Assistant Director of Career Services
Position Type: Permanent Staff
Department: School of Media and Journalism - 350100
Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty
Vacancy ID: NF0003429
Position Summary: The Assistant Director of Career Services provides a range of career preparation programs and advising for nearly 1,000 undergraduate and 50 masters students in the UNC School of Media and Journalism. The Assistant Director creates and implements engaging and enriching programs, such as networking trips with alumni in major markets; Meet the Pros sessions where students engage with industry leaders; an alumni mentorship program; and the Lookout Fellows Program and other funded internship opportunities. The Assistant Director conducts advising sessions and workshops on internship and first job searches, helping to finetune resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and online portfolios. The Assistant Director manages career-related communications, including a listserv of internship and job postings, social media and website. The Assistant Director manages relationships with employers, alumni, University Career Services and colleagues within the MJ-school. The Assistant Director collects data and evaluates and assesses all programs. This position reports to the Director of Career Services.
Education Requirements: A bachelor's degree is required, masters preferred. Ideal candidates will have degrees in journalism, communication and/or higher education.
Qualification and Experience: Minimum of three years of related work experience required. Preference given to candidates with direct experience working with undergraduate/masters students in a university setting and in-depth knowledge of advertising, public relations and journalism fields. This position requires strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate with students, industry professionals and alumni from diverse backgrounds. The position requires the ability to work independently, exercise judgement and set and adhere to deadlines. The successful candidate must be highly organized and able to manage budgets. The successful candidate must be willing to continually take on new and complex projects while juggling multiple priorities and commitments. The individual must be adept at outreach, using the latest digital and social media tools to connect with various audiences. This position requires travel with students to locations around the U.S.
Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Department Contact Name and Title: Debra McLaughlin, HR Consultant
Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: [email protected]
Special Instructions for Applicants: Review of applications will begin in early January 2019