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Priority will be given to those who apply by October 25, 2018.
The University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. We offer a participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell’s current enrollment is approximately 5,500 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, and approximately half are first-generation college attendees or come from underrepresented groups. Located along wetlands and a river north of Seattle, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership throughout Washington and beyond.
Diversity is a core value of University of WA Bothell. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. To learn more, read our Diversity Statement.
University of Washington Bothell, has an outstanding opportunity for a Director of Career Services.
Employer Development and Community Engagement:
• Develop current relationships and cultivate new contacts with external organizations for the purpose of expanding employment opportunities. • Identify employer recruiting needs and outreach activities, taking a proactive approach to building corporate relationships. • Drive marketing and business development initiatives designed at promoting UW Bothell students and Career Services to current and prospective recruiters. • Coordinate with School's and Advancement staff to share leads and generate partnerships. • Plan and participate in site visits, corporate events, alumni events, and other activities. • Oversee on-campus recruitment and interviewing process. • Collaborate with UW Seattle, Foster School and UW Tacoma Career Centers to provide a seamless employer experience. • Manage surveys and rankings for national associations or accrediting bodies as they relate to Career Services. • Serve on regional and national professional organizations.
Program Leadership, Supervision, and Management:
Department Management • Manage and directly support the overall operations of and planning for Career Services. Develop strategic plans and oversee implementation; manage daily operations and strategic direction for Career Services which is inclusive of, but not limited to, budget management, internship coordination and development, career readiness development and external community engagement and employer relations. • Provide vision and leadership for the department, develop long and short-term goals in alignment with Academic Affairs strategic direction and in support of the Division of Student Affairs. • Consistently monitor, analyze, assess and evaluate learning outcomes and current scope of services offered in order to plan, implement and direct new programs. Initiate improvements as needed. • Develop and assess all policies and procedures. • Stay abreast on best practices and network with colleagues via professional associations to stay current on career development theory and practice, with a focus of eqity and inclusion in order to provide the best service to students. • Support student leadership positions and peer advising program. • Provide career advising expertise to students and alumni on self-assessment, career planning, resume writing, interviewing techniques, development of job search strategy and other career issues. • Oversight of career curriculum integration. • Ensure the Career Services office is prepared for small and large scale emergencies – risk management.
Supervise, recruit, train, and evaluate professional and student staff • Serve as primary supervisor to 2-4 professional staff members • Recruit, train, and evaluate professional and student staff. • Develop, assess, and revise professional development outcomes for professional staff, student staff, and the department in alignment with NACE and NASPA.
Administrative and Operations Management • Staff major events and programs including campus events such as Convocation, Welcome Week, Graduation, Housing Move In, Orientation, etc. • Serve as a liaison between University of Washington Seattle, Tacoma, Bothell and Cascadia College in regard to Career Services. • Responsible for maintaining internal controls and for ensuring compliance with University policies, procedures and local, state and federal regulations. • Prepare manuals, reports, proposals, and other documents to further the department's goals. • Oversight of budgetary management, which includes operational and programming budget to ensure activities are carried out in a fiscally responsible manner.
Student Affairs and Campus Leadership:
• Serve as part of the Student Affairs leadership team and assist with development of strategic plans. • Represent the Division of Student Affairs as a consultant, resource and liaison to senior leadership and university departments on career services issues and opportunities for development. • Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with various offices, faculty, staff, deans, and administrators on campus to provide connected learning opportunities for students and creation of career development programming. • Responsible for collaborating with academic departments (schools), deans and campus departments in the academic priorities of community engagement, connected learning and cross disciplinary practices to incorporate academic integration and co-curricular planning. • Keep Dean of Student Affairs, senior leadership (including chancellor, vice chancellors and academic deans) apprised of emerging or ongoing issues in areas of responsibility. • Collaborate with university leaders to develop solutions and coordinate responses consistent with university mission and in support of student success. • Apply and share knowledge of student affairs and career services resources, assessments, and strategies in leadership transition in the recruitment, training, advising, and supervision of student staff and leaders. • Serve and participate on University committees as assigned or designated. • Position requires participating in 24/7 on-call emergency response rotation. • Other duties as assigned by Dean of Student Affairs.
REQUIREMENTS: • Master's degree in business/business related field or higher education. • 4+ years of experience in a higher education setting and/or experience working in career services and/or corporate recruitment management. • Conceptual knowledge of higher education • Assessment and evaluation experience. • Experience serving on university and campus wide committees. • Experience supervising professional and student para professional staff. • Demonstrated experience working with minoritized communities with a focus in diversity, equity and social justice. • Public speaking and strong communications experience. • Strategic oversight and program direction. • Experience overseeing administrative aspects of a department such as: service delivery, programming, strategic planning, budget authority, office management and records retention. • Well-developed skills in listening to and responding to people from diverse backgrounds across the institutional spectrum that includes students, faculty, administration, staff and community partners.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
DESIRED: • Nationwide professional contacts in both the university and employment sectors. • Understanding of the importance of collecting and maintaining data to support University of Washington Bothell with regard to career services, accreditation and rankings. • Demonstrated experience managing of complex budgets. • Creating and implementing policy. • Risk management. • Professional competencies should include: (examples below) o Leads innovation and change o Collaborates and builds inclusive relationships o Consistent role model for inclusive behavior o Coaches and develops others o Strategic and critical thinking skills o Problem Solving/Analytic skills o Negotiation and collaboration o Experience with creating professional development curriculum with a focus on equity and social justice
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: The director is expected to attend major student activities and events held on campus and in the local community. The director has regular and frequent contact with students as well as faculty, staff, administrators, and external partners. A work schedule that fluctuates due to after-hours activities, meetings, and events is common. The position requires significant evening and weekend commitments throughout the year and, when necessary, participating in 24/7 on-call emergency response rotation. Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check. Must have a valid drivers license.
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Additional Salary Information: Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Internal Number: 159397
About The University of Washington Bothell
If you want to be part of an exceptionally vibrant and exciting environment, then consider a career at University of Washington, Bothell. With nearly 5,000 students and 45 undergraduate & graduate degree programs, the University of Washington Bothell is the fastest-growing four-year public university in the state of Washington. UW Bothell is not only committed to the success of students but also to the success and growth of its faculty and staff. We are quickly becoming the destination of choice for highly qualified and talented individuals who are looking for an exciting, agile and community-oriented workplace to thrive and make a difference.
The Office of Organizational Excellence and Human Resources at UW Bothell is dedicated in supporting the visions of the university through positive and equitable recruitment, retention, advising and professional development.
Information about benefits can be found at http://www.uwb.edu/hr/prospective-candidate/benefits.