To contribute to the direction and evaluation of Post-Graduate Planning and Experiential Education’s top functional areas, including career education, experiential learning, pre-professional advising and recruitment services. Serve as the supervisor of the department’s career counseling program, strategic assessment initiative, pre-professional advising (Pre-Med advisor, Pre-Health Advisor and Pre-Law advisor) and the career interest area model. Provide individualized career-related services to students, assisting them in developing lifelong career management skills, obtaining experiential education and integrating academic and career plans. Responsibilities include the development and delivery of educational programs and events related to the Post-Graduate Planning and Experiential Education mission and the design and execution of all Post-Graduate Planning and Experiential Education assessment and program evaluation activities.
Building a welcoming and inclusive community is the foundation of the work we do as professionals working with students. Fully including people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives helps us all thrive by working together, focus on our collective well-being and help students gain insight from their academic endeavors and real-world experiences.
- Provide the strategic direction to and manage the operational aspects of the department’s counseling program in order to ensure the consistent delivery of high quality career counseling services. (25%)
- In support of the university’s strategic enrollment priorities, create a customized career education and job search strategies program for all undergraduate students, with a particular focus on international students. Develop specialized workshops, relevant resources (e.g., web-based resources, handouts) and a network of internal (e.g., International Affairs staff) and external professionals (e.g., alumni). Provide training opportunities for the Post Graduate Planning and Experiential Education staff in an effort to deliver high-quality, culturally-sensitive programs and services. (25%)
- Serve as the project manager for the department’s assessment program, including all strategic and operational components; identify appropriate means for sharing results with key stakeholders. Manage the design and administration of the First Destination Survey; coordinate with the Institutional Research department to analyze data, preparing and distributing a final report for a university-wide audience, including university, school and academic department leadership and prospective students and families. (15%)
- Manage the department’s career interest area program, including overseeing the work of the assistant directors for Alumni Relations, Experiential Learning and Student Outreach and serving as the lead to the exploratory career interest area and one more area. (15%)
- Provide assistance and/or support for essential programs and services, including individual appointments, CareerLab and career fairs. Prepare content for office and program-related public relations materials, including Post Graduate Planning and Experiential Education publications and website. (10%)
- Strengthen and reinforce the mission of the Post Graduate Planning and Experiential Education through participation in weekly staff meetings and retreats, involvement on committees and action teams and fostering partnerships across campus. (10%)
Perform other duties as assigned. (<1%)
Department: Regular contact with co-workers to collaborate in new program development, institute a revision to a procedures and exchange information.
University: Regular contact with the office of Student Success, Student Affairs and those departments under its supervision; regular contact with faculty and staff in Nursing, MSASS, Graduate Studies, Undergraduate Studies, SAGES and the International Affairs staff to collaborate in new program development, institute a revision to a procedure and exchange information.
External: Frequent contact with employers and alumni, especially on behalf of international students; regular contact with members of other business and industry organizations to exchange information.
Students: Frequent contact with students in all disciplines but with particular focus on graduate students to explain policy or exchange information.
Directly supervise Assistant Director for Student Outreach, Pre-Med Advisor, Pre-Health Advisor, Pre-Law Advisor and one graduate assistant focused on assessment.
Experience: 8 years of relevant work experience required in one or more of the following areas: career counseling, higher education or organizational development.
Education: Master’s degree in Counseling or equivalent required.
- Commitment to and appreciation of working with diverse groups of individuals, including age, race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic and educational background and ability.
- Strong oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, self-motivation and leadership skills needed.
- Knowledge of counseling and human development theory and the ability to counsel students required. Broad knowledge of industries and occupations.
- The ability to work in teams, multi-task, create and facilitate programs, understand corporate and academic environments and plan and execute events also required.
- Qualified to use standardized self-assessment instruments including the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator.
- Experience with the quantitative and qualitative assessment of programs and services, including collection and visualization of data is strongly encouraged.
- Ability to meet consistent attendance.
- Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors and customers face to face.