Assistant Director Career Services
Position: Assistant Director, Career & Professional Development
Division: Student Affairs
Department: Office of Career & Professional Development
Reports to: Director, Career & Professional Development
The Office of Career & Professional Development at Livingstone College is currently seeking an Assistant Director of Career & Professional Development. The individual will oversee the use and operation of the LC Career Center and the student employees. The position will involve actively engaging the institutional constituents (faculty, staff, students, community partners and employers) in programming to better prepare and pipeline the students and alumni to industry specific career opportunities, as well as, career planning. This individual will engage the community to create or identify internships locally and nationally.
• Collaborate with employers and identifying their needs and creating/maintaining partnerships.
• Identify, select, and implement career counseling/coaching interventions and techniques appropriate to better assist students.
• Develop a student-centered relationships by using basic core counseling techniques such as listening, reflection, and empathic understanding.
• Design, execute, and interpret employer programs and policies, maintaining inclusiveness and following legal and ethical guidelines.
• Plan, organize, and implement projects with complex logistics involving multiple tasks and priorities in a fast-paced, diverse environment.
• Maintain and communicate a knowledge base of career, and job information resources and technologies as well as an understanding of the labor market, employment trends, and recruiting strategies and techniques.
• Facilitate and implement employer recruiting and marketing/branding strategies to gain appropriate visibility and connections on campus for the employer.
• Serve as a representative and liaison to community organizations, reporting on, collaborating with, and connecting campus and community resources.
• Assist in the sourcing and planning of experiential education activities.
• Teach students appropriate search and application techniques.
• Provide information to students concerning financial resources/scholarship information.
• Coordinate a civic and community engagement program, engaging students in the process, connecting with academic and community partners, and assessing learning and service outcomes.
• Record interactions and outcomes of constituents and report on a weekly basis.
• Use multiple software packages to compile information into single report.
• Enter and retrieve data from career services management system.
• Understand fundamental marketing techniques by utilizing social media platforms, like Instagram, etc.
• Work in conjunction with the marketing/communications department to deliver messages in alignment with the institutional brand.
• Identify opportunities to expand relationships with key audiences, including employers, faculty, and students.
• Create succinct and impactful reports and other documents.
• Present ideas to small and large groups.
• Establish goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely for programs and events.
• Establish and measure effective student learning outcomes for programs and events.
• Develop a marketing strategy for each program and disseminate the information using all appropriate channels.
• Assist in the implementation of programs and events.
• Think critically and creatively, and imagine possibilities for solutions that do not currently exist or are not apparent.
• Articulate the significance of outcomes-based assessment for programming and the impact on programs and services.
• Construct a plan for data collection strategies.
• Other task as assigned by director.
Bachelor’s Degree with 2+ years’ of experience student advising and/or conducting programming.
Master’s Degree within Higher Education or Counseling with a familiarity with career theory and development. Demonstrated experience working with employers and effective organization and human relations skills. Proficiency with a variety of technology and experience with Career Management Systems. Familiarity with hiring trends, work settings, undergraduate and career counseling. The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive understanding or experience with work both inside and outside of higher education.