Associate Director, Career & Professional Development
Career Advising* Manage and provide comprehensive career services to individuals and groups for undergraduate students and recent graduates on topics including career assessment, self-marketing techniques, job/internship search, career-related technology (Pioneer Careers, LinkedIn, etc.) and career management strategies.
- Become proficient in understanding the degrees and programs offered and practice a market-based approach in career planning and advising students.
Career Services Coordination and Collaboration
- Provide outreach to student organizations to develop effective relationships as an avenue for marketing and supporting client population.
- Establish and maintain effective relationships and communication with client populations.
- Work with the Employer and Industry Relations Team to identify potential employers for presentations and events.
- Develop alumni relationships through various professional and social platforms and University events. This will include one-on-one relationship building and partnering with colleagues in order to engage University of Denver alumni with Career & Professional Development.
Program Development and Promotion
- Develop and promote programs and events (i.e. alumni panels, employer visits).
- Design presentations on career-related and professional development topics; connect with students through classroom presentations and student groups; collaborate with University partners to cover a range of topics.
- May have the opportunity to teach the Careers & Leadership course offered to all undergraduate students.
- Coordinate the Summer Internship Award Program-promotion, selection, award distribution, follow up and donor luncheon.
- Develop virtual and online engagement opportunities such as education videos and webinars engaging students and alumni in conversation and networking.
- Work with the communications and marketing staff to create and disseminate marketing materials, including identifying content relevant to audiences from diverse backgrounds.
- Provide direct supervision and professional development support to 2 professional Career Advisors and 4-6 Peer Advisors.
Partnerships & University Citizenship
- Serve as an active and collaborative liaison to the Ritchie School of Computer Science & Engineering.
- Serve as an active and collaborative liaison to the student-athletes coordinating programming and events with Athletics staff.
- Serve as an active and collaborative partner to all central and unit-based Advancement and Career & Professional Development functions and other campus colleagues, to foster strategic, effective, and collaborative career and professional development practices.
- Model "One DU" leadership.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Understanding of career development issues affecting students and recent alumni at all levels and the ability to identify and analyze employment trends affecting them.
- Supervisory and management skills.
- Knowledge of local, national, and international job markets.
- Knowledge of personal marketing and branding techniques.
- Cultural competency; ability to understand and appreciate cultural differences that impact student experience and to communicate effectively across cultures.
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to speak effectively and credibly to a wide range of student/clients, employers, faculty and University administrators.
- Must have strong spelling and grammar skills to critique cover letters and resumes, and all marketing and communication materials.
- Familiarity with a range of career assessment instruments.
- Strong ability to partner with faculty, staff alumni for the development of innovative career programs.
- Master's degree in student development, human resources or related field.
- 5 years of experience in career development.
- Supervisory experience (including students).
- Experience assisting clients in using effective personal branding techniques for resumes, cover letters, interview preparation, etc.
- Experience developing and planning innovative career programs such as workshops and student/employer events for students and recent alumni.
- Experience in a higher education, or similar complex environment.
- Degree or technical industry experience in an industry such as computer science and engineering.
- Knowledge of and/or previous experience working with student-athletes.
- Experience teaching career courses.
- Knowledge of, or certification in, Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory and/or StrengthsFinder.
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