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The Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington is seeking an inclusive, collaborative, creative, strategic team player to serve as Associate Director, Undergrad Career Development for EY Center for Career Advancement.
The Associate Director joins a world-class business school in a pioneering city perched on the Pacific Rim. The world’s best and brightest leaders are at UW Foster, applying ingenuity to better humanity. From entrepreneurial ventures to world-class companies, Foster alumni are working to create their greatest impact.
Foster’s purpose statement is: Together… We Foster Leaders. We Foster Insights. We Foster Progress…To Better Humanity. We are looking for a team member who is passionate about bettering humanity through fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment that inspires everyone to be better tomorrow than they are today.
EY Center for Career Advancement has an opening for an outstanding individual to serve as Associate Director Undergraduate Career Development for Foster Business School student populations. The Associate Director provides innovative career development services and activities for Foster business students. This position reports to the Foster Career Center Executive Director and works in collaboration with other career services staff to enhance the career and professional development of Foster students.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Career Programming Management, Assessment and Leadership (60%) •Work directly with Career Center Director to support and implement the mission of the career center and align with Foster School of Business mission to be the best public school in the nation •Career Programming: • Strategically plan and manage career coaching program (individual, group, express coaching) structure for all business school undergrad concentrations (2,100 students). • Plan and execute all career curriculum for undergrads. Analyze national trends and services and adopt accordingly to increase student professional development • Lead the career programming strategy to create new opportunities for industry professionals and alumni to integrate into career curriculum. Team lead with Business Development Manager to develop Career Treks and other student engagements with alumni and industry • Serve as lead instructor and curriculum developer for career courses • Oversee, plan and assign programming for career coaching team to align with majors and distinct student populations including transfer students, 1st year initiatives and • Develop and execute programming and resources for undergrads • Evaluate, develop strategy and implement online and virtual career resources to increase scalability of services. Lead in negotiating with vendors •Leadership: • Serve as lead Career Coach for career coaching team • Manage and create schedule of career coaching team and peer coaches. Analyze heat map of coaching activity and determine reallocation of resources accordingly • Create strategy and schedule career coaching support for students, delivering between 1-1, group advising and same day session coaching • Hire, train, and manage Peer Coaches, conduct reviews and train on new career curriculum • Hire, train, and manage MBA/Industry Coaches, and Graduate Assistant. • Manage career programming annual budget • Lead Career Coaches to work directly with academic advising to integrate support for student success • Manage office in the absence of Career Center Director • Assist in the overall strategy and evaluation of the EY Center for Career Advancement •Assessment: • Manage, track and evaluate current coaching schedules for career coaches and peer coaches. Analyze and reallocate resources to align with service needs • Develop surveys and assessment tools for pre/post career programming to determine effectiveness • Lead efforts in assessing needs of targeting populations including, veteran’s, underrepresented students, and transfer students, etc. • Manage reporting functions for various databases and career management systems
Career Advising and Outreach (30%) • Provide individual and group career counseling and assessment for Foster undergrads • Manage the outreach efforts and engagements efforts to faculty • Assist with maintaining employer relationships • Conduct career preparation workshops and events • Serve as liaison to business student organizations and faculty • Work closely with UW Career & Internship Center, MBA Career Services and other campus departments to collaborate and create effective programming and resources for Foster students
Career Center & Undergrad Programs Support (10%) • Serve and participate on Foster and University committees as assigned or designated • Support Foster Undergraduate Programs events and participate fully in a fast-moving team environment where everyone is expected to roll-up her/his sleeves and contribute whenever possible • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs & Career Center Director • Assume shared responsibility for assessing and modifying/updating web site content related to Career Services
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: •Bachelor’s degree in Counseling, Student Affairs or Business related field plus a minimum of four years experience. •Prior career planning, recruiting or related business/industry/college relations experience or an equivalent combination of •education, training and experience •Highly organized and self-motivated with a track record of sound judgement and decision-making. •Excellent organizational and planning skills and the ability to develop, implement, and manage several projects simultaneously with superior attentiveness to detail. •The ability to work independently, solve problems, handle confidential information, and navigate sensitive situations •Flexibility to work selected evening and weekend events and workshops; Travel as needed
Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.
DESIRED: •Master Degree in Counseling, Student Affairs or Business preferred. •Ability and willingness to travel and work non-traditional hours, including early mornings, evening and weekends. •Proficient in Microsoft Office and ability to use broader range of technology, systems and packages. •Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment. •The ability to work and communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with a broad range of internal and external constituents. Excellent organizational and group presentation skills.
Working Conditions: •Regularly work 40+ hours per week between 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday, providing support to students, feedback to student groups and managing career programming and advising areas. •Frequent and cyclical evening/weekend hours are required in conjunction with coordinating special events and programs as a representative of EY Center for Career Advancement and the University. •Highly effective planning, scheduling, time management and follow-through skills required in order to coordinate and implement special programs and events, while providing service to both employers and students in a fast-paced work environment. •Independent judgment and individual discretion involved with developing career programming and resources, structuring schedule and determining follow-up. •High level of cooperation and interpersonal skills involved in working as a member of a professional team with shared responsibilities and duties. Ability to give and receive constructive feedback and implement suggestions aimed at best meeting the needs of our students.
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