Director of Graduate Career Services
Position Number: 00107052
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is an academic teaching and research department in the College of Engineering. It is a large and complex unit that encompasses research intensive, teaching intensive and professional activities. It is one of the largest such departments in the nation by the number of faculty and students, and its total budget and size are comparable to, or larger than, a number of NC State University colleges and divisions.
Essential Job Duties: The Director of Graduate Career Services (DGCS) for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) will report directly to the ECE Director of the Graduate Program (DGP) and indirectly to the ECE Director of External Relations (DER). In collaboration with the DGP & DER, as well as resources at the University Career Development Center, the DGCS will liaison with industry, other employers, alumni and hiring managers with a view to advocating for the program to encourage and identify internship and career opportunities for ECE graduate students. In addition to the corporate partner role, the DGCS is the primary mentor for development of professional skills for ECE graduate students. The DGCS will work directly with students to create professional development plans, hone job finding and interview skills, and identify and/or create resources to enable students to achieve their goals. The position requires independent initiative, mentoring of students, as well as close collaboration with faculty, department leaders, other departmental and university personnel, and industry partners. The Director of Graduate Career Services (DGCS) for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) will: * Create a coordinated set of strategies and processes for delivery of career services to ECE graduate students. * Work with the ECE DER to support and administer career development events and activities of employer partners in the ECE Connections Corporate Partnership Program (companies with tangible partnership with department), while also supporting and building relationships with all current and potential employers of ECE graduate students. * Implement that strategy by leveraging existing relationships with companies that recruit at NC State and by developing relationships with potential recruiting companies. * Serve as the primary liaison for employers who seek to employ ECE graduate students. * Develop relationships with ECE alumni that will lead to internship and employment opportunities for ECE graduate students. * Plan & coordinate special recruitment activities and events. * Carry out exit interviews of graduate students, analyze the responses, and formulate appropriate plans of action * Serve as a point of contact for students and employers related to resume software, both internally and externally hosted. * Advise students on how to find internships and jobs, including use of alumni networks, linked-in, etc. * Act as a resource to ECE graduate students seeking internships and full-time jobs who have questions regarding the recruitment process. * Advise students as to how choose between jobs, and to negotiate a package including use of online resources. * Respond to emails and phone inquiries from current and prospective employers. * Work with University Career Development Center to ensure that campus interviews run smoothly. * Develop and implement strategies to coach ECE graduate students (including individual & group sessions, classes, panels, special events, certification programs, video and/or online training, etc.) including personal assessments, job search strategies, networking, resume writing, cover letters, follow-up, social media, self-marketing plans, mock interviews, ethics, salary negotiations, visa regulations, etc. * Collect feedback on the graduate program, including quality of students, classes, technical content, etc. and communicate results to DGP. * Collect general information on employment trends by sub-specialty, relevant courses and programs, etc. and communicate results to DGP and when advising students. * Develop the department's strategy on LinkedIn and manage the department's linked in presence.
Minimum Education/Experience: An advanced degree w/ 5 years of related experience or a bachelor's degree plus alternative or equivalent professional training and experience may be substituted for the advanced degree on an exceptional basis.
Department Required Skills: * excellent writing, organizational and communication skills; * experience as a member of the faculty (or demonstrated ability to work with faculty) of a major university * experience teaching and/or advising students * experience in corporate relations & engagement with a focus on partnerships and collaboration
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: * event management - demonstrated ability to plan and coordinate targeted events and activities * at least one year of experience in a major university * technology expertise - demonstrated understanding of available technology that will allow for servicing large and culturally diverse population (including, but not limited to online webinars and presentations, remote streamed video connections, on-demand video content, all forms of social media, supporting software such as ePack, Symplicity, etc.) * professional expertise - membership in related professional organizations such as the National Association of College and Employers (NACE), with an established network of professional colleagues.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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