Assistant Director, Career Services

Location
Wheeling, West Virginia
Posted
Mar 03, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Career Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

POSITION SUMMARY:  Provide career development and job search assistance for students.  Assist students in identifying career goals and locate job, internship and experiential learning opportunities. 
 
QUALIFICATIONS:    

  • Bachelor's degree in Counseling, Business Administration, Marketing or related field. 
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience of progressively responsible experience in career services, college relations and marketing or business experience, preferably in the field of placement.
  • Understanding of organizational employment, recruiting and hiring practices. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively – oral and written.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office and manage online career database.
  • Ability to travel on behalf of WJU and the Career Services Department and work evenings and weekends as necessary. 
  • Commitment to implementing the vision, mission, and values of a Catholic, Jesuit, university.

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Primarily and independently responsible to assist the Director with the operational, financial, assessment and staff development activities of the department; provide the same support in the absence of the Director.
  • Primarily and independently responsible to develop and maintain employer relations including:
    • Solicit job and internship opportunities from employers.
  • Coordinate experiential and service learning initiatives with faculty, staff and external constituencies.
  • Primarily and independently responsible to manage, coordinate and publicize on-campus job recruiting activities and Career Days.
  • Responsible to maintain effective communication with employers, faculty, staff and students; create effective marketing strategies/materials to increase participation in Career Services events.
  • Responsible to prepare/present seminars on career planning, resume writing, job search skills and interviewing techniques; conduct mock interviews and critique resumes.
  • Responsible to advise students on job openings, recruiting and job fair opportunities.
  • Responsible to develop a process and method used for tracking and reporting employment statistics of recent graduates and graduate school placement rates; facilitate graduate and alumni career surveys.
  • Responsible to monitor and report trends and activities that affect Career Services and Student Services.
  • Other relevant duties may be assigned by the Director, Career Services or designee.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY:  March 24, 2017

All applicants must provide the following:

  • Letter of application outlining how qualifications and experience will enable the candidate to carry out the essential functions of the position and advance the Mission of Wheeling Jesuit University
  • A current resume
  • A list of references to include three (3) personal references and contacts at all prior places of employment listed on the resume

Wheeling Jesuit is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the country offering more than 30 undergraduate programs of study and five graduate degrees.  We provide a Jesuit, Catholic, liberal arts education, and our affordable programs unite the Jesuit tradition of intellectual excellence allowing students to receive an education for life, leadership and service with and among others.  The 65 acre campus is situated on the Ohio River 50 miles south of Pittsburgh, and two hours east of Columbus, in Wheeling, WV.  Wheeling is an old Victorian city that is a particularly agreeable and affordable place to live and raise a family, with good schools and extensive cultural and recreational activities.  Visit the friendly city of Wheeling through the Wheeling Convention and Visitors Bureau to discover its history and charm.

WHEELING JESUIT IS A CATHOLIC, JESUIT INSTITUTION DEDICATED TO PROVIDING STUDENTS WITH AN EDUCATION FOR “LIFE, LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE.”

AS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER, WE ENCOURAGE APPLICATIONS FROM QUALIFIED VIETNAM ERA VETERANS, DISABLED INDIVIDUALS, MINORITIES, AND WOMEN
 

Wheeling Jesuit University does not discriminate in employment on account of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or status in any other protected group.