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Director of Career Services

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Director of Career Services

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Student Success, the Director oversees all aspects of the Center for Career Services (CCS) and provides strategic direction for the career development, career placement, and success for all undergraduate and graduate students. The Director works closely with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and employers to develop comprehensive programs and events promoting Newberry College career services and student employment. This includes development and expansion of Career Fairs and other career related campus events, increase of student internship opportunities across all academic majors, campus student employment, OPT procedures, evaluation and analysis of assessments. The Director is a member of the Center for Student Success (CSS) leadership team and is an engaged team member in all CSS outreach and retention initiatives. The Director is responsible for leading the implementation of a compelling and data-informed vision for career preparation and success of Newberry College graduates.

 

Duties:

  • Leadership of Career Development. Provides leadership to the campus in all aspects of career development for students. Keeps informed of current career issues, effective practices, industry growth opportunities, and job market dynamics. Ensures that positive relationships are being cultivated with staff and academic departments. Gives CCS related presentations and lead discussions with staff, faculty, students, and external constituents. Manages and leads the Career Services Advisory Board.Career

  • Counseling. Provides career coaching to students. Oversees, develops, and executes career service-oriented programs for students including, but not limited to, resume workshops, mock interviews, internship placement, presentations, cover letter workshops. career services related college courses, graduate studies possibilities, campus events (e.g., career fair, expos, career nights, graduate school fair).

  • Strategic Planning and Assessment. Develops and implements CCS vision, mission, goals, and outcome metrics. Coordinates with faculty and Office of Institutional Research to collect and analyze career surveys, post-graduation employment trends, and student employment/career assessments. Provides data results and strategic CCS roadmap to Center for Student Success and College leadership.

  • Student Internship Program. Develops and coordinates robust student learning opportunities by creating and identifying quality campus-wide internship programs. Establishes internship opportunities through partnerships with faculty and administrators. Oversees all aspects of the internship program, including the development/implementation of policies and procedures, identifying internship sites through partnerships with employers and faculty, and managing on-going assessment/evaluation of internship sites.

  • Employer Relations. Ensures a growing pipeline of quality internships, part-time employment, and full-time opportunities. Provides strategic leadership for the Career Services office to cultivate positive relationships with a diverse mix of employers that increase opportunities for field experience (e.g., internships, clinical opportunities, student teaching, job shadowing) and immediate employment at graduation. Develops and stewards strategic employer visits and on-campus connections.

  • Technology, Marketing, and Communication. Works collaboratively with academic departments, marketing department, and Center for Student Success in the development and maintenance of Career Services related materials (print, electronic, email, and social media). Maintains technological needs of career center (e.g., Purple Briefcase, SEVIS-OPT, social media platforms).

  • Serves as International Student DSO and oversees OPT process. Coordinates and leads Optional Practical Training opportunities and procedure for international students. Maintains timely and accurate SEVIS records and presents workshops on OPT opportunities. Collaborates with campus PDSO to ensure college maintains compliance with SEVP rules, procedures, and regulations.

  • Center for Student Success outreach and retention initiatives. Participates and engages in retention related student outreach conducted by the CSS throughout the year. Maintains an individualized caseload of identified students in need of academic support.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree

  • 3 years experience in higher education, preferably in Career Development

  • Demonstrated experience in successful completion of multiple significant projects and responsibilities

  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills

  • Experience collecting and analyzing comprehensive assessments and making data based decisions

  • Display a team-oriented approach; exceptional social interaction skills and positive attitude

  • Professional in all aspects of the position including professional appearance, demeanor, and attitude

  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, perform well under pressure, meet deadlines, and work flexible schedule

  • Ability to work independently and effectively

Term: 12-month position

 

Applicants: Send cover letter and resume to hr@newberry.edu. Please put “Director of Career Services” in the subject line.

Policy

These job descriptions reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not necessarily be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job. Job descriptions do not constitute an employment agreement or contract of employment, expressed or implied. Unless designated in writing and signed by the College President, all College employees are considered to be EMPLOYED AT WILL. Newberry College reserves the right to change, alter and amend job descriptions, functions and duties at the pleasure of the College President or Board of Trustees.

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