The McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia is now accepting applications for a Senior Assistant Director for Career Development to serve as an integral member of Commerce Career Services (CCS). As part of a dynamic team committed to providing exceptional service to students and employers, the Senior Assistant Director must be an innovative, enthusiastic and results-oriented team player. They will lead career advising and programming for both the M.S. in Management of Information Technology and the M.S. in Business Analytics one year master's programs. Although the Senior Assistant Director for Career Development will focus on services for graduate students, he or she will also interact with, coach and serve undergraduate students in the overall support of the career coaching team.
Additionally, this position will serve as the internal advising lead for technology-related careers including IT and business analytics and will develop resources and programs to expose undergraduate and graduate students to companies and opportunities in these areas. Strategic collaboration with faculty, alumni, employers and affiliate career offices will be key along with maintaining up-to-date knowledge and information about technology careers through ongoing research and interactions with alumni and industry professionals.
The Senior Assistant Director for Career Development will consult with graduate students in the M.S. in MIT program on an individual basis as well as conduct and host programs and workshops that will support the evolving needs of this population. M.S. in MIT students are typically working professionals with a minimum of two years of work experience that includes significant managerial or technical involvement with IT.
Of equal importance, the Sr. Assistant Director will serve as the McIntire career coaching lead for the M.S. in Business Analytics Program, which also attracts working professionals with a minimum of two years of work experience, and will collaborate closely with career services’ partners at the Darden School of Business in the creation and execution of robust and innovative career development initiatives.
Serve as a vital member of the CCS Career Development team, collaborating on student advising and career coaching initiatives, programs, and employer visits. Coaching includes assistance with career exploration and research, resume writing, networking, interviewing skills, online media presence, job search strategies and offer evaluations.
Create and execute a wide variety of engaging and interactive career-related workshops, often involving industry partners and alumni. Recruit alumni and industry representatives to participate in classes and programs designed to assist students with career exploration, industry/career education, opportunity searching, networking, interviewing, professional preparedness and other areas of topical importance. Continuously assess programs to determine student learning outcomes and facilitate continuous improvements.
The McIntire School of Commerce is regarded as one of the nation's finest business schools, offering world-class programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level. ?With a commitment to excellence, an innovative spirit, an integrative perspective, an appreciation of the globalization of business, and strong sense of community, the School's vision is to develop students into leaders who successfully live, work, compete, and contribute in the new global reality.
Master’s degree in counseling, student affairs, higher education or a related field/industry experience. Candidates with degrees in other areas will be considered provided they have relevant work experience.
Minimum of five-years of professional experience in a career services or relevant industry setting involving advising/coaching, program development or recruiting.
Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
Demonstrated ability to perform with a high degree of professionalism in all work settings and functions including all interactions with students, employers, faculty and alumni.
Ability to manage multiple projects (multi-task), solid planning and organizational skills, high degree of quality and attention to detail is critical.
Evidence of demonstrated initiative in devising process improvements, programs, and resources.
Proficient computer skills, basic Excel and PowerPoint knowledge is helpful along with familiarity with relevant career service technologies.
Undergraduate degree or coursework in analytics, computer science or information technology.
Entrepreneurial mind set and customer-service oriented, with the ability manifest a genuine passion for helping students develop personally and professionally along with a proven ability to build collaborative and highly productive relationships with multiple stakeholders.
Experience with Salesforce preferred.
The selected candidate must have the availability to work evenings and occasional weekends as necessary (most career-related programs occur after 5:00pm) and to travel, upon occasion, to locations outside of Charlottesville to meet with students and represent McIntire at various events.
Internal Number: R0012120
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