Associate Director of Career Services for Student Services & Programs
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, KY
February 24, 2015
Purpose of Position Assist in the overall administration, policy development, and management of Career Services, and coordinate and supervise the majority of services and programs for students and alumni, including career advisement, career assessment, and educational programming. Primary Responsibilities 1. Exercise responsibility for planning, scheduling, administering, and evaluating Career Services programs and services for students and alumni; supervise professional Career Advisors (coordinators) and other staff, as assigned; provide direct supervision, training, and oversight of the following areas and activities: career advising; CEP 101 Career Development course; career and job-search workshops; career assessments; website content; marketing of services to students and alumni; mock interview service; career resource library; and student paraprofessionals. 2. Develop, deliver, and evaluate career services as the liaison to one of the five NKU academic colleges; organize and administer college-specific career fair(s), as assigned; provide direct career advising services for students and/or alumni, as required. 3. Manage all aspects of the career planning course, CEP 101: Career Development; develop and update the curriculum for the course in collaboration with relevant NKU staff and faculty; train and supervise instructors for the course to ensure the effective delivery and teaching of the course; and teach the course, as assigned. 4. Prepare and publish Career Services program calendar; oversee the facilitation and coordination of workshops/programs pertaining to career development and job-search topics; prepare and maintain updated outlines, presentation materials, and instructional handouts for programs; coordinate the development of instructional media, including both print and electronic; respond to ad hoc requests for programming within the limits of available staff resources. 5. Stay abreast of career-development and job-market trends, especially as they pertain to assigned constituencies; conduct related research on job-market conditions and employment practices; evaluate online and other resources appropriate to assigned areas of responsibility and recommend their acquisition or adoption, as appropriate. 6. Manage the career assessment function for Career Services, overseeing all administrative and service delivery facets of the program. 7. Develop and maintain ongoing public relations/public information emphasis via print and electronic media; serve as student-media representative. 8. Oversee the recruitment, training, and supervision of undergraduate career peer assistants who work as paraprofessional peer advisors, as assigned; administer mock interview service, as assigned; supervise graduate assistant, as assigned. 9. Prepare and maintain pertinent records and reports associated with assigned responsibilities. 10. Participate in appropriate professional development activities, and assure the ongoing professional development of all personnel within assigned areas of responsibility. 11. Serve on other university committees and subcommittees related to career development and on special projects as determined by the Director; assist in administering the Career Services employer relations/on-campus recruiting program; perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications EDUCATION: Master’s degree in higher education administration/student affairs, counseling, human resources, administration, business, or related field. Must have master’s degree before June 2015. Requires a minimum of four years of relevant experience in college career services, human resources, advising/counseling, or related field. DESIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES: Skilled in career advising, job-search techniques and application of student development theory; demonstrated management and leadership experience, including supervision, evaluation and mentorship of staff and/or students; superior oral and written communication skills; well-developed organizational abilities with a high attention to detail; a strong work ethic and high initiative, including ability to self-direct and prioritize; ability to develop, teach, and train career-development and job-search curriculum; strong interpersonal skills and a team player; flexible/adaptable with solid problem-solving skills; familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite software, Internet applications, and career services management software (eg., CSO, NACElink, etc.); willingness to work extended hours, including some evenings and weekends, as needed.
How To Apply:
Visit http://jobs.nku.edu:80/postings/2407 and follow application instructions. Resume review will begin March 9, 2015.
Northern Kentucky University is a growing metropolitan university of more than 15,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati, Ohio. Visit: http://www.nku.edu/. Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.