Areas of Intereset: Executive Management and Senior Administration
Functional Areas: Leeds School of Business
Department: Leeds School of Business
Requisition Number: 11543
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Employment Type: University Staff
Posting Close Date: 19-Jul-2018
The Leeds School of Business welcomes applications for a Director of Undergraduate Career Development. The Director of Undergraduate Career Development reports to the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Affairs. This position is responsible for the integration and leadership of all of the career- and professional development-related programs supporting undergraduate Business Majors. The Director will oversee all current career and professional development programs and offices at Leeds, including current Career Advising, Employer Relations, and Mentoring functions. In addition, this position is charged with designing and implementing potential new initiatives to deliver professional skills and career readiness such as an internship program, and curricular and co-curricular opportunities for professional skills development. The Director is responsible for leading, evaluating, and developing programs and services to ensure that Leeds graduates have a strong sense of direction and self-awareness, have opportunities for hands-on career exploration and practice, are prepared with critical professional and interpersonal skills, and are supported with a range of connections to employers, alumni and corporate partners. The Director works closely with the Assistant Directors and lead staff of all reporting Offices, as well as the Associate Dean, to ensure that all programs, communications, and marketing materials support the mission and vision of the School and are delivered comprehensively, consistently, and efficiently.
Who We Are
Based in Boulder, Colorado, a hub for tech innovation and entrepreneurial activity, CU Leeds consistently ranks among the top business schools in the country. As part of the 18 most entrepreneurial universities in the nation according to Forbes, we approach each effort with the entrepreneurial spirit and can-do attitude that exemplifies the students, faculty and alumni of the Leeds School. It is exciting to see that our work has the potential of being highly influential, as business practices are redefined throughout the 21st century.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Strategic Direction, Leadership and Collaboration
- Set strategic goals and direction.
- Oversee the integration of operations, infrastructure, and programs.
- Work with the Associate Dean and Assistant Directors to develop a comprehensive vision and implementation plan to improve undergraduate student professionalism and placement.
- Develop goals and metrics for the Office and individual units in consultation with School leadership, and track progress against those goals.
- Create an Office culture and expectations of high achievement, professionalism in all
- interactions with internal and external constituents, and an emphasis on high "value-add" for staff and students.
- Understand best practices at peer and aspirational institutions in order to guide the modification of existing programs and assist in the creation of new programs that will facilitate progress on key metrics.
- Work with other Offices and Leeds faculty to create awareness of the importance of access to training and resources, and excellence in critical professional skills and competencies.
- Work with the Office of Development to foster strong relationships with corporate partners and individual donors to support Office initiatives.
- Leverage Leeds and cross-campus resources and connections to best support Leeds students in the achievement of their professional development and career goals.
Operations, Programs, and Events
- Ensure that all Office programs and services are aligned with the School’s mission and vision, and are appropriately integrated with other offerings.
- Work with the Associate Dean and Assistant Directors to define new programs and services required to achieve the Office’s strategic goals and objectives.
- Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of program delivery through program evaluation, coordination and collaboration Office-wide, as well as through leveraging the offerings of other offices at Leeds and CU.
- Participate in the planning, creation, and delivery of select Office programs and services, including workshops, trainings, and special events.
- Represent the Office at major School-wide and Office events.
- Work with Staff and Leeds Technology Services to evaluate and implement technology, as appropriate, e.g., Salesforce, mentoring or other database or tracking software, to support office programs and staff and promote efficiency and accountability.
Administration, Staff Supervision, and Budget
- The Director is responsible for hiring, supervising, and reviewing the Assistant Directors and other key staff of all current Career Planning and Professional Development offices and programs, including Mentoring, Career Advising, and Employer Relations.
- Work with the Assistant Director or lead staff member in each area to set goals for and evaluate all direct reports in each area.
- Work with Assistant Directors and Associate Dean to define critical staffing needs, and identify and hire appropriate talent.
- Work with each Assistant Director to develop a professional growth plan for themselves and their team that will support continuous improvement and best practices in each area.
- Fulfill responsibility in consultation with the Associate Dean for financial oversight of all Office programs, including budget development, allocation, and distribution of funds, review/approval of new funding requests.
- Guide program staff in budget development and tracking protocol and review all budget requests.
- Serve on school-wide and committees, as requested by the Associate Dean.
Marketing, Communication, and Outreach
- Oversee communication and public relations efforts for all programs within the Office to ensure that Office communications are consistent and coordinated and meet relevant Leeds and CU standards.
- Work with the Office of Undergraduate Affairs, Leeds Communications Office and outside consultants, as necessary, to create Office-wide collateral and branding materials for current and new initiatives.
- Develop Office-wide outreach and communication strategies, in conjunction with specific program strategies, to improve student engagement, enhance employer and alumni participation and visibility, and increase positive responses from students and employers.
- Enhance Office visibility, image, and outreach to students, companies, and alumni through Leeds and CU publications, social media, and other channels.
- Ensure that the messaging, recruiting and outreach strategies to students, employers, and corporate partners for all functions are coordinated, consistent, and reflect the integration of programs and services.
- Attend alumni and other Leeds and CU functions in key markets to raise awareness of Office initiatives and engage alumni in internships, mentoring, recruitment and other Office programs.
What We Can Offer
Salary is commensurate with experience.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.
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What We Require
- Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution in a business-related field.
- 5 or more years of leadership experience in business or business education.
- Experience with supervisory, budgetary and recruiting responsibilities.
What You Will Need
- Excellent writing, public speaking, interpersonal and organizational skills.
- Experience working effectively with a variety of different stakeholder groups.
- Strong professional communication and relationship building skills.
- Willingness to adhere to a widely varying and unpredictable work schedule.
- Knowledge of employer expectations with respect to critical professional skills.
What We Would Like You To Have
- MS or MBA Degree.
- Experience with professional development programs and practices for business students.
- Experience integrating diverse programs and developing the infrastructure (human and technology) to support integration.
- Personal contacts in a diverse range of businesses/industries, both in and outside of Colorado.
- Fundraising experience, including fundraising contacts from professional and personal networks.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
1. A current resume.
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.
You will not be asked to upload references at this time.
Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources
Posting Contact Email: [email protected]
The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer