Provide leadership, direction, development, and management of professional development and career counseling services and programs for Brown masterâ™s students. Provide direct counseling services and programming, whether in the School of Professional Studies or in partnership with departments, centers, CareerLAB, and other partners.Â Plan and implement collaborative initiatives with campus colleagues to support career and professional development for constituent groups. Work closely with CareerLAB to support masterâ™s student initiatives and to identify opportunities to continuously improve support for masterâ™s students.Â
Career Counseling -- 40%
Provide individual counseling services for masterâ™s students.Â Â
Utilize current theory, technology, and resources for career advising.Â Â
Develop and present skill-building workshops related to the career development process for masterâ™s students with special attention to the needs of international students, historically underrepresented groups of students, and students in STEM fields.Â
Align and integrate counseling efforts with broader campus advising initiatives.
Deliver programming and develop masterâ™s professional development resources. -- 30 %
Provide leadership, direction, development, management, and evaluation of career counseling services and programs for Brown masterâ™s students.Â Assess and identify career development needs of masterâ™s students.Â Â
Design services and programs to meet needs related to self-assessment, career research and exploration, and job search resources and skills.Â Â
Work collaboratively with CareerLAB, academic departments, and campus offices for the benefit of masterâ™s student career development.Â Â
Assess models of service delivery to develop services on par with comparable institutions.Â Â
Assess, develop and maintain web resources including overseeing the relevant sections of the SPS and CareerLAB websites. Work with CareerLAB Associate Director, Employer Relations, to build resources and opportunities for masterâ™s students; outreach and engage employers; develop and maintain relationships.
Collaborate with CareerLAB, department- and school-based career and professional development advisors, and student groups, academic departments, campus centers, and other University offices to develop resources and execute programming related to career planning.Â -- 20%
Cultivate and advance collaborations and joint efforts to support students, departments, and centers related to work and careers.
Integrate collaborative efforts with University strategic plans, such as the Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, faculty/departmental goals, and curricular and advising initiatives.Â
Work with colleagues to develop goals, strategies, frameworks/plans, and processes to engage and support specific constituencies, and assess ongoing progress and opportunities for improvement.
Engagement with and support of School of Professional Studies initiatives, projects, and other specific responsibilities -- 10%
Participation in project teams and planning sessions to define and execute overall SPS initiativesÂ Â
Decisions Position is free to make:
Management of student caseload, including counseling, programming, and resources
Development of collaborative efforts with campus partners
Development of student programs and counseling initiatives
Identification of alumni and employer prospects for programming
Decisions that depend on positionâ™s advice:
Overall approach to student career advising/counseling
Major changes in career counseling policies or procedures
Establishment of new counseling initiatives or major programs
SPS and CareerLAB branding, outreach, and communications strategy
Size and Scope of Position
Work with approximately 1100 students via career counseling appointments per year.
Build collaborations with approximately 10 departments, as well as campus centers and student groups.
Develop and lead approximately 25 events and programs per year.
Job Qualifications & Competencies:
Education and ExperienceÂ
Bachelorâ™s degree and 5- 7 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, Masterâ™s preferred.
Significant experience counseling students in a higher education environment
Experience working with international graduate students preferred
Experience working with diverse and first-generation graduate students preferred
Knowledge of needs of graduate students in STEM fields preferred
Professional networking knowledge and understanding of and experience with organizational recruiting and talent development (for profit and nonprofit); knowledge of specific clusters of industries.
Ability to build relationships leading to engagement of alumni and employers with Brown, students, and faculty.
Ability to develop and execute relevant programs for students, employers, and other constituencies.
Collaborative work style; strong team player; open-mindedness, inclusiveness and flexibility; ability to work and build collaborations with diverse communities.
Outward focus, change orientation, initiative, and ability to execute and sustain new efforts; focus on learning, data and assessment, documentation, constant improvement, and ownership and accountability.
Attention to detail; excellent written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.Â Â
ADA Physical Requirements:
Requires ability to read
Must remain in stationary position for long periods of time at desk or computer
Requires moving around campus
Requires occasionally standing, sitting, walking; using hands to finger handle, or feel objects, tools of controls; reaching into hands and arms; climbing stairs; hearing; talking
Requires frequent moving about inside the office to access printer, files, and other materials/equipment
Operates a computer and other office equipment
Lift/Carry/Push/Pull typically less than 10 pounds
Limited exposure to chemicals
Additional Work Requirements:
Ability to work evening and weekend events/ programs.
Brown University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, political affiliation, marital or partnership status, parental status, military service, or any legally protected characteristics. The University embraces diversity and celebrates difference. Like all employees of Brown, this position requires a strong commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion.
All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal and educational records check satisfactory to Brown.
Recruiting Start Date:
Job Posting Title:
Assistant Director of Professional Development
School of Professional Studies
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
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Internal Number: REQ170027
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