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Job Title: Director, Career DevelopmentÂ
Department: Career Development
Division: Student Affairs
FLSA Status: Exempt
Salary Range: $100,000 - $115,000
Reports to: Associate Dean for Student Integrated Learning
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The college focuses on cultivating a new generation of artists capable of seamlessly integrating innovation, entrepreneurship, and creative citizenship with contemporary approaches to art, design, and media. Located in Baltimore, MICA is proud of its community connections and contributions to the local creative economy. As a leader in art education, MICA has produced nationally and internationally recognized professional artists, designers, and educators who work across the country and around the globe.
The Joseph Meyerhoff Center for Career Development empowers and educates MICA students and alumni to create purposeful sustainable careers as entrepreneurs, artists, designers, and educators through a collaborative, innovative, experiential, and research-based approach.
Reporting to the associate dean for student integrated learning, the director provides leadership and strategic vision for the nationally recognized Joseph Meyerhoff Center for Career Development (JMCCD), establishing the overall vision for professional development at MICA. In addition to providing direct service to students and alumni, the director manages a highly collaborative team of six staff members and serves as the primary advocate for the priorities of the centers with constituents. The director collaborates with the director of the Ratcliffe Center for Creative Entrepreneurship to ensure synergy between professional practice curriculum and meaningful co-curricular engagements. In addition, the director partners broadly with senior staff and academic leadership, faculty members, alumni, parents, employers, and other constituencies regarding the importance of professional development experiences for artists, designers, and educators. Additionally, the director creatively navigates the diverse and complex professional development needs of 23 distinct majors, programs, and concentrations.
Minimum qualifications include a masterâs degree in a related field, e.g., student affairs, arts administration, art education, art or design, and progressive professional experience in career services, teaching, advising, student affairs, entrepreneurship, or arts administration enterprises. The successful candidate will have a comprehensive knowledge of the professional environment and competencies for fine and commercial artists/designers and related fields and an understanding of the issues surrounding integration of academic and career preparation. Further, candidates must have demonstrated experience with the supervision of professional and support staff; the management of fiscal budget development and oversight, strategic planning, assessment, and program development; and strong relationship development and an ability to build strategic partnerships with internal and external constituencies. The next director will have exceptional speaking and writing skills, the ability to communicate to various constituents, and an active commitment to equity in all forms, including creating and maintaining positive working relationships with people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
Application and Nomination
Review of applications will beginÂ April 5, 2023Â and continue until the position is filled.Â To apply for this position please click on the Apply button located at https://www.spelmanandjohnson.com/position/director-for-career-development/, complete the brief application process, and upload your resume and position-specific cover letter. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Anne-Marie Kenney atÂ email@example.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.
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Diversity, equity, inclusion, and globalization are touchstones at MICA. They are guiding values, principles, and strategies that infuse our academic and institutional planning, practices, research, and outcomes. They are catalysts for creativity, excellence and thoughtful engagement on campus and in larger spheres. We at MICA envision a better world for everyone in which art and design thinking, creations and interventions bring voice and equitable opportunities to groups affected by disparities; advance environmental, economic and social sustainability; and enhance individual lives.
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Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.