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Director of Graduate Career Development (Academic Professional)

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Georgia Institute of Technology
Location
Atlanta, Georgia

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Job Title: Director of Graduate Career Development (Academic Professional)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 251802
About Us The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is one of the nation's leading research universities, providing a focused, technologically based education to more than 36,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Georgia Tech has many nationally recognized programs, all top-ranked by peers and publications alike, and is ranked in the nation's top ten public universities by U.S. News and World Report. It offers degrees through the Colleges of Design, Computing, Engineering, and Sciences, the Scheller College of Business, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. As a leading technological university, Georgia Tech has over 26,000 graduate students, and 100 graduate degree programs that consistently contribute vital research and innovation to America's government, industry, and business. The Graduate Internship Program enrolls over 1500 students annually.

Job Summary The Director of Graduate Career Development provides leadership for the career development of Master’s and Ph.D. students. This position will develop and scale strategic opportunities and programs to empower graduate students to enhance their career and professional development, identify career paths, and secure internships, with the goal of finding career success upon graduation. This position also oversees the Graduate Internship Program. The position reports to the Director of Professional Development within the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Education (GPE). It also has a dotted-line relationship with the Executive Director of the GT Career Center and is a member of the Career Center’s leadership team.

Responsibilities
    Lead efforts to create graduate career development resources, scale and integrate graduate career development into the fabric of the campus, and create and activate a robust career ecosystem serving students from all colleges and graduate degree programs. Actively collaborate with the Career Center’s Director of Career Education on broader career education programming, initiatives, and trainings.Supervise, lead and mentor the Graduate Career Development staff that provide programing, resources, and advising for graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate student organizations; hire, train, and equip new staff as needed; provide leadership in training Career Center staff and the campus community about graduate student-related career topics and trends.Oversee, champion, and be the subject matter expert on Georgia Tech’s Graduate Internship Program; collaborate with Career Center leaders to implement relevant technology, programs, policy, and administration of graduate student internship experiences.Leverage data to inform and assess graduate career education activities, resulting in increased engagement and impact with underserved academic units and student populations. Responsible for collecting, synthesizing, and reporting all graduate student career data. This includes, but is not limited to, graduate students learning outcomes, engagement, satisfaction, and career outcomes. Collaboratively develop a business strategy to attract employers interested in hiring graduate students. Part of that strategy should include research-oriented positions, positions outside academia, and unique ways to serve our online population. The plan should be developed in collaboration with the Career Center’s Employer Connections Team and other key campus partners. This role will also be an active participant in external meetings with employers and organizations.Develop and build strong partnerships and collaborative working relationships with the Career Center and campus departments. Serve as the primary liaison and chief strategist with units that serve graduate students and with graduate program leads. Perform other related duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications This job requires a minimum of 5-7 years of managerial/supervisory experience in higher education, including experience in career services, graduate education, experiential education or internship programs, and/or business development. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative and creative leader with a proven ability to partner across institutional units, make inclusive and ethical practices a priority, launch major initiatives, and achieve results. Skills required to be successful in this role include program management and administration; leadership; customer service; relationship-building; strong verbal and written communication skills; the ability to collaborate effectively; the organizational and event coordination skills to plan and execute programs; the ability to interact effectively and diplomatically with all stakeholders; and an understanding of a research university environment.

An earned terminal degree such as a Ph.D. or Ed.D.) is required for this non-tenure track academic faculty position within the job category of Academic Professional. The exact rank will depend on the education, experience, and specialization of the selected candidate.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in industry and government and other non-academic sectors and/or corporate recruiting would also be an asset, though is not required.

Proposed Salary The salary for this position is expected to be in the range of $90,000 to $105,000 per year. It is expected that this position will be able to telecommute a couple of days per week, however, the job will require a significant amount of time being present on the Atlanta campus. The exact start date is negotiable.

Contact Information Questions about the position may be sent to [email protected]

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, marital status, disability, genetics (including testing and characteristics), or protected veteran status, uniformed service-member status, political affiliation or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Consistent with its obligations under federal law, each company that is a federal contractor or subcontractor is committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans.

Other Information Initial screening of applicants will begin January 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. When submitting the application please include one pdf document (first) a cover letter that addresses your qualifications for this position, (second) a resume/CV, (third) the names, titles, and contact information (email, phone) for five professional references in a single pdf file saved as your last name_first name. The selection process will include passing a pre-employment background check and submission of official transcripts.

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