Director of Graduate Career Development Center

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Director of Graduate Career Development Center Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 201901297761 Full Time 8AM - 5PM Commensurate with Experience Position Information The School of Business at the UC Riverside is a nationally-ranked and internationally-recognized AACSB-accredited business school. Home to the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management (AGSM), which features MBA, Ph.D., Flex MBA, Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc), and Master of Finance (MFin) programs. The Director, in coordination with the School of Business leadership, sets objectives and plans strategies designed to delivery AGSM with the capability to provide professional career development programming, career assessment & counseling, and ensuring that all students are prepared to launch effective job search strategies, consistent with a nationally ranked MBA Program. The Director provides strategic, data-informed leadership of the AGSM's career center, collaboratively partnering with the campuses' career and advising professionals, as well as faculty and external stakeholders to provide students with the guidance, resources, and opportunities needed to launch their professional lives. As the expert on career development, labor trends, and related career services, the Director will communicate post-collegiate outcomes, share best practices, promote cross-departmental and divisional data sharing, advance the use of technology, and foster creative strategies and solutions that address evolving needs and expectations of both student and employers. In addition to overseeing the management of the AGSM Career Development Center, the Director has a high degree of autonomy in developing programs, identifying necessary resources, and setting short/long-term strategies, which have an impact on the ranking of AGSM. This includes devising intentional strategies that engage and support career readiness among diverse student populations including underrepresented, under-resourced, international, non-traditional, and veteran students. Creating formal relationships with national and regional corporations to provide AGSM with partnership opportunities is a key responsibility. The Director is responsible for ensuring that all staff of the CDC establish strong relationships with international, national, regional, and local Graduate professional organizations, such as, the MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance (MBACSEA), the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), Prospanica, NAAMBA, MPACE, and NACE. In consultation with other AGSM administrators, the Director manages relationships between the school, UCR, and external constituencies, such as, alumni and corporations with primary attention given to developing internship and postgraduate employment opportunities that are developed based on comprehensive programming. The Director will continuously cultivate and manage a broad spectrum of internal and external working relationships including with faculty; academic and student life administrators; admissions and enrollment management, advancement, alumni relations, and institutional research colleagues; alumni; governmental leaders; and employers. The Director will supervise two (2) administrative staff, two (2) graduate students, and is responsible for administering the Office's annual budget. All the short list candidates will be assessed their qualifications during their campus interview including panel interview, one-on-ones, and presentation. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required An advanced degree (Masters or higher) in student affairs, higher education administration, counseling, business, public administration or related discipline Preferred
Experience Experience Requirement Minimum of 6 years of progressive professional experience in career services, student affairs, corporate recruitment, business, or development Preferred Minimum of 5 years of professional budget management experience, including oversight of allocated budget resources and review of spending Preferred 6 - 10 years of related experience. Required Previous supervisory/managerial experience. Preferred
Minimum Requirements Advanced knowledge of career development theories, adult development theory, counseling processes, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques.
Ability to design and modify computer applications and to meet program needs, problem identification, presentation skills, verbal communication, written communication, and organizational skills.
Extensive knowledge of needs assessment theory, processes, and practice; workshop and program design.
Ability to work with people from diverse cultures.
Ability to work effectively with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds and to foster inclusive excellence in all facets of one's work;
Strong organizational skills, including strategic planning and change management facility; ability to create a vision and gain buy in from key stakeholders;
Demonstrated leadership and decision-making capability; excellent ability to build collaborative and cooperative partnerships across many, varied constituents and stakeholders including students, faculty, staff, employers, alumni, and donors;
A clear passion for enhancing the student experience and advancing student learning; superior written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills;
Demonstrated knowledge and facility in applying current and emerging technology to enhance career center operations and services.
Demonstrated understanding of current issues, best practices, and emerging trends in higher education career services, outcomes assessment, employment trends, and job markets;
Demonstrated ability to supervise and carry out comprehensive management responsibilities in a complex, fast­paced, results­oriented, working environment, including program development, performance management and policy management/development.
Exceptional interpersonal, writing, and oral communication skills, including presentation skills to communicate effectively with diverse audiences and enhance delivery of career development services to students and alumni.
Preferred Qualifications Knowledge of UC programs, career services, employer, alumni, and faculty needs and expectations, recruiting and staffing methods, employment trends.

Additional Information In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.


  • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

  • UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

  • In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview
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Posted: 2/11/2019
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