The Director provides administrative and managerial oversight and support for the Division of Career Services through supervision and execution of the departmental efforts aligned to Career Exploration, Career Development, Workforce (Business/Industry/Education/Not-for Profit) engagements/ initiatives, professional and graduate education endeavors, and other career-related activities; work in strategic collaboration with academic and university colleges/schools/departments, athletics, alumni relations, advancement, and other university divisions, community college and ISD partners on opportunities to build new and enhance long-standing relationships to benefit Tarleton learners, graduates, and the University;Â stays abreast of workforce and career-based initiatives aligned with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), the State of Texas, the Texas A&M University System, and other relevant agencies, organizations, and professional associations.Serves as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).
In-office position located in Stephenville, Texas with work hours: Mon-Fri; 8 AM-5 PM or as work requirements indicate; which may include afterhours and/or weekends.
Prepare and execute strategic planning initiatives, goal setting, division budgets, and monthly/ annual reports.
Attend administrative staff meetings on and off-campus as well as meetings/conferences/ events regarding career planning and employment/employer relations and engagement.
Provide leadership, mentorship, and supervision to the Career Services staff and provide mid- and long-range strategic goals for the division.
Monitors multiple workflows with employer relations initiatives, career development activities and marketing/promotions to ensure appropriate staffing and project completion.
Oversee the compilation and assessment of the divisionâ™s employer relations and career development efforts on all campuses including employer partnership programs/deliverables.
Work collaboratively with other departments/divisions on University Strategic Plan Goals and Initiatives
Work with academic colleges and data/research areas on preparation, implementation, and execution of the First Destination Survey (or related survey initiatives)
Community Outreach/Employer and Stakeholder Engagements and Internal/External Relationships (45%)
Establish, cultivate, and maintain existing contacts with corporate, non-profit, government, and education-related employers and stakeholders.
Work collaboratively with academic and administrative colleges/schools/departments on the planning of career development and workforce-related strategic based on relevant workforce data and initiatives intended to strengthen opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral/professional program students.
Lead the planning and successful execution of career fairs and other career-related forums.
Coordinates marketing plan for the department. Prepares strategic plan for department with goals, objectives, and strategies for effective operation.
Engage with Alumni Relations and University Advancement on potential collaborations, initiatives, and/or events with direct ties to Career Services-related functions.Â
Provide a university point of contact for all Texas A&M University System, State of Texas, and appropriate federal career services committees and initiatives.
Other duties as assigned and deemed appropriate.
Required Education and Experience:
Masterâ™s degree in counseling, business, management, human resources, education/higher education administration/leadership, student affairs, or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ten years of related experience including three years managing and supervising people
Preferred Education and Experience:
Demonstrated experience working effectively with students, faculty, and staff.
5+ years of work experience(s) in a career services or related field(s) providing career guidance, consultation, educational presentations/trainings and/or engagements leading to the creation of partnerships and initiatives involving key stakeholders, such as employers, institutions of higher education, and workforce organizations.
3+ years managing and supervising people.
Demonstrated experience working effectively with students, faculty, and staff.
Experience developing and executing budgets.
Demonstrated track record managing staff resulting in the fulfillment of events, new services or committed project goals.Â
A record of successful external and internal engagements, collaborative leadership, and management skills
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills.
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Requires the ability to effectively handle multiple tasks/duties and work cooperatively and collaboratively with various internal/external stakeholder.
Possess superior communication skills and the capacity to effectively represent the division at various meeting/events.
Tarleton’s VisionTarleton State University will be the premier comprehensive regional university in the nation, dedicated to education, service and research. It is committed to being a university of opportunity for all students and believes it has a responsibility to drive regional innovation and job creation for all graduates.About Tarleton State UniversityTarleton’s innovative and transformative approach provides more than knowledge. Through real-world experiences and effective teaching, research, scholarship and service, students gain the know-how for promising careers, no matter their field of study.Tarleton has evolved into the near-perfect model of size, academic scope and affordability. Founded in 1899 and part of The Texas A&M University System since 1917, it combines the resources of a major public institution — more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, cutting-edge academic facilities, faculty experts — with its own brand of personal attention, history and community to be a first-choice destination for students across North Texas and beyond.Students can choose to study in one of seven colleges — Agricultural and Environmental, Business Administration, Educ...ation, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology.The primary campus is in Stephenville, which consistently ranks as one of the best small towns in America. Additional locations are in Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and Bryan, complemented by a fully online Global Campus.Students come to Tarleton from around the world, representing some 30 countries and nearly every state in the U.S., and leave as moral, ethical thinkers with civility and integrity who contribute meaningfully to a global society.Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. Students may select areas of study from six colleges: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology.More than 60 bachelor's programs and 30 graduate degrees, featuring doctoral studies in educational leadership, have led more than 13,000 students from 45 states and more than 20 foreign countries to make Tarleton State their collective choice for a college education.Tarleton's research centers are daily searching for solutions to global problems. For instance, the Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research conducts analyses to address environmental issues facing the state and nation, while the Southwest Regional Dairy Center, using an almost $1 million grant, is working on ways to turn animal waste into a viable energy source.Tarleton's blueprints for a brighter-than-ever future include a new applied sciences building with engineering laboratory space on campus in Stephenville, a new academic building on the university's planned 80-acre Fort Worth campus near Chisolm Trail Parkway, and $24 million in upgrades and improvements to the institution's venerable Memorial Stadium.Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.