The Division of Student Affairs actively supports the University's missions of education, research, and service by providing comprehensive programs and services to assist each student in developing intellectually, socially, morally, and culturally. The Division anticipates students' developmental needs throughout their collegiate experiences and promotes students development by fostering a community of learning, which encourages individual student involvement and participation. The Division of Student Affairs provides a broad range of support services, activities, and programs that seek to: Assist students in developing respect and appreciation for individual differences, interpersonal civility, and human rights. Enhance the learning environment, facilitate retention, and optimize the student experience. Accommodate the diverse needs of all students. Support a community environment that is welcoming, safe, and secure. Assist students in meeting their basic needs for housing, nutrition, and physical and emotional well-being. Provide the means for students to become active participants and leaders in their own learning. Assist students in developing logical thought processes and sound decision-making skills. Assist students in developing an appreciation of the arts. Moreover, the division seeks to contribute to the development of the whole individual by fostering in each student a deeper appreciation of the importance of life-long learning, individual responsibility, and human diversity. Through collaboration, the division provides programs and services that are grounded in theory, assessment, and sound practice.
Career Services assists and guides students and alumni in their career quest. Career Services cultivates employers as partners by initiating and facilitating opportunities in the public, private, governmental, and corporate sectors. Current students are encouraged to use resources such as one-on-one appointments, ECU CareerNET, Interview Stream, CareerShift and many other training programs and electronic resources. Career Services provides workshops, programs, and opportunities for students that facilitate career exploration, practical work experience through staff internships, and professional development. This is accomplished through relationships with faculty, employers, businesses, and students.
The Director is responsible for providing innovative, strategic leadership and comprehensive career development services to the university community. This position serves as a key member of the Division of Student Affairs leadership team, supporting the division's values and goals and the university's mission and strategic plan. The Director will lead and manage the university career center as it assists all student, alumni, faculty, and employer clients in the development of career education, career identification and search, and pursuit of employment opportunities commensurate with formal academic endeavors. The Director will cultivate a culture of continuous improvement by identifying and integrating best practices; benchmarking services against peer and aspirant institutions; introducing creative approaches and solutions to the design and delivery of programs and services; maximizing available technology for data management, marketing and communication; and actively supporting ongoing professional development and collaborations across staff and functional responsibilities. This person will continually expand the client/user base and scope of services to ensure provision of the widest array of services possible to the broadest mix of academic and corporate clients. The Director of Career Services reports to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
Master's degree in Business or Educational Administration, Counseling, College Student Personnel, or related field required.
A minimum of five (5) years' experience in career planning and employment work, preferably in a higher education setting.
Experience in designing, delivering and evaluating comprehensive career services or related experience in human resources/workforce development to various constituents.
Experience in supervising and evaluating a professional staff and managing a budget.
Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with people, possess excellent communication skills and leadership ability, and be able to cultivate relationships with employers.
Demonstrated public relations/marketing abilities.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Experience in a higher education setting.
Special Instructions to Applicants
In order to be considered for the position, all applicants are required to submit online a candidate profile, a letter of interest, a current resume, and a list of three references including contact information.
Additionally, original official transcripts, a criminal background check, and three signed letters of reference will be required upon offer of employment. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and conferred by the time of hire.
East Carolina University seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. In order to promote the university's diversity goal, Student Affairs strongly encourages applicants from women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups.
Application Types Accepted
Applications must be received in the Department of Human Resources by the closing date of 12-01-2017 to be considered. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 925001 to ECU Human Resources at http://www.jobs.ecu.edu.
East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.