The Associate Director will report to the Senior Director of the Career Development Center. The Associate Director directly supervises, trains, coaches, and evaluates seven professional career counseling staff members. Exercises supervision over other staff and student workers for project management as assigned.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Strategy and Project Management In collaboration with the Senior Director and the management team, develops and implements data-driven strategic goals, objectives, and initiatives for the career development needs of USD students and alumni. Evaluates and selects self-assessment solutions, online platforms, and other high impact and scalable resources to best support service delivery. Coordinates the writing and publication of various career materials. Supervises the development and implementation of campus-wide as well as school- and college-specific career initiatives.
Partner Relationships Cultivates and enhances partnerships with campus departments in Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, University Relations, and other campus areas. Monitors and reports on trends in the employment, hiring, and career pathways of the college educated.
Supervision Leads team of nine professional staff. Directly supervises, coaches, and evaluates seven staff. Coordinates office-wide professional development planning; leads counseling team meetings; helps team plan appropriate scheduling and coverage of appointments and drop in/office hours.
Equity and Inclusion Leadership The Associate Director, with support from the Center of Diversity and Inclusion and the United Front Multicultural Center, will work to ensure Career Development Center staff cultural competence, oversee liaison responsibilities to diverse student groups, work with operations to ensure that programs and events are creating opportunities for all students, assess and create customized resources, and advocate for policies and procedures that encourage inclusion. In partnership with the Senior Director, cultivates on-campus and off-campus partnerships that are aligned with inclusion and equity initiatives. Coordinates with the Career Development Team to assure participation on the part of all team members towards the goal of becoming an inclusion anchor institution that has impact both on- and off-campus.
Direct Student Service Provides individual career counseling and group workshops in person, online, and by telephone for diverse USD students and alumni, on topics such as resume writing, interviewing skills, job search strategies, networking, and graduate/professional school planning. Develops and presents outreach activities to students and strategic partners.
Professional Development Sets and meets professional objectives that enhance the credibility and impact of the Career Development Center and the University of San Diego. Maintains active membership in appropriate professional associations, networks, and communities to stay abreast of current developments in higher education, career development, and employment. Leads continuous assessment and improvement of the Center's policies and procedures to ensure adherence to national standards and best-in-class practice. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Master's degree in counseling, student affairs, higher education or related area (required) Five+ years of relevant experience
Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated experience in managing individuals and teams effectively Proven project management experience Experience working with undergraduate and graduate students in a university setting Demonstrated experience in developing professional and collaborative relationships with students, alumni, staff, administrators, faculty, employers, and parents Experience in career counseling Demonstrated experience in public speaking and written communication
Special Qualifications & Conditions of Employment Flexibility and willingness to work early mornings, evenings, and weekends as needed Flexibility and enthusiasm for representing Career Development Center at major institutional events
Thorough knowledge of: management and supervision of professional staff resume construction interviewing techniques job search strategies career-related literature career resources, career trends, and Internet resources Considerable knowledge of: using data to inform program planning employment trends and current job market information career assessments and interpretations career resources vendors local, state and federal economies, especially as this knowledge relates to employment cultural diversity issues counseling theories and practice career development theories and practice University mission and values, and how these relate to the department's mission and efforts current career and related research
Skills in: counseling and advising undergraduate and graduate students public speaking and facilitating groups writing, public relations, and marketing techniques organizing and managing time effectively consulting/networking/building interpersonal relationships conducting career needs assessments and interpretations project and event management
Ability to: work positively and effectively within teams and with diverse populations conduct outreach to employment community and professional colleagues work with MS programs, including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook monitor and respond to changing work situations work independently to complete projects and tasks on time be flexible in the management of multiple tasks travel as needed to on and off-campus sites set and meet objectives for professional development
Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.
Salary: Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.
The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits
Hours: 40 hours per week; usual work hours 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Closing date: Open Until Filled
Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.
The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.
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