The Office of Undergraduate Advising (OUA) is looking for a community minded, collaborative individual to fill this newly created role. Working closely with career services professionals across campus, the Assistant Director for Career Services Training and Communication will serve as the campus-level point person for career services staff training and professional development, as well as help coordinate cross-campus communication efforts related to career services. The new Assistant Director will serve as a key member of the Office of Undergraduate Advising leadership team, and we are excited to meet with candidates who demonstrate understanding of career services at a large decentralized university, understand career development across the lifespan, and are eager to lead through a collaborative and facilitative approach.
The Office of Undergraduate Advising (OUA) was created in 2011 to coordinate and improve advising for undergraduate students. In 2018, the mission of the office was expanded to to provide leadership and coordination of Career Services. OUA is responsible for training, communication, assessment, technology and standards servicing the campus-wide advising and career services communities. The office also oversees units that provide direct undergraduate advising and/or career services: the Cross-College Advising Service, which includes the Career Exploration Center, and the Centers for Pre-health & Pre-law Advising. The Office of Undergraduate Advising reports to the Provost through the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning.
Serve as the campus-level point person for career services staff training, professional development and community building:
Help develop and support a comprehensive campus-wide training, professional development, and recognition program for career services staff and leaders. Create new professional development programming for career services professionals to address current gaps.
Help develop and identify competencies and expectations for campus career services professionals.
Develop and implement comprehensive community-building strategy for career services community development.
Develop strategies for relationship building and networking between career and academic advisors.
Serving on and/or leading campus-wide committees related to career community development, training, and communication.
Serve as connector to national professional organizations for those who work with career services (NACE, NCDA, etc) and develop grants program to foster and support those connections.
Serve as the campus-level point person for student and parent-facing career related communications
Collaborate with career advising units to promote the value and purpose of career development in the student experience.
Coordinate and assist in campus-wide communication efforts to develop and implement direct communication to students and parents about the value of career development, including but not limited to, social media, website, direct emails and SOAR presentations.
Create and maintain content for advising.wisc.edu and careers.wisc.edu; both staff and student versions. Act as list administrator for firstname.lastname@example.org.
Optimize the marketing of Handshake to maximize student engagement with the system
Key member of the Office of Undergraduate Advising leadership team:
Participate as a member of the Office of Undergraduate Advising¿s core leadership team, contribute significantly to the development of the organization's mission, vision and strategic priorities.
Advise the Director and Associate Directors on key decisions related to student-facing Career Services
Lead significant campus-level projects and initiatives as requested
Other duties as requested or assigned.
DEGREE AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION: Bachelor's degree required, Master's Degree or equivalent preferred
MINIMUM YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:
Three to five years of experience in one or more of the following: training, leadership, administration, counseling, advising, employer relations and/or communications within the private or public sector. Experience in career services and/or higher education context highly desirable.
Personal and professional commitment to creating an equitable and inclusive climate and socially just programs and services required.
Ability to lead in a collaborative, facilitative manner
Demonstrated understanding of career services at a large decentralized university.
Demonstrated effectiveness working in a decentralized organizational environment, leading from a collaborative and facilitative vantage point, acting as a community organizer.
Demonstrated understanding of student career development and/or career development across the lifespan.
Demonstrated public speaking, group facilitation, and interpersonal communication excellence.
Demonstrated potential to develop and implement communications strategies including web, social, print, and presentations.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.