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Career Advisor Senior
|Job Title||Career Advisor Senior|
|Working Title||Assistant Director for Graduate/Professional Students & Postdoctoral Career Support|
|Department Name||1B210:Career and Academic Support|
|Work Location||Lexington, KY|
|Type of Position||Staff|
|Position Time Status||Full-Time|
|Required Education|| |
|Click here for more information about equivalencies:||http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies|
|Required Related Experience|| |
|Required License/Registration/Certification|| |
|Physical Requirements|| |
Sitting for extended periods; repetitive motion tasks; lifting / carrying objects up to 10 lbs.; occasional walking to meetings on campus.
Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM; may occasionally require evening or week-end hours.
|Job Summary|| |
The Assistant Director provides specialized career development support and expertise for graduate and professional students and their faculty advisors/mentors, as well as to postdoctoral trainees. The position of Assistant Director is responsible for providing individual career advising and follow-up services. Primary career development topics include career assessment, career exploration, internship and job search strategies, and career decision-making. The Assistant Director must work closely with the Graduate School and Directors of Graduate Studies. The Assistant Director serves as a consultant for students, faculty, and staff members and plays a vital role in developing programming for graduate and professional students and postdoctoral trainees. The Assistant Director develops partnerships and works collaboratively with staff from Employer Relations in the Stuckert Career Center to expand interactions with business, industry, government, and nonprofit employers to create and increase career-related experiential learning and employment connections for graduate and professional students and postdoctoral trainees. The Assistant Director is a member of the Graduate Student Professional Enhancement Office and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (both housed in the Graduate School) and takes the lead on tracking, assessing, and evaluating efforts supporting graduate and professional student and postdoctoral career development. This includes keeping career-advising notes in the campus advising hub and communicating with faculty advisors and other university offices to support student success.
The University of Kentucky Office for Student Success operates from a student-centered foundation. We seek to build a strong community through the care of and concern for every member of Student Success. We cultivate an equity-minded working and learning environment where people are seen and valued. We strive to revolutionize student success practice through a culture of ingenuity, excellence, agency, and accountability.
|Skills / Knowledge / Abilities|| |
Extremely well organized with excellent follow-through ability. Effectively manage multiple tasks and competing priorities; experience in counseling, advising or teaching of students/adults on their career/professional development; ability to collaborate cross-functionally and to interface effectively with employers, students, alumni, faculty and university administrators; ability to embrace and drive change and to organize and manage multiple priorities, programs, and projects, both independently and in a team; proficient in the use of web-based software. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel required; must demonstrate effective oral and written communication, program planning, presentation, and computer skills; ability to establish rapport and relate well to students, faculty, employers, and staff; ability to work with a diverse population of team members and constituents; willingness to work collaboratively with academic units; service-oriented approach; careful attention to detail.
|Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?||No|
|Preferred Education/Experience|| |
Prefer a doctoral degree in any field; prefer a minimum of 3 years of experience working with graduate students; experience in college/university career services or graduate student/postdoc development is a plus.
|Deadline to Apply||04/30/2023|
|University Community of Inclusion|| |
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
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