Assistant Director of the Career Development Center
February 8, 2018
Saint Augustine, Florida
Full Time - Experienced
Purpose: To assist the Director of the Career Development Center in the daily operation of the department. Primary roles include: first point of contact with students, parents, alumni, employers, staff, and faculty regarding career-related matters; Assistant Director will counsel students on career-related matters and assist with the supervision of work-grants. Will assist students, alumni, employers with computer applications; and the Four-Year Plan; work with Director on different committees, events, and programs to provide a variety of services to the students and extended College community.
Guides students and alumni through career advisement in:
Discovering their values, interests, personality and skills related to careers, exploring possible careers, ambitious goal setting and action planning.
Administering and interpreting assessments linking dispositions, preferences, and values to an academic and career path.
Suggesting experiences and interventions to enhance their holistic development and competitiveness.
Manages the resources in the Career Resource Library and assists students to select appropriate materials.
Utilizes the College’s on line systems (Handshake and Focus2) in conjunction with student and employer needs; performs electronic updates of student data, tracking departmental statistics, and building surveys.
Initiates opportunities by integrating and infusing employers and alumni in the campus experience with Athletics, Student Services, Academic Departments, Registrar, Alumni Services, Institutional Research, Institutional Advancement, and faculty.
Work closely with Office of Student Success and Advising with undecided first year students.
Assist in the management of weekly/bi-weekly Career Development Center functions, to include promotional emails, interview location arrangements, scheduling, training of student assistants and volunteers, assessment/survey administration, telemarketing, and student outreach initiatives.
Teach workshop classes in Resume writing, cover letter development, job skills, interview tactics and professional decorum to students, alumni, employers, and parents.
Represent office and Flagler College at community events and at national/regional/state conferences as assigned.
Proactively engage student leaders and their organizations in career and professional development programs, particularly those which involve employers and alumni.
Contribute to the effort to initiate, maintain, and grow relationships with external employers, internship host sites, and professional associations.
Assist in other office functions, including but not limited to, career and networking fairs, etiquette dinners and leadership trainings.
Performs such other college-related duties/tasks as may be prescribed by the Director
Serves on College committees as requested
Master’s degree in student personnel or closely-related field and experience in the field of career planning.
Proven prior office experience with emphasis on one-on-one interactions required
Academic office setting experience preferred
Demonstrable knowledge of Word, Excel, using the Internet and report writing skills.
Professional and effective verbal and written communication skills, with an emphasis on active listening skills
Patience and empathy for students, parents, and other constituents; must be congenial and respectful under stressful conditions
Organizational skills and accurate record keeping/data entry are essential. Must be able to multi-task and deal with frequent interruptions and maintain a professional, caring persona.
Must demonstrate a strong work ethic and team focus
Analytical skills for the review of documents and student files.
Must possess a willingness to implement and/or learn new software systems and remain proficient and current with upgrades and changes.