Gainesville, Alachua County
Mar 25, 2014

Requisition Number: 0905244

Department: 04040000-SA-CAREER RESOURCE CENTER

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description: The Assistant Director for Career Development 3 herein described is assigned to the Career Development Group within the Career Resource Center (CRC), and serves as the Assistant Director for Career Development. Incumbent is responsible for all aspects of counseling/coaching, career development, career education, liaison activities, and development of programs to support the student populations at the University of Florida. Incumbent will also conduct employer outreach and support for employer services activities in the Center. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB AND THE PERCENTAGE OF TIME SPENT ON EACH FUNCTION (35%) The functions completed through this position will advance UF students preparation for employment post-graduation by developing, implementing and assessing career, professional and personal development competencies that will enhance current Center programs and services and resources. Works with Career Development team members to enrich CRC programs to incorporate professional and personal development competencies where appropriate. Connects with student leaders, faculty, staff, and administrators to promote career and professional development services to their student populations. Coordinates with Career Development Team and Assistant Director for Marketing and Communications to insure proper promotion of career, professional and personal development resources, services and programs to targeted student populations. (30%) Engages employers, alumni and parents to develop experiential and educational programs and events to advance UF student career, professional and personal exploration and preparation. Manages center's mentoring and job shadowing initiatives to support student's development. (15%) Provides career planning services to all UF students. Participates in weekly appointments to all students (undergraduate and graduate). Provides follow-up appointments to help students in their career-decision making and exploration. May administer and interpret a variety of career assessments. (10%) Serves as liaison to one or more colleges within the University of Florida, providing specialized career development outreach, education and support to administrators, faculty, staff, and students of the specified college(s). (5%) Stays current with recent trends, resources and research addressing student issues. Reports the effectiveness of programs designed to meet the needs of students. (5%) Performs administrative duties as assigned by the Sr. Assistant Director and higher authorities in the department and division. Attends weekly staff meetings and one-on-one supervision meetings to insure clear communication with colleagues and supervisors. Participates in department, division and university-wide committees. Other duties as assigned. SUPERVISION Maintains contact with the supervisor, the Senior Assistant Director for Career Development (Career Devel Svcs, Ass Dir 3, LP #00005607) to facilitate the achievement of goals. Structured training period focused on organization and mission of the CRC, its role in Student Affairs and the basic elements of the career development program and its activities. Incumbent is provided guidance as needed on decision/policy-making affecting other units of the Center or the CRC as a whole. Possible supervision responsibilities for graduate assistant, student assistants and staff who support educational and training activities. The incumbent will normally work Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. However, the schedule may vary based upon time of the year and tasks performed. Some evening and weekend activities will occur, especially during the career programs described above.

Minimum Requirements: Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and four years of appropriate experience.

Preferred Qualifications: * Master's degree in student personnel, higher education administration, or related field. * Ability to integrate student and career development theories, skills training and career assessments when working with students. * Ability to provide intentional and compassionate counseling/coaching to students. * Multicultural competency and sensitivity. * Excellent presentation skills. * Candidate should be energetic, flexible, organized, and innovative. * Possess strong interpersonal, verbal and written communications, multi-tasking, and teamwork skills. * Experience in Career Services setting or Student Affairs is highly desirable.

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