Drew University seeks applications for the Director of the Drew University Career Center. This role supports the goals, objectives, and outcomes of Launch through their leadership and oversight of the Center’s innovative community engagement, immersive learning, and equitable support mechanisms for its facilitation of students’ and alumnx’s career and professional development. This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Associate Provost for Immersive Learning & Career Design.
Bachelor’s degree required; master’s or Ph.D. preferred; any field.
A 5-year or longer record of achieving success in organizational facilitation of career development, experiential learning, PD training or instructional design, corporate university recruiting, workforce initiatives, or a related field.
The ability to develop collaboratively the vision, leadership, and strategic direction to the Career Center and its co-leadership of the Drew University Launch approach, including a focus on community development, immersive learning, and equitable access and support.
The desire and ability to identify, outreach to, engage, and work with external constituents of the University, including alumnx, family members, employers, and other community members, to involve them in the facilitation of Drew students’ immersive learning opportunities.
The desire and ability to work with and across academic departments and a broad range of constituencies, including students, faculty, staff, alumnx, employers, and other community members, to meet strategic objectives and accomplish organizational goals, all in the best interests of Drew University students and alumnx.
A demonstrated collegial style of leadership; a honed ability to convene key stakeholders around a cause.
Extensive knowledge and understanding of current and developing issues relevant to higher education and university career services.
Demonstrated skills and comfort in developing relevant, attractive, accessible curricula, preferably digitally, on career or professional development or related content.
A breadth of understanding of career readiness, experiential learning, employer development, and educational andragogy.
The ability to work with diverse individuals and groups and a commitment to promote a work environment that values, encourages and considers diversity, inclusion and equity as an asset to decision-making and performance.
Data-informed thinking and decision-making with a keen ability to share the story of success.
Broad understanding and use of career outcomes data, including the use of participation, satisfaction, learning and impact data for a broad awareness, honed data processes and applications, strategic messaging, and developed strategies and partnerships.
Ability to leverage cutting-edge technology to provide increased relevance to career development and community engagement facilitation efforts. Ability to co-lead the identification, promotion and administration of an effective web presence and the right combination of technology.
Exceptional analytical, communication (oral, written, and presentation), interpersonal, organizational, program-planning, project-management, relationship-building, and teamwork skills.
To apply, submit the following materials to HR0620firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name in the subject. Posting open until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately.
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About Drew University
Drew University, located on a beautiful, wooded, 186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,100 students with 145 full-time faculty members. Over 35% of our undergraduate students are from underrepresented groups, and we were recently ranked 19th among baccalaureate institutions for the number of international students enrolled. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 disciplines.
Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship and hands-on learning that successfully prepares students for their futures. Students regularly connect with local communities, and because of our proximity to New York City, we are home to multiple New York Semester experiences for our undergraduate students: Wall Street, United Nations, Contemporary Art, Communications and Media, Social Entrepreneurship, and New York Theatre. The University also houses the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti, the Center for Global Education, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, and the United Methodist Archives and History Center.
To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, a successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. These positions are subject to a background check.
Internal Number: HR0620-1
About Drew University
Drew University's highest priority is excellence in liberal education in a changing world environment. This priority guides the planning, implementing, and evaluating of the programs and activities of the University as well as the stewardship of its varied resources.