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Assistant Director Career Development | Oglethorpe

  • 06 Jun 2022 8:59 AM
    Message # 12807138
    Sherrie Goodman (Administrator)

    Oglethorpe University, a liberal arts university in Atlanta, GA, is seeking dynamic Assistant Director of Career Development with experience in career counseling/coaching diverse college student populations; career curriculum and program development, delivery, and assessment; and growing student access to experiential learning through internships.

    The Assistant Director will focus approximately 50% of their time on career counseling/coaching/advising and 50% on programming, student engagement and outreach. The position will interact with internal and external stakeholders and maintain positive, collaborative relationships.

    Career Counseling/Advising/Coaching

    • Advise/Coach students individually, in groups, and virtually, on internship and job search and application processes; internship for credit program guidelines; resume/cover letter/personal statement reviews; mock interviews; and professional branding in a virtual space.
    • Build, facilitate, and assess career development workshops, panels, and events that cater to student needs, interests, and identities.
    • Curate meaningful and accessible career curriculum and teach for-credit career courses including, but not limited to, Senior Transitions and Career Development and Exploration.
    • Work with students through their career curiosities and exploration and support the pursuit of experiential learning opportunities.

    Programming and Outreach

    • Develop strategic student outreach/marketing plans and materials.
    • Maintain a working knowledge of Oglethorpe majors and academic opportunities to inform strategic employer engagements.
    • Collaborate with on-campus stakeholders including faculty, Student Affairs, Alumni Relations, Student Success, etc. to develop meaningful programming for career development and exploration.
    • Engage in the development of a virtual and hybrid career curriculum using various platforms.
    • Collaborate on the development of a dynamic internship and applied learning program to ensure Oglethorpe students are ready to launch at graduation.
    • Assist with the collection and assessment other student and alumni career related data through the First Destination Survey (FDS).

    Additional Duties

    • Maintain accurate and complete student, employer, and job records; collect and interpret data associated with career development programs; report meaningful findings to inform department processes and initiatives.
    • Assist with the strategic planning, development, and implementation of career and professional development programming for the department
    • Design and distribute the monthly newsletter.
    • May function as a proxy in absence of the Director
    • Participate in campus committees and taskforces.
    • Office administration and other tasks or duties as assigned.
    • Due to the nature of services and programming provided, some evenings and weekends are required.

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in psychology, business, human resources, communication, or a related discipline required.
    • Prior work experience or internship in Career Development.
    • Experience in diversity, inclusion or multicultural program management, career services, or employer relations. Demonstrated ability to work with students from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds and constituencies.
    • Proven ability to work independently and use sound judgment when making decisions.
    • Exceptional written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Collaborative and team-oriented work style.
    • Experience assessing programs and making data-informed decisions.
    • Ability to take initiative in a dynamic environment.
    • Evidence of developing and maintaining positive relationships and partnerships.
    • Demonstrated proficiency designing and delivering in-person, remote, and hybrid presentations.
    • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft programs (Team, Word, Excel, Power Point), Zoom, Canvas or similar learning management platform.
    • Working knowledge of career services management software (e.g., Handshake, Symplicity, etc.).

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master's degree in counseling, student affairs, higher education, human resources, a related discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is strongly preferred.
    • Experience working with DACA and undocumented student populations.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in using career assessment instruments.
    • Coursework or certificate in career counseling, and career development theory and practice.
    • Experience providing career counseling, coaching, or advising to college students.
    • Experience developing and facilitating career-related curriculum for in-person and virtual settings.
    • Professional experience in Human Resources, University Recruitment, or related field in corporate or non-profit setting a plus.

    To Apply

    • Qualified Applicants should submit a resume; name and contact information for three professional references; and a cover letter describing your approach to career counseling/coaching, experience serving diverse students in their career development, and overall fit for the position.

    Application link https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=58325&clientkey=E89EC0BE36E642B4CF9B1208D8AFD807 

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