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Director Professional Development & Curriculum, Career Services, Lindner College of Business, H...

University of Cincinnati
Main Campus
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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.

About the Department

The University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business (LCB) delivers academic excellence with an emphasis on experiential learning in a multi-disciplinary environment, adding real-world value to students and the communities they serve. The college enrolls over 4,500 undergraduate students and 1,100 graduate students and provides them with unique opportunities to build professional experience, cultural competency and leadership skills through co-operative education, internships, field-study research, and cross-disciplinary studios. The college’s new $120 million, 225,000-square-foot facility, Carl H. Lindner Hall, which opened in Fall 2019, positions Lindner among the nation’s best business schools with excellent programs and high growth potential.

Lindner Career Services is an award-winning team of career development professionals who coach Lindner College of Business students through their co-op and full-time job searches and cultivate mutually beneficial relationships with employers in the Cincinnati region and beyond. Co-op at Lindner is a game changer, enabling students to engage in multiple, paid, professional work experiences that fit the real and varying needs of employers. The team is agile and multidisciplinary – coaches advise students, work with employer partners, and teach a required career development course. As a result of the team’s stellar work developing relationships with students and employers, they were recently awarded the “Exemplary Career Center Program” by the National Career Development Association (NCDA).

Job Overview

This Director role is responsible for the administration and oversight of professional development activities conducted by the Career Services unit. Professional development involves career-related courses offered by the Career Services Center, as well as digital tools used by students and staff. This role involves design and coordination of curriculum and instruction of required undrergraduate and graduate level career preparation courses while ensuring all courses are aligned with PACE (Professionalism, Academics, Character, and Engagement) through researching best practices and consulting with colleagues.

This position will have the option of a hybrid work schedule (3 days in the office/2 days work from home) for those with a residence within OH/IN/KY following 90 days of training. Residence must be in the tri-state area within reasonable distance to UC Main Campus to have ability to report to campus as required. Remote work arrangements are subject to change in accordance with university policies.

Essential Functions
  • Support Asst. Dean of Career Services in implementing unit strategy and guiding operation of the unit, participate on senior leadership team to formulate strategic planning and the highest-level operational objectives for project management areas.
  • Supervise and support the professional development of ~3 Assistant Directors (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
  • Coordinate hiring/training/onboarding of new Career Services staff.
  • Curate meaningful and accessible career curriculum and teach for-credit courses including, but not limited to, Career Success Strategies and Graduate Career Management. Engage in the development of a virtual and hybrid career curriculum using various platforms.
  • Develop and implement systems to increase efficiency in the delivery of classes and create systems so instructors can share course materials and best practices with each other.
  • Work with instructors to develop course materials and grading rubrics that can be utilized by all instructors.
  • Maintain working knowledge of Carl H. Lindner College of Business majors and academic opportunities to inform strategic employer engagements.
  • Develop teaching schedule each semester. Forecast the number of students who will enroll, schedule classes at times that appeal to students and assign classes to instructors.
  • Enhance classes by identifying opportunities to bring guest speakers to classes, including current students, alumni, employers, etc.
  • Serve as a Career Coach to undergraduate and/or graduate Lindner students providing assistance with career exploration, major selection, resume development, job searching, interview preparation, and networking.
  • Assist with the collection and assessment of student and alumni career related data through first destination survey.
  • Manage relationships with new and existing employer partners to provide support in developing high-quality experiential learning opportunities (e.g., co-op and internships) and full-time job placement.
  • Hire, train, and supervise undergraduate teaching assistants to support course instructors.
  • Represent Lindner Career Services on committee assignments and outreach as needed to advance to curriculum.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.
Required Education

Bachelor's Degree in Higher Education, Counseling, Human Resources, Student Personnel, or related field.

Required Experience
  • Seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience within career development, higher education administration or business.
  • Experience developing career-related curriculum for in-person and virtual settings.
  • Experience providing career or academic support, teaching or designing courses.
  • Experience as Director or Associate/Assistant Director of a Career Center or similar organization.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion with the ability to advocate for students from all backgrounds and academic disciplines.
Additional Qualifications Considered
  • Master's Degree
  • Experience teaching career courses to college students.
  • Experience designing career courses.
  • Experience managing curriculum for one or more courses.
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience.
  • Expertise in employment trends and opportunities for undergraduate and graduate business students.
  • Collaborative and team-oriented work style.
  • Experience assessing curriculum and making data-informed decisions.
  • Evidence of developing and maintaining positive relationships and partnerships.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft programs (Teams, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
  • Experience with academic technologies and learning management systems such as Canvas, Catalyst, Handshake, Big Interview, etc.
  • Knowledge and ability to incorporate NACE career readiness competencies into career coaching and curriculum design.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
  • Application Process

    Please apply online and attach:

    • Resume
    • Cover letter
    • List of 3 professional references (supervisor, colleague, etc.) ideally within Career Services/Higher Education with your application. References will be checked for finalist.

    Compensation and Benefits

    UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

    • Competitive salary range of of $72,000 - $76,000 dependent on the candidate's experience.
    • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
    • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
    • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
    • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
    • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
    • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

    The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

    The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

    REQ: 92747

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