Career Services, Human Resource/Staffing, Recruiting/Talent Acquisition
The University of Virginia Career Center (herein Career Center) is seeking an Assistant Director to engage and support students in the discovery and pursuit of meaningful lives. We do this in a team environment while adhering to our core values and guiding principles.
The Assistant Director is a member of the Employer Relations Team, a group of professionals assigned the responsibility for successful employer relations including: acting as ambassadors to the employment community, engaging in relationships with recruiters, and keeping abreast of developments in local, national, and international career trends as they pertain to the career interests of students.
The Assistant Director (supporting Career Communities and focusing on Business and Technology) will provide direct counseling and advising to students, contribute to the design and implementation of programs, and support the administration of academic, alumni, and employer partnerships. Unique projects may include:
Technology Programming: Leading the development and implementation of technology focused programs that support the growth and development of students considering technology as a career path. Designing programs that support students interested in the broader world of technology.
Leading Skills Focused Academies: Contributing to the design and implementation of industry-focused academies that support exploration, discovery, and skill-development.
Business Programming: Leading the development and implementation of business focused programs that support the growth and development of students considering business as a career path. Designing programs that support students interested in the broader world of business.
Career Counseling and Advising (40%)
Provides direct student service through individual appointments, group advising, and walk-in sessions. Individual advising involves extensive counseling, coaching, and advising for students at all stages of career development including academic major and career choices, internships, resume writing, industry and employer research, interviewing skills, networking and job search strategies.
Teaches portions of career development classes or career exploration and job search workshops, as needed.
Utilizes a range of assessments including Career Leader, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Clifton Strengths, and Strong Interest Inventory to help students gain clarity of interests, target occupations and increase career-readiness.
Collaborates with faculty, especially in the College of Arts & Sciences, to collect and deliver industry specific information connecting majors and careers. Develops and markets industry and career community specific programming and resources to faculty and students.
Engages with employers to collect and disseminate industry and career community related information to students.
Programming & Communications (40%)
Contributes to large group programs designed to engage students in the career development process including resume clinics, career conferences, panels, open houses and week-long programming series.
Develops partnerships and responds to programming requests from student organizations and faculty.
Develops programs to address emerging needs related to the development of career communities; manages logistical details of each program and event.
Researches, develops and delivers industry-specific panels and programs consisting of faculty, employers, staff, and alumni.
Utilizes social media and technology to brand career communities and increase awareness of career resources, programs, opportunities, and meaningful connections between students and alumni.
Designs and implements engaging, hands-on courses that support the career discovery process, while also contributing to skill development.
Provides operational support and employer outreach for specialized courses and programs.
Administration and Partnerships (20%)
Collaborates with the Employer Relations and the Internship Placement Program (IPP) team to engage targeted employers and alumni in internships and Business courses for Arts & Sciences students (COMM 1100: Exploring the World of Business, the UVA DC Business Academy, Data Analytics Academy and others).
Serves on working teams to support new initiatives involving career development and implementation of career communities.
Supports Career Center efforts to develop relevant content and more extensively utilize technology in the delivery of student career-related and industry specific programs and services; develops newsletters and implements marketing recommendations to reach students more effectively; in collaboration with other Career Center staff, provides benchmarking and recommendations regarding priorities for technology service delivery.
Leads and works with Career Center team members to develop new and edit existing content for website, published resources and industry and community area information.
Attends and contributes to counselor group, staff, and core team meetings to share information and grow professionally, and to help develop and improve program offerings.
This is a term limited, two year position, renewable based on continued funding and performance. The anticipated hiring range is $52,000-$56,000 commensurate with education and qualifications.Review of applications will begin May 20, but the position remains open until filled.
Master’s degree in counseling, higher education administration or related field
At least 2 years of experience providing career counseling or advising services in a college/university setting or at least 4 years of career counseling or programming experience in a student-development setting or 4 years related professional experience
Strong customer service orientation; ability to assume responsibility and take initiative
Proven ability to design and present programs/workshops
Experience building partnerships with external entities and ability to work effectively with alumni, faculty, and employers
Well-developed organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects
Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills; strong oral and written communication skills
Microsoft Office Suite
Entrepreneurial, creative, and innovative spirit; able to adapt to change in a fast-paced environment
Multicultural awareness and competence, and ability to work in a diverse environment and serve constituents from a wide variety of backgrounds
Knowledge in the use of career assessment tools including Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, Career Leader, Clifton Strengths, etc.
Knowledge of trends in career development, economy, effective interventions, technology, and higher education networks
Strong knowledge of technology industry, including needs of employers and emerging trends