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Executive Director, Career Center

Employer
Georgia Institute of Technology
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Salary
$127,453.00 - $146,894.00 (will be commensurate with experience and education)

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Overview
Reporting to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) and Vice Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Education (VPGPE), the Executive Director of the Georgia Tech Career Center (ED-CC) will coordinate, oversee, and implement comprehensive career services and professional development activities for all students in all colleges. The ED-CC will directly oversee all Career Center operations and will implement a transformative vision for career services focused on scaling and integrating career development into the fabric of the campus, with the main career center serving as a collaborator across campus and an activator for a robust “hub and spoke” career ecosystem. The ED-CC will serve on the leadership teams of the VPUE and VPGPE and will be expected to fully engage in leadership in these respective divisions.
Position Responsibilities:
Oversee and direct the strategy, goals, and assessment of the career center; establish and implement a strategic plan that includes measurable outcomes and metrics and is in alignment with OUE and GPE priorities; Develop and grow deep relationships, partnerships, and strong working networks with other OUE and GPE units; academic colleges; units such as OIE, OMED, and Student Engagement; faculty, corporate relations, alumni affairs, and other campus partners.
1. Lead the effort in developing technology-enhanced, scalable, and innovative career services and programming to reach all students, equip others across Georgia Tech, and create robust relationships with employers and other partners.
2. Within the Office of Undergraduate Education, supervise undergraduate career advising and development Within the Office of Undergraduate Education and ensure these programs are fully aligned with academic advising, retention, and student success initiatives. Work closely with the Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education to manage the undergraduate co-op and internship program and ensure the center supports its operational needs.
3. Within the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, work with the Assistant Vice Provost for Professional Development and Postdoctoral Services to manage career development programs to meet the needs of master’s and doctoral students as well as provide career development for postdoctoral scholars.
4. Implement effective assessment methods and metrics to measure and monitor programs and services and inform understanding of the quality, effectiveness, and other outcomes of career center programs and services. Leverage data to effectively draw insights, create strategies, and create visuals that tell the story of success to students, prospective families, alumni, employers, and other key stakeholders.
5. Oversee and manage all Career Center operations, including IT; employer connections; events and marketing; administrative operations; budget and finance (for state and revenue/DSS accounts); student hiring/employment; and supervision or dotted line supervision of assigned staff. Ensure Career Center operations fully align with all OUE/GPE and GT policies and procedures.
6. Create a compelling brand and narrative which results in a strong identity and vision for career staff, students, faculty, the Georgia Tech campus community, and external partners; intentionally grow existing and new employer partnerships that provide opportunities for all students and majors; provide a vision and strategy to engage with regional, national, and global employer partner; seek opportunities for grants and external revenue generation.
7. Represent Georgia Tech’s Career Center externally, including University System of Georgia (USG) committees/working groups as well as other national committees and organizations related to career services in higher education.
8. Serve as a visible and active member of the leadership teams within GPE and OUE; Establish strong collaborative relationships with leadership/staff in OUE and GPE. Perform other duties as assigned by the VPUE or VPGPE in support OUE and GPE.
9. Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Qualifications & Experience
Educational Requirements Master's Degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience Required Experience Seven to ten years of job-related experience - within career services, academic or student affairs, corporate relations, advancement, human resources, or other relevant higher education or corporate experience. Five years of experience leading teams, which includes supervision of professional staff.
Preferred Qualifications
• PhD, EdD, or terminal degree
• Ten years of experience in college or university career services
• Seven years of experience leading teams, which includes supervision of professional staff
• Experience leading change and innovation, resulting in a high level of performance outcomes
• Experience with strategic planning
• Expertise and understanding of emerging trends and innovations within the field of higher education
• Strong ability to collaborate with multiple and diverse constituents to accomplish goals
• Analytical mind and problem solver with an ability to think systemically
• Leadership in using metrics to assess and evaluate workExperience leveraging technology to streamline and increase the impact of programs and work
• Previous experience leading a career services office in higher education
• Demonstrated experience in generating revenue opportunities through external partnerships with corporations and donors
• Experience with data and assessment, preferably within the context of higher education and career services
Skills
• Experience leading teams, which includes supervision of professional staff
• Experience leading change and innovation, resulting in a high level of performance outcomes
• Expertise and understanding of emerging trends and innovations within the field of higher education
• Strong ability to collaborate with multiple and diverse constituents to accomplish goals
• Analytical mind and problem solver with an ability to think systemically
• Leadership in using metrics to assess and evaluate work
• Experience leveraging technology to streamline and increase the impact of programs and work
• Previous experience leading a career services office in higher education
• Demonstrated experience in generating revenue opportunities through external partnerships with corporations and donors
• Experience with data and assessment, preferably within the context of higher education and career service

• Working Arrangement: Hybrid (Will discuss schedule during interview)

Application Requirements
Candidates must complete an application on the GT Careers platform to be considered (Job ID 264932). Candidates should submit an application, including a CV and cover letter, by November 20, 2023.
The selection process will include passing a pre-employment background screening.

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