Provide strategic vision, leadership, supervision, assessment and on-going improvement for comprehensive career and outreach services for undergraduate and graduate students and alumni. Work collaboratively with academic divisions, departments, faculty, staff, employers, students and other constituents to enhance students’ career development. Support and streamline the efforts of the college to provide more intentional career development programs for students. Increase the number and quality of available internships and other experiential learning opportunities, and build successful partnerships with employers.
Leadership and Administration
Provide direction and leadership for career development initiatives
Engage in on-going assessment and evaluation to ensure continual improvement and provision of innovative and effective programs and services that meet the changing needs of students, alumni and employers
Lead, manage, and assist in training of Career Development staff, and other faculty and staff working with career and internship-related initiatives
Perform office administration functions; overseeing the budget, submitting reports, goal setting, etc.
Participate in personal and professional development opportunities
Serve on college and Division of Student Development collaborative teams and committees as needed
Career Education and Outreach
Provide individual personal counseling/group counseling on a limited time basis
Plan and facilitate career development, planning, and placement programs and presentations based on the needs of students and alumni
Develop strong partnerships with academic departments, faculty, staff and employers to provide effective career services
Coordinate the internship program including development, tracking/assessment and successful employer partnerships
Initiate, develop, and maintain contacts with present and potential employers
Develop relationships with employers and their internship/field experience programs
Technology and Electronic Career Services
Provide leadership and vision for career development technology infrastructure, including management systems, website and other social media
Consult with the campus Technology Services Office on current software and hardware available to assist best use of technology for students, alumni and employers
Responsible for hiring, training, and supervision of two full time staff in Career Development
Necessary Education or Work Experience:
Master’s Degree in counseling, college student personnel, human resources management or related field with five years of professional experience in career services, higher education setting preferred
Career education and outreach experience
Demonstrated experience working with students from underrepresented populations in their pursuit of internships and career placement. Commitment to building an antiracist department.
Required Knowledge and Skills:
Personal and Career counseling skills
Administrative and management skills
Knowledge and application of college student development theory in practice
Supervision skills and experience desired
Group facilitation and presentation skills
Strong interpersonal skills in a team setting and on an individual basis
Strong planning and organizational skills
Effective oral and written communication skills
Multicultural Competence – the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways.
Edgewood College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence — the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values — truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.
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