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The Career Center (TCC), a unit within the Division of Student Affairs, provides all Illinois students collaborative and innovative programs, services, and resources focused on career and professional development that educates and empowers them to become thriving professionals in the global community. The Career Center staff is committed to supporting students from all backgrounds and promoting inclusiveness on campus.
Primary Position Function/Summary: The Assistant Director is a member of the Career Education team and specifically focuses on leading outreach to academic departments and courses, student affairs units, and other campus partners for career development programming and services. The Assistant Director also conducts individual career coaching appointments; plans and presents programs and workshops; contributes content to print and virtual resources; and has direct contact with students on a daily basis in a variety of settings.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Direct Service to Students (50%)
Coach students one-on-one and in groups regarding career exploration and decision-making, preparation for professional/graduate school, and finding jobs and internships
Develop and provide workshops and programming for all students
Oversee staffing of information tables in collaboration with Career Education Team to promote services and raise awareness of the benefit of engaging in career development activities that enhance career readiness
Coordinate large scale outreach events and determine strategic participation at campus events that draw large student audiences
Campus Outreach and Collaboration (30%)
Develop, maintain, and actively cultivate relationships with campus colleagues and stakeholders to advance career education initiatives
Lead specific outreach strategies to engage campus units that serve underrepresented student populations to ensure access and equity for all students
Organize, schedule, and serve as primary point of contact for presentation requests from campus partners and student organizations
Contribute to career education activities across the broader career services community at Illinois
Serve as a resource and contact for introductory, capstone, and career preparation courses, including dozens of General Studies 101 classes
Provide assistance to colleagues with the planning of career fairs and other events
Supervision and Contribution to Unit Mission and Values (20%)
Supervise and perform timely performance evaluations for student staff reporting to position
Assess services and programs to determine student learning outcomes and facilitate continuous improvement
Contribute to the design, creation, and maintenance of print and online resources
Participate in professional development activities and associations
1-3 years of work experience, which may include time as graduate assistant
Experience that demonstrates understanding of diverse populations and knowledge of cultural differences
Experience creating and facilitating educational workshops and/or delivering public presentations
Experience in higher education, career coaching/advising, and/or working with college students
Experience that demonstrates understanding of career and student development theory and practice
Experience developing and maintaining professional relationships
Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent verbal, public speaking, writing, and listening skills
Strong multi-cultural competence with sensitivity to differences and ability to engage diverse students, staff and stakeholders
Highly motivated to listen and respond to student needs
Demonstrated ability to learn, seek guidance, and receive feedback
Ability to work independently and use sound judgement
Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
Ability to handle multiple work priorities
Ability to effectively use information technology, online resources, and information management tools and comfortable learning new technologies
Creative problem-solving skills and ability to contribute to innovation and change management
Confirmed collegial style of leadership and ability to build consensus and collaboration
Ability to interpret data to inform strategic decisions
Internal Number: 116040
About University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
The Career Center at Illinois is nationally recognized for excellence in career services that empowers students to connect their “Illinois experience” with their future aspirations.
The Career Center provides all Illinois students collaborative and innovative programs, services, and resources focused on career and professional development that educates and empowers them to become thriving professionals in the global community.
The Career Center is committed to:
Excellence, Integrity and Professional Ethics
Career and Professional Development
Empowering and Engaging Students
Experiential, Transformative, and Life-long Learning
Connecting Education and Careers
Welcoming, Open, and Inclusive Environment
Collaboration and Innovation
Service and Contribution to Community
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