Career Discovery and Success leads and supports the University's strategic goals for student achievement by supporting students' post-graduation outcomes through a coordinated approach to comprehensive, innovative, and high impact career services across the campus landscape. The Director for University Career Strategy will focus efforts to support students in launching and navigating their careers by developing and operationalizing a scalable and cohesive career education strategy that further engages academic units, faculty, staff, and campus partners. With an emphasis on effective communication and strong partnerships, the director facilitates the collaborative development of best practices, training, and professional development across distributed career advisors, coaches, champions, instructors, and strategists to establish continuity in service delivery and instruction, as well as drive innovation in career development and educational practices. The primary focus is to work towards equitable access to career development services for students that support equitable post- graduation career outcomes across distributed, college-based career services units.
This position reports to and works closely with the Executive Director for Career Discovery and Success and will supervise a team of career strategists, which may be embedded in academic units or responsible for leading career communities organized by career clusters and/or identity groups. The Director will develop and implement strategies that will create innovative, dynamic, equitable, and high- quality career education for students through direct student services and instruction. This position will provide opportunities for faculty and staff development and training, enhanced collaboration and communication between career services and academic advising, as well as campus-wide resource evaluation and acquisition to support continuity across distributed, college-based career services units. Through data-driven strategic planning, the Director drives innovative practice focused on career competency development and articulation within the curricular and co-curricular student experience.
The Director will focus the development of interventions and tactics to support student outcomes through career advising/coaching, instruction, and opportunities to scale engagement while maximizing resources that support engagement in experiential learning, job search strategies, graduate and professional school preparation, and career competency articulation. This position will work in partnership with and serve as the primary liaison to college-based career services unit directors, the director for academic advising, Academic Insights and the Biggio Center. Some nights and weekends, as well as limited travel are required.
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Auburn University is dedicated to improving the lives and shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research and scholarship, and selfless service.
With generous benefits and opportunities, you have every reason to work here!