Assistant Director of Professional Development and Business Learning Community Coordinator
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Internal Number: 42115
Position Number: 001548
Department: College of Business (Col)
Employment Type: Permanent - Full-time
Months Per Year: 12
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Assistant Director of Professional Development will advance the Niblock Student Center mission through the implementation of career and professional development programming and employer relations strategies in an effort to help undergraduate students best plan and prepare for a full-time career post-graduation and connect them with employment resources.
The Assistant Director of Professional Development will:
Create and execute quality career development programming that results in the acquisition of professional competencies and engages students in the business profession, equip students to translate classroom knowledge into job-ready skills and behaviors that are desired by employers, and promote experiential education, including internship for academic credit and study abroad.
Provide classroom instruction and workshop presentations, administer and interpret career assessments, and perform other outreach related to the Center's mission.
Manage productive relationships with employers, alumni, and the campus community for the purpose of strengthening internship opportunities and pipelines for entry-level work, as well as monitoring hiring trends and employer needs.
Assist in assessing career education activities, report learning outcomes, and contribute to the timely and accurate collection of employment data.
Actively participate in unit activities and events and collaborate with Center staff to achieve goals supporting the Center's mission.
Manage recruitment, selection, programming, and assessment for the Business Learning Community
Provide classroom instruction for the BLC section of BUSN 1101, Introduction to Business & Professional Development
Minimum Experience / Education:
A Master's degree in career counseling, student development, higher education, or related field is required. One to three years' experience working in an academic institution of higher education. Candidates should have experience with career development programming, employer relations, college internships and job placement, and career readiness. Direct knowledge of the business industry and understanding of desired competencies for business occupations strongly preferred. Certification in Strong Interest Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, or StrengthsQuest preferred.
The ideal candidate will possess polished interpersonal communication skills, training and counseling skills, and have experience in career counseling in a higher education setting. The candidate should demonstrate a professional demeanor that establishes credibility quickly, inspires confidence and builds positive relationships. Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to demonstrate tact, diplomacy and maintain a high level of confidentiality is required. Outstanding presentation skills enabling effective, influential communication with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, alumni and business community is vital to this position. Attention to detail, task orientation and ability to work collaboratively as well as independently to achieve institutional goals and objectives is necessary for success. Proficiency with various computer applications, Microsoft Office, and web technology are essential skills.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.