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Director of Career Services

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Job Title:

Director of Career Services

Posting Number:

Staff 2014001089



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Job Description Summary:

Position Responsibilities:

  • Lead student and employer operations / services within the Career Center.
  • Constantly monitors, analyzes, evaluates current scope of services offered through career services and plans, implements, and directs new programs under the supervision of the dean of student development and services and in coordination with other directors of student services and student activities efforts.
  • Set office strategy, plans, employee goals, and budgets that align with student affairs and university initiatives.
  • Track and manage annual reporting percentages for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Examine historical program and event data to set future goals and track current progress.
  • Provides guidance and leadership by supervising Career Center staff members, including annual performance through yearly goal setting, periodic reviews and weekly progress meetings, including reporting and metrics for performance
    evaluation, training and growth plans for each team member, and related personnel matters.
  • Participates in professional development activities to incur professional growth and knowledge needed to provide effective leadership and program development.
  • Serves in a leadership role in various professional organizations including, but not limited to, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and those regional affiliates, which provide broad opportunities for job development activities.
  • Lead the Career Center team and university efforts in developing strategic partnerships with prospective employers, making Clarkson University a preferred University partner.
  • Represent career services in a variety of university, community and other networking events that may include visits to employer sites, and hosting organizations on campus for employer development and cultivation purposes.
  • Advise and counsel employers with regard to the most effective means of identifying potential job candidates to meet the employer’s specific needs, including, but not limited to: campus recruitment, job postings, internships, career fairs, class/ organization presentations, and résumé searches.
  • Supervise employer services, including managing end-to-end cycle of recruiting.
  • Reach out and inform new employers about our different services in an attempt to create new recruiting partnerships.
  • Manage the design and delivery of communications and marketing material to students and employers regarding recruitment activities. Encourage faculty involvement.
  • Identify and implement strategies, activities and communications to enhance corporate partnerships.
  • Create programs / initiatives to showcase all employer engagement & branding opportunities across campus.
  • Develop levels and/or packages designed to bring additional funding and awareness to programs across campus (ex: SPEED, Athletics, Robotics, Research).
  • Identify companies with strong current ties to campus and industry leaders where the development of stronger relationships is desired.
  • Collaborate with Deans to identify projects and senior design, including cost structure matrix.
    Co-op/Internship/Full-time Opportunities
  • Design, prepare and execute sessions to prepare students to obtain such opportunities.
  • Encourage participation in applicant e-books each year, and offer targeted resume services to employers from these resume books.
  • Recruit employer partners through outreach during campus events, personal visits, virtual mediums, and conferences. Promote job opportunities, programs and activities to current students through technology and digital signs to increase interest and encourage involvement.
  • Engage employers through emails, phone calls, personal visits, and newsletters to keep them up to date on campus and industry trends.
  • Collaborate on programs and activities with faculty to keep them informed and endorse our programs to their students.
  • Market opportunities to students to generate applicants.
  • Create additional opportunities for students to fulfill their professional experience on campus and in the community to include service learning, short-term projects, and research.
  • Provide variety of career-related programs and seminars, coaching services, and related programs to students and alumni by partnering with appropriate student professional societies and other student affinity groups to design and deliver targeted programming.
  • Assists with other duties as assigned, by the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs & Global Initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications: :

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business, human resources, or social sciences, required.
  • 5-7 years of supervisory / management experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of writing job search correspondence, career exploration techniques, technical recruitment, and networking within career constructs..
  • Program management experience required.
  • Ability to interpret data use in decision making for employment and partnership development.
  • Appreciation for and interest in working with students, employers and faculty in technical fields.

Preferred Qualifications: :

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in counseling, student affairs, business, human resources, or a related field.
  • 7 – 10 years of leadership experience directing a department and/or supervision of staff.
  • Prior experience cultivating new relationships with business partners.
  • Demonstrated ability in leading experiential learning programs and developing partnerships with faculty.
  • Ability to implement career development and service strategies.
  • Experience representing a college or university in large-scale programs, employers, and trustees.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, bend and stoop. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Clarkson is committed to complying with the guidelines set forth under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Special Instructions for this Posting:

An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Clarkson actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities.

All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background check (including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal records).

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Job No:
Posted: 4/2/2021
Application Due: 4/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time