Job Summary/Basic Function
Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is the 35th institution of the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century four-year liberal arts college accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools. With a current enrollment of over 8,000 students, GGC expects within two years to exceed 10,000 students, including both residential and commuter students. Located in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area, GGC provides a student-centered, technology-enriched learning environment. Gwinnett County (pop. 780,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education, and information technology.
The Associate Director of Career Development and Advising Center is a mid-level position in Student Affairs reporting to the Director of the Career Development and Advising Center (CDAC). The Career Development and Advising Center, which partners with academic affairs, the Office of Development, and Human Resources, supports students' educational success through a variety of integrated, campus-wide career preparation programs spanning the occupational dimension of wellness.
Working collaboratively with the Director of the Career Development and Advising Center, the Associate Director maintains center-wide responsibility for assessing and improving program effectiveness including supervision of career exploration programs and internship/employment skill development. Areas of emphasis include resume review, interview skills workshops, dress for success events, and career etiquette programming.
Examples of daily operational activity include, but are not limited to:
* Supervise CDAC staff, manage work flow, and coordinate programs and services
* Research employment trends, resume writing, interview skills, and job search strategies
* Maintain awareness of the latest online networking strategies including LinkedIn and others
* Conduct the GGC "mock" interview program for students in collaboration with the Office of Development and other community partners
* Assist with academic-to-career transition during the GGC undergraduate student experience
* Conduct presentations and CDAC workshops for students, faculty, staff, and external community partners
* Establish and maintain contact with integrated educational experience partners that offer student occupational support
* Coordinate the Student Career Ambassador Program
Student Affairs practices an innovative, integrated approach to student learning that works collaboratively with academic units and across divisions to ensure graduates are prepared to anticipate and respond to an ever-changing global environment.
SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience with excellent benefits.
Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability or religion. Georgia is an open records state.
Master's degree (or higher) from an accredited college/university required.
Four or more years progressive professional experience in Student Affairs or related field.
* Ability to interact with a variety of constituencies, including students, faculty, staff, volunteers and community members
* Excellent fiscal, communication and interpersonal skills along with a commitment to outstanding student service
* Foster and promote an integrated team approach to student learning and successfully assess impact on student learning outcomes
* Exhibit professional demeanor and maturity, work independently, and exercise good judgment
* Ability to adapt to changing priorities, functions, and workloads in a fast-paced environment
* Knowledge of social networking and technology functions
* Excellent organizational skills
* Supervisory experience
* Willingness to work evenings and weekends
Position requires local travel. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Job takes place in normal environmental conditions.