Program Director (Career Services) - Two Positions
The University Career Center & The President's Promise will hire for two positions from this search:
Program Director (Career Services) for College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Program Director (Career Services) for College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
The Program Director, in conjunction with University Career Center & The President’s Promise (Center) staff and campus partners, proactively assists students through a stage-focused career development model. The Program Director’s responsibilities include: providing individual assistance to students, customizing career development activities for assigned college, and working collaboratively with assigned faculty and staff and center-based staff.
The Program Director, Center supervisor and the assigned college counterpart will jointly develop a strategic integration and implementation plan for career development that will guide the Program Director’s work. The Program Director will complement the work being done by any college-based career practitioners. Additionally, Center staff will support the Program Director’s responsibilities, by providing basic career advising for students at the early stage of development (e.g., self-assessment and career exploration), planning and logistics for college-specific career events, and providing assessment data pertinent to strategic decisions. Center located employer relations staff and alumni engagement staff will also work collaboratively with the Program Director. This position reports to the Senior Associate Director of the Center.
- Meet individually with students to help them advance through the career development stages.
- Provide students with career exposure opportunities and bring students into direct contact with the world of work.
- Help students to identify and participate in co-curricular learning opportunities.
- Assist students in articulating gained knowledge, skills and abilities.
- Teach students how to develop their own professional networks.
Faculty and Staff Collaborations:
- Prepare developmental activities for integration into curricula and co-curricular opportunities.
- Develop multifaceted forms of career exposure activities.
- Create and provide unpacking (meaning making) exercises to every experiential learning activity.
- Coordinate and present college-specific outreaches and customized programs.
Center-Based Staff Collaborations:
- Work collaboratively with Center to enhance and diversify discipline-specific experiential learning opportunities and other career programming initiatives.
- Leverage Center resources to connect students to professional networks, including alumni ones, and help to identify potential internship and job opportunities.
- Work with Center staff to engage alumni to gain access to fields and employers underrepresented in recruiting.
- Support employer relations efforts by helping to identify potential employers, jobs and internship opportunities.
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge and information about appropriate career fields.
- Maintain service delivery records pertaining to career advising, programming and other career-related activities.
- Evaluate, monitor, and report on the utilization of services.
- Attend regularly scheduled Center’s full staff and unit meetings and as appropriate, assigned college meetings.
- Support Center work by assisting with programs and services, contributing to discussions, and serving on various committees.
Education: Master’s degree in counseling, student personnel, education, or related area.
Experience: At least three (3) years’ experience in career services or a related field required, including student guidance, educational programming, work with faculty and employers and administrative responsibilities.
Computer literacy is required, including computer assisted guidance systems, Internet job search tools and database management systems. The successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills, as well as excellent written communication and presentation skills. The ability to work with diverse student populations is critical.
Preferences: Previous experience with College of Agriculture and Natural Resources OR Computer, Mathematical & Natural Sciences career fields and/or in a comprehensive university career center is strongly preferred.
The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including annual leave, sick leave and tuition remission.
To Apply: For best consideration, apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/88109
Please submit resume with cover letter and the names and contact information of three professional references by November 1, 2021.
Best Consideration Date 11/01/2021
Diversity, equity and inclusion are core values for the University Career Center and are integral to achieve our mission. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where all backgrounds, experiences and abilities are welcome and experience a sense of belonging. We seek candidates with an awareness of and commitment to these values across all spectrums.