Job location: Charlottesville, VA Employment Type:
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The University of Virginia Career Center is seeking an Associate Director Career Communities/Programs (Business).
Reporting to the Director of Career Communities, the Associate Director will lead initiatives in support of students and employers, with a specific focus on the College of Arts & Sciences. Consistent with the mission and vision of the University Career Center (UCC), the Associate Director develops and maintains collaborative relationships with primary constituent groups, including but not limited to, students, faculty, career services affiliate offices, staff, employers, parents, and alumni.
The Associate Director is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing an array of career services activities for students, with a specific focus on the College of Arts & Sciences. This includes supporting career exploration, promoting critical experiential learning opportunities such as internships, and preparing students for their career goals, whether related to employment or graduate and professional school interests. In their external role, the Associate Director works closely with employers and the University alumni community to develop internship and employment opportunities for students. Goals are set in coordination with leadership, but the Associate Director has a wide latitude in reaching them. The Associate Director supervises at least one full-time staff member.
Business Community Leadership / Student Services (40%)
- Support counseling/advising team by providing general career counseling to students through individual direct student service, and drop-in hours (approximately 12 hours per week)
- Establish the Business Community by developing an organizational infrastructure and fostering relationships with alumni, corporate partners, student groups, affiliate offices, and faculty
- Ensure collaboration and communication between career offices specific to Business Community as well as student organizations
- Develop resources, and provide suggestions for the overall implementation and integration of the Business Community
- Provide leadership and support to the Business Community team, including oversight of educational and experiential career programs
Programming and Employer Relations (40%)
- Design and implement events and workshops; and create opportunities for Arts & Sciences students to connect with employers
- Educate students about business careers by coordinating hybrid programs that engage employers, students, and alumni (ex. case competitions, mock interviews, leadership seminars)
- Develop a comprehensive assessment system for managing learning objectives, tracking learning outcomes, and measuring program impact
- Collaborate with career services affiliate offices, employers and alumni on events to facilitate the holistic career development of students (including programs on topics such as: interviewing, business etiquette, job search strategies)
- Engage employers in programs designed to discuss and reinforce, in a career context, the value of a liberal arts education
- Advertise and promote job/internship/programs to Arts & Sciences majors
- Organize special events, treks/student trips that introduce students to the wide-array of business oriented careers
- Manage and facilitate UCC Program Requests; serve as presenter, co-presenter for topics that enhance career and professional development
- Conduct workshops and presentations for faculty and academic departments
Supervision and Assessment (20%)
- Responsible for hiring, training and supervision of staff assigned to support the Business career community
- Participate in new staff orientation/onboarding, provide a framework for the development and evaluation of annual goals and objectives, and conduct annual performance reviews.
- Support UCC efforts to develop relevant content and more extensively utilize technology in the delivery of student career-related programs and services; make specific marketing recommendations for reaching students more effectively; in collaboration with other UCC staff, provide recommendations regarding priorities for technology service delivery.
Education: Master's degree
Experience: At least five years of experience in career development, placement, and counseling.
- Master's degree with at least 5 years of experience in a student or employee development environment.
- Proven ability to provide career counseling/coaching in a student or employee development environment
- Outstanding ability to conceptualize, design and implement innovative career development programs appropriate for all levels of undergraduate students seeking careers in all sectors of employment
- Extensive knowledge of state-of-the-art occupational, career and job information resources, technology and materials
- Demonstrated leadership, organizational, research and analysis, and strategic planning experience
- Demonstrated skills in teaching and mentoring that promotes the professional development of career counselors, graduate interns, student leaders, student volunteers or employees
- Strong verbal and written communications skills; excellent presentation skills
- Ability to develop and manage budgets, and direct multiple projects
- Demonstrated program development and event coordination experience
- Proficient computer skills, especially MS Office Suite and Web-based technologies
- Master’s degree in counseling, student affairs, or related field or Master of Business Administration
- Prior experience with career services management software/technology (ex. Handshake, NACELink/Symplicity, Experience, etc.)
- Familiarity with career assessment instruments such as the MBTI, and Strong Interest Inventory
The successful candidate will pass a background check.
Process for External Applicants: Please apply through Workday, and search for ‘R0030922'. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number) into the resume upload field.
Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for 'R0030922. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number) into the resume upload field.
Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. Preference will be given to applications received by January 21, 2022. For information regarding the position or the application process, please contact Michele Jarman, Academic Recruiter at email@example.com.
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.
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