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.
The Vanderbilt Career Center serves undergraduate students enrolled full-time in the Blair School of Music, College of Arts and Science, School of Engineering and Peabody College, as well as graduate students in the Graduate School. In addition the Center provides career coaching to recent graduates (0-2 years) after graduation. The Center provides many opportunities for students to learn about and explore professional opportunities including internships, career coaching, credit-based career courses, workshops, career panels, on-campus recruiting, job fairs, and industry-based Treks. The Career Center also supports students who are seeking graduate school admission as well as prestigious scholarships and fellowships. The Center consists of a leadership team, a coaching team, an employer relations team, and support staff.
Duties and Responsibilities
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 undergraduate 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.
Master's degree in business, higher education, international studies, counseling or related field, and at least 1 years' experience in career services, human resources, or an equivalent setting providing career placement activities--or 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.
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.
Understanding and appreciation of the needs of students seeking highly competitive internships and full-time positions on Wall Street, in top-ranked consulting firms, and in other business-related fields.
Demonstrated success in program and/or project management for at least one year.
Knowledge of international job market and ways to access opportunities worldwide.
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.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
Ability to work evening hours and a flexible schedule as needed.
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are. We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education.
Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Please note, all candidates selected for an offer of employment are subject to pre-employment background checks, which may include but are not limited to, based on the role for which they have been selected: criminal history, education verification, social media review, motor vehicle records, credit history, and professional license verification.
Internal Number: 10000303
About Vanderbilt University
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