The Career Development Center is seeking a Director of Career Education. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Executive Director.
The Director of Career Education is an essential member of the Career Development Center (CDC) Leadership Team, reporting directly to the Executive Director of the CDC and provides leadership and vision in developing, implementing and enforcing plans, policies, procedures, systems, programs, and performance standards designed to effectively deliver comprehensive career services in collaboration with our academic partners across campus.
The primary responsibility of this position is to oversee the operations and programs necessary for the delivery and quality of career development within the strategic plan of the CDC, with emphasis on the partnerships with colleges and academic advising. Provides leadership for career development delivery strategies, including but not limited to, developing college/discipline specific career readiness for a diverse domestic and international student body and developing programs and activities across the university including Ecampus. Responsible for leading and overseeing the delivery of career development strategy, programs and services to colleges of the University.
This position maintains student confidentiality, and performs a wide range of duties that require tact, sensitivity, independent judgment, diplomacy, discretion, and flexibility.
The Director assists the Executive Director in developing and implementing the Career Development Center’s strategic plan. This position has a high level of decision making, autonomy, and authority, operating with general oversight by the Executive Director.
The Director position must reference professional and national standards and competencies to direct the delivery of career development programs and services. This position interacts with a diverse group of stakeholders and decisions have an impact on academic colleges, units and departments throughout the university. This position manages career development service delivery, project management, as well as the strategic allocation of professional faculty resources.
The Director has lead responsibility for the assessment and reporting components of the Career Development Center.
This position directly supervises a team of Assistant Directors and is responsible for the continuous professional development of the Assistant Directors.
30% CAREERDEVELOPMENTINITIATIVES Provides leadership and oversees the implementation of a variety of complex ongoing/emerging organizational priorities related to the delivery of career development with academic partners across campus, including colleges, advising, and Ecampus. Monitors priority projects within the unit to ensure integrity of working deadlines, with the goal of timely successful completion of projects.
30% BUILDCOLLABORATIVEPARTNERSHIPS Serves as a liaison with college and academic partners, working closely with individuals/units across the university on an ongoing basis. Manages initiatives in relation to career development with university-wide impact, and evaluates their implementation and success. Evaluates the efficacy of partnerships by creating ongoing feedback loop and meeting key metrics. Works with each college to ensure career development programs meet the unique needs of disciplines and associated career opportunities. Ensures that college leadership is involved in program development and service delivery.
25% SUPERVISIONANDLEADERSHIP Leads and Manages team of Assistant Directors in pursuit of the department’s goals and objectives. Provides direct supervision for professional faculty employees. Interviews and hires staff; determines training needs and recommends appropriate training; prepares position descriptions; plans, assigns, and reviews work; evaluates employee performance; resolves problems and grievances; initiates disciplinary actions as necessary to improve performance and alignment with position and organization expectations.
10% LEADERSHIPTEAM The Director of Career Education will work with the executive director to provide department-wide leadership and coordinated management of programs related to the strategic initiatives of the Career Development Center.
5% CONTINUOUSPROFESSIONALDEVELOPMENT & OTHERDUTIES AS ASSIGNED Completes special projects, team on major events, and participates on committees, taskforces, and workgroups. Engages in ongoing professional development endeavors to ensure continued excellence of skills and knowledge related to the role.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
Three years to five years of experience in career development on a college campus, or as a hiring manager or recruiting capacity in industry.
Three years leadership experience.
Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to create strong professional relationships.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a broad range of internal and external constituents.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
Creativity and Innovation – Ability to develop new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations.
Strategic Thinking – ability to formulate objectives and priorities, and implement plans consistent with the long-term interests of the organization in a global environment.
Problem Solving – Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations; Synthesizes information from internal and external sources to develop an action plan addressing program issues.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSUSTANDARD 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Criminal History Check Requirement.
Experience working with colleges in providing career development.