Associate Director, Academic Initiatives and Special Projects

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Job ID:5528 - Unclassified - FT (Salary)

The Associate Director for Academic Initiatives and Special Projects will lead Center for Career Exploration & Success (CCES) efforts in five major areas: 1) work in tandem with Assistant Vice President and Faculty Director of the Faculty Institute to expand Miami’s Career Community by spearheading small groups of faculty…, 2) help identify and implement experiential/immersive experiences led by faculty for student participation 3) provide some career advising to students 4) conduct career–related research on the work produced by the Faculty Institute and 5) perform special projects for CCES at the request of the AVP as time allows.  The role consistently promotes the value of a liberal arts education to our various constituents including students, employers, parents, and faculty and is knowledgeable on the skills employers desire in relation to student learning.  The successful candidate must have experience in developing strong partnerships and collaborations with faculty and using data to inform strategic decision-making.

Duties/Physical Demands:

Provide dedicated leadership within the Faculty Institute which is charged with expanding Miami’s Career Community in part by leading small groups of faculty to enhance their knowledge of career development to support students.  In collaboration with Faculty Director and AVP, determine small group outcomes and facilitate group meetings. (25%)

Provide dedicated leadership within the Faculty Institute which is charged with expanding Miami’s Career Community in part by creating new experiential/immersive learning experiences led by faculty with student involvement.  Identify funding, track expenses, assess student learning outcomes in collaboration with Faculty Director and various faculty fellows. (15%)

Conduct career-development research especially on the initiatives within the Faculty Institute.  Adhere to IRB guidelines and submit research for publication when possible.  Collaborate with faculty on research as appropriate. (15%)

Provide career coaching to students so as to stay abreast of the professional development needs and desires of Miami University students.  Incorporate knowledge into work with faculty participating in the Faculty Institute.  Teach first-year and/or career development courses as needed. (15%)

Assist AVP and/or CCES in the execution of special projects as time allows. (10%)

Continuously assess results and leverage data to drive decision-making. (10%)

Assist in the coordination of office-wide special events, programs, workshops, and career fairs, and other events as needed.  Other duties as assigned.(10%)

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctoral or professional degree in counseling, human resources, higher education administration or a related field required by agreed upon start date.

Candidate must have a PhD or EdD at the time of application to be eligible to conduct scientific research.

5 or more years experience in a related field.

Strong teamwork, and communication skills.  Ability to promote the value of a liberal arts education and partner with faculty.  Ability to use data to inform decision-making.  




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Posted: 4/11/2018
Application Due: 6/10/2018
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