The College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) at the University of Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. The mission of the College is to promote health and wellness across the lifespan. The AHS research, teaching, and service programs were designed to improve the quality of life of people of all ages and cultures, promote the development of healthy communities, and help people with disabilities live full and independent lives. AHS has nationally recognized units in their fields, and is home to the Departments of Kinesiology and Community Health; Recreation, Sport and Tourism; and Speech and Hearing Science. One of the college’s top priorities is to provide valuable career services to undergraduate and graduate students in the college.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.
PRIMARY POSITION FUNCTION/SUMMARY
The College of AHS is seeking an innovative, dynamic and experienced leader who will create and manage comprehensive programs and services for the career development of AHS students. Programs and services are designed to assist students in successfully exploring, developing, and securing career and other post-graduation opportunities.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Direct, manage, and supervise all career development services for the College of AHS – develop content for and oversee maintenance of AHS career services webpage; create curricula and teach career development courses and workshops for students; provide career advising to students; develop and oversee all on-campus recruiting events, including scheduling recruiting events, monitoring schedules and space, coordinating recruiter visits, facilitating pre-employment testing, etc.; build and maintain relationships with corporate representatives and recruiters, as well as alumni who may want to recruit AHS students for internship and full-time positions; collaborate with departments to secure new internship experiences; manage career fairs; develop content for and distribute recruiting materials that promote hiring of AHS students; contribute to career services management systems (e.g., Handshake).
Build vital relationships with AHS faculty, advisors, members of campus career services community and industry/government/non-profit partners; work with and assist AHS faculty/staff in developing, planning, coordinating and implementing existing and future college-wide and department-specific career activities, services and initiatives; collaborate with career services personnel in the Disability Resources and Educational Services division and the Chez Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education.
Hire, train, and supervise staff members and interns
Compile statistics, administer surveys, write reports, and provide data to College of AHS, campus, and external audiences.
Serve on relevant campus committees and be actively engaged with applicable professional organizations; support donor relations and fundraising initiatives
Perform other related duties that further the mission of the college.
Three years of relevant professional work experience in a health, sport, or recreation-related field or work experience including advising/counseling experience related to career and student development or corporate recruitment.
Experience leading, developing, and presenting programs, workshops, and/or teaching courses
Master’s Degree (or higher) in an applied health field, counseling related field, educational administration/leadership, human resources, communications, or similar fields
Experience with databases, assessment, and tracking of job placements.
Demonstrated experience in effective collaboration and communication with students, faculty, administrators and external constituents.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Demonstrated strengths must include strong leadership ability, exceptional speaking and writing skills, and propensity for teamwork.
An understanding of the needs and concerns of college students and a passion for working with them.
Knowledge of career service software.
Significant intercultural skills and experience with diverse populations.
Internal Number: 112152
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