Assistant Director of Career Development
Description of Job:
Under supervision of the Director of Career Development, the Assistant Director of Career Development uses independent analysis to develop and coordinate complex and varied tasks in order to support and enhance participation in internship and career development experiences to the campus community. The position encompasses multiple areas of responsibility: internship development and coordination, career coaching and facilitation, employer relations, student/academic department relations and some marketing communication development.
Career Coaching & Facilitation:
- Assist students with strategies for effective job and graduate school searches
- Guide and coach students in assigned academic colleges or campuses to create and implement individualized career development plans in alignment with the Office's four-year career plan
- Administer and interpret career-related assessments
- Provide feedback and instruction on the purpose and composition of documents, including resumes, cover letters, statements of purpose, and others depending on student need
- Engage in professional development with students by providing feedback on effective communication strategies with employers through practice interviews, career fair preparation, and other relevant activities
System Coordination, Assessment, and Technology:
- Develop and maintain functionality of the career management system and support the utilization of internship workflow on campus
- Contribute to the development of internship tracking and assessment practices
- Plan and facilitate coordination and evaluation of events and programming activities aimed at developing social and professional experiences that foster career development.
Employer, Faculty and Student Relations:
- Assist the Director of Career Development in initiating and supporting partnerships with employers for student career and internship opportunities
- Facilitate and assist with connecting faculty and employers to build career development opportunities for students
- Build resources and support for students in internship and career development resources
- Support faculty and administration in assisting students with internships and career development
Marketing and Communication
- Grow and maintain career development resources and promotional material
- Provide marketing to connect students to internship and job opportunities as well as advertising special events
- Create and expand communications and social media presence aimed at students, faculty and staff, alumni and employers to promote internships and career development opportunities
Process, Procedures and Programming
- Facilitate and execute on-going development and implementation of internship and career development event programming and logistics
- Support on-going operational calendar
Necessary Education or Work Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
- Minimum two years professional experience related to the coordination of internship programs, career development, human resources, or academic/career counseling
Required Knowledge and Skills:
- Excellent organizational skills
- Ability to research and quickly develop knowledge of employer recruiting strategies, job market trends, occupational, career and personal growth
- Must be a self-starter and possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Understanding of, and commitment to, the college mission and student population
- Ability to work effectively within a culturally diverse community of students/alumni, faculty, and staff.
- Demonstrated commitment to understanding cultural competence, unconscious bias, and historic inequities that influence students' ability to succeed in and after college; comfortable engaging others in difficult conversations to build understanding and address inequities.
- Experience in advising, teaching, or counseling; experience with high school or college-aged students is preferred.
- Possess effective written and verbal communication skills across mediums with attentiveness to detail, tone, and audience.
- Being qualified to interpret career and/or personality assessments is a plus; however, on-the-job training can also be provided (examples of assessments that may be used in the role include: TypeFocus7, Strong Interest Inventory, Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator).
- Experience prioritizing immediate and longer-term work, as well as managing competing priorities.
- Available to work some evenings and weekends.
- Candidates should have a willingness to travel occasionally to complete College business as permitted by public health conditions ' primarily in Wisconsin, occurring primarily within normal business hours.
- Proficiency with incorporating the use of technology to deliver internship and career development coordination services including Microsoft Office, online management platforms, and social media tools. It is helpful, but not required to have experience with databases/information management tools, such as Handshake
Edgewood College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence — the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values — truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.
To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:
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