Assistant Director, Career & Professional Development

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Position Summary

The Josef Korbel School of International Studies is seeking an experienced, talented and innovated career coach and advisor in the Office of Career & Professional Development (OCPD). This position advises students and alumni on career development, related matters throughout students degree programs and after graduation with an emphasis on helping students choose a career path, gain practical experiences through interning, and being successful in the post-graduation job search, particularly in a dynamic and changing world. Working with a high-achieving community of students, faculty and staff, this program pushes students to be competitive for many types of positions. The Josef Korbel School is one of the top ranked programs for international affairs in the world, according to Foreign Policy magazine.

In addition to advising, this position teaches workshops/courses and facilitates groups that focus on internship and job search success. To stay current on the employment market and to create opportunities for students and alumni, this position conducts employer outreach including planning and organizing employer visits with groups of students as well as visiting student interns on site.

  • Is responsible for advising and coaching students and alumni individually and in groups on internship and career related matters including self-assessment, internship/job search, application materials, and salary negotiation.
  • Works as a program lead or in a supporting role in career management and professional development projects and programs; as part of the overall team that creates and delivers professional development programs, such pre-internship, during-internship and post-internship programs that support students career development; career panels, networking events, and Career connections programs to relevant markets such as Washing DC and New York
  • Reviews students resumes submitted through Korbel Careers and gives feedback.
  • Serves as a liaison between the Office of Career & Professional Development, student departments, academic departments and the DU Career Center.
  • Collaborates with the Associate Director on employer development ad cross-functionally with other student-facing units in developing relevant career programs.
  • Actively participate in staff meetings, committees and other such activities to ensure smooth office functioning.
  • The position is accountable in collection of data and outcome reporting and will be accountable to NACE standards and guidelines for post-graduation outcomes

This position has the ability to be part-time or full-time. Both part-time and full-time options offer the University's Benefit Package. Please designate your preference in your cover letter.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in a combination of the following: student advising, employer outreach, curriculum development, teaching/training and/or international affairs work.
  • Specialized knowledge about the job market for graduates of Master's and PhD programs of International Affairs including knowledge about likely employers, application processes and pathways into the specialized field of International Affairs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree.
  • Experience advising or coaching students.
  • MBTI Certified or Strength Certified.
  • Career development advising experience related to international affairs.
  • Broad experiences with NGO, private and public employers.
  • Knowledge of and experience in the field of international affairs.
  • Experience supervising students.
  • Active or previous membership in professional organizations such as NACE, APSIA, or other relevant organizations.
  • Experience with Banner and career systems such as 12/20 or handshake.

Work Schedule

  • This position has the ability to be part-time (28hrs/week) or full-time (37.5/hours). Both part-time and full-time options offer the University's Benefit Package. Please designate your preference in your cover letter.
  • Some evenings and weekends, and travel as required

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) March 11, 2019

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter - Please address your full-time or part-time preference within your cover letter
  3. List of references

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 005183
Posted: 2/21/2019
Application Due: 4/22/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable