To provide leadership and strategic direction for the Office of Career and Professional Development. To build relationships with administration and the community to create and maintain partnerships. To create programming that provides students with successful experiences. To cast a vision that is student-centered while providing a quality work environment for department staff. To use student affairs research and theory to direct daily operations and decisions and ensure first destination results are obtained timely with a high response rate.
Leads department staff by providing direction, guidance, training, evaluation, professional development and related personnel matters. Develops short and long range operating plans in collaboration with department staff. Directs routine department operations to keep operating plans on target and services designee.
Attends committee meetings within the division of student affairs and beyond. Presents at relevant conferences. Responsible for his/her professional development including extensive knowledge of student affairs theory, career development theory and other development theories.
Closely coordinates communication with deans, department chairs and other faculty to ensure that Career Services is meeting the needs and desires of academic schools. Coordinates with designee all community outreach including employers. Overseas all marketing initiatives both on campus and off campus according to best practices.
Prepares the annual operating budget and monitors activity in all career services accounts. Seeks external funding sources to secure additional revenue to supplement university funding. Design policies and procedures. Regularly reviews and amends established policies and procedures.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate to experience; negotiable.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is ranked No. 1 in Alabama, and in the top 200 worldwide, in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Best Global University ranking. It is among 51 public and private universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation for both “very high research activity” and “community engagement.” UAB attracts the best and brightest students from Alabama, the nation, and mo...re than 100 countries around the world. In fall 2016, 1,540 students enrolled in the UAB Honors College, the largest-ever class. In 2016, the University had its seventh year of record overall enrollment with over 19,535 undergraduate, graduate, pre-professional, and post-doctoral students. Nearly 70 percent of the student body attends the University full-time, and more than 70 percent of the freshmen live on campus. The Princeton Review has called UAB “a truly great American melting pot of different cultures, religions, and races,” and UAB consistently ranks among the top universities nationally for diversity. Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama, with an estimated population of 1.2 million.