Director, Career Center (Administrator II) / Student Affairs
California State University, San Bernardino
Location: San Bernardino, California
Internal Number: 2840811
Director, Career Center (Administrator II) / Student Affairs California State University, San Bernardino
Job No: 509438 Work type: Management (MPP) Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time This position is being recruited through an outside agency. To apply, please visit the application portal at Another Source:
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California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire. Seventy percent of those who graduate are the first in their families to do so.
At CSUSB, you can:
Build your future
Work with the best
Be your authentic self
Focus on you
Make a lasting impact
Work for a purpose that is greater than your own
Bring everything you are, become everything you want
The Career Center offers premier programs and services at our San Bernardino campus, located in the foothills of San Bernardino, and our Palm Desert campus located in the Coachella Valley. We empower students and alumni to develop a lifelong skillset for an ever-changing labor market through exploration, programming, and experiential learning opportunities to meet their personal and professional goals. We partner with local and national industry leaders to offer specialized programming, distinctive resources, and tailored events for over 20,000 current students as well as countless alumni across the Inland Empire and beyond.
California State University, San Bernardino invites applications for the position of Director of the Career Center. Under the Division of Student Affairs, the Career Center provides career advising and support for students and alumni for a successful transition into the workplace. Under the general direction of the AVP for Student Success & Educational Equity within the Division of Student Affairs, the Director of the Career Center provides vision, administrative oversight, and direction to an integrated and comprehensive career center that services CSUSB students and alumni.
Leadership, Administration, & Supervision
The Director will provide direct leadership and management for full-range career services from academic planning, degree completion and career goal achievement. The Director will establish program priorities and understand how they fit in the overall strategy of the Division of Student Affairs, the work of Diversity Equity, and Inclusion, and college strategic plans.
This position will lead various university and division initiatives to serve the campus community, ensure fiscal management, and establish, develop, and maintain various partnerships with campus and community stakeholders for both the San Bernardino and Palm Desert campuses. The Director will assess the complexity and potential impact of a new requests quickly, prioritize projects, build the right subject-matter-expert teams across campus.
The Director will oversee the delivery of a broad range of career resources, events, programs, and services, while developing and cultivating a team of career and administrative professionals, as well as paraprofessional staff.
The Director will supervise, direct, and evaluate professional staff, ensure on-going professional development, and manage all human resource functions for the department; including collaboration with AVPSEE and human resources leadership as it relates to compliance with collective bargaining agreements, and establishing priorities.
Planning and Organization
The Director will develop, in consultation with AVPSSEE and other constituents when needed, short-, mid- and long-range plans, goals and objectives; plans utilization of staff, material resources and space; forecasts service levels; writes program proposals; completes annual reports and year-end summaries; establishes a master calendar for the department.
Manages the most effective and efficient deployment of staff; recommends changes in staff responsibilities; ensures sufficient and proper coverage at all work stations; ensures that service delivery systems are professional, friendly, and delivered with full attention to quality; develops partnerships that facilitate the infusion of career principles into curricular and co-curricular planning; identifies and implements strategies that engage students at all levels of undergraduate and graduate work and facilitates student development, learning, retention, success and integrates career and professional goals.
Manages the operation budget; prioritizes departmental resources and recommends budget allocations; manages the student success initiative fee funding and rollover and is accountable for its results; monitors and is responsible for expenditures and revenue; seeks alternative sources of funding as necessary to ensure successful operations including grant writing, fundraising and the development of cross-divisional partnerships and projects; continues regular communication with fiscal partners through CSUSB DSA, grant funders, and business community that result in internship and employment opportunities, educational collaborations and/or fundraising opportunities.
Manage and lead career related sponsorship packages to generate revenue to support external career programming and services while maintaining fiscal integrity and compliance with university policies.
Direct fiscal reporting for division and campus leadership.
University & Community Relations
Serves as spokesperson for the Career Center; works closely with various campus colleagues, including faculty partners, and directors of other campus student services programs to collaborate and partner in the best interest of the university and its' many constituents; serves on appropriate committees (both on- and off-campus) and participates in system-wide meetings of career center directors; maintains effective, cooperative and harmonious working relationships with internal and external communities; interprets and communicates policies and procedures to others.
Foster and cultivate relationships with community stakeholders and business partners to benefit career services, internships, and programs that increase career preparation and readiness for CSUSB students.
Identify potential partnerships with community partners to maximize benefits and return of investments.
Ensures the maximum utilization of services by constituent groups; oversees the print and non-print advertisement and publicity of services; serves as the spokesperson for the Career Center and works closely with the division marketing and communications staff and the university public relations office to coordinate advertising campaigns and press coverage.
Strategic Partnerships and Program Implementation
Ensures that signature programming, and grants awarded continue established timelines. Maintain relationships with key strategic partners in place and continue building relationships with new partners if and when needed. Providing regular updates to Career Center staff, AVPSEE, and VPSA on status of projects and grant awards.
DSA/CSUSB and Field Accountability
Maintains contemporary core competencies related to this position by attending trainings, DSA meetings, participating in DSA events and subcommittees, completing coursework and seminars, reviewing pertinent literature, participating in professional associations, other duties as assigned.
Evaluate and assess the delivery and effectiveness of programs and services, seeking continuous improvements to foster strong career services, and a strong career center team.
Participate and engage regularly with division leadership to assess progress of unit goals and objectives as it relates to division and campus strategic planning efforts.
Meets regularly with the AVPSSEE and the VPSA regarding programs and services for CSUSB students that meet overarching university and systemwide goals for student retention, student success, and student graduation.
Employment Status: Full-time, Exempt, At-will, included in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP).
Application Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. The initial review of applications will begin on March 1, 2022.
Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, weekends and evenings may be required.
Strong ability to work with people from diverse cultures and value the needs of low income, first generation, and historically marginalized students at a college campus, including the ability to work effectively with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds and to foster inclusive excellence in all facets of one's work.
Demonstrated leadership and decision-making capability; excellent ability to build collaborative and cooperative partnerships across many, varied constituents and stakeholders including students, faculty, staff, employers, alumni, and donors.
A clear passion for enhancing the student experience and advancing student learning; superior written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
Demonstrated understanding of current issues, best practices, and emerging trends in higher education career services with regards to employer relations, internship development, outcomes assessment, employment trends, and job markets.
Demonstrated ability to carry out wide-ranging responsibilities in a complex, fast paced, results oriented, working environment, including program development, career advising, and relationship building with community and employers.
Exceptional interpersonal, writing, and oral communication skills, and presentation skills to communicate effectively with diverse audiences and enhance delivery of career development services to students and alumni.
Education and Experience
Advanced degree in related area.
3 - 5 years of related experience.
Experience managing professional staff who have CSU union-based contracts.
Advanced knowledge of career development theories, staff coaching techniques, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques.
Advanced degree in student affairs, higher education administration, counseling, business, public administration, or related discipline.
Minimum of 6 years of progressive professional experience in the areas of career services, student affairs, corporate recruitment, business, or development.
Advanced knowledge of CSU Career center work/ programs, college-based career services, employer, alumni, and faculty needs and expectations, recruiting and staffing methods, employment trends.
Strong ability to supervise and understand CSU policies and procedures relating to supervisory needs.
Strong commitment to educational equity and working with historically marginalized students.
Successful grant writing and fundraising experiences.
In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. In our commitment to diversity, we welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. Our commitment to work toward an environment that values diversity requires that we create, promote, and maintain activities and programs which further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values which discourage intolerance and discrimination.
The concept and dimensions of diversity are to be advanced and incorporated into every aspect of university activity, including student life, the curriculum, teaching, programs, staffing, personnel training practices, research, community services, events, and all other areas of university endeavor.
Dimensions of diversity shall include, but are not limited to, the following: race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ability, socioeconomic status, cultural orientation, national origin, and age.
The implementation of the Commitment to Diversity will rest with the university as a whole. The president, in addition to a personal commitment and involvement, may use the University Diversity Committee, campus administrators, faculty, staff, and students as well as other members of the campus community to implement effectively the philosophy and intent of this statement.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
This position may be 'Designated' under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html
This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.