Advising/Counseling, Career Education/Services, Staff/Administrative
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General Statement of Duties: The Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Career Services and Advising Center. The Director will develop and lead the implementation of departmental programs, services, and workshops and participate in the development of University-wide policies, practices, and procedures for career and academic advising. The Director will also conduct outreach to and communication with local and regional constituencies, academic departments, and alumni.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Career Services and Advising Center.
Develops and leads the implementation of campus-wide, comprehensive career and academic advising programs, services, and workshops.
Collaborates with faculty, alumni relations, and other constituencies to develop and implement core career competencies, career maps, and career fairs.
Coordinates academic advising for undeclared and transfer students, and develops and leads the implementation of a unified approach to major exploration for undeclared pre-majors.
Participates in the development and implementation of University policies, practices, and procedures for career services and academic advising, and maintains a faculty handbook for the same.
Responsible for the preparation and management of the Center’s budget and an annual report that assesses the efficacy of the department’s programs, services, and workshops.
Recruits, selects, supervises, and evaluates departmental staff. Where appropriate delegates the recruitment, selection, and supervision of student workers, including graduate assistants.
Develops and maintains web-based services that include career- and advising-related resources, and collects and publishes the four-year plans of study for each academic major.
Manages the referral of students to other academic and student support services as needed.
Serves on appropriate University and unit committees, and conducts outreach to local and regional constituencies, academic departments, alumni relations, and student organizations.
Represents the University at national and regional meetings, conferences, and associations.
Other duties as assigned by the Assistant to the Provost.
Master’s degree in relevant field required, with 3 to 5 years of proven professional experience at the Assistant or Associate Director or Director level.
Preference for bilingual, Spanish-speaking candidates as well as experience working with diverse student populations.
Demonstrated familiarity with the latest scholarship on career and student development and the ability to transform theory into practice.
Excellent interpersonal, presentation, written and oral communication, and administrative skills and an ability to work in a collaborative environment.
Leadership and organizational skills in planning the operation of a student support center.
Experience in working with or implementing technology into career services and course-registration advising.
Experience with budget preparation and management, as well as assessment in a higher education setting.
Ability to perform the above duties with or without reasonable accommodations.
Must be able to satisfactorily pass a check conducted by the Criminal History Systems Board (CORI) as well as a completed background check satisfactory to the university.
About Fitchburg State University
Fitchburg State University, located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, is a public institution dedicated to integrating high-quality professional programs with strong liberal arts and sciences studies. Founded in 1894, the university now has more than 30 undergraduate programs and 22 master's degree programs, and 7,000 full and part-time students.