Assistant Director Alumni Career Engagement University of San Diego
Department: Career Development Center Admin/Full-Time Job IRC#27199
Job Description: The Assistant Director of Alumni Career Engagement will design, develop, and provide an array of career services to University of San Diego alumni, including alumni from all undergraduate programs, and graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences and Schools of Leadership and Education Sciences, Nursing, Peace & Justice, and Engineering and Computing. Provides career coaching to alumni in person, via phone or videoconferencing, and via email. In coordination with the Office for Alumni Relations, delivers in-person and virtual career-related programs, workshops, and webinars. Develops and maintains online resources for alumni, including an online networking platform that will engage current students and alumni. Works closely with the Director of Career Development Center, the Assistant Director of Employer Relations, and the Senior Director of Alumni Affairs to create strategic and scalable support and engagement opportunities for USD alumni. This position Works under the general supervision of the Senior Director and Associate Director of Career Development Center, with collaboration from Alumni Relations. This position exercises supervision over clerical and student staff for projects and programs.
Responsibilities: The responsibilities described herein are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Career Coaching Specializes in guiding clients in the intricacies of self-assessment, research, planning, decision making, and implementation related to career and life planning issues. Primary focus is on alumni, and also provides support with daily drop-in advising and occasional appointments with current undergraduate or graduate students.
Draws from advanced education to identify questions and techniques to frame the investigation of career and life planning
To assess readiness for the counseling process
To compare, evaluate, and select teaching and counseling techniques to best fit each client's developmental stage
Uses advanced training in counseling to identify, and educate clients in the use of, resources central to career and life planning
Integrates advanced education and training to exercise independent judgment in counseling clients about career and life planning decision making
Exercises discretion and respects confidentiality of information that clients may present in the course of career counseling sessions and uses professional judgment to refer clients to psychological counseling
Draws on education and training to address issues with USD alumni such as job stress, job loss, work-life balance, life roles, meaningful work, re-entry to the workforce, barriers to employment, and the stress associated with planning and completing career transitions
Program Development and Management Develops, manages, and coordinates implementation of online and in-person mentorship programs. Works closely with the Office of Alumni Relations to coordinate planning and service delivery. Examples include:
Managing software platform designed for alumni-to-alumni and student-to-alumni “flash” networking and affinity groups
Coordinating in-person, semester- or year-long student-to-alumni mentoring program
Driving alumni participation in mentor program and continuously generating new alumni mentor interest
Collaborate with Alumni Relations on career related postings to their social media pages
Develops, plans and implements programs and webinars designed to serve alumni career needs and outcomes. Draws from specialized knowledge of career and life counseling to develop and teach classes and to develop written resources. Coordinates with colleagues and campus partners to set goals, plan strategies, and determine methods of evaluation. Examples include:
Producing monthly webinars or workshops on career-related topics
Presenting in-person workshops for regional alumni groups
Writing monthly alumni newsletter
Meeting demand for alumni resources (printed and online)
Liaison Responsibilities Working in collaboration with the Assistant Director of Employer Relations and the Director, builds relationships with students, alumni, parents, faculty, administrators, staff, and community contacts to provide quality career services and to promote the professional activities of the Career Development Center. Serves as liaison to departments, student organizations and other campus populations, including the Office for Alumni Relations and the Alumni Association. Exercises discretion in communication with all off-campus entities with regard to confidential client information.
Professional Development Sets and meets professional objectives that enhance the Career Development Center and maintain the professional reputation of the department and the university. Serves as liaison to professional associations to stay abreast of current developments in career counseling, alumni career services, and/or employment trends. Encourages updated policies and procedures to maintain the Career Development Center's professionalism and to best serve constituents.
Qualifications: Required Qualifications:
Master's degree, preferably in counseling, career counseling, human resources, rehabilitation counseling, vocational rehabilitation counseling, or related area
Three years of experience in career-related program planning and delivery
Ability to provide responsive and confidential career counseling/coaching to diverse clients, including alumni of all ages and career backgrounds
Ability to plan and facilitate group presentations and workshops in person and virtually
Ability to work with community partners on and off campus
Presentation, writing, and MS-Office skills
Familiarity with technology that facilitates webinars and online platforms
Ability to work collaboratively on team projects with diverse individuals
Flexibility and willingness to work early mornings, evenings and weekends as needed
Leadership experience, particularly in initiating and developing new programs and developing new partnerships
Experience working with clients who have a variety of backgrounds and career goals
Five years of experience in adult career advising, program planning and delivery
Experience with pre-graduate school advising in a variety of disciplines
Experience in human resources or talent acquisition or outplacement
Ability to develop and implement new initiatives while working with multiple and complex stakeholder relationships, including Alumni Relations staff, Career Center staff, Alumni Career Services Committee, other concerned alumni, and Development staff.
Knowledge of online resources and career development software
Expertise in career assessment tools, including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory
Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.
Salary: Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.
The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits
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The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.
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