Director, Career Services

Lowell, MA
Apr 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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University of Massachusetts Lowell

Title of Position Being Posted
Director, Career Services

Career Services

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Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled

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Position Status:
Job Opening

Anticipated Hiring Range:
Salary commensurate with experience and grade

General Summary of Position:
The mission of UMass Lowell's Career Services and Cooperative Education Center is to help students successfully transition from their academic pursuits to their career goals by promoting and facilitating career education, exploration of options and connections with employers.

The Director of Career Services, in cooperation with the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for Career Development and Director of Cooperative Education, collaborates with University partners to spearhead, support and promote the mission of UMass Lowell and of the Career Services & Cooperative Education Center: to help students successfully transition from their academic pursuits to their career goals by promoting and facilitating career education, exploration of options, and connections with employers.

The Career & Co-op Center offers comprehensive career development programs and services. It serves approximately 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni. Signature programs include ProPath (a 4-year career development model), five career fairs, an employer-in-residence series, and an etiquette dinner.

The director is responsible for the administration and management of comprehensive career services serving all academic degree programs. With a team of 5 full-time professional staff and 2 part-time professional staff, the director leads career education and counseling initiatives, coordinates faculty relationships, and provides (limited) career counseling to students.

The Director of Career Services provides leadership, direction and management of the operations, personnel, budgets and staff professional development for Career Services. In concert with the Cooperative Education Director, this Director will develop, enhance and manage employer relations. In collaboration with the Assistant Dean, the Director of Career Services will develop, articulate, and implement a vision for Career Services that includes programs, events, technology, marketing, service offerings and delivery.

The Director of Career Services joins a career development leadership along with the Assistant Dean of Students Affairs for Career Development and the Director of Cooperative Education. The Director is also part of the Division of Student Affairs leadership team.

- In consultation with the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for Career Development, set the strategic vision and development, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive career services strategy and program that supports the University's commitment to preparing graduates for professional success.
- Provide leadership, development, and supervision to career services team. Provide support and assistance in setting performance goals, reaching goals, and engaging in self-assessment and conduct annual performance reviews.
- Work collaboratively with the Director for Cooperative Education to seek out opportunities to enhance student career development and employer engagement.
- As part of the career development leadership team, development and implement a strategic employer recruitment and engagement plan.
- Lead efforts with campus offices to further strategic priorities and opportunities. Maintain regular communication with campus offices, especially Alumni Relations.
- Provide direct career counseling. Facilitate workshops.
- Develop and manage marketing strategies geared to promote UMass Lowell and career services among students, alumni, faculty, staff and employers.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):
-Graduate degree in a related discipline
-Ten years of experience related to career development and employer relations with at least five years of experience being in higher education
-Demonstrated ability to manage and supervise professional staff
-The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
-Proven track record of implementing successful programs/projects
-Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively
-Demonstrated ability to collaborate

Other Considerations:
-Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations
-Demonstrated ability to use both data and judgment in decision making

Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Names and contact information of three references

Optional Applicant Documents:

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Only Internal Professional (SEIU 888 Professional Union) Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

Initial review of applications will begin April 12, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

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The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.


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