The Director of the Career Development Center designs services and resources for students, alumni, and potential employers. Promotes clear, informed decision-making related to career choice including initially choosing a major, developing career options, and changing careers in later life. Promote knowledge, skill, and confidence in all aspects of the job search process including job search correspondence, etiquette, networking, and interviewing. Provides opportunities for employers to recruit at the university.
Oversees related budgets, assessment, marketing, events, programs and services
Develops relationships with business and community leaders, deans and department chairs in an effort to promote the departments services and the university as a source of employable job candidates
Represents the university at national and regional professional organizations
Ensures compliance with university policy, professional ethical standards, and state and federal regulations
Counsels and teaches students and alumni in individual and group settings
Performs other duties as assigned
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Supervises six(6) full-time and three (3) part-time employees Regularly assigns work to subordinate(s) Provides recommendations on hiring employees, promotions; salary increases; scheduling work hours of other employees; on coaching and counseling; training; handling employee grievances and complaints; and granting time off.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of employment trends, issues, and accepted practices relevant to student career development and services.
Candidates must have strong analytical and problem solving skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Excellent presentation skills and customer service skills
Business development skills
Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse university community
Ability to set and achieve outcomes based performance goals
Ability to manage multiple projects; strong planning and organizational skills.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
Ability to supervise, train employees.
Masters degree and previous experience in a higher education setting required. Minimum of five (5) years of job related experience
About University of Houston- Downtown
The University of Houston-Downtown is a comprehensive four-year university offering bachelor's and master's degree programs aimed at career preparation.
Growing Strong Since 1974
From the day our doors opened more than 40 years ago, UHD has expanded to serve the educational needs of America’s fourth-largest city. Now, UHD offers bachelor’s degrees in 43 areas of study and eight master’s degrees.
A Diverse Campus in a Diverse City
We’re located right in the heart of Downtown Houston, one of the nation’s most culturally diverse metropolitan areas. So naturally, we’ve created an environment that welcomes and embraces students from all backgrounds.
With a 20-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, we provide a unique hands-on learning environment for each student. They can choose from face-to-face instruction downtown or on our satellite campuses, degrees and classes offered completely online and even a combination of the two.
Best of all, we offer everything for one of the lowest tuition rates among state colleges and universities.
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