Visiting Assistant Director
The Career Center - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
May 7, 2014
The Visiting Assistant Director for Career and Professional Development for International Students is a full-time, 100%, 12-month appointment that may become permanent at a later date depending upon funding and service needs. The Career Center is a unit of Student Affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Visiting Assistant Director provides leadership for career and professional development for international students and is a member of the Career Connections team which provides services and activities designed to connect students to opportunities and resources on- and off-campus. The position specifically focuses on leading international student outreach and providing services and resources to meet the unique career development needs of international students. The position responds to student needs, facilitates appropriate and timely services in multiple delivery modes, and coordinates services/resources for students, campus partners, and professional staff related to career development. The Visiting Assistant Director contributes to the vision and strategic planning of The Career Center, serves as a team member for The Career Center, conducts individual career and pre-professional counseling, assesses learning and service outcomes, interprets assessment instruments/admission tests, plans and presents programs and workshops, coordinates events and activities, utilizes career technologies, communicates electronically, develops print and virtual resources, and has direct contact with students on a daily basis in a variety of settings. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Common to all Career Center Professionals Counsel students one-on-one and in groups regarding career and pre-professional planning, academic choices, employment/internship search, and graduate or professional school admission/opportunities Outreach to diverse student populations and multi-cultural constituencies Assess services/programs to determine student needs/learning outcomes and facilitate continuous improvement Serve as a liaison to designated departments and offices Prepare and deliver presentations for various campus audiences Utilize virtual technologies and resources in the delivery of service to students Administer and interpret career assessments and pre-professional admission results with students Develop and update career and pre-professional information (print/web/virtual, etc.) Participate in professional development activities and associations Serve on The Career Center, Student Affairs and/or campus committees, task forces, work groups, and advisory committees, and participate in staff development activities Perform other duties as assigned by the Leadership team or Associate Director Specific to this Position Serve as a member of the Career Connections Team Develop and implement programs to meet the career development needs of international students Manage International Career Certificate series Develop and implement programs and resources to assist international students with career exploration and search strategies for internships and employment in the US, in their home countries and elsewhere in the world Develop and implement outreach efforts to international student-focused organizations and groups that inform and encourage usage of The Career Center services and programs Cultivate and maintain relationships with global employers looking to establish and develop hiring programs for international students Serve as the in-office resource regarding challenges international students face related to career planning, employment, and admission into graduate/professional programs Collaborate with university personnel, including those based overseas, to connect international and domestic students with internships and employment opportunities outside the U.S. Collaborate with other campus offices in meeting the needs of international students Assist with diversity initiatives involving career connections to meet the needs of underrepresented students at the University Supervise and perform timely performance evaluations for undergraduate or graduate student(s) depending on needs.
Minimum Required Qualifications Master's degree required in counseling-related field, educational administration/leadership, human resources, international education, or similar One to three years of relevant experience is required which may include graduate assistant practicum or pre-professional experience Experience working with international students is required Preferred Qualifications Experience in career advising/counseling (one-to-one and in groups), outreach to campus constituents/partners, and experiences related to career and student development needs of college students Lived and/or worked outside of US Fluency in another language, including but not limited to Mandarin, Korean, or Hindi Demonstrated understanding of international and/or cross cultural issues Understanding of international employment practices Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills Ability to plan, implement, manage, and evaluate programs/events and projects as well as handle multiple work priorities Possess excellent customer service and public relations skills, and an ability to work effectively in a team environment Experience with information technology including use of the Internet as an advising tool, and familiarity with various word-processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation programs is highly desirable Salary Level: Commensurate with experience Starting Date: June 16, 2014 or mutually agreed upon date.
How To Apply:
Applications: To apply, please complete a candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter, resume and a list of names and contact information (address, phone number, email) of three professional reference. For full consideration, all application materials must be received by May 21, 2014. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Please contact Amanda Cox, firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Illinois is an equal opportunity employer which includes statuses of protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities (www.diversity. Illinois.edu/chancellorscstmt.html). Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).