Manager of Career and Professional Development

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Marian University in Indianapolis, IN is seeking a Manager of Career and Professional Development. The Manager of Career & Professional Development will be a vital member of the Exchange team—an initiative dedicated to community engagement and post-graduate student success through mentoring, career development opportunities, and experiential projects for students and the community.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Manager of Career & Professional Development is responsible for supporting all functions of the office, including meeting one-on-one with students to discuss career goals, experiential learning interests, resume and cover letter development, and mock interviews; providing classroom/group presentations and workshops - tailoring career development topics to each group; assisting data collection efforts (events, graduate survey, internships); and leading/supporting career development events on- and off-campus.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintain regular office hours (40 hr/wk) providing walk-in and scheduled career development support to students
  • Educate and advise students and alumni on career development topics through individual appointments via email, phone and in-person; group sessions, mock interviews, and workshops
  • Oversee the career document review process in Handshake and maintain a one to two business day response rate for all Handshake documents in order to provide students with timely feedback and to keep the on-campus employment process running efficiently
  • Provide tailored presentations to prospective and current students of all majors on the Exchange, its function and resources, and career development topics (career documents, mock interviews, networking, professional dress and etiquette, etc.)
  • Partner with the Staff Assistant to manage the communication and coordination of the bi-annual Nursing Roundtable event, the annual fall Accounting Interview Day, and the annual on-campus accounting firm interviews
  • Provide support to the Manager of Internships for university-wide and major-specific on-campus career development events including Networking Knights, Employer Workshop Series, and collaborative programs with the Office of 21st Century Scholars
  • Partner with the Data Specialist to provide timely and relevant updates to The Exchange website, including diversity resources for underrepresented student populations and a comprehensive resume database
  • Represent Marian in the College Career Center Consortium (CCCC) of Indiana quarterly meetings/ events and collaborate with the other member institutions to provide five central Indiana career and networking fairs to students and alumni (Accounting Interview Day (AID) (September), Indiana Means Business Career Fair (IMB) (October), Sophomore Accounting/Finance Networking Event (December); Collegiate Career Expo (CCE) (February), and Teacher Candidate Interview Day (TCID) (April)
  • Support Staff Assistant in coordinating visits for employers seeking to recruit on campus and coordinate recruitment tables and classroom presentations in order to expose students to local opportunities in their industry of interest
  • Serve as the primary contact and liaison for MUCOM, the Office of International Programs, Office of Student Activities, Office of Orientation, and Housing and Residence life to provide career development and event support including SOAR, Student Activities Fair, exploratory campus visits, and MUCOM networking

    The ideal candidate will have:

  • Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of Marian University
  • Bachelor’s Degree plus 1 -2 years of relevant experience required. Master’s Degree in Higher Education, Human Resources, Counseling, College Student Personnel, or related field preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written); ability to connect with a multitude of audiences; strong initiative, work ethic, and critical thinking skills; solid follow-through with all constituents; commitment to customer service; and the ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and goals, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Experience in Career Service Management systems (e.g. Handshake, Symplicity, etc.) is a plus. Social media proficiency, especially in relation to student and alumni engagement, is also a plus.
  • Located within 10 minutes of downtown Indianapolis, Marian University is one of the nation’s preeminent Catholic institutions of higher learning, and ranks as one of US News & World Report’s top universities in the Midwest Region. Marian University was founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, and the Franciscan Values that the Sisters ingrained into the university’s culture are still prevalent today. The university has experienced tremendous growth in the past 15 years under the leadership of President Daniel J. Elsener, including the opening of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013 – the state’s first new medical school in 110 years. Marian University’s football team has captured the NAIA national championship in 2012 and 2015. In 2016 and 2017, the women’s basketball team won back-to-back NAIA national championships. Marian University is also home to the most successful collegiate cycling program in the nation, which currently holds 46 national titles.

    Marian University offers an excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance and full Marian University undergraduate tuition benefits for employees and their family. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Required materials include: letter of application, current CV with evidence of outstanding teaching and professional activities, names and contact information of three professional references. Only complete applicant packets submitted to [email protected] will be considered. Marian University is an EOE and is committed to diversity and encourages persons from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.




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    Posted: 8/15/2019
    Application Due: 8/27/2019
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