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Associate Director of Career Education & Development | Berry College

  • 03 May 2023 12:09 PM
    Message # 13189541
    Stefanie Swanger (Administrator)

    Berry College invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Director of Career Education & Development. The Associate Director is part of the Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) team and reports to the Director of Career Development.

    Berry seeks an experienced, developmentally-oriented, and innovative leader who can collaborate across a wide range of campus constituencies to expand the reach and impact of Berry’s Career Development Network. The Career Development Network model is a relatively new strategic partnership between the CPPD and Berry’s academic leaders that provides a wide range of resources (e.g., tools, trainings, advising, etc) to support the career/professional development of students within each of our 4 schools.

    The CPPD supports the college’s mission and commitment to prepare the whole student for all of life in two primary ways: First, by offering all students 8 semesters of personal and professional development experience through LifeWorks, our distinctive student work program. In LifeWorks, students gain professional experiences and skillsets for lifelong success. Second, our campus-wide Career Development Network helps students navigate toward a meaningful future career. CPPD staff work closely together to support Berry students as they develop a greater sense of clarity, confidence, and creativity in pursing purposeful life and career goals.

    The Associate Director of Career Education & Development will lead strategic campus-wide career education initiatives to enhance students’ professional communication skills and document, and co-lead a team of Career Peer Advisors. The Associate Director will also serve as the “Career Consultant” for two schools: the Campbell School of Business and the Evans School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. In this role, the Associate Director will work closely with the respective Deans and faculty to create strategies and provide resources in support of students’ professional and career development. The ideal candidate for this position will have deep knowledge of and experience with career development/education, current/future professional communication, career management/assessment tools, and life design methodologies.

    Berry is a selective independent college of 2,200 located adjacent to Rome, GA, midway between Atlanta, GA, and Chattanooga, TN. Berry’s educational approach deliberately unites challenging academic programs with practical work experience in a residential campus community that encourages faith and emphasizes caring for the needs of others above self. This commitment to an “education of the head, heart and hands” remains as relevant today as when our founder instilled this ethic more than a century ago.

    Nationally recognized for quality of learning and quality of life, Berry offers first-rate undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts and human sciences, as well as undergraduate and master’s level opportunities in business and teacher education. The College’s stunning 27,000-acre campus affords opportunities that cannot be duplicated elsewhere. Berry’s ongoing commitment is to provide exceptional educational experiences to talented students from a wide range of social and economic backgrounds.

    Candidate requirements

    A Master's Degree in Student Personnel, Counseling, Business Administration, Psychology, Education, Human Resources, or related major preferred, along with 3 years of Career Development, Counseling, Human Resources, or equivalent experience. Will consider candidates with a Bachelor's degree coupled with commensurate experience.

    Berry is a Chronicle of Higher Education 2018 “Great College to Work For.” The college offers competitive benefits and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. An Equal Opportunity Institution, Berry complies with all applicable laws and provisions prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies. Berry respects the essential dignity of all individuals and accordingly hires and promotes employees without regard to matters of personal identity such as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation.

    Applicants should electronically submit a letter of application, resume, and the contact information for three professional references to the posted website. The job is open until filled. Application review will begin immediately and continue until a qualified individual has been hired. For ADA Accommodations please contact our ADA Coordinator at 706-233-4062.

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    Apply By: May 1, 2024

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