West Chester University, Twardowski Career Development Center
October 2, 2018
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Full Time - Experienced
Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania's Twardowski Career Development Center invites applications for the position of Assistant Director.
This full-time, twelve-month position reports to the Director of the Twardowski Career Development Center within the Division of Student Affairs. The Assistant Director is responsible for providing programs and services in concert with the mission and values of the university and division, which serve to enrich and enhance the educational experiences of all students as they plan their careers and enter into the job market or engage in continuing education. The Assistant Director also provides services for alumni and other special interest groups that address their specific needs.
The primary responsibilities of the Assistant Director are:
Maintain a regular appointment and drop-in schedule with students/alumni to provide individual and group assistance with career and professional development, including, but not limited to, major exploration, internship and job search, graduate school, experiential education, interviewing and networking. Interpret MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory assessments. Conduct mock interviews.
Develop, schedule, and facilitate presentations on a variety of career and professional development topics.
Collaborate with offices and academic departments to plan and deliver workshops, programs and events for designated liaison assignments (e.g., certain colleges, student services offices, student organizations).
Assist students in the use of technology associated with the career exploration and development process, including but not limited to Ram Career Network (Symplicity CSM), MyWorldAbroad, and FOCUS 2.
Review resumes, cover letters, essays, and other application materials in person and online.
Collaboratively plan, organize and deliver career-related programs focused on the unique needs of first-year and sophomore students in the process of choosing or changing majors.
Assist in the design, development and implementation of new initiatives and programs.
Assist with the selection, training, ongoing support, and/or supervision of student employees (e.g., part-time employees, practicum, and intern).
Assist in the identification and oversight of some online resources and software platforms that enhance student learning.
Contribute to the ongoing evaluation and assessment of programs and services, measuring both output and student learning outcomes.
Contribute to monthly and annual reporting on appointments, drop-ins, programs and collaborations.
Maintain active membership in professional organizations to stay up to date on trends in career counseling, student needs and the job market.
Serve on university committees.
Occasional travel, some evening and weekend work is required.
1-2 years of experience in a higher education career development setting or a closely related field.
Master's degree in counseling, higher education/student affairs or a related discipline by December 2018.
Demonstrated experience providing career development support and guidance in individual and group settings.
Excellent written and verbal communication, collaboration, organization and project management skills.
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, as well as exposure to career management software.
Knowledge of counseling and career development theories and techniques, including use of career assessment tools such as the Strong Interest Inventory, FOCUS 2 and MBTI.
Proficiency with Handshake and other career software platforms that promote student and alumni interaction.
Demonstrated ability to interact with a diverse group of constituents.
Experience supporting exploratory/undeclared students in exploring potential majors.
Knowledge of varied approaches to career and professional development needs for individuals with special needs, such as underrepresented minority students, neuro-diverse students, non-traditional students, veterans and first generation students.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits package including tuition fee waiver for self and dependents.