SuccessWorks at the College of Letters & Science (L&S) is transforming the ways in which L&S prepares its undergraduates for life-long success. SuccessWorks is positioned to support L&S students as they explore their interests and aspirations, engage in career exploration and development, and prepare to leave UW-Madison for a rewarding career and satisfying life.
The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Career Advising and Communities and position responsibilities are split between managing advising staff that support students interested in Health & Human Services; Scientific Research & Development; Environment, Natural Resources & Wildlife; Technology, Data & Analytics and directly advising students (one-on-one and in groups) interested in the career communities listed above.
The management part of the role includes: 1) direct supervision of three professional staff and oversight of a few student interns; 2) working with the SuccessWorks Associate Director of College Partnerships, oversee career community-related departmental relationship portfolio management; 3) working with the SuccessWorks Internship & Employer Services and the Alumni Relations team to create strategy to implement innovative ways to connect students with employers and alumni; 4) working with the SuccessWorks Career Events & Programs Manager, create strategy for career community programming and events that meets the needs of the students interested in specific fields; and 5) working with the SuccessWorks Marketing & Communications team to represent the needs and interests of the career communities their staff support.
The advising part of the role includes: 1) building content and expertise for L&S students interested in careers and internships in the career communities; 2) meeting with students and recent alumni one-on-one and in group advising formats; 3) working cross-functionally within SuccessWorks, and with campus partners, to coordinate programs and events that bring together students, alumni, and employers; and 4) working closely with assigned departments and student service units to learn of specific career interests to tailor programming, class visits, events, and services.
|Coordinates and delivers career development programming, resource materials, and/or advising to students and alumni. Educates students, alumni, and other stakeholders about career development and opportunities and maintains relationships to aid in effective career planning. Supervises unit staff and/or has significant program management authority/responsibility, and strives to create a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive work environment. |
- 20% Educates or advises students and recent alumni individually, or in groups through various mediums about career exploration, self-assessment, skills, materials development, and career decisions
- 10% Develops and delivers career development programming and resource materials across various mediums to provide education to students
- 5% May identify and maintain a professional network of employers or other stakeholders to facilitate career exploration and employment opportunities for students
- 5% Participates in campus-wide career services community providing input to leadership regarding the development of advising, recruitment, and co/curricular programs offered by the school/college/unit
- 50% Supervises unit staff and/or plans, organizes, allocates resources, assesses performance, and leads the operational activities for a significant portion of the unit's career services portfolio
- 10% Build and maintains career community-specific content expertise
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A minimum of two years experience (may include undergraduate or graduate level internship/practicum experience) in career services, academic advising, student services, teaching, alumni relations, human resources, recruitment, or fields related to the career communities.
Candidates must possess the following skills and attributes:
--Demonstrated initiative to lead, organize, prioritize, and follow through with complex tasks and projects to meet deadlines
--Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
--A proactive and resourceful approach to problem-solving and implementing appropriate solutions
--Demonstrated understanding of, or experience in, prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion in their work/practice
--Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and facilitate events and programs
--Ability to quickly build rapport with others, demonstrate curiosity, utilize active listening skills, and work collaboratively with diverse partners and stakeholders in a diplomatic manner
Successful candidates will have the following preferred knowledge or experience:
--Knowledge of the job market and hiring trends within the fields of the associated career communities
--Demonstrated interest and/or understanding of career development and college student development; experience advising college students
--Understanding of a liberal arts education and its value in the world of work
--Ability to research, evaluate information, and prepare concise, well-organized content for the web and dissemination to students
--Experience leading peers and/or supervising others
Full Time: 100%
This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
SuccessWorks at the College of Letters & Science prepares its undergraduates for life-long success through its programs, advising, and courses. SuccessWorks supports over 18,000 L&S students as they explore their interests and aspirations, engage in career exploration and development, and prepare for a career beyond UW-Madison.
The SuccessWorks team is an open, highly engaged, and collaborative community. We believe in approaching our work with innovation, collaboration, and inclusion. As an organization, SuccessWorks values and continues to work toward racial equity and belonging.
We welcome and encourage applicants from unique and diverse backgrounds, who share and reflect our values. More information about SuccessWorks can be found at successworks.wisc.edu.
How to Apply:
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For questions on the position, contact: Kelly Cuene, email@example.com or 608-890-3382.
To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.
Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the qualifications listed above.
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