Coordinator, Career Programming
NAU Career Development empowers students and alumni to confidently navigate their careers as citizens of an evolving and global world. NAU Career Development, part of Student Affairs, is physically located in the University Union Fieldhouse
We are a dynamic team focused on providing career advising and education to students of all academic years and majors, as well as alumni. We are also responsible for collaborating and integrating with other NAU career development offices, a variety of student success programs, faculty, and other university departments to ensure that students receive a clear, consistent message regarding career development. Our website provides more information on our team and our services: http://www.nau.edu/career/. We are looking for an individual to maintain and fine tune existing curriculum and work with stakeholders across the university to integrate career programming into students’ curricular and co-curricular experiences. We seek a professional committed to growing with the team during an exciting time. This position directly manages 2 professional staff and a graduate assistant, and indirectly manages 4-5 student staff. Specific responsibilities include: Program Development and Management (40%) - Oversee and coordinate the Career Programming function within NAU Career Development, prioritizing tasks and activities and allocating available resources to best achieve the area’s goals and objectives. - Develop and articulate a NAU-wide career development philosophy that meets the needs of NAU’s student population and effectively prepares them for the realities of the 21st century workforce; develop or oversee the development of programs grounded in this philosophy. - Oversee and coordinate the design, development, implementation, and assessment of Career Development programming NAU-wide including individual appointments, group workshops, and self-paced resources (e.g., website, print materials), based on student needs and best practices. - Implement goals and objectives for the Career Programming function and evaluate the effectiveness of specific programs or initiatives based on completion of these goals. - Manage specific projects throughout the project lifecycle from conceptualization through development, implementation, and assessment. - Serve as subject matter expert on career development programming, providing guidance to staff and faculty NAU-wide. - Work with NAU Marketing to develop marketing collateral, promote events, and effectively maintain the NAU Career brand. Team Management and Development (20%) - Supervise, either directly or indirectly, all staff within the Career Programing area, to include classified staff, graduate assistants, graduate interns, and undergraduate student workers/peer mentors. Set performance goals, provide coaching and feedback, and assess performance through annual appraisals. - Assign staff to projects based on their strengths, interests, skills sets, and professional/personal growth needs. Balance workload and assignments and identify professional development opportunities for skill building. - Set objectives for projects and assignments, provide coaching, guidance, and feedback through project/assignment lifecycle, and review and approve work products. - Recommend and/or initiate (in collaboration with the Director) actions involving discipline, promotion, transfer and motivation of employees. - Ensure that projects are executed within established budget. - Represent Career Development at NAU, regionally, and beyond at conferences and other professional development events. University Partnerships (20%) - Develop and nurture relationships within the university with departments/stakeholders who can be valuable partners to NAU's career development offices. - Oversee and coordinate all liaison roles, identify student career development needs, determine the best career development solutions to meet those needs, and partner to provide services to the assigned student population. - Serve as the liaison to one or more academic colleges. Develop and nurture relationships within the college(s) with faculty, academic advisors, career development offices where applicable, and other staff, building deep functional knowledge of the career development needs of that college's student population. - Serve as the liaison to one or more Student Affairs programs (e.g., Veterans and Transfer, First Generation, Bridge) developing and nurturing relationships with staff and student leaders, building deep functional knowledge of the career development needs of that program's student population. - Serve as the liaison to one or more other NAU programs (e.g., Athletics, Center for International Education), developing and nurturing relationships with program staff and student leaders, building deep functional knowledge of the career development needs of that program's student population. - Work closely with NAU's Alumni Engagement function as it increases it's career development focus, providing guidance on adapting existing career programming for an alumni audience - Serve on university-wide committees. Faculty Liaison (5%) - Serve as the primary Career Development point of contact for faculty campus-wide, advising on how to best integrate career into curriculum, developing career-related assignments as supplements to syllabi, and coordinating/delivering classroom presentations on career. - Partner with Faculty Development to determine the best strategies for faculty conversations around career and to co-sponsor faculty development events. Career Advising and Education (15%) - Advise individual students on resume/cover letter development, interview skills, and job search strategies. - Provide expertise to students on a variety of career exploration tools and related resources, such as O*Net, MBTI, Strong Interest Inventory, StrengthsQuest, or others. - Conduct workshops of varying sizes (up to 100 students) on a variety of topics including resumes/cover letters, interview skills, and job search strategies. - Plan and implement career events, such as panel discussions and networking/mentoring opportunities; assist in the planning/implementation of career and job fairs. Preferred Qualifications 2+ years’ post-undergraduate experience in an industry where a significant number of NAU graduates seek employment. 1+ year experience teaching or facilitating workshops for college students, high school students, or young professionals. 1+ year curriculum development in a secondary, higher education, or corporate environment. 1+ year experience managing full time professional staff. 1+ year experience as a hiring manager, or human resources professional responsible for recruiting and selecting staff, in an industry where a significant number of NAU graduates seek employment. Experience developing and nurturing stakeholder relationships across a large, diverse organization. Experience developing and implementing communications strategies across multiple platforms. Experience assessing programs utilizing both quantitative and qualitative methods. Knowledge Skills and Abilities Knowledge of 21st Century workplace and workforce trends. Knowledge of career development and related theories. Skill in professional communication, both written and verbal. Skill in developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative programs. Strong team development and relationship building skills. Skill in coordinating activities and establishing priorities in a resource-constrained environment. Ability to creatively implement change and thrive in a dynamic organizational setting. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Masters degree in Students Affairs, Education, Human Resources, Organization Development, Business, or other related field. 2+ years teaching, counseling, or advising college students, high school students, or young professionals on career development topics.