Posting Number: S000225 Classification: 2 Position Type: Administrative Staff Department: Career Services
Benefits Summary: Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription insurance, Life insurance, Workers’ Compensation insurance, Unemployment insurance, and Total Disability insurance. Retirement: The University contributes 4% of the regular salary with up to 3% additional in matched contributions into the TIAA Retirement Program. Other benefits include tuition remission for employee, spouse, and employee’s dependent children under the age of 25 (this does not include the last two year of the PharmD program or the JD), twenty days of vacation and twenty days of paid medical leave per year.
Job Summary: The Director of Career Services provides leadership and direction for the Office of Polar Careers. The Director oversees the operation, policy-making, and development of career services for students and alumni. The Office of Polar Careers provides counseling and assistance concerning career and vocational decisions and facilitates career and graduate school placement. Central tasks include implementing and coordinating career development services and programs, supervising professional and para-professional staff, and effectively collaborating with both internal university and external constituencies.
Principle Responsibilities: 1. Lead the development, implementation, and coordination of all services, programs and activities for the Office of Polar Careers
Direct strategic planning activities. Encourage and plan professional development activities. Establish and implement departmental policies.
Develop and oversee the management of the annual departmental budget in accordance with University standards
Supervise, evaluation and oversee training for professional, paraprofessional and support staff members of the office.
Supervise the assessment of departmental programs and services
Ensure comprehensive Placement Assessment Reports are compiled and distributed to the appropriate University and external constituents
Supervise the teaching of a career search strategies course, offered in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Maintain a working knowledge of data management systems to better leverage their use and applicability
Counsel students on an individual and group basis regarding career planning and employment issues. Interpret vocational instruments. Develop and deliver workshops and career-related programs.
2. Effectively interact with all areas of the University
Collaborate with Deans, Associate/Assistant Deans, faculty and staff members of University Colleges to encourage undergraduate student development of career plans, and achieve placement within six months of graduation.
Collaborate with the Office of Alumni Engagement to promote networking between alumni and current students.
Work with the Office of Communication and Marketing to develop materials to communicate with both internal and external audiences.
Serve on University committees and organizations where appropriate
3. Plan and implement comprehensive outreach efforts with external audiences
Coordinate the planning and implementation of job fairs and other on-campus recruiting events.
Develop and oversee the distribution of comprehensive, targeted activities to recruit potential employers of ONU students
Maintain the recruitment database
Travel to employer locations, meetings, workshops and conferences as necessary
Actively seek grants and other external funding to support ongoing programs and for the development of new projects.
4. Other duties as assigned
Knowledge of career and vocational development trends, counseling techniques, and related technology
Exemplary organizational skills
Effective public relations and networking abilities
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated supervisory, management, and relationship-building skills.
Strategic planning/visioning aptitude
Ability to take initiative and creatively solve problems
Strong commitment and dedication to undergraduate student success
Professionalism, dependability, and the ability to work independently.
Master’s degree in student personnel services, counseling, and guidance, or a discipline whose preparation is suitable for this position.
Five or more years of experience in career development and/or employment counseling or the equivalent.
Full-time staff experience at a four-year college or university in an area of Academic Affairs
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