and career planning programs forundeclared and international students with the Commons, studentresidences, student organizations, Immersion, and other venues to expandstudents’ opportunities.

  • Maintain accurate statisticalreporting 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 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

  • Thoroughknowledge of all aspects of career decision-making and the job searchprocess including: career assessment instruments, resume-writing, jobsearch correspondence, interviewing (including behavioral interviews) andthe summer job/internship search.

  • Ability toconduct individual and small group coaching sessions using an activegoals-oriented career coaching model such as appreciative inquiry orpositive psychology.

  • Demonstratedsuccess in program and/or project management for at least one year.Experience with or knowledge of peer student programs.

  • Knowledge ofinternational job market and ways to access opportunities worldwide.

  • Knowledge of abroad range of careers and employment opportunities for students startingtheir college experience.

  • Excellentverbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal andpresentation skills.

  • Highcreativity, innovativeness, and an entrepreneurial style.

  • Stronginitiative, with the ability to work independently and as part of ateam.

  • Responsibleand independent nature: able to set goals and achieve them.

  • Ability tomaintain confidentiality of records and information.

  • Ability towork evening hours and a flexible schedule as needed.

AboutVanderbilt 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 VU Benefits 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.”

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

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action