Director of Career Services D28 Division of Academic Affairs
Thomas Edison State University provides distinctive undergraduate and graduate education for self-directed adults through flexible, high-quality, collegiate learning and assessment opportunities. One of New Jersey’s senior public institutions of higher education, the University offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in more than 100 areas of study, predominantly online. At Thomas Edison State University we embrace a diverse and dynamic workforce that drives innovation, learner success and organizational growth. We welcome you to apply to be a part of our team.
The Director of Career Services will participate in the development and execution of a vision to broaden the position of TESU as a career oriented institution for adult learners. From the point of initial contact, through graduation and beyond, we seek to engage in the right conversations and supports to ensure that students attain career success. The Director is charged with developing, leading, and overseeing the university’s comprehensive career services program which may encompass career guidance, job search assistance (resume writing, cover letter writing, interviewing skills, identifying job leads, using the internet and social media, etc.), internship assistance, and other areas related to career services for current students and alumni. The Director is responsible for designing, implementing, and providing ongoing support for University-level efforts that enhance the career service experience. The position reports to the Chief Student Success, Equity, and Inclusion Officer and will interface with all divisions and collaborate closely with alumni engagement. The Director will represent the university internally and externally. The individual in this position will need to cultivate and maintain strong professional relationships with key personnel in all university areas.
Education: Minimum possession of Master’s degree in an academic or professional discipline.
• A minimum of three to five years’ experience in higher education and experience in career services and or development.
• Customer service leadership experience and a minimum of three years in higher education areas outlined above.
• Experience developing and implementing comprehensive career service programs to enhance the student experience in an online environment. • Knowledge of metrics in support of the development and evaluation of career initiatives.
Examples of Work:
•Develop, implement, and coordinate comprehensive career strategies to improve the student experience from inquiry to graduation and beyond •Develop assessment and evaluation criteria to ensure program success in collaboration with the Director of Assessment. Measurable outcomes include and improved employment rates and graduate satisfaction •Collaborate with the TESU Alumni Engagement to coordinate intentional strategies •Propose additional resources needed to support students
Knowledge Skills & Abilities:
•Strong organizational, strategic and problem-solving skills •Excellent written and verbal communication skills. •Ability to prepare clear reports and studies that include findings and recommendations. •Ability to represent the University at conferences, seminars, or meetings. •Ability to manage and prioritize tasks and assignments. •Ability to acquire basic knowledge of the university philosophy, goal, and organization. •Ability to acquire basic knowledge of the higher education system and the function of institutions of higher learning. •Ability to utilize data in the evaluation of initiatives. •Demonstrated background establishes cooperative working relationships and coordinates with other offices or organizations that impact or relate to the work of the section(s) and program or unit. •Ability to establish cooperative working relationships with supervisors and staff.
Thomas Edison State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
About Thomas Edison State University
Thomas Edison State College was established by the State of New Jersey and chartered by the New Jersey Board of Higher Education in 1972. The College was founded for the purpose of providing diverse and alternative methods of achieving a collegiate education of the highest quality for mature adults.