Director of Career Services
Open Date: 10/18/2017
Date Initial Screening Begins:
Minimum Education/Experience: Master's degree in Business or Educational Administration, Counseling, College Student Personnel, or related field required; A minimum of five (5) years' experience in career planning and employment work, preferably in a higher education setting. Experience in designing, delivering and evaluating comprehensive career services or related experience in human resources/workforce development to various constituents. Experience in supervising and evaluating a professional staff and managing a budget. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with people, possess excellent communication skills and leadership ability, and be able to cultivate relationships with employers. Demonstrated public relations/marketing abilities
Special Instructions to Applicant: In order to be considered for the position, all applicants are required to submit online a candidate profile, a letter of interest, a current resume, and a list of three references including contact information. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online and required documents, applicants should electronically submit a resume and letter of application via the Spelman Johnson website at http://bit.ly/2FB8RB0 Applications will be accepted until the time that a new Director is appointed. For more information about the search, please contact: J. Scott Derrick, Search Associate Spelman Johnson [email protected] 413-529-2895 Additionally, original official transcripts, a criminal background check, and three signed letters of reference will be required upon offer of employment. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and conferred by the time of hire. East Carolina University seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. In order to promote the university's diversity goal, Student Affairs strongly encourages applicants from women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups.
Job Duties: The Director is responsible for providing innovative, strategic leadership and comprehensive career development services to the university community. This position serves as a key member of the Division of Student Affairs leadership team, supporting the division's values and goals and the university's mission and strategic plan. The Director will lead and manage the university career center as it assists all student, alumni, faculty, and employer clients in the development of career education, career identification and search, and pursuit of employment opportunities commensurate with formal academic endeavors. The Director will cultivate a culture of continuous improvement by identifying and integrating best practices; benchmarking services against peer and aspirant institutions; introducing creative approaches and solutions to the design and delivery of programs and services; maximizing available technology for data management, marketing and communication; and actively supporting ongoing professional development and collaborations across staff and functional responsibilities. This person will continually expand the client/user base and scope of services to ensure provision of the widest array of services possible to the broadest mix of academic and corporate clients. The Director of Career Services reports to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.