Assistant Director for Career Development
Illinois Wesleyan University
May 1, 2015
Full-time, 10-months Organizational Summary: The Hart Career Center, reporting to the division of Student Affairs, is the university’s centralized career planning and employment assistance service for students and graduates. Career Center programs are designed to help students assess, explore, develop and implement their career goals; gain employability skills and career-related experiences; prepare for a successful transition into graduate/professional school or the labor market and connect with employers to obtain internships and professional employment. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Career Development • Provide individual and group career counseling, coaching and advising to students and alumni by appointment and during assigned drop-in hours. • Assist students with the internship/job search and graduate school selection/application process. • Counsel students regarding the career development process, including administering and interpreting career assessment instruments such as the Strong Interest Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Focus II and other relevant assessments. • Conduct campus outreach activities regarding career development. • Design and present workshops and seminars related to the career development, graduate school preparation, and job search processes. • Develop promotional materials and strategies for career center programming, events and services. • Provide individual resume and cover letter review and assistance. • Coach students to develop short- and long-term job seeking strategies/career plans. • Provide specialty career field information for the arts and healthcare. Administrative • Collaborate with other University departments, academic and student affairs to provide services to students that fall under the umbrella of career services. • Identify student groups that under-utilize the University’s career services and create outreach opportunities targeting them. • Develop/maintain working knowledge of career-related resources including software and technologies (CSO, C3M, LinkedIn). • Keep current on industry and graduate school trends of interest to IWU students. • Serve as liaison to other University departments as assigned and serve on external committees as needed. • Support recruitment activities for college and Career Center, assisting with employers and with internship and job fairs. • Participate in professional organizations as needed/desired, national and/or regional such as ISCPA, NACE, ACPA, NCDA, etc. • Actively assess and evaluate services provided by the Career Center, collaborating in the annual review and planning process. • Supervise student staff as needed, the Event Planning Coordinator specifically. • Assist with student staff training/orientation.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Career Counseling, Counseling, Counseling Psychology, College Student Personnel or related field. Familiar with career assessments including the MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory and knowledge of student development theory. At least two years of experience in higher education. Demonstrated ability to present engaging programs, market programs/services, provide excellent customer service, and work collaboratively with a variety of professionals. Computer proficient with database management, spreadsheets, and automated recruitment software. Some evening and weekend work is required. Preference will be given to individuals with three to five years of prior career services experience and prior experience working with a diverse student population. Experience developing, conducting and analyzing outcome assessment surveys.
How To Apply:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For priority consideration, apply by May 1, 2015. Submit a cover letter, resume and three references to: Warren Kistner, Search Committee Chair Illinois Wesleyan University P.O. Box 2900 Bloomington, IL 61702-2900 Phone: 309-556-3237 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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