The Assistant Director serves as Career Center liaison to the College of Engineering. The Assistant Director will be accountable for the coordination, supervision and reporting of all college-based career services. The Assistant Director is also a member of the Director’s Advisory Council that collaboratively provides leadership for center-wide activities, policies and procedures in order to effectively deliver comprehensive career development and employment services.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Advising (35%): Provide students and recent graduates with individual assistance in defining career options, developing employment skills and job searching. Assist students in identifying print and electronic career resources, which match their career interests. Advise students through in-person meetings as well as online consultation.
Programming (25%): Develop, coordinate and facilitate training and skill development workshops to include resume preparation, job search strategies, and employer research and interview skills. Present to large and small groups through classroom presentations, center-sponsored workshops, student group outreach and other customized programs.
Employer Relations (25%): Work with the Employer Relations Associate to build partnerships between the University and external constituents (business, public sector and non-profit entities). Facilitate employment connections through the promotion of on-campus interviews, internship/job listings, employer resume referrals, career fairs, and career meet-up events. Serve as chair of the Engineering Career Fair planning committee.
College/University Relations (10%): Work with and advise faculty, college administrators and other university personnel on opportunities for enhancing students’ career development and participation in experiential learning. Maintain existing quality relationships and develop new contacts through outreach efforts, communication and ongoing assessment of needs. Coordinate follow-up studies of recent graduates with college contacts to determine first destination status.
Additional Responsibilities (5%):The Assistant Director will co-supervise a classified staff member, a Program Assistant. The Assistant Director will also:
Lead and/or support designated center-wide initiatives.
Participate in staff meetings, team projects and other planning activities.
Complete an annual performance evaluation.
Take part in professional development.
The Assistant Director will provide additional services as assigned by the Associate Director.
Letter of interest (documents may be addressed to Pat Hudgins, Associate Director)
Names, emails and phone numbers of three professional references
Screening of applicants begins immediately. For best consideration, apply by March 2, 2020.
Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Background check required. Kansas State University actively seeks diversity among its employees.
Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.
In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
Requires a bachelor's degree and 3 years’ experience in university student services, teaching, human resource management or related field.
Excellent communication skills
Strong Interpersonal skills
About Kansas State University
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