Associate Director of Graduate Professional Development

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Working Title: Associate Director of Graduate Professional Development

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: Office of University Career Services

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 11-02-2017

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia seeks an Associate Director of Graduate Professional Development to help lead the implementation of University-wide programs and initiatives that support the professional, personal, and career development of graduate students and postdocs.

The Associate Director will be located in the University-wide Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs with a joint appointment to the University of Virginia Career Center, and will help lead the development and implementation of PhD Plus, the University's signature program to create the next generation of versatile PhDs, capable of long-term success in a wide variety of career fields.

Specific responsibilities include providing individual career counseling for graduate students and postdocs and collaborating in the development of new programs and initiatives in support of their professional development. Implementation of these programs will involve coordinating, organizing and presenting at regular seminars, workshops, and other events, and working closely with University of Virginia Career Center leadership and staff.

The Associate Director will help to develop and maintain a dynamic web presence and a communication plan for graduate student and postdoc professional development that ensures timely and accurate delivery of information, news, and events related to career development via websites, email, list serves, and social media platforms. He or she will also assist in the development of new online professional and career development resources.

In addition to these duties, the Associate Director will work to support the collection of data on experiences and career outcomes for graduate students and postdocs across the University and will serve as co-director on a three-year Council of Graduate Schools funded project to implement University-wide surveys of doctoral students and alumni.

Required Qualifications: Minimum of a Master's degree in a relevant field; academic advising, career counseling or related experience; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and a strong desire to work with graduate students, postdocs, faculty and administrators from a wide range of fields across the University.

Preferred Qualifications: PhD or terminal degree in field of study; and five plus years of academic advising, career counseling, or related experience.

This position is an initial three-year appointment but renewable upon mutual agreement.

Anticipated Hiring Range: $60,000 - $70,000 depending on qualifications

For a full position description, please visit In addition to creating a staff application at, applicants must also upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three

This position will be Open Until Filled, however, review of applications will begin on November 20, 2017.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

-Strong desire to work with graduate students, postdocs, faculty and administrators from a wide range of fields across the University

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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 3/20/2018
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