Assistant Director of Career Center Diversity ProgramsDepartment:
DAR-Career CenterAbout the University of Georgia:
The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.About the College/Unit/Department:
Division of Development and Alumni Relations
The Division of Development and Alumni Relations at the University of Georgia advances the goals, objectives, and priorities of the university by generating private financial support, building and maintaining relationships with alumni and donors, and assisting students with career development opportunities.
The University of Georgia Career Center is the provider of centralized career services to undergraduate, graduate students, and alumni at The University of Georgia. Career Center staff work collaboratively with faculty and staff of all departments to enhance the career success of University of Georgia students/alumni. Several of the “nuts & bolts” services the UGA Career Center provides to its students include career counseling, job search training, and opportunities to connect with employers.
The Career Center also serves as a corporate gateway to the University by helping employers meet key faculty/staff, understand culture and curriculum, and successfully recruit UGA students and alumni. A broad group of corporate, government, and nonprofit employers recruit at The University of Georgia, and the Career Center facilitates this process through career fairs, on-campus interviews, and a variety of recruiting and educational programs and events.College/Unit/Department website:
https://give.uga.edu/ and https://dar.uga.edu/ and www.career.uga.eduPosting Type:
TRS or ORPEmployment Type:
Benefits EligibleFull/Part time:
Full TimeAdditional Schedule Information:
8:00am-5:00pm; Must be willing and able to work evenings and weekends as necessaryAdvertised Salary:
$50,000+ commensurate with qualifications and experiencePosting Date:
06/23/2021Open until filled:
YesProposed Starting Date:
08/01/2021Location of Vacancy:
Athens Area EEO Policy Statement:
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).Classification Title:
Student Services ProfessionalFLSA:
Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.Preferred Qualifications:
•The preferred qualifications for this position include a master’s degree in higher education, student personnel administration, counseling, or related field.Position Summary:
•Three to five years of experience working in career services or related field, preferably working with underrepresented students.
•Ability to produce high-quality content under tight deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
This Assistant Director of Career Center Diversity Programs orchestrates all Career Center events related to diversity and inclusion, in collaboration with the Director of Career Development and Programs. This includes college and non-college specific programming, conferences, fairs, dinners, receptions, employer visits, employer breakfasts, and other events. The position markets all office-wide diversity and inclusion events to University of Georgia students and alumni to help employers connect with UGA’s diverse talent and facilitate relationships between employers and the University’s diverse student populations, groups, and organizations. The Assistant Director serves as a leader of the Career Center’s Diversity Committee, created to address the career issues for the diverse population of UGA students. The position also functions as a visible and vocal advocate for underrepresented student populations, coordinating and expanding career outreach services by nurturing a variety of key partnerships with student organizations, faculty, alumni, employers, and other student affairs and University offices. This role supervises one graduate assistant to assist with the career development needs of students and any additional diversity and inclusion needs of the office.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:
•Proven ability to work effectively with students, especially from underrepresented populations, as well as with alumni, faculty, and employers
•Strong verbal and written communications skills; excellent presentation skills
•Ability to manage multiple projects; strong planning and organizational skills
•Demonstrated program development and events coordination experience
•Proficient computer skills, especially web-based technology
Additional Division Expectations Physical Demands:
•Through open, honest, and respectful communication, all staff, supervisors, and colleagues of the Division of Development & Alumni Relations are expected to interact with fairness, compassion, and decency. All employees will be held accountable for meeting the expectation of promoting a stable, productive, and healthy work environment.
•Adherence to CASE standards and commonly accepted industry standards relating to fundraising reporting are expected of all fundraisers. All fundraisers will be held accountable for meeting this expectation.
•Work in a standard office environmentIs driving a responsibility of this position?:
•Travel in and out of state as necessary
•Sit and work at a computer workstation for extended periods of time
•Work using electronic mail, telephone, face-to-face discussions, paper form correspondence
•Communicate effectively in writing, speaking, and listening
•Organize and establish priorities; Remember detail; Multi-task
•Lift and/or move up to 20 pounds
•Walk, stand, stoop, lift, kneel, climb, driving
YesIs this a Position of Trust?:
YesDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:
NoDoes this position require a P-Card? :
NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :
NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:
NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):
YesCredit and P-Card policy:
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.Duties/Responsibilities:
Career Counseling, Coaching, and Student OutreachPercentage of time:
•Provide comprehensive career counseling and coaching through one-on-one appointments and in groups on career related topics including major and career exploration, resume/cover letter critiques, job and internship search strategies, applying to graduate or professional school, mock interviews, networking, and addressing any additional needs of students and alumni within their respective college.
•Develop core presentations for college/major-specific outreach requests and for Arch Ready Professionalism programs.
•Maintain adequate knowledge of academic majors/tracks/trends through contact with administrators, faculty, college staff, students and employers, and through information provided by the department, college, regional and national publications.
•Provide staffing support for office-wide career fairs and events that promote the career development of students and alumni.
•Market upcoming events, fairs, workshops, and resources to students through Handshake, departmental contacts, and college/major-specific listservs.
Diversity & Inclusion Programming Percentage of time:
•Orchestrate all Career Center events related to diversity and inclusion, in collaboration with the Director of Career Development and Programs. This includes college and non-college specific programming, conferences, fairs, dinners, receptions, employer visits, employer breakfasts, and other events.
•Market all office-wide diversity and inclusion events to University of Georgia students and alumni to help employers connect with UGA’s diverse talent. Facilitate relationships between employers and the University’s diverse student populations, groups, and organizations.
•Serve as leader of Career Center’s Diversity Committee, created to address the career issues for the diverse population of UGA students.
•Serve as a visible and vocal advocate for underrepresented student populations, coordinating and expanding career outreach services by nurturing a variety of key partnerships with student organizations, faculty, alumni, employers, and other student affairs and University offices.
•Supervise one graduate assistant to assist with the career development needs of students and any additional diversity and inclusion needs of the office.
Career Development Committee WorkPercentage of time:
•Serve on internal Career Center committees and university-wide committees throughout the year to create and implement strategic career services, resources, and campus partnerships for the career development of students.
Campus and Employer Outreach Percentage of time:
•Develop and maintain relationships with key principals, e.g. Deans, Department Chairs, Undergraduate Coordinators, friends of the CC (individually and in groups), within the colleges/majors as needed to generate expectations, goals, and a strategic referral source to promote career services to students.
•Connect with appropriate employers during Career Fairs, panel events, on-campus interviewing and through various professional organizations.