DIRECTOR, MOODY COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION CAREER CENTER
To provide strategic and operational leadership and management oversight of the Moody College Career Center and ensure that the mission, vision and objectives of Moody College’s Career Center are met through innovative programs, career development coaching services for students and alumni through outreach efforts with employers and other partners.
GENERALMANAGEMENT: Manage the career center operation to ensure efficient, timely, and effective programs and services to its users. Develop and manage long range operating plans, provide guidance and leadership to staff, including training as needed, staff evaluation, professional development, and related personnel matters. Set and support best-practice mentality for policies and procedures consistent with Moody College and University values, as well as professional practice standards. Manage MCCC operational budgets.
INDUSTRY/CORPORATE RELATIONS: Develop and foster strong, ongoing relationships with leading employers of Moody College students (internships) and graduates (jobs). Build strong corporate partnerships for the College that will generate job and internship opportunities for students that strengthen the reputation of the College within corporate communities and across the UT campus. Work with University and College leadership, provide innovative concepts and planning that innovate the career fair experience for hiring companies and students. Work closely with Moody College leadership and the development office on corporate funding concepts that will support the operations of the department.
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT: Research, develop, launch, evaluate and manage student focused career development programs – workshops, seminars, online education and experiential learning opportunities targeted to the interests and needs of communication students and consistent with the academic objectives of the College.
CAREER ADVISEMENT: Create and oversee innovative engagement with students in terms of career options, internships, professional opportunities, and job search strategies & techniques. Oversee career advisement activities of MCCC professional and on-campus industry/corporate recruitment staff.
ALUMNI RELATIONS: Collaborate with Alumni Relations to develop and execute strategies to identify opportunities to increase alumni engagement with career related programming. Build and manage a user-friendly database of job opportunities for Moody College alumni. Solicit job listings from industry and in partnerships with other relevant job boards.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Maintain appropriate professional affiliations for fostering job and internship opportunities for students and alumni, professional development opportunities for self and staff; and increased knowledge of the professional fields within communication. Serve on appropriate college and university committees and collaborate with other career services and other offices on campus and in the College to achieve the mission of the MCCC.
MARKETING AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT: Direct the review and evaluation of marketing programs of the CDC and all relevant technology in use and the selection and implementation of new technologies in the Career Center, including the job database, online career development education programs, and the Moody Website.
RESEARCH: Direct all MCCC research activities, including the annual employment survey of graduates and the periodic employment survey of alumni five years after graduation.
Master's Degree: Education, educational administration, counseling, or equivalent. 7-10 years’ experience in career services or human resources. At least 3 years’ experience in managing a full-time staff. Experience in developing and executing strategies to deliver results. Strong report writing skills. Demonstrated excitement and commitment to the career development of students. High levels of professionalism with strong interpersonal, organizational and presentation skills required. Ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously, meet deadlines and achieve goals. Ability to travel locally and nationally to employer locations, conferences and other relevant events.
Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Experience working in higher-education. Knowledge of UT's rules and regulations. More than required amount of experience in career services or human resources. More than required amount of experience managing full time staff.
May Work around standard office conditions. Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation, use of manual dexterity. Lift and move standard office files and supplies. Wear appropriate office attire; accept supervision. Work hours may include occasional evenings, weekends and some holidays during peak periods to meet deadlines.
3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
Letter of interest
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