TITLE Associate Director, Career Center - Career Development and Education
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 1892
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director, Career Center
The Associate Director, Career Center - Career Development and Education develops and supervises career counseling services within the model of the career development process. The Associate Director, Career Center - Career Development and Education plans and oversees career services delivery operations, reviews and evaluates career development tools and resources, and disseminates best practices and training to staff. The Associate Director, Career Center - Career Development and Education supervises and oversees curriculum development and review for IDS 120, provides guidance and support to IDS 120 instructors, and teaches courses as needed. The Associate Director, Career Center - Career Development and Education maintains current understanding of trends in career services delivery and coordinates professional development and training for Career Resources Specialists. The Associate Director, Career Center - Career Development and Education assesses and evaluates the effectiveness of operations and programming and assists in formulating and implementing policies and procedures regarding the operation of the department.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, student affairs, higher education administration, or a related field is required. Experience in career counseling or advising is preferred.
Experience: At least three years of experience in career counseling, academic advising, or closely related college or university student services is required. Supervisory experience is required. Teaching experience is required. Public speaking experience is preferred. Experience with research and/or assessment is preferred. Experience overseeing data collection and management is preferred.
Skills: An understanding of career development theories and the counseling process is required. A demonstrated ability to supervise motivate, and direct staff (full-time, student, and graduate assistants) is required. The ability to communicate clearly, verbally and in writing, to all constituencies of the University is required. The ability to research and remain current on issues and trends in career services, career development, and career counseling is required. The ability to collect, analyze, and interpret information and data is required. The ability to organize, plan, coordinate, and direct activities designed to promote the career success of students is required. The ability to work with little direct supervision to meet deadlines and accomplish objectives is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Familiarity with survey use and assessment tools is preferred. The ability to plan, coordinate, and direct activities related to career services operations and assessment is preferred.
Licensure: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or provisional LPC credential is preferred.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Utilizing career development theory and research on best practices, in consultation with the Director, Career Center, coordinates and leads a strategic, comprehensive approach to career counseling and advising.
2. Researches and analyzes current career-related information, such as career development trends and best practices, and provides continuous training and updated information to all staff members.
3. Reviews and evaluates career development tools (assessments) and resources.
4. Assesses the impact of Career Center counseling services on student development and identifies strengths and opportunities for improvement.
5. Oversees curriculum development and review for IDS 120 (Exploring Majors and Careers) and teaches one or more IDS 120 courses as needed.
6. Provides career guidance and assistance to students and alumni in individual appointments.
7. Serves as a liaison to an assigned college, facilitating relationships with faculty and students.
8. Promotes the programs and services provided by the Career Center by making presentations to classes and student organizations.
9. Facilitates the career development process by assisting in the coordination of career events and programs.
10. Promotes the university and Career Center through participation in professional organizations and Master Advisor activities.
11. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
12. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as required by the Director, Career Center.
13. Contributes to the overall success of the Career Center by performing all other duties as assigned.
The Associate Director, Career Center - Career Development and Education is supervised by the Director, Career Center and supervises full- and part-time employees and graduate assistants.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES