The mission of the Office of Career Education (OCE) is to guide Marshall University students and alumni in developing a unique vision for their life’s work, and then to help them cultivate the skills and secure the experience necessary to achieve that vision. The Office promotes student success at all points, with program-specific alignments throughout the entire student lifecycle, from recruitment, retention, and progression in the major, to career readiness, graduation, and employment. More specifically, the office assists students and alumni in aligning academic goals with career goals, and directs internal and external resources to students and alumni in order to support their long-term career development.
Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Director of the Office of Career Education ensures that the mission of the unit informs all programs and initiatives and supports the University’s mission and long-term strategic plans.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
working with and motivating a team of career education professionals to provide innovative and effective educational programming and services;
thinking creatively, and in collaboration with the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, in order to develop new programming keyed to student success;
remaining current in the literature on student success and career development;
engaging in the functions of the Office, including offering individual and group career education consultations, making presentations to academic units about career education and student success, and engaging with employers regarding internships, co-ops, and employment;
developing and maintaining an effective working knowledge of all degree programs at the University in order to train staff, to assist students in self-discovery and academic/career exploration, and to educate employers about skill sets and competencies that students develop at Marshall in a broad range of degree programs;
working with a diverse student population to facilitate equitable progress toward academic success and career development;
maximizing available technologies for data management, and providing in-depth analysis and reporting of data for purposes of continuous improvement and university accreditation;
preparing the annual operating budget and monitoring monthly activity;
representing both the Office of Career Education and Marshall University to internal and external stakeholders;
ensuring that the work of the Office is informed by sound principles of student career development as set forth by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE);
ensuring that staff and student workers follow guidelines as described in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
performing other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in administration, counseling, human resources, communications, or related field.
Experience in at least one of the following: career planning, advising, teaching, or student success.
Five years of progressively responsible work experience.
Must be able to perform all essential job duties as outlined in the job description.
Supervisory experience with paid employees.
Experience in higher education or centralized administration
Required Documents for application: 1.Resume 2.Cover Letter 3.Three Professional References