Assistant Director of the College of Business Career Development Center

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO
Closing date
Oct 23, 2021

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The Assistant Director is primarily responsible for career services of the College of Business (COB), leads all activities within the Career Development Center, and plays a key role in administering the ROAR Academic Program in the College of Business. The Career Development Center ensures COB students and COB alumni are prepared to transition to the workforce or advance in their professional positions by offering professional development opportunities, networking events, internships, and career placement assistance. The primary duties of this position are to (1) strategically plan and manage the overall career services for the College of Business, (2) oversee the internship and experiential learning processes to include assisting students with obtaining internships, experiential learning opportunity, and receiving academic credit, (3) and oversees implementation and administration of the goals, and objectives of the Career Development Center. Additionally, as part of the ROAR Academic Program, the Assistant Director teaches ROAR courses, assists in the strategic planning of the ROAR Program and content, and facilitates interactions with students in both an academic instructor and Career advisor capacity. The Assistant Director also represents the Assistant Dean for External Relations to both internal and external stakeholders at both on- and off-campus meetings and events. Other duties as assigned.  

Who We Are

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students. The AACSB International accredited College of Business enrolls approximately 2,000 students annually. The College of Business offers comprehensive undergraduate degrees, select master’s degrees, and professional programs that emphasize principle-based ethical decision making. 

Colorado Springs (pop. 450K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

Job Duties:

Oversees student and alumni career services

  • Oversees the identification, qualification, registration, and completion of internship opportunities for academic credit.
  • Manages process for maintaining accurate records of the status of current interns, internships, career opportunities, and placements.
  • Acts as a career counselor and placement officer to identify and match students or alumni to marketing, management, finance, accounting, information systems, HR Management, and other emphases.
  • Manages the student/alumni portal for the COB Career Development Center,
  • Educates students about the benefits and requirements of internships that will foster rigorous learning in an experiential setting.
  • Provides career counseling activities such as mock interviews and resume reviews.
  • Provides timely information via email, phone calls, and in-person meetings regarding COB Career Development Center offerings, programs, and events.
  • Maintains office hours for student appointments.
  • Creates and implements department policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for employer relations related to career services

  • Supports private and public organizations with developing internships, job postings, and with participation at career development events.
  • Partners with UCCS Career Center to oversee employer vetting and BBB relationship.
  • Assists employers with posting of internships on portal.
  • Drafts and assists with the development of job descriptions for internships.
  • Partners with companies to offer career building events on campus.
  • Manages, locates, and evaluates internship sites.
  • Manages the Employer Advisory Committee Meetings.
  • Represents the Assistant Dean for External Relations at requested career events and meetings.Manages marketing and communications for career services

  • Collaborates with the COB Marketing and Communications Program Manager to maintain the COB Career Development Center website.
  • Collaborates with the Marketing and Communications Program Manager on marketing strategies and efforts including email campaigns, press releases, advertisements, social media marketing, marketing piece design, event calendar submissions, media promotions, and general community and university communications. Responsible for planning and executing career services events

  • Plans, organizes, and implements all COB Career Development Center events such as Career Networking Night (CNN), interviews, resume reviews, mock interview, ethics events, career preparedness workshops, and other professional development events.
  • Plans career and job fairs, career panels, and other special events in coordination with the UCCS Career Center.
  • Coordinates and promotes co-sponsored programs with compatible groups in the community.
  • Responsible for event management to include venue selection, technology support, catering, promotions, budget management, and procurement.Maintains accurate records of program information

  • Manages program and event records including data, information, and results on all in-process and past programs.
  • Collects and maintains employment and internship data for AACSB Accreditation reporting requirements.
  • Assists the Assistant Dean for External Relations with annual budget planning and management, and participates in all budget-related discussions that impact the Career Development Center. Assists with coordination and teaching of ROAR program

  • Provides instruction for assigned ROAR Courses (up to four credits per semester), which includes formation of courses in learning management system, course and syllabi management, tracking, and communication of any application and/or experiential learning processes and deadlines related to the ROAR Academic Program requirements.
  • Oversees, recruits, trains, and manages adjunct faculty for ROAR program classes.
  • Counsels and mentors students as they progress through the program requirements in designated ROAR courses.
  • Assists in managing and reconciling the program budget. Provides purchasing recommendations for the program.
  • Collaborates with the Assistant Dean for External Relations on program planning for ROAR, including assisting with overall program design, policies, modifications, and execution.
  • Assists the Assistant Dean for External Relations with development of innovative programming to complement the ROAR Program requirements.
  • Participates at ROAR Program Advisory Board Meetings and may represent the Assistant Dean for External Relations during absences
  • Maintains office hours for student appointments.
  • Supervisory

  • Trains and supervises full-time professional staff and student employees to assist with COB Career Development Center activities.
  • Hires and supervises lecturers in the ROAR program. Job Competencies:

  • High level of integrity and ethics.    
  • Positive, enthusiastic, and caring attitude.   
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • High level of customer service and hospitality skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to include excellent written and verbal communications. 
  • Ability to work with diverse populations in a multi-cultural environment that is committed to diversity and equality in education.
  • Manage various objectives, projects, and groups to make judgment on prioritizing and time.
  • Ability to compile data and prepare reports.
  • Knowledge of career services and internship programs.
  • Knowledge of event management and the ability to plan, organize, execute, and coordinate events.
  • Knowledge of project planning and development. Ability to meet project deadlines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs and other commonly used software programs applicable to business operations.
  • Ability to perform assigned responsibilities with minimal to moderate supervision.
  • Ability to generate and maintain productive, professional working relationships with internal and external partners.This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

    What We Offer

    Salary Range: Generally starting at $48,931 - $70,865 per year.

    The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

    The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid vacation and time off, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Total compensation goes beyond the value on the paycheck.  Please consider reviewing the Total Compensation page at Total Compensation Calculators | University of Colorado.

    Tentative Search Timeline:

  • Complete applications received by 5:00 PM Mountain Time on Friday, July 30, 2021 will receive full consideration.
  • The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will be August 4, 2021. 
  • The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be during the week of August 9, 2021.
  • The potential employee start date is August 23, 2021.
  • The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living, and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check and a sex-offender check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

    UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

    Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

    The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in business or field of study closely related to the work assignment.
  • At least four (4) years of full-time equivalent experience in human resources, career services, recruitment, or other related field.
  • At least two (2) years of full-time equivalent professional event planning experience (for example, as a job duty of a current or previous position).
  • At least three (3) years of teaching, training, advising, or student development (mentorship/internship oversight) experience.
  • At least one (1) year of full-time supervisory experience. Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completed Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in business or field of study closely related to the work assignment.
  • Experience working with faculty and staff in a traditional university setting.
  • Experience working with career services in higher education.
  • Experience with campus information systems and reporting tools (e.g. PeopleSoft, Concur Travel & Expense System).
  • Experience with marketing tools (e.g. Marketing Cloud, Cvent, Drupal).
  • Experience working with career services information systems (e.g. GradLeaders, Handshake, 12Twenty).Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit. 
  • Employee is occasionally required to move.
  • Tasks may involve using a computer screen continuously for long periods of time
  • Ability to type on a keyboard and use a mouse continuously for long periods of time.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

    Job Category: Student Services
    Primary Location: Colorado Springs
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Jul 16, 2021
    Unposting Date: Ongoing

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