To assist the Director of the Career Development Center in the daily operation of the department. Primary roles include: first point of contact with students, parents, alumni, employers, staff, and faculty regarding career-related matters; Assistant Director will counsel students on career-related matters and assist with the supervision of work-grants. Will assist students, alumni, employers with computer applications; and the Four-Year Plan; work with Director on different committees, events, and programs to provide a variety of services to the students and extended College community.
Guide students and alumni through career advisement in:
Discovering their values, interests, personality and skills related to careers, exploring possible careers, ambitious goal setting and action planning.
Administering and interpreting assessments linking dispositions, preferences, and values to an academic and career path.
Suggesting experiences and interventions to enhance their holistic development and competitiveness.
Oversees daily management and training of student assistants, reception, student, and staff use of the career resource center and office-wide operations.
Utilize the Colleges online systems (Handshake and Focus2) in conjunction with student and employer needs; performs electronic updates of student data, tracking departmental statistics, and building surveys.
Develop and implement leadership series and programming in conjunction with Student Leadership & Engagement and other Student Affairs offices.
Lead workshops and class presentations in resume writing, cover letter development, job skills, interview tactics, professional decorum and graduate school preparation students, alumni, employers, and parents.
With the Director, initiates opportunities by integrating and infusing employers and alumni in the campus experience with Athletics, Student Services, Academic Departments, Registrar, Alumni Services, Institutional Research, Institutional Advancement, and faculty.
Initiating and maintaining contacts with employers to develop relationships.
Identify, educate and cultivate relationships with industries, organizations, non-profits and business sectors in the area to develop employment and internship sites.
Planning and organizing various information sessions, Job and Networking Fairs, on-campus interviewing sessions and held each semester.
Work closely with Center for Advising and Core Experience with undecided first year students.
Assist in the management of weekly/bi-weekly Career Development Center functions, to include promotional emails, interview location arrangements, scheduling, training of student assistants and volunteers, assessment/survey administration, telemarketing, and student outreach initiatives.
Proactively engage student leaders and their organizations in career and professional development programs, particularly those which involve employers and alumni.
Contribute to the effort to initiate, maintain, and grow relationships with external employers, internship host sites, and professional associations. Represent office and Flagler College at community events and at national/regional/state conferences as assigned.
Assist in other office functions, including but not limited to, career and networking fairs, etiquette dinners and leadership trainings.
Assist the Director of the Career Development Center and Dean of Student Engagement & Career Development on different committees, events, and programs/workshops to provide a variety of services to the students and extended College community.
Serves on College committees as needed.
Answer inquires or requests from students and others in person, by telephone, email or in writing.
Assist students, alumni, employers with computer applications.
Masters degree in college student personnel or closely-related field
2-3 years or professional, post-graduate experience in the field of career planning and in a college setting
An understanding of and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
Ability to support and understand the needs of students from diverse backgrounds
Proven prior office experience with emphasis on one-on-one interactions required
Academic office setting experience preferred
Professional and effective verbal and written communication skills, with an emphasis on active listening skills
Organizational skills and accurate record keeping/data entry are essential
Analytical skills for the review of documents and student files
Knowledge of Word, Excel, using the Internet and report writing skills are necessary
Patience and empathy for students, parents, and other constituents; must be congenial and respectful under stressful conditions
Must be able to multi-take and deal with frequent interruptions and maintain a professional, caring persona
Must demonstrate a strong work ethic and team focus
Maintain productive and effective, inclusive working relationships amongst diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, students, and other internal and external constituents
Must possess a willingness to implement and/or learn new software systems and remain proficient and current with upgrades and changes
Flagler College is committed to diversity, inclusion, and pursuit of higher education with adherence to high ethical standards. It is the policy of Flagler College not to discriminate in admission, treatment, or access to, or employment in, its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other protected characteristic.