Rutgers University-Newark, an urban public research university and anchor institution, located in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise, is seeking an Associate Director for the Career Development Center – Newark. Reporting to the Executive Director of the Career Development Center, the Associate Director of Campus Engagement is responsible for a wide range of management, campus engagement, and coaching functions. The Associate Director position contributes to the mission and goals of Career Services by providing overall leadership for all aspects of relations with internal partners and recruitment, including program development, management, career education (career exploration and career readiness), and curriculum development. The Associate Director manages professional staff and student employees, directs all curricular initiatives integrating career development, and delivers career readiness focused advising and programs. As a member of the Career Services leadership team, the Associate Director of Campus Engagement will work closely with the Executive Director, to ensure that career development and coaching services remain consistent and are serving the broader mission of RU-N Career Development Center. The duties of the Associate Director include but not limited to; -Oversee all career readiness initiatives, including the development of new programs/initiatives related to incorporating career readiness into CDC programming and other campus programming, as well as training campus partners in career readiness and career development concepts. -Responsible for career development within the Career Readiness area of Career Services. -Oversee external professional development opportunities, in-service training for staff, and online career development services. -Structures programming that connects Rutgers-Newark students to career readiness information. -Works closely with the Executive Director on technology management and marketing, including overseeing the Handshake platform deployment within the area and researching and assessing emerging career coaching technology solutions and online counseling tools and programs. -Works closely with the Executive Director on all learning outcomes and curricular development, which are critical in addressing the career preparation and career readiness of Rutgers-Newark students. Please visit our website: https://www.newark.rutgers.edu/student-affairs
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a Master's degree in a specific academic discipline, student development, higher education; or an equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of student development, with a proven track record of developing and stewarding relationships with a wide variety of constituencies, Also, a minimum of three years of progressive professional experience in career services, college recruiting, business development, corporate relations, or academic administration within a university setting; excellent communication skills; and computer literacy.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong understanding of career development theories, career coaching, and current career services approaches. Candidates should also have knowledge of employment laws (e.g., AA/EEO, Fair Labor Standards) and higher education laws (e.g., FERPA); familiarity with technology, particularly Microsoft Office, Career Development platforms, and social networking tools; strong oral, presentation and written professional communication skills, and the ability to travel out-of-state, visit local employers and work some evenings and weekends.
The Associate Director should have a facility with career services software, such as internship and employer database systems.
Handshake, Symplicity, etc.) and career assessment instruments (i.e., FOCUS, Myers-Briggs, etc.), as well as emerging social media and online teaching platforms.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Must be willing and available to work some nights and weekends as well as travel when needed.
Posting Number: 20ST0042
Location: Rutgers University-Newark
Internal Number: 108883
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.