Assistant Vice President for Experiential Education & Career Management

LIM College
New York City, New York
Apr 03, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Career Services
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

LIM College, a leading institution for the study of the business of fashion, invites applications, nominations, and expressions of interest for the position of Assistant Vice President for Experiential Education & Career Management. Located in midtown Manhattan—the fashion capital of the world—LIM College is devoted exclusively to educating students for success in the global business of fashion and its many related industries. As a pioneer in experiential education, LIM College fosters a unique connection between academic study and real-world experience and is lauded for its graduates’ impressive employment rates. Developing students’ creative and critical thinking, as well as leadership skills, an LIM College education empowers students to become accomplished professionals in a highly competitive, dynamic business environment as well as responsible citizens of a global society. Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and with programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, LIM College offers undergraduate majors in Fashion Merchandising, International Business, Management, Marketing, Fashion Media, and Visual Merchandising. At the graduate level, LIM College offers MPS programs in Fashion Marketing, Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management, Global Fashion Supply Chain Management, and Visual Merchandising.

Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Assistant Vice President (AVP) provides overall vision and leadership for the Experiential Education & Career Management (EECM) department, which serves the College’s 1,700 undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni and employers. The AVP promotes optimal learning outcomes and career readiness through a range of functions, programs, and services, including twelve credits of experiential education courses and an array of co-curricular experiences. The AVP oversees a robust program of career advising, ensuring its integration with coursework and with students’ overall career-related learning goals, and oversees all aspects of job search strategies and employment services offered to students and alumni; additionally, the AVP oversees the cultivation and development of new employers and job opportunities for students and alumni. Further responsibilities include facilitating continuous improvement and leading change to ensure the EECM department is responsive to student career development needs and evolving market trends; optimizing available technology for communication and the effective delivery of services; and implementing effective data collection, analysis, and reporting systems that demonstrate career-related outcomes and inform strategic resource allocation and direction. This position manages a $1 million budget and supervises a high-performing staff of ten, including three associate directors.

A bachelor’s degree is required and an advanced degree is preferred. Relevant experience will be considered in lieu of an advanced degree. Also required is either (1) a minimum of five years progressive experience in higher education that includes management responsibilities, (2) a minimum of five years progressive experience in the fashion industry that focuses on facilitating relationships to support the professional preparation and success of others and that demonstrates familiarity with the needs of employers in the fashion industry, or (3) a combination thereof. The successful candidate will be able to identify and implement solutions to address evolving employment and educational trends affecting students, alumni, and employers; demonstrate successful management and supervisory experience; and bring a strategic, goal-oriented, and data-driven approach to generating measurable outcomes. Other important considerations in the selection of the next Assistant Vice President include a collaborative and flexible management style; a vision for integrating current technologies and social media to support strategic objectives; a commitment to customer service; a strong communication, marketing and public relations sensibility; an ability to partner effectively with faculty and diverse constituents; and a keen focus on students and their ability to translate and leverage an exceptional education to achieve success.

LIM College has retained Spelman Johnson to assist with this search. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by May 5, 2017 will be assured full consideration. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Confidential inquiries and nominations should be directed to James M. Norfleet at Applicants needing reasonable accommodations to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

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LIM College – Assistant Vice President for Experiential Education & Career Management

James M. Norfleet, Search Associate

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