Armstrong Atlantic State University
Assistant Director of Career Services
Department : 1031010 Student Affairs
Job Description Summary:
The Assistant Director’s primary responsibilities are meeting with Armstrong students and alumni about career-related topics such as career/major exploration, gaining experience, and the job or graduate school search process; doing class presentations on career-related topics; assisting with and managing job and career fairs; and managing online career center management systems.
The Assistant Director will also develop and maintain relationships with employers and organizations that can provide student employment, career and experiential learning opportunities for Armstrong Atlantic State University students and alumni.
Previous work experience in higher education, career services, or in a recruitment or employment area.
Possess strong oral and written communication skills. Able to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, alumni, employers, and students to meet the goals and objectives of the department.
Able to analyze and interpret data to write reports on placement of graduates in jobs and/or graduate schools.
Able to work independently and accomplish goals in a timely manner.
Hold a student-centered philosophy in teaching career exploration and job strategies is required.
Knowledge of career assessments, including the Myers Briggs Type Inventory and Self Directed Search.
Demonstrate the steps in the development of programming on a college campus.
Skills in developing, implementing and assessing programs and events.
Able to use a career planning processes, teach job search strategies, and discuss labor market trends.
Professionalism and strong presentation skills to groups are vital components of the position.
Able to travel as necessary in order to meet with employers.
Able to use computer programs, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel
Physical ability to do essential functions with or without accommodations. Moderate strength and mobility to assist in physical setups for career fairs. Ability to lift 10 lbs (employer information and move tables for setup)
Master’s degree (in a related field such as Higher Education, Student Affairs, Psychology/Counseling, or Human Resources).
Previous work experience in university career services or human resources and a strong knowledge of labor markets and trends in Savannah and throughout Georgia.
Experience with web-based programs and able to learn the management of an on-line career placement referral system.
Essential Duties Summary :
Provide an understanding of career services functions and services. Maintain appointments to assist students with career exploration and job search, resume writing, interviewing assistance and graduate school applications.
Assist in implementation of annual large scale career events, including career fairs, dress for success events, and graduation prep workshops.
Work with student organizations in co-sponsoring career topic programming and presenting workshops on topics such as career exploration, resume writing, and job search skills.
Prepare and present material on various career-related topics, including exploring majors/careers, resume building, and job search skills to classes and groups across the university.
Collaborate with departments to promote internships by presenting to internship courses or assisting with internship placements.
Establish partnerships with Armstrong academic departments and faculty in linking students to internships, jobs and graduate schools.
Support the work of Career Services’ relationship with Advancement to manage Alumni Career Services offerings.
Track part-time and full-time degree and non-degree employment opportunities for students on and off campus.
Promote and market recruitment programs to employers, students, alumni and faculty.
Develop relationships with local, regional, and national employers to further employment opportunities offered to Armstrong students and employer participation in career-related events.
Use and maintain technology applications within the department, including, but not limited to web-based products and services, employer and student online services i.e., GCIS, CareerWeb, Facebook, LinkedIn, and blogs to connect students to alumni and job seekers to employers.
Assist the director in collecting, tracking and producing reports that analyze Armstrong recruitment activities, Student Learning Outcomes, career employment reports, academic areas represented in placements, earnings and employers for NACE, annual reports and SACS.
Participate in university-wide events such as Pirate Preview Days, Graduate Open House, and Navigate Orientation.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Armstrong Atlantic State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to cultural, racial, and multi-ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Georgia is an Open Records state.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.
An initial review of applications will begin on January 7, 2013. Position will remain open until filled.
Commensurate with education and experience.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: jobs.armstrong.edu
Armstrong Atlantic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Georgia is an Open Records Law state.