The Associate Director Career Development is responsible for managing career development services and leads a team of five consultants by creating integrated strategies, plan and programs to equip alumni, graduate and undergraduate students with relevant knowledge to conduct career planning, develop personal branding, and increase job search skills; develops programs and events that will enhance the Career Center's goals and strategies planning, job search and employment negotiations; works with Career Center staff, TCU faculty, parents of TCU students and Alumni to develop internship and full-time career opportunities.
Duties and Essential Job Functions:
Provides career development knowledge by assisting students in developing a career path and equipping them with the necessary tools to maintain their career path; providing for individual and group career advising sessions; overseeing the administering and interpreting of career assessment instruments, assisting clients with web-based career management programs; planning and implementing workshops and presentations.
Performs outreach to non-student constituencies of the department by serving as a liaison to other departments of the university, off-campus organizations, and alumni and parents.
Promotes career development practices by reviewing career advising policies and procedures; evaluating new career development techniques and technology and recommending changes; planning and implementing career enhancing workshops and on-campus recruiting activities; researching and providing career development resources and assessments; overseeing the development and maintenance of the career resource center.
Manages and oversees the career development activities by monitoring, scheduling and evaluating the activities of career advisors; preparing, monitoring and reporting budgetary expenditures and resource allocation.
Tracks career development accountability and effectiveness by documenting appointments; creating evaluation instruments and compiling and reporting students' evaluations of their development experiences.
Maintains staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting and training employees; maintaining a safe, secure and legal work environment; developing personal growth opportunities.
Accomplishes staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring and appraising job results; coaching, counseling and disciplining employees; developing, coordinating and enforcing systems, policies, procedures and productivity standards.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Master's degree in counseling, psychology, education or business or a related field.
5 plus years of experience in leadership and strategic planning in a business environment or higher education institution, including career development and student engagement, program creation and implementation, budget management and supervision of staff.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of department specific software.
Knowledge of customer service techniques.
Skill in organizational agility, strategic planning, and communication skills.
Skill in analytical and leadership development.
Skill in developing collaborative relationships with academic colleges.
Skill in employer development.
Skill in written communication.
Skill in social media navigation.
Skill in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Skill in effective presentation and interpersonal relationship techniques.
Ability to facilitate problem resolution, foster confidence and trust, work independently as a team member and manage confidential information and sensitive situations.
Ability to work independently as a team member and manage confidential information and sensitive situations.
Ability to review and make recommendations to improve and streamline processes.
Ability to train and lead staff.
Ability to design and implement programs.
Ability to plan and execute events and programs.
Ability to provide career advice to alumni, undergraduate and graduate students.