Associate Director for Career Development, Career Services
East Carolina University
Location: Greenville, North Carolina
Internal Number: 50615
The Associate Director is a member of the Career Services director's advisory committee which collaboratively works to provide leadership and vision in the establishment of policy and procedures to effectively deliver comprehensive career services. The Associate Director works in partnership with academic departments, career services and represents the university to key constituents including employers, alumni and parents. The Associate Director will contribute to the strategic planning, recruitment and relationship building with a diverse set of employers, advising students on career exploration and job searches, data and trend analysis and assessment, and the creative use of technology in communication and marketing efforts.
Supervision The Associate Director directs all facets of Counseling services operations and staffing including the hiring, training, supervision and evaluation of the career counselors and graduate assistants. The Associate Director will conduct mid-year and annual performance reviews of career counselor staff. The Associate Director assures that career counselors are performing at optimum levels related to their position and administers appropriate strategies to assure the quality and integrity of counselor duties align with department goals. Oversees and guides the career counselor's cultivation of working relationships with academic departments and units that support the academic well-being of students (for example Athletics, Academic Advising, Residential Life etc.)
Outreach The Associate Director will research and develop a plan of best strategies to reach the key populations in which Career Services serves including: students, employers, faculty members and university administrators. As the Associate Director reviews and coordinates communications with interested stakeholders and audiences, they must understand the concepts of selling the benefits and features of the events or activities, creating interest and a sense of urgency with calls-to-action, segmenting the audiences, and connecting with the audience through personal messaging
The Associate Director will provide career information to faculty and university senior administration and will promote career development activities to effectively communicate the benefits of career services and experiential learning to develop student success. The AD may make career services presentations to classes and student organizations
Assessment The Associate Director will collect, analyze and report on data and statistics for the Career Center. He/She will oversee data collection tools, track and report on usage; provide regular and ad hoc reports to support business and strategic plans
Assists the Director in development of the annual budget, special budget needs as requested for Career Services.
Recommends and communicates policies and procedures to University constituents
Plays a significant role in the development, composition and implementation of standard office procedures and practices for all staff in career services.
Works directly with the Director to gather, write and prepare Annual, semi-annual and other departmental reports.
Maintains high ethical standards and adherence to relevant legal guidelines.
Assists with planning and implementation of overall office events, presentations, workshops, fairs and drop in coverage.
Collaborates with other departmental staff for Publicity and Outreach on Career events and fairs.
Leads and/or serves on designated office teams that may include: Program and Event Management, Innovation and Technology, Marketing and Research.
Responds to requests for labor market statistics, student demographics, program statistics, background information, etc.
Other responsibilities as assigned at the direction of the Director of Career Services.
Master's degree in counseling, college student personnel, human resources or related discipline required.
Five (5) years of experience in the fields of career development/services, employer recruitment and experiential education required program development.
Knowledge of career services operations, career development, cooperative education, internship programming, legal and ethical issues in the field, job market trends, especially in technical areas.
Demonstrated strong public relations and interpersonal skills as well as organization, management, staff supervision, budget management, and verbal and written communication skills critical.
Proven ability to work well with diverse constituents.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 944912
Organizational Unit Overview:
The Division of Student Affairs actively supports the University's missions of education, research, and service by providing comprehensive programs and services to assist each student in developing intellectually, socially, morally, and culturally. The Division anticipates students' developmental needs throughout their collegiate experiences and promotes students development by fostering a community of learning, which encourages individual student involvement and participation. The Division of Student Affairs provides a broad range of support services, activities, and programs that seek to: Assist students in developing respect and appreciation for individual differences, interpersonal civility, and human rights. Enhance the learning environment, facilitate retention, and optimize the student experience. Accommodate the diverse needs of all students. Support a community environment that is welcoming, safe, and secure. Assist students in meeting their basic needs for housing, nutrition, and physical and emotional well-being. Provide the means for students to become active participants and leaders in their own learning. Assist students in developing logical thought processes and sound decision-making skills. Assist students in developing an appreciation of the arts. Moreover, the division seeks to contribute to the development of the whole individual by fostering in each student a deeper appreciation of the importance of life-long learning, individual responsibility, and human diversity. Through collaboration, the division provides programs and services that are grounded in theory, assessment, and sound practice.
Career Services mission is to support and empower students in their career development to succeed as professionals in a global community. Career Services proactively develops and maintains relationships with a diverse group of employers and organizations and provides a link to the
To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change; discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and improves qualify of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. East Carolina University delivers on the promise of opportunity. We open doors. We improve lives. We transform the present, and we discover the future. In these ways and more, we serve our community, our state, our nation and our world as together we reach toward our greatest potential. Tomorrow starts here.