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The associate director is a member of the Career Center leadership team and collaboratively works to provide leadership and vision for the Career Center in the establishment of programming, policy, procedures, and assessment to effectively deliver a comprehensive experiential learning program focused on professional development. The associate director oversees three major program areas in experiential learning: Internships, Work U, and Student Employment. The associate director will work with the experiential learning and employer relations teams to identify, establish, and nurture partnerships with employers designed to enhance relationships with the university. The associate director will also be responsible for establishing strong partnerships with internal partners focused on growing experiential learning and professional development for our students. The associate director will manage experiential learning program operations, conduct program assessment and evaluation, and lead strategic planning efforts for experiential learning focused on professional development. We are looking for an innovative leader with a proven track record of building new programs and re envisioning existing programs in order to take them to the next level.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Use research, best practices, and innovative thinking to expand/refine a comprehensive experiential learning program including internships, Work U, and student employment
Design and implement strategies to increase/scale quality opportunities, developing a continuum of experiential learning for our students.
Collaborate with faculty/college administrators to further enhance the student and employer experience for experiential learning opportunities focused on professional development.
Work collaboratively with faculty and administration to create policy and procedures for ensuring the academic quality and integrity of experiential learning opportunities focused on professional development.
Work with experiential learning team to develop and implement a university-wide campaign and outreach programming to increase the awareness and benefits of participation in experiential learning focused on professional development.
Develop and implement a fundraising strategy to open access to experiential learning opportunities focused on professional development to all students who want to participate.
Work closely with the Employer Relations team to ensure a mutual understanding and coordination of goals and objectives.
Manage the day-to-day operations of the Experiential Learning Team.
Oversee evaluation and accountability procedures, collect and analyze data, prepare reports on the status and impact of experiential learning programs.
Required Application Materials: Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications for this position. Attach a resume that includes employment history (including dates of employment).
Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in student affairs, human resource management, or related fields or equivalent combination of professional experience and education.
Five years of experience in career services or as part of a human resources or other relevant team in an employer setting
One or more years of leadership and management experience
Master’s degree with emphasis in student affairs, human resource management or related field
Two or more years of leadership and management experience
Experience in program assessment, evaluation, and data analysis
The successful candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Exceptional organization, written and oral communication skills
history of building high functioning teams, identifying individual strengths, and developing talent
A motivational and enthusiastic work style
The ability to work in a fast paced environment with a broad range of internal and external constituents
Ability to oversee multiple tasks with attention to detail
Proven track record of building strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Experience in participating or leading strategic planning efforts or programs or organizations
Interest, experience, and/or ability to promote cultural competency and/or diversity
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: This is the entry level salary. Salary is negotiable depending on experience. An excellent benefits package is available for eligible employees.
Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at https://hrs.boisestate.edu/benefits/.