Director, Career Development
Posting Date June 1, 2017
Position Title Director, Career Development
Vacancy # V-1296
Department College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Division Academic Affairs
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) houses 20 majors, numerous areas of graduate study and also professional certificate programs. Under the direction of the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, the Director of Career Development leads the College's efforts to support departmental faculty and staff in preparing graduates for careers. Thus, working with the Dean's Office Staff, the University's Career Services Office, and supported by a Career Adviser and student interns, the Director will design, develop and execute a comprehensive career development program that encompasses the areas of career advisement, employer relations, resume and cover letter development, job search strategizing, and interviewing practices.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Design, develop, and execute a comprehensive career development program encompassing the following areas: career advisement, employer relations, resume and cover letter development, job search strategy, and interviewing practice.
• Support career development initiatives for both undergraduate and graduate students.
• Coordinate and provide student advisement via a group setting to proactively explore career paths, learn job search techniques, understand how-to apply for internships or co-op opportunities, and prepare for interviews.
• Develop and support career programs such as a mock interview initiative, engaging alumni and professionals in the CHSS network.
• Grow employer relationships to increase job postings and on-campus recruitment opportunities.
• Collaborate with administrators and faculty to increase visibility of career services and resources.
• Develop student club relationships to encourage more career engagement.
• Manage a team that includes a career adviser, work study students, and student interns.
• Develop a tracking model to report on student employment outcomes.
• Assist the Student Services team during peak registration periods, new student orientation events, and other initiatives.
• Performs other duties as assigned
The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
Qualifications & Requirements
• Demonstrated ability to proactively lead career development, student engagement, and external relationship development.
• Ability to collaborate across multi-functional partners, including external and internal stakeholders.
• A commitment to working with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.
• Human resources management or talent development experience within a corporate or non-profit workplace.
• Knowledge of career fields for students graduating within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
• Master's degree
• Strong technical skills
• Knowledge of career counseling best practices and current employment trends
• Proactive, detail-orientation, and ability to manage multiple priorities
• Commitment to innovation and continuous improvement
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Must be able to succeed in a fast-paced and collaborative environment
• Strong skills in using learning productivity software such as Microsoft Office Suite, online survey tools, human resource and student management programs.
• Occasionally requires evening or weekend work to support programming
Commensurate with Experience
Anticipated Start Date Open until position is filled
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Organizational Marketing Statement:
Building on a distinguished 105-year history, Montclair State University is proud to be a leading institution of higher education in New Jersey. The university's six colleges and schools serve more than 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 300 majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs. Situated on a beautiful, 250-acre suburban campus just 14 miles from New York City, Montclair State combines the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a dynamic, sophisticated, and diverse academic environment.
Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity. Additional information can be found on the MSU website at www.montclair.edu.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION INSTITUTION