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Vacancy ID S2344 Job Title ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF CAREER ENGAGEMENT AND EDUCATION Department Career Services School/Parent Organization Enrollment Management Parent Org Division Enrollment Management Division Employment Category Fulltime-Regular Anticipated start date 11/01/2018 If temporary, expected end date Hours per week 37.5 Weeks Per Year 52.20 Normal Start Time 08:30 Normal End Time 17:00 Position/Job Summary
The Associate Director of Career Engagement and Education will work collaboratively with the Executive Director to provide leadership and supervision of the office's development, implementation, and assessment of career development and community building initiatives. Provides management of career coaching staff, and direction for inclusive career development efforts and evaluation to provide students and alumni with the knowledge and tools to create meaningful experiences and connections that contribute to success. Lead efforts to gather stakeholders in designated Career Communities and Identity/Affiliation Communities, to foster opportunities, support, and empowerment of students and alumni of all backgrounds. Provides informed, comprehensive career coaching to students and alumnx.
Position/Job Responsibilities
1. Work in collaboration with the executive director in setting the strategic vision for the team and leading staff in developing and implementing shared strategic priorities; monitor and report progress toward strategic goals and objectives related to students' career engagement and readiness.

2. Lead the strategy for collecting and measuring student learning outcomes from office programs and services, and report results to stakeholders. Adjust services and programming based on findings.

3. Prepare and conduct performance reviews, set and evaluate professional goals, monitor and evaluate productivity, and provide feedback and coaching for assigned staff within career services. Recommend various personnel actions to include hiring, training, merit increases, promotions, transfers and dismissals: approve vacation and other time off requests. Provide supervision and support for Career Community coordination and management of major events and other responsibilities.

4. Assess and develop a Peer Career Advisor program to include hiring, training, supervising, mentoring, and evaluating student workers. Create, implement, and assess ongoing trainings and professional development opportunities.

5. Develop, demonstrate, and promote multicultural awareness and contribute to cultivating an inclusive, diverse and respectful College community. Demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion as a college priority, communicate to employees an expectation of behavior that is civil and inclusive when interacting with all staff, faculty, students and visitors and promote a flexible, collaborative and inclusive work and living environment.

6. Utilize inclusive instructional design practices to develop and evaluate strategic career development services, programs, and experiences to create meaningful, transformative learning experiences and connections for students and alumni from all backgrounds.

7. Research, recommend, and implement inclusive resources, programs, and services to facilitate student preparation in a designated Career Community.

8. Advise students and alumnx in individual appointments, drop-ins, and small groups about exploring career and major options, locating and applying for experiential learning opportunities and employment, developing professional networks, interviewing and negotiation skills, and graduate school search strategies.

9. Administer and interpret assessment instruments to assist students and alumnx with self-appraisal. Conduct periodic evaluations of career development tools as necessary.

10. Lead efforts to develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders related to a designated Career Community to include faculty, staff, alumnx, students, and employers. Create advisory group(s), special events and programs, and sourcing information and resources in collaboration with Career Community partners. Maintain up-to-date, relevant information and resources on designated Career Community webpages.

11. Proactively engage students, staff, faculty, and alumnx to development specialized programs, services, and resources for a designated Identity/Affiliation Community to include career development sessions, networking events, and sourcing information and resources in collaboration with Identity/Affiliation Community partners. Prepare resources and training for Career Services staff related to Identity/Affiliation Community.

12. Work with Alumni Relations to educate students, alumnx, faculty, and staff about networking and mentoring opportunities for our students and alumnx.

13. Participate in the Experiential Learning Alliance (ELA) and select subcommittees of ELA and serve as the Ithaca College Career Services representative to Central NY Career Development Association (CNYCDA) and Central NY Teacher Recruitment Days (CNYTRD).
Position/Job Qualifications
Master's degree in counseling, student affairs, or related field and a minimum of 3 years related experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience; extensive experience providing career counseling/coaching/advising and developing programming; demonstrated commitment to support, empower, and retain students from minority identity groups; ability to cultivate an inclusive, diverse and welcoming environment; ability to treat all people equitably and with a sensitivity and awareness to cultural difference; demonstrated ability to hold others accountable for behavior that is supportive of a community that is diverse and inclusive; experience in relationship-building with internal and external constituents; previous supervisory experience; experience in learning assessment and program evaluation; excellent interpersonal, communication, networking, and presentation skills; experience with webpage maintenance, career development software and resources, and presentation software; and flexibility to work some evenings and weekends are required.
EEO Statement
Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.
Instructions for submitting your application:
Interested applicants must apply online at and attach a resume, cover letter and list of at least three professional references. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by September 30, 2018.
Work authorization (select one): Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position Department description College Description
At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State's scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger's as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at
Market Hiring Range FLSA Status Exempt Is this position eligible for benefits? Yes

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      Posted: 9/14/2018
      Application Due: 10/3/2018
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