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Assistant Director of Career Development

Employer
Spartanburg Methodist College
Location
Spartanburg, SC, 29301

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Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Career Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Organizational Responsibilities: Organizational Responsibilities: Organizational Responsibilities: This position reports to the Director of Career Development. It will not supervise another position at this time. Job Summary: Job Summary: Job Summary: Reporting to the Director of Career Development, the Assistant Director will assist the Director in implementing an innovative and compelling vision for Career Development that aligns with Spartanburg Methodist College’s mission and strategic priorities. To accomplish this, the Assistant Director will focus primarily on providing comprehensive career counseling, internship and job placement support, and leading career development events. Specifically, the Assistant Director will provide exemplary career guidance and support for success in the job/internship search or application/ acceptance into graduate/professional school. The Assistant Director will have faculty status, teaching up to six credit hours of Professional Development Courses a semester. Primary Areas of Responsibilities: Primary Areas of Responsibilities: Primary Areas of Responsibilities: Career Counseling: Conduct individual and group sessions to assist all students in setting career goals, exploring options, and devising and accomplishing tailored career plans. Utilize institutional career tools, including PathwayU and Handshake, to aid students in accomplishing their goals. Career Counseling: Internship, Job, and Graduate School Support: Aid students in crafting resumes, cover letters, and job search strategies. Develop and actively promote internship and employment opportunities for SMC students through face-to-face outreach, email, print and social media posts, and collaboration with advisors. Support students in the graduate school application process including hosting graduate school recruiting visits, educational workshops, resources for test prep, and application material creation. Internship, Job, and Graduate School Support: Career Development Events: Under the guidance of the Director and professional development department, implement strategic career events that align with bachelor’s degree growth, student interests, and industry needs. Programming may include, but is not limited to, fairs, workshops, panels, speakers, and presentations. Responsible for event management, including event setup, securing professional guests, and student participation. Career Development Events: Employer & Alumni Engagement: Effectively utilize alumni and employer connections for mentoring, job shadowing, internships, and networking opportunities to enhance students’ career exploration, development, and placement. Employer & Alumni Engagement: Teach Courses: Teach up to six credit hours of Professional Development courses as assigned. Assist the Director, Dean, and Department Chair by following the Professional Development Department’s approach to curriculum development, experiential learning, and classroom facilitation to provide students with practical skills relevant to their career field. Guide and support students in applying classroom knowledge to real-world experiences. Teach Courses: Data Management: Maintain accurate records of student interactions, placements, and salaries, ensuring efficient organization and data accessibility for program improvement and reporting purposes. Data Management: Collaboration: Develop and maintain proactive and effective relationships with students, alumni, staff, faculty, and employers. Work closely with campus partners to ensure the most effective, cohesive, and beneficial service to students, faculty, and the college. Collaboration: Industry Knowledge: Actively research and stay informed of employment trends, hiring practices, local and national labor market information, and career development best practices. Industry Knowledge: Campus Involvement: Actively participate in the campus community and division events, including but not limited to Orientations, Commencement Weekend, and other campus & division events and activities. Assist the Director in representing Career Development at college-wide events, including Open House and Enrollment Days. Campus Involvement: Community Involvement: Attend and actively participate in inter-collegiate and community engagement groups, such as College Town and OneSpartanburg, as needed. Community Involvement: Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Extensive knowledge of a wide variety of career paths and skills required for them
  • Excellence in oral and written communication
  • Strong organizational talents, ability to multi-task, and effective use of electronic office tools such as Microsoft Teams, shared Microsoft Docs, Excel, electronic calendaring, etc.
  • Ability to develop appropriate, welcoming, and productive relationships with a diverse student population
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with college constituents and the community
  • Strong problem-solving and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to make engaging presentations to small and large groups
  • Extensive knowledge of a wide variety of career paths and skills required for them
  • Excellence in oral and written communication
  • Strong organizational talents, ability to multi-task, and effective use of electronic office tools such as Microsoft Teams, shared Microsoft Docs, Excel, electronic calendaring, etc.
  • Ability to develop appropriate, welcoming, and productive relationships with a diverse student population
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with college constituents and the community
  • Strong problem-solving and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to make engaging presentations to small and large groups
  • Working Conditions: Working Conditions: Working Conditions: This work is normally performed in an office setting and will require significant contact with students, faculty, staff, and the community. The work will include public presentations on and off-campus, with moderate travel required. Some evening and weekend responsibilities. Physical Requirements: Physical Requirements: Physical Requirements:
    • Ability to move around campus
    • Manual and physical dexterity and visual acuity needed to operate a computer keyboard and handle paper documents
    • Sufficient near vision acuity to read information appearing on a computer monitor, in handwritten form, and printed on paper
    • Adequate hearing and verbal abilities to communicate effectively in person and by telephone
  • Ability to move around campus
  • Manual and physical dexterity and visual acuity needed to operate a computer keyboard and handle paper documents
  • Sufficient near vision acuity to read information appearing on a computer monitor, in handwritten form, and printed on paper
  • Adequate hearing and verbal abilities to communicate effectively in person and by telephone
  • Education and Experience: Education and Experience: Education and Experience:
    • Master’s degree required
    • Experience: Experience in student development, career development, or recruiting preferred.
  • Master’s degree required
  • Experience: Experience in student development, career development, or recruiting preferred.
  • FLSA: Full time, Exempt FLSA: FLSA: About the College: Founded in 1911, Spartanburg Methodist College is a private residential liberal arts institution serving a diverse student population within the United Methodist Connection. Since its founding as the first co-op school in the nation, SMC has remained dedicated to its mission to connect education and employment. After over 100 years as an Associate Degree granting institution, the college launched its first bachelor’s degree in 2019. SMC is growing significantly, adding new programs, and consistently evaluating operations because of a campus-wide commitment to innovation and a passion for designing all campus programs to serve its student population intentionally. Today, the college’s emphasis on education and employment includes a unique professional development concentration comprised of eight required courses for students seeking associate and bachelor’s degrees. SMC is committed to its student demographic and believes that global impact is possible through their success. Spartanburg Methodist College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any legally protected status in any personnel action regarding the recruiting, hiring, and promotion of faculty and staff members.All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory results of a background investigation. SMC participates in the federal E-Verify program. SMC does not maintain an open application file. Unsolicited resumes will not be considered. About the College: Founded in 1911, Spartanburg Methodist College is a private residential liberal arts institution serving a diverse student population within the United Methodist Connection. Since its founding as the first co-op school in the nation, SMC has remained dedicated to its mission to connect education and employment. After over 100 years as an Associate Degree granting institution, the college launched its first bachelor’s degree in 2019. SMC is growing significantly, adding new programs, and consistently evaluating operations because of a campus-wide commitment to innovation and a passion for designing all campus programs to serve its student population intentionally. Today, the college’s emphasis on education and employment includes a unique professional development concentration comprised of eight required courses for students seeking associate and bachelor’s degrees. SMC is committed to its student demographic and believes that global impact is possible through their success. About the College Spartanburg Methodist College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any legally protected status in any personnel action regarding the recruiting, hiring, and promotion of faculty and staff members. Spartanburg Methodist College Spartanburg Methodist College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any legally protected status in any personnel action regarding the recruiting, hiring, and promotion of faculty and staff members. All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory results of a background investigation. SMC participates in the federal E-Verify program. All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory results of a background investigation. SMC participates in the federal E-Verify program E-Verify program . SMC does not maintain an open application file. Unsolicited resumes will not be considered. SMC SMC does not maintain an open application file. Unsolicited resumes will not be considered.

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    Spartanburg Methodist College, founded in 1911, is a private residential liberal arts institution serving a diverse student population (38% first generation, 52% minority, 59% Pell) within the United Methodist Connection. Since its founding as the first co-op school in the nation, SMC has remained dedicated to its mission to connect education and employment. After over 100 years as an Associate Degree granting institution, the college launched its first bachelor’s degree in 2019. Today, the college’s emphasis on education and employment includes a unique professional development concentration comprised of eight required courses for students seeking associate and bachelor’s degrees.

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