Associate Director- Career & Professional Development
University of Denver
May 10, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Career Development Services
The Associate Director of Undergraduate Career & Professional Development (CPD) develops strategic career services initiatives while providing direct comprehensive career support for undergraduate students and first year alumni from the Ritchie School of Computer Science & Engineering (ECS) and Division I student-athletes. In addition to career advising, s/he will conduct outreach to ECS faculty, staff and student groups and develop and market career services events and presentations for students. S/he will develop and support programming activities including: working with first year seminar classes, orientations, new initiatives related to growing the engagement of undergraduate students with career services and initiatives related to DU IMPACT 2025. The Associate Director will hire, train and manage 2 Career Advisors and a team of 4-6 Peer Advisors. S/he will coordinate and assess the Summer Internship Award Program and donor luncheon. S/he may have the opportunity to teach a Careers & Leadership course for undergraduate students. The Associate Director will partner with the Employer & Industry Relations team to communicate student interests and needs within their student populations. S/he will develop alumni relationships through various professional and social platforms and University events. S/he will work with the Career & Professional Development team to set institutional career services goals. The Associate Director will demonstrate advocacy of inclusive excellence values in student professional development and employer relationship management. S/he must be able to work one evening a week and additional evenings or weekends as necessary. The position reports to the Director of Undergraduate Career & Professional Development.
Manage and provide comprehensive career services to individuals and groups for undergraduate students and recent graduates on topics including career assessment, self-marketing techniques, job/internship search, career-related technology (Pioneer Careers, LinkedIn, etc.) and career management strategies.
Become proficient in understanding the degrees and programs offered and practice a market-based approach in career planning and advising students.
Career Services Coordination and Collaboration
Provide outreach to student organizations to develop effective relationships as an avenue for marketing and supporting client population.
Establish and maintain effective relationships and communication with client populations.
Work with the Employer and Industry Relations Team to identify potential employers for presentations and events.
Develop alumni relationships through various professional and social platforms and University events. This will include one-on-one relationship building and partnering with colleagues in order to engage University of Denver alumni with Career & Professional Development.
Program Development and Promotion
Develop and promote programs and events (i.e. alumni panels, employer visits).
Design presentations on career-related and professional development topics; connect with students through classroom presentations and student groups; collaborate with University partners to cover a range of topics.
May have the opportunity to teach the Careers & Leadership course offered to all undergraduate students.
Coordinate the Summer Internship Award Program—promotion, selection, award distribution, follow up and donor luncheon.
Develop virtual and online engagement opportunities such as education videos and webinars engaging students and alumni in conversation and networking.
Work with the communications and marketing staff to create and disseminate marketing materials, including identifying content relevant to audiences from diverse backgrounds.
Provide direct supervision and professional development support to 2 professional Career Advisors and 4-6 Peer Advisors.
Partnerships & University Citizenship
Serve as an active and collaborative liaison to the Ritchie School of Computer Science & Engineering.
Serve as an active and collaborative liaison to the student-athletes coordinating programming and events with Athletics staff.
Serve as an active and collaborative partner to all central and unit-based Advancement and Career & Professional Development functions and other campus colleagues, to foster strategic, effective, and collaborative career and professional development practices.
Model “One DU” leadership.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Understanding of career development issues affecting students and recent alumni at all levels and the ability to identify and analyze employment trends affecting them.
Supervisory and management skills.
Knowledge of local, national, and international job markets.
Knowledge of personal marketing and branding techniques.
Cultural competency; ability to understand and appreciate cultural differences that impact student experience and to communicate effectively across cultures.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to speak effectively and credibly to a wide range of student/clients, employers, faculty and University administrators.
Must have strong spelling and grammar skills to critique cover letters and resumes, and all marketing and communication materials.
Familiarity with a range of career assessment instruments.
Strong ability to partner with faculty, staff alumni for the development of innovative career programs.
Master’s degree in student development, human resources or related field.
5 years of experience in career development.
Supervisory experience (including students).
Experience assisting clients in using effective personal branding techniques for resumes, cover letters, interview preparation, etc.
Experience developing and planning innovative career programs such as workshops and student/employer events for students and recent alumni.
Experience in a higher education, or similar complex environment.
Degree or technical industry experience in an industry such as computer science and engineering.
Knowledge of and/or previous experience working with student-athletes.
Experience teaching career courses.
Knowledge of, or certification in, Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory and/or StrengthsFinder.
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Evenings and weekends as required.
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST)Monday, May 21, 2018
Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.
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The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.
About University of Denver
Advancement efforts at the University of Denver (DU) have a tremendous impact for our students and our community through enhanced resources secured from donors for scholarships, faculty positions, pioneering programs, and innovative facilities. Building lifelong relationships with our alumni, families, and friends is also a high institutional priority, understanding that consistent engagement and outreach efforts year after year will be required to build the culture of engagement and philanthropy that the University seeks. Advancement professionals at the University of Denver are relationship-focused, alumni and donor-centric, collaborative, ethical, and results-oriented. We are committed to unwavering standards of excellence and consistently challenge ourselves and each other to strive toward higher levels of achievement.
Career & Professional Development (CPD) is a part of the Global Networks team within DU’s Advancement office. CPD is one of five offices on campus providing career development services to DU students and alumni. CPD serves all of the undergraduate programs, University College, multiple graduate programs, and recent graduates not served by the other career serv...ices offices on campus. We provide a full range of services including one-on-one career advising, workshops, innovative programming/events, annual career fairs and networking events, on campus recruiting, access to thousands of jobs, internships and alumni and employer connections. CPD is a very fast-paced, busy office that connects with students, faculty, staff, a wide variety of departments and divisions across campus, employers, alumni, parents/families and the community.