Associate Director/Career Consultant - Career and Professional Development Center
Carnegie Mellon University
May 16, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
The Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) is Carnegie Mellon University’s centralized career services center providing a comprehensive range of services, programs and materials focusing on career exploration and decision-making, professional development, experiential learning and employment assistance to meet today’s evolving and growing workplace and student goals of finding satisfying work.
Are you someone who is passionate about making a positive impact? Our CPDC department is seeking an Associate Director/Career Consultant to work with graduate students within the School of Computer Science (SCS) at CMU. This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated top performer with higher education and/or industry experience to demonstrate knowledge in a dynamic role within one of the most respected schools in the world.
In this role, you will work closely with the existing CPDC team serving technical graduate students, you will focus on career development initiatives for students within various departments within the college. The connected culture between the CPDC and SCS allows for the opportunity to be mobile on and off-campus, meeting the students where they spend their time, and to work independently in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. You will build and grow positive relationships, not only with students, but also with department heads, academic advisors, faculty, and employers. CMU retains students from diverse backgrounds, so cultural sensitivity and competencies are critical to this position.
Your primary responsibilities include:
Assisting students in assessing their career goals, building job search strategies, developing resumes and practicing interviewing skills
Creating, organizing and presenting career-related programs, workshops, job fairs
Cultivating potential and developing existing relationships with employers to understand industry trends and recruiting needs
Bachelor's degree in related field, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required; Master's degree preferred
Five years experience in an engineering, recruiting, or related role require; experience working in higher education or recruiting setting strongly preferred
In depth understanding and application of college student development theories, career development theories, and/or counseling theories required
Analytical, organizational, reasoning, and problem solving skills required
Excellent oral and written communication skills – especially in communicating to audiences from different cultures, time management and planning skills required
Some travel may also be required for employer outreach and development
Ability to work independently on projects and function competently in a team environment required
Experience in Handshake CRM software, online content delivery programs (ex: Canvas) and social media acumen preferred
Are you interested in this dynamic opportunity with us? Please apply online. Priority consideration will be given for applications received by May 23, 2018. We will review of applications immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. Please include a letter of interest and a resume.
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