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Assistant Director - Career and Professional Development | Augusta University

  • 30 Sep 2022 12:08 PM
    Message # 12938028
    Stefanie Swanger (Administrator)

    Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.

    The Assistant Director (AD) is a leadership position in the Career and Professional Development office, providing supervision for three (3) full time Career and Professional Development Advisors (professional staff). Additionally, the AD provides career/professional development guidance and support to students enrolled/accepted into graduate, professional and doctoral programs in the health professions arena. Reporting to the Director of Career and Professional Development, the AD also serves as primary administrator of career services' technology systems and provides leadership and assistance in web-based technology, data collection, management, and reporting.
    Responsibilities

    General Responsibilities

    • Assists students in clarifying academic and career goals through individual career counseling, and the administration/interpretation of career and personality inventories
    • Participates in the design and delivery of career-related workshops, programs, and panels
    • Helps students develop and refine resume writing, interviewing, job-search, and professional development skills
    • Establishes positive relationships and administers the planning and promotion of the Career and Professional Development office to students, alumni, faculty, and employers through wide array of marketing efforts. Assists with refinements of marketing materials, communication plans, office protocols, and benchmarks. Serves as liaison to student groups, clubs, and organizations
    Managerial/Leadership Responsibilities
    • Manages full time professional staff, including coordinating daily office operations, project management, staff training, mentoring, and performance evaluations:
    • Meets with academic department chairs, Deans, and other student support areas to develop and implement initiatives involving the career and professional development of students in and out of the classroom
    • Provides training to professional and student staff on effective use of educational and administrative information systems
    • Assists staff in design of database management systems, including policies and procedures for data collection and management
    • Advises the Director in the selection process for acquisition of career-related software and department technology-related issues
    • Develops and/or improves mechanisms for tracking and reporting data/statistics, for both internal and external audiences
    • Serves on various college committees as assigned
    • Evening and weekend attendance at college functions as required


    Other

    • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Career and Professional Development


    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
    SKILLS

    • High degree of autonomy, strong initiative, self-guided and reflective
    • Strong student advocacy with proven ability to work with a diverse population
    • Excellent judgment, prioritization, and project follow-through ability
    • Team-building skills focused on student interaction/relationships
    • Analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills
    • A thorough understanding of a comprehensive research university
    • A professional role model for students and employees in their development
    • Positive and professional attitude with students, faculty, staff, administration, parents, and community members
    • Ability to quickly comprehend and stay abreast of career trends and academic programs supported by the office
    • Proficiency with personal computers, related hardware/software
    • Experience with database management and career services-related software
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality


    Shift/Salary/Benefits
    Shift: Days/M-F (work outside of the normal business hours will likely be required of an employee in an exempt level position)

    Recruitment Period: 9/29/22 - until filled

    Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.
    Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optimal Requirement Retirement), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.
    Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!

    Required Qualifications

    • Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Higher Education Administration or closely related field with two years experience in career development and/or job-search advisement


    Preferred Qualifications

    • Knowledge of PeopleSoft, Navigate, and Banner applications
    • Experience with career development technology; statistical analysts of data for reporting/benchmarks; knowledge of survey development
    • Experience with strategic planning and experience in the management and development of employees 
    Application Link: https://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/ 

    Application Closes: October 28, 2022

    Contact Info: Julie Goley, jgoley@augusta.edu, 706-731-7099

    Last modified: 17 Oct 2022 9:00 AM | Stefanie Swanger (Administrator)

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