The UMBC Career Center, within the Division of Student Affairs, aims to empower all students and graduates to create their own success stories. We work with students at every academic level, from first-year students to graduate students. The Career Center is recognized as a valued partner across campus with exemplary student and employer engagement. Our services include virtual and in-person career advising and counseling, networking and recruitment events, career and professional skills education and applied learning opportunities (internships, co-ops and research).
We value diverse perspectives and are actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect.
The UMBC Career Center is seeking an Assistant Director of Internships and Employment, serving as a liaison to the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (CNMS), to support the University's strategic priorities focused on ensuring that all students graduate with experience including applied learning and professional opportunities.
The Assistant Director provides career coaching and applied learning course management to CNMS students, while building and maintaining strong relationships with faculty, staff, and employers to promote student success. The Assistant Director leads CNMS student participation in an established university-wide applied learning practicum program focused on internships, co-ops, and research and manages all aspects of the practicum course requirements to ensure full compliance with course objectives.
The candidate also manages the practicum partnership with the Undergraduate Research Award Scholars program (URA) and The University System of Maryland Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program for applied learning initiatives.
Reporting to the Associate Director of Internships and Employment and serving as a key member to advance the University’s strategic vision, the Assistant Director is responsible for staying abreast of the latest trends and practices in recruiting and hiring, and maintaining industry expertise for the College, increasing student career outcomes and applied learning successes.
Key areas of oversight include: Applied Learning Practicum Course Development and Management Student Career Development Faculty, Alumni, and Employer Relations Reporting & Analysis Career Management Systems & Communications
Why Work at UMBC?
UMBC offers competitive compensation. This role provides a salary range starting at $60,000and has over 4 weeks of vacation for regular full-time roles. Tuition remission is also available.
A hybrid telework schedule may be available up to two days remote.
Specific responsibilities include:
Serve as the primary provider of one-on-one career management meetings for undergraduate and graduate students in assigned CNMS departments providing industry expertise, connections, career development coaching and oversight of applied learning practicum courses.
Build strategic partnerships with academic departments and employers to support the integration and expansion of applied learning and career readiness skills, including developing practicum courses for individualized programs.
Direct the CNMS applied learning communication strategy to engage faculty, staff, supervisors, research mentors and students in obtaining learning goals for their intern, co-op and research experiences.
Present and update career readiness programing/resources and support applied learning curriculum planning including but not limited to conducting workshops in collaboration with faculty and staff.
Provide expert feedback on Practicum assignments and performance data to improve student learning outcomes- communicating insights regularly with CNMS faculty and staff per college.
Develop expertise and fluency in the career management platform (Handshake), which includes applied learning coordination through Experiences module.
Coordinate and/or support ongoing Career Center events such as career fairs, conferences, networking events, industry panels and site visits to employers.
Represent the Career Center during various campus community and admissions events to enhance the reputation of the center and provide expertise where needed.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Higher Education, I/O Psychology, Human Resources, Counseling, Communications, Talent Development, Learning and Development, Business or a related industry field
At least two years of relevant work (recruiting, career counseling/coaching, program management, teaching, etc.) or natural/mathematical sciences industry experience
Demonstrated presentation skills and ability to establish effective relationships and professional rapport with a variety of stakeholders
Two years of direct counseling or career coaching/advising experience
Program development and/or management experience
Knowledge of hiring trends and requirements for CNMS fields
Technical skills working in systems like Handshake, Canva, Excel, Google Sheets, and Blackboard (or other LMS)
Knowledge of internship best practices, policies and procedures. Familiarity with the unique employment needs of underrepresented student groups as well as international students and CPT/OPT processes.
Strong orientation towards innovation and taking ownership of projects while also being a team player
Ability to collect and analyze data to inform decisions and plan
Interest in growing social media or brand awareness around programs
Commitment to UMBC’s vision and culture of inclusive excellence, social responsibility and lifelong learning
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Upload a cover letter and a resume.
For best consideration, apply by January 15, 2023 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).
If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.