Assistant Director, Career Services - 501098 & 500233
Applicants should please submit a resume, cover letter and responses to the following questions. Please limit question responses to 350 words or less.
- There are two Assistant Director, Career Servicesopportunities available. In addition to serving as generalists, eachposition has an area of focus. One position focuses on working withstudents who are exploring majors and careers. One position focuses onworking with students who are interested in marketing, communications, arts, orentrepreneurial careers.
Please indicate which position interests you:
- Focus on career exploration
- Focus on creative careers
- I’m interested in being considered for both opportunities
- What is your philosophy of career advising?
- Depending on your interest in advising students about careerexploration or creative careers, please respond to one or both of the followingprompts:
The successful candidate may focus on students whoare exploring majors and careers. Describe any previous experience working withstudents who are beginning the career exploration process. If you do not haveexperience with this group, please describe what you would do so you couldeffectively advise students who are unsure of their career path.
The successful candidate may focus on students whoare interested in marketing, communications, arts, or entrepreneurship. Briefly describe your experience in one or more of these areas. How wouldyou advise a student seeking an internship in this area? What would youdo to effectively advise students who are interested in a field that is unfamiliarto you?
- Share your relationship-building approach in working with faculty, staff, alumni, and employers. What has been one of your greatest successes in this area?
- Briefly describe a successful program you created in your current or previous roles.
Provide career advising and programming to undergraduate, graduate students, and alumni of the University of Richmond’s School of Arts and Sciences, Jepson School of Leadership and Robins School of Business to assist them in identifying and achieving their career goals. Develop relationships with various campus and external constituents including employers, alumni, faculty/staff and parents to fulfill the goals and mission of OACS.
- Advise students and alumni in individual appointments, walk-in advising and small groups about exploring career and education options and in developing effective experiential learning, job search and graduate and professional school search strategies.
- Develop content and conduct class informational sessions on a variety of topics to include self-exploration, résumé writing, interviewing, internship/job search strategies, networking tactics and ethics in the workplace.
- Research and prepare topics to present focusing on first and second year students and career exploration, juniors and seniors focused on internships, jobs and post-baccalaureate education options.
- Administer and interpret assessment instruments to assist students and alumni with self-appraisal. Conduct periodic evaluations of career development tools as necessary.
- Serve as academic advisor to up to 10 new undeclared students each year.
- Maintain relationships with employers, alumni, and families to steward extern, intern, full-time, and programming opportunities in collaboration with employer development team. Through ongoing in-person and phone meetings, build rapport and market skills of UR students. Work with supervisor and employer development team to discuss strategy and creation of new relationships and expansion of existing relationships.
- Serve as OACS liaison to designated academic departments within one of three undergraduate schools (i.e.: School of Arts and Sciences, Jepson School of Leadership, Robins School of Business) and to designated university departments (i.e.: Office of International Education, Center for Civic Engagement, Multicultural Education, first year students, pre-health students, student athletes). Create and make presentations to faculty/staff/students/families in liaison areas. Suggest and coordinate program topics and participate in programs.
- Serve as OACS liaison to assigned industries/professions (of priority industry/profession clusters developed by team). Devise and implement content strategy for assigned areas with the goal of diversifying and expanding total employment prospects for students in collaboration with employer development team.
- Collaborate with Communications Manager to effectively market opportunities to students.
- Serve on University committees as assigned.
- Lead and direct at least one major office-wide administrative function. Examples of functions include:
- Career resource management: Research current career resources and select print and online resources appropriate for UR student body; share new acquisitions with interested parties, including UR librarians.
- Supervision of Peer Advisors or Student Staff: Hire, train, supervise and evaluate students; Define performance expectations and coach students.
- OACS signature programming content: Independently research and deliver career content for major programs such as Evening of Etiquette (business etiquette), Spider Road Trips, Industry/Profession Expos.
- Conduct regular assessment of programs, learning objectives and OACS services.
- Utilize technology platforms to track data relevant to career services as outlined in strategic plan.
- Provide planning and day-of staffing support for a wide range of career development programs and services.
Knowledge of career development and student development theories, research and practices, and recruiting trends. Prefer knowledge of relationship building with a variety of constituents, including but not limited to employer recruiters, alumni development prospects, parents, faculty & staff. Other skills and abilities that are integral to this position are as follows:
- Ability to advise students, alumni and organizations
- Excellent written and verbal communication
- Extensive ability to collaborate and develop relationships with a wide range of constituents
- Supervision and leadership skills
- Outcomes assessment, learning outcomes and evaluation strategies
- Outstanding teamwork abilities
- Innovation and creativity in program development, processes, relationship development and other functions of the position
- Development of metrics and methods for continuous improvement of processes, goals, and strategies
- Proven presentation, group facilitation, and teaching skills
- MBTI certification preferred
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Masters in Education/Counseling/Higher Education Administration or related field or equivalent experience required.
- 2-5 years experience in career services, higher education or corporate human resources required.
- Full-time, exempt position
- Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 7.75 hrs./day; 38.75 hrs./week
- Some nights and weekends may be required
Pay Grade 6 (Hiring Range $44,775.00 to $59,325.00 annually)
At the University of Richmond, we’re creative, inclusive, and determined. We’re Spiders, and our mission is to create positive change in the UR community and beyond. Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond (www.richmond.edu) blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. There’s only one place like Richmond.
UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE