Associate Director for Career Services, Engineering & Technology Innovation Management-2012149
Engineering & Technology Innovation Management (ETIM) is seeking to hire an Associate Director, Career Services to join their team. This position provides career development counseling and advising to graduate students and alumni of the Master of Science in Engineering & Technology Innovation Management program.
In this role, you will be counseling students individually and in groups to prepare them for a successful job search, providing advice and assistance for internship and full-time employment seeking, preparing and presenting workshops on job-related activities, meeting with potential employers to promote the program and its students to increase employment opportunities, organizing events, coordinating internship programs and maintaining student records. You will provide administrative support to facilitate the smooth functioning of career services responsibilities and work as a liaison with the Career & Professional Development Center (CPDC) and College of Engineering graduate school career consultants. You will lead process improvement efforts to meet demands during peak times to ensure efficiency and effectiveness.
You will report to the Executive Director of the ETIM and share information about changes affecting their reporting area to the director in order to be an information resource on administrative matters. This enables open communication and changes across programs within the department as necessary.
Your core responsibilities will include:
Advises students and alumni on career-related issues, teaches job search skills, organizes, creates and leads workshops and career-related activities and events. Meets with employers both on and off-campus to market the program and its students, identifies and solicits employers to increase employment opportunities for students in the Information Systems program;
Leads process improvement efforts including: identifying needs, assembling teams, creating schedules and workplace requirements, conducting analysis and recommending optimal solutions and implementation. Evaluates success of process improvements. Improvements may include the development of new processes and procedures, the development or modifications of information systems within the office. Provides progress reports and recommendations to the director and works closely with the CPDC;
Works with program directors, admissions, alumni and employer relations staff to improve and enhance the lifecycle of student enrollment; organizes application process of internship fellowships and participates in Admissions committee;
Provides support as required and assists in the development and implementation of events and functions related to career services. Performs other duties as required.
Bachelor's degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education, Counseling, Technology, Business, or related field or equivalent combination of training and experience. Master's preferred;
Must have a valid U.S. driver's license;
One to three years in student services such as career services, student counseling, student programming in a university setting, or related work in technology and or business required; Three to five years of relevant experience preferred;
Experience developing potential employer contacts in the technology and business industries;
Ability to create and initiate projects and interact at high levels with potential and current students and employers;
Knowledge of employment markets, hiring trends, marketing methods (for both services and products);
Ability to manage others, participate as a team leader and team member, direct projects from start to finish;
Must possess excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills, and interpersonal communication;
Ability to prioritize projects and meet deadlines, maintain accurate and detailed records, and manage activities;
Must maintain confidentiality regarding student, employer, alumni, and office information;
Evening and weekend hours may be required during recruiting season;
Ability to work under pressure with frequent interruptions, meet deadlines, prioritize and delegate work, and deal with people professionally and effectively, while remaining calm and project oriented.
Internal Number: 2012149
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