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Associate Director, Career and Employment Services (large public university)
Associate Director, Career Services (large private university)
Associate Director, Career Services (large public college)
Associate Director, Career Services (medium private college)
Associate Director, M.B.A. Career Services (large private university)
The associate director is a member of the director's advisory committee which collaboratively works to provide leadership and vision in the establishment of policy and procedures to effectively deliver comprehensive career services. The associate director oversees three major program areas: on-campus recruiting (business and industry), experiential learning, and employer relations. The associate director is responsible for establishing partnerships with employers to assist in developing recruitment strategies and programs designed to enhance relationships with the university. The associate director will manage daily program operations, develop program policy/procedure, conduct program assessment and evaluation, manage fiscal administration, and participate in strategic planning.
Provide direct supervision to the coordinator of experiential learning and co-supervise two unclassified staff members—the administrative assistant of experiential learning and the scheduling coordinator of on-campus interviews.
This position is accountable for the coordination, supervision, and reporting of all on-campus recruiting, experiential learning, and employer relations activities. The associate director will also participate in:
The associate director will provide additional services as assigned by the director.
The associate director position requires a master's degree (emphasis in student affairs, human resource management, or related field).
Three to five years of experience in a business or career office setting.
Preferred qualifications include exceptional organization, written and oral communication skills, ability to oversee multiple tasks with attention to detail, supervisory experience, a motivated/enthusiastic work style, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a broad range of internal and external constituents. Preferred computer skills include knowledge of the Internet and career services software.
Provide senior-level administrative and public relations assistance for the promotion of career services to all constituencies, both on and off campus. Serve as the supervisor of the center's automated services. Serve as the primary planner and executor of university-wide job-search and interview preparation seminars and workshops. Perform the duties of the director in his/her absence.
Master's degree in a career-related or other relevant academic discipline.
Minimum of six (6) years of experience in a complex career services organization or corporate college relations, recruitment, and/or professional staffing role.
Thorough understanding of and commitment to the goals and responsibilities of the centralized university career services concept. Prefer in-depth knowledge of available career-related automation packages specifically as they relate to campus interviewing, student/employer/job databases, resume referral, automated "sign-up," etc. Effective interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communications, management and training abilities, and public relations.
Direct career planning and employment programs and services for College of Education students and alumni. Collaborate with university colleges to develop and manage a multi-pronged program to connect students with internship opportunities. Conduct technology functions, including redeveloping and managing website and providing virtual fairs. Develop and oversee implementation of marketing strategies for the department. Manage the budget and oversee annual report administrative functions.
Master's degree in higher education, business, student personnel, or related field. Three years of post-master's experience required; five years of demonstrated experience of a progressively responsible nature, with the last two or three years at the administrative level, preferred. Versatile team player with strong communication, collaboration, technology, administrative/management, counseling, and teaching skills required.
Serves as chief operations officer. Provides guidance and structure for a range of student services offered by career services, including internship, entry-level jobs, recruiting services, alumni employment services, outreach/marketing, staff orientation, and programming. The associate director also oversees the delivery, marketing, and content of all employment services and information.
Three to five years of experience in career development and/or employment counseling. Organizational, operations, and marketing experience. Supervision. Career counseling and group work. Experience working with diverse student interests and populations.
Strategic planning. Supervision. Career counseling. Self-assessment career inventory interpretation. Strong written and verbal communication. Career and student development theory. Project management and organizational skills.
Facilitate student efforts to obtain full-time positions with major corporations. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: establishing and maintaining corporate relationships and a database of employers; working with M.B.A. faculty, staff, alumni, students, and employers to exchange ideas, assess programs, and market the programs; developing and implementing educational objectives; and assisting with the internship program.
Perform any other tasks assigned by the director of career services.
M.B.A. with two to four years in career counseling services or equivalent counseling experience.
Other Desired Qualifications:
Percent of staff time spent student-facing
Median number of FTE professional staff
Median number of students per professional staff member
Percent of budget spent on personnel costs
Percent of career centers with employer partnership programs
Percent of career center leaders with title “executive director”
2019-20 Career Services Benchmark Survey Report