Assist Dir, Student Career Advising

About The Unit: POSITION SUMMARY As a key member of the Harris School of Public Policy's Career Development Office reporting to the Director of Career Development and External Partnerships, the Assistant Director of Career Advising will provide assistance to ensure that Harris graduate students have the necessary strategies to explore career options and develop career decision-making skills to explore and identify opportunities that align with their own self-exploration and life-long career goals. The Assistant Director will deliver exceptional career advising/coaching and instruction to support the Harris MPP students on their long-term career development as well as immediate job search objectives for full-time positions and summer internships within specific industries or sectors that may include any of the following: Consulting, Public Finance, Finance, Energy and Environmental Policy, Healthcare Policy, Housing Policy, Education Policy, International Development, International Relations, Social Enterprise, Technology and Innovation, and Social Entrepreneurship.

Unit Job Summary: Key Responsibilities: - In cooperation with the Associate Director of Career Advising, develop the strategic direction for graduate student career and professional development. - Provide one-on-one career exploration advising to Master in Public Policy students. - Provide group career coaching; evaluate career goals, interests and values, and identify services to enhance students' career objectives. - Administer educational resources, programs, and special events to support the various career sectors of the Harris School and initiate and create resources, programming, and presentations on career advising. - The Assistant Director will contribute to the development of institutional and external partnerships and communication necessary to meet the career advising goals of the Department. - In collaboration with the Associate Director of Career Advising, develop career-coaching initiatives including conceptualizing and planning seminars, and workshops on various topics (e.g. proactive job searches, interviewing techniques, career assessment, resume writing, and salary negotiations) for students. - Actively participate and collaborate with the Employer Relations team in leading the employer outreach efforts and program planning within the private, nonprofit and government employment sectors. - Will work closely with a number of important internal and external groups including faculty, students, employers, and alumni to achieve the goals of Career Development. - Contribute to content and execution of a number of important projects including the career advising and employer relations programming, trek management, employer marketing and communications and a number of other student related programs. - Make appropriate referrals for counseling, disabilities support services, financial aid, campus resources, and other services.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree required.

Unit Experience: - Two to three years of prior work experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience) in career counseling or coaching in Higher Education. - High level of skill and experience in career assessments, coaching and advising, the job search process and career readiness skills. - Demonstrated experience in career services in a team based and collaborative environment both in a Career Center and throughout higher education.

Unit Job Function Competencies: SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES - Deep knowledge of the job search process and a clear understanding of the role of internships and full-time recruitment strategies of the nonprofit, government and private sectors related to public policy. - Strong written and oral communication skills are essential. - Superior workshop development, presentation, coaching, and networking skills. - Understanding of student development needs. - The ability to build internal and external relationships with broad constituencies; a demonstrated commitment to customer service; and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment. - Candidate must also demonstrate initiative as well as project or event management skills, possess an entrepreneurial orientation, and have a proven track record of results-oriented achievement.

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