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Associate Director for Career Education and Professional Connections - The Career Center (103150)

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Associate Director for Career Education and Professional Connections

The Career Center

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana in central Illinois. The campus is situated between the three major metropolitan areas of Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis and is one of the top comprehensive research public universities in the world. The successful candidate will be working with an academically talented and ethnically diverse student population, 15%  Asian-American students, 9%  Latino/a students, 5% percent African-American students, 3% multiracial, and 24% international from a total enrollment of nearly 48,000 students.

The Career Center (TCC), a unit within the Division of Student Affairs, provides all Illinois students collaborative and innovative programs, services, and resources focused on career and professional development that educates and empowers them to become thriving professionals in the global community. The Career Center staff is committed to supporting students from all backgrounds and promoting inclusiveness on campus as outlined in the Student Affairs Diversity Statement.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

Position Summary

As member of the Executive Leadership team, the Associate Director contributes to establishing the vision and goals, strategic planning, and management of budgets, personnel and operations at The Career Center. The position specifically oversees the Career Education, International Student Career Development, and Employer Connections teams, leads collaborations to enhance experiential learning opportunities, fosters relationship with external constituents, and is an integral contributor to the broader career services community at Illinois.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Specific to this Position

  • Serve as a member of the Center’s executive leadership team to frame the vision, establish goals, and develop strategies in alignment the strategic plan
  • Direct personnel and oversee the budgets and responsibilities for the following functional areas:  Career Education, International Student Career Development, and Employer Connections
  • Lead experiential education initiatives and collaborations with student affairs and academic partners; manage in-house experiential education working group to ensure coordination of experiential learning across all functional areas
  • Oversee training of paraprofessionals and contribute to training and development of professional staff
  • Contribute to intentional and effective service delivery in collaboration with the leadership team
  • Foster relationships with external constituents and oversee inclusion of alumni, employers, and professionals into services and programs
  • Oversee strategy for responding to the unique on-campus recruiting activities of overseas employers
  • Guide initiatives, policies and action of the broader career services community as a member of the Career Services Council Steering Committee and Career Services Council
  • Perform timely performance evaluations for staff reporting to position

Common to all Career Center Professionals

  • Coach students one-on-one and in groups regarding career exploration and decision making, preparation for graduate/professional school, and finding jobs and internships
  • Engage diverse student populations and offices that serve underrepresented students
  • Assess services and programs to determine student learning outcomes, make evidence-based decisions, and facilitate continuous improvement
  • Serve as a liaison to designated departments and offices and maintain relationships with campus partners
  • Create and deliver presentations for a variety of audiences, including students, families, campus partners, and external colleagues
  • Contribute to the design, creation, and maintenance of print and online resources
  • Participate in professional development activities and associations
  • Serve on The Career Center, Student Affairs and/or campus committees, task forces, work groups, and advisory committees 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Five years of full-time professional experience that includes a variety of responsibilities related to career services or college student development
  • Experience leading initiatives and managing programs and services
  • Experience training  and supervising staff
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusion and developing cultural competencies, with sensitivity to cultural differences and ability engage diverse students, staff, and stakeholders
  • Confirmed collegial style of leadership and ability to build consensus and collaboration utilizing strong interpersonal and listening skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in a team environment
  • Demonstrated experience with technology and comfortable learning new technologies
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills

Preferred:

  • Master’s degree in counseling, higher education administration, human resources, or other related field
  • Experience establishing goals, executing strategies, and measuring outcomes
  • Creative problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to lead innovation and manage change
  • Experience leveraging technology to enhance business processes and efficiency
  • Experience managing a budget
  • Experience interpreting data and making data-informed strategic decisions
  • Demonstrated commitment to enhancing career readiness of college graduates
  • Experience using Handshake

Appointment Type:  Regular twelve month, 100% academic professional appointment

Application Procedures: 

Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and interviews may be conducted prior to the closing date.  No hiring decision will be made until after the closing date.  To apply, please complete a candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter, resume, and names/contact information for three professional references by October 17, 2018.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the closing date. Starting date is November 19, 2018.  For questions about the position, please contact Jenni Crum at jlcrum@illinois.edu or (217) 333-0820.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

 

 

 

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Posted: 9/25/2018
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