Assistant Director, Alumni Career & Professional Development - DU Advancement
University of Denver
June 26, 2018
Full Time - Entry Level
Advancement efforts at the University of Denver have a tremendous impact for our students and our community through enhanced resources secured from donors for scholarships, faculty positions, pioneering programs, and innovative facilities. Building lifelong relationships with our students, alumni, families, and friends is also a high institutional priority, understanding that consistent engagement and outreach efforts year after year will be required to build the culture of engagement and philanthropy that the University seeks. Advancement professionals at the University of Denver are relationship-focused, alumni and donor-centric, collaborative, ethical, and results-oriented. We are committed to unwavering standards of excellence and consistently challenge ourselves and each other to strive toward higher levels of achievement.
The Assistant Director of Alumni Career & Professional Development plans, implements and provides direct, comprehensive alumni professional development programs that reach alumni at all stages of their careers. This is accomplished in-person and virtually via online tools. S/he will also coach alumni approximately 5-10 hours per week through career transitions via live, telephone, virtual and/or group settings. The Assistant Director supports the Director of Alumni Career and Professional Development in creating strategy to advance the University’s use of alumni professional development as an engagement tool. S/he must demonstrate a commitment to the principles of multiculturalism and diversity.
Career Services Coordination and Collaboration
Develop strong relationships with alumni as an avenue for marketing and support of the alumni population.
Coordinate with other career services offices and departments on campus as well as other divisions of University Advancement to create partnerships that leverage university-wide expertise, produce programs that appeal to a wide range of alumni and meet the needs of the university community.
Career Advising and Program Development
Develop, manage and implement strategic professional development programs and activities for alumni at all stages of their careers.
Design and implement programming that reaches alumni locally, nationally and internationally, including identifying and evaluating live and virtual programming resources and negotiating with internal and external vendors and service providers.
Lead and expand the implementation of Pioneer Connect, the University’s networking and mentoring platform, to maximize and increase use by students, alumni and parents.
Provide strategic oversight and/or oversee staff or outside vendors who provide career services to individuals and groups of alumni.
Serve as an active and collaborative partner to all central and unit-based career and advancement functions and other campus colleagues to foster strategic, effective, and collaborative fundraising practices.
Contribute to team success.
Model One DU leadership.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Superior presentation and facilitation skills.
Knowledge of local, national, and international job markets.
Knowledge of personal marketing and branding techniques.
Understanding of career development issues affecting graduate students and recent alumni at all levels and the ability to identify and analyze employment trends affecting them.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions.
Cultural competency, which includes the ability to understand and appreciate cultural differences that impact alumni, and the ability to communicate effectively across cultures.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to speak effectively and credibly to a wide range of student/clients, employers, faculty and University administrators.
Strong spelling and grammar skills to critique cover letters and resumes, create and disseminate a monthly newsletter and other email communications, and strategize and design marketing and communications materials.
Familiarity with a range of career assessment instruments.
Ability to demonstrate entrepreneurial attitude that supports work in an innovative area.
Experience working with external vendors to achieve goals.
Two years of experience providing career coaching and/or professional development services or similar experience in training and coaching.
Previous experience designing, coordinating and presenting career and/or general workshops and events including hiring and sourcing speakers and presenters.
Bachelor or Master’s degree in Counseling, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Adult Education, or related field.
Experience providing professional development services to alumni in a higher education setting or tp other adult audiences in business or private practice obtained through human resources or training positions
Direct experience evaluating and using online tools to deliver educational content.
Certification to administer career assessment instruments (e.g., Myers Briggs, Strengths Finder, etc.).
Three or more years of professional work experience in career services.
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Some nights/weekends required
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. MST Monday, July 9, 2018.
Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application.
Please include the following documents with your application:
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.