The Executive Director of Career Services and Experiential Learning is responsible for the strategic direction of the Career Services function. The Executive Director is responsible for defining the business processes, policies and procedures as well as providing vision and collaborative support across the Career Services spectrum; and providing best practices, standards, methodologies, tools, and shared learning to achieve the goals of the unit.
The mission of the Office of Career Services (OCS) is to provide centralized, comprehensive, and progressive interdisciplinary programs, services, and resources to assist the University’s 11,000+ undergraduates students, graduate students, and recent alumni in launching their careers. Career Services is customer-focused and centralizes the functions of full-time employment, on-campus student employment, summer internships, cooperative education, part-time employment, post-graduation employment, and career counseling. The Office brings over 700 employers to campus and shares more than 15,000 position announcements yearly. Individuals who are formally enrolled in a degree-granting program at the University, or who are alumni, are eligible to use the facilities, programs, and services.
Master’s degree in human resources, student personnel, adult education, business administration (MBA) or a related field. Five plus years of full-time experience in career services or work force development with a minimum of five years of experience in supervision and leadership. Important knowledge and capabilities necessary include: career counseling techniques, knowledge of job trends and career development skills, effective public relations and networking abilities, and excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be able to effectively direct existing, comprehensive career services programs, and develop new ones on his/her own initiative. Dependability, creativity, good judgment, professionalism and dedication to sound principles of student development are paramount. Experience using career services applications (i.e., NACELink/Symplicity, C3M), legal and ethical issues and Microsoft Office are essential.
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
Master’s degree in human resources, student personnel, adult education, business administration (MBA) or a related field with seven plus years experience in career services or work force development and seven years career-related workshop/seminar development and training. Self-directed, creative, service-oriented, with strong leadership skills. Experience developing policies and procedures as well as experience using career services software applications.
Must analyze and develop office publicity and marketing strategies. Manage budgets and facilitate fund raising efforts as appropriate.
Knowledgeable in the use of the latest technology and trends in Career Services.
Knowledgeable of career development, career counseling, job search strategies, job market trends, employer relations, contemporary recruitment practices, and/or trends in career services, recruitment or work force development.
Knowledgeable in the use of the latest technology and trends in Career Services is essential as are knowledgeable of job search strategies, job market trends, employer relations, contemporary recruitment practices, and/or trends in career services, recruitment or workforce development.