The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development with the UNLV Division of Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement [R0117631]
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us online at: http://www.unlv.edu
COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
ROLE of the POSITION
The Assistant Director, Career and Professional Development, reports to the Executive Director of Career Services. The Assistant Director draws from independent analysis, industry practices and professional experience to strategically provide all currently enrolled students and alumni assistance in defining career options, developing employment skills, and implementing job-search strategies. This position develops, coordinates and facilitates training and skill development sessions to include resume preparation, job-search strategies, career information technology, interview skills and experiential learning preparation. The Assistant Director in conjunction with other Career Service staff, leads the outreach efforts, career curriculum and resource development, faculty development, and employer/alumni engagement in career programs, networking and professional development initiatives. This position also leads statistical data collection/dissemination for respective areas and will assist the Executive Director with additional general office functions as needed.
In addition to providing career coaching and programming, this position teaches workshops/courses and facilitates groups that focus on internship and job search success. This position supports employer relations efforts to increase student awareness and preparation for workplace environments including planning and organizing employer visits with groups of students, engaging employers and alumni in student professional development programs, and attending employer information sessions.
This position supervises full-time and Graduate Assistant Career Coaches.
This position requires a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and a minimum of five years previous experience in career services, higher education leadership, staffing/recruitment or related field or Master's degree plus three years of experience.
Candidate should possess superior interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; effectiveness in facilitating student groups, presenting and career coaching and developing career readiness programs and resources. The successful individual must demonstrate strength in working collaboratively in a complex environment and building relationships both internally and externally. The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to students with diverse backgrounds and possess skills to work independently while, at the same time, working well collectively and collaboratively with colleagues to achieve common goals.
Must have the ability to effectively interact and collaborate with faculty, staff, students, parents, administrators, and employer representatives
Strong organizational, program development, creative thinking/reasoning abilities and demonstrated competency to oversee multiple tasks with attention to detail
Experience in developing and facilitating group sessions; making presentations; developing interactive career curriculum (online and in person) and exhibiting excellent oral and written communication skills
Skills to assist individuals with career decision-making and professional development concerns; identifying and addressing influencing factors in career decision making, such as culture, friends, family, educational opportunities and finances
Ability to administer and interpret career assessment inventories/tools. Ability to empathize and maintain a positive regard for students/alumni struggling with career-related issues
Knowledge of alternative approaches to career development and planning needs for individuals with special needs, minorities, first generation students, students with disabilities, experienced job-seekers, etc.
Knowledge of current employment trends and salary structures; student development and counseling theories, and career decision-making and job search processes
Understanding of experiential education and academic/career advising; familiarity with learning processes and structuring of experiential learning components as they relate to academic curriculum, skill building, career and
job search success
Must possess effective management and training abilities
Must possess solid marketing and public relations skills
Highly motivated, high energy, team-oriented individual committed to cultural diversity
Must possess sufficient experience in or related to higher education with a keen understanding of academic culture
Demonstrated ability to organize and work independently as a leader and as part of a team
Ability to design, administer and analyze student learning and program outcome assessments
Must be a self-starter and possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to exercise independent judgment
Proficiency with windows environment; knowledge of database programs; knowledge to effectively utilize internet resources and the ability to keep current with new and changing technology used in Career Services
Able to work evenings and weekends as needed
Experience in a large public university setting delivering career readiness programming
Career coaching or recruiting experience with college students and/or alumni
Online curriculum development
Experience with CRM systems used in talent acquisition or career services environments
Experience with program assessment and reporting
Salary range - $55K - $60K DOE. Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.
OTHER: This position will require a background check
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on September 2, 2019 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Lateka Grays, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or email@example.com.
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UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.