Assistant Director 3 (Lyle School of Engineering, Hart Center)
Southern Methodist University - Dallas, TX
May 15, 2018
Salary commensurate with qual
Full Time - Entry Level
The Hart Center of SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering, provides leadership and career development for both undergraduate and graduate students and works with employers as they seek SMU candidates. The Assistant Director serves as a key leader in engaging and developing employer relationships committed to hiring SMU students for internship, Co-op, and full time professional opportunities. This role will be responsible for working closely with the Director to develop and run a full scale undergraduate and graduate on campus recruitment program, which will include on campus interviews, employer hosted events, employer volunteer career development events, and student focused, career development programming.
Success in this position will be demonstrated through collaboration and communication across SMU academic and career development offices, and proactive information sharing. Frequent contact via phone calls, on campus meetings, and onsite employer discussions will be essential.
Works with the Director to oversee the operation of strategic corporate partnerships for all students with an emphasis on graduate students, campus-wide relationships, international student programming, campus recruiting, job postings, and online reservations. Coordinates activities with student workers/graduate assistants assigned to the career development team.
Manages the approval of Curricular Practical Training (CPT) paperwork for Lyle graduate & PhD students, each fall, spring and summer. Works closely with the Director for signature approval, employer vetting. Collaborates with Academic Departments, Academic Advisors, Department Coordinators, and the International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) team to stay within federal compliance and meet CPT deadlines.
Manages the annual spring Engineering Connections career fair, on campus recruiting calendar, including all deadlines and processes as well as the schedules and dates for employer information sessions, interviews. Works with employers to schedule on campus interviews and events.
Develops programming aimed at graduate students to address the International Student Job Search. Meets with students to review offers and proactively engages employers throughout the job search/offer/CPT process. Facilitates graduate student surveys each spring
Other duties as assigned.
Master’s Degree is required, with degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling, Business Administration, or other related discipline.
A minimum of five years of work experience in career development, corporate recruiting/HR, outplacement, or other relevant experience is required.
Experience conceptualizing and implementing new initiatives and programs at both strategic and tactical levels is required.
Prior experience managing and running a career fair is required. Work with parent/student volunteers is a plus.
Experience working with international graduate students is required.
Prior experience advancing relationships and developing collaborative partnerships and programs, is essential.
Experienced communicator and experience conducting effective presentations is required.
Work experience in higher education is a plus.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite is required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively and positively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Candidate must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills. Must be able to build collaborative relationships with students, staff, alumni, corporate recruiters and community partners.
Must possess strong presentation skills.
Candidate must possess excellent organizational skills that include effective planning, time management and project management. Must be able to manage concurrent projects, focused on deadlines and attentive to details.
Candidate must possess significant problem solving skills with the ability to identify and analyze problems as well as devise solutions.
Candidate must be able to handle sensitive information with complete confidentiality and professionalism.
Must be able to establish and implement programs at strategic and tactical levels.
Candidate must be highly proficient in Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook). Must be comfortable delivering communication via a variety of technology tools and software.
Some evening work is required for career related events.
Local travel is required to attend relevant conferences and corporate events as well as to meet with current or prospective employers.
This position must be able to bend, reach above shoulders, sit for long periods of time, squat, kneel, push/pull, handle objects (dexterity), walk for long distances, able to lift 25-50 lbs., and stand.
Deadline to Apply:
Priority consideration may be given to submissions received by: May 29, 2018.
Deadline to Apply: June 05, 2018
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