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Assistant Director of Career Development

Indiana University Purdue University, Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, IN


October 29, 2015

Job Description:

This position will support students and alumni in reaching their career goals by providing opportunities to connect with employers through high quality programs and events. The Assistant Director should possess an entrepreneurial spirit with an eagerness to take initiative and proactively engage all constituents. They should be comfortable with and able to thrive in a fast-paced collaborative work environment. Reports to the Director of Career Services.

Essential Functions: The position will be responsible for the following accountabilities:

  • Accountable for guiding students through a self and career-discovery process leading to career options that are best-fit with passions, strengths, values, and skills.
  • Empowers student self-discovery and reflection as related to career choices, including the articulation of the value of their IPFW education and co-curricular experiences.
  • Ensures students expressing interest in specific industries know how to best enhance their candidacy and potential for future success.
  • Teach students how to gain access, build connections and use available tools to effectively develop and leverage powerful relationships with influencers in specific industries.
  • Accountable for establishing effective connections with diverse populations and groups of students.
  • Accountable for effective outreach to assigned student populations such that the assigned students receive the full benefits and impact of career services.
  • Accountable for development, curation, and delivery of appropriate and effective content for use in communications, programming and outreach.
  • Accountable for positively representing the mission and values of career services and the University across the full spectrum of key constituents.
  • Accountable for teaching EDUC X210 / X310 or IDIS 115.
  • Accountable for supervising graduate interns and student workers.
  • Provide leadership in the office when the Director is absent.
  • Career Counseling
    • Provide individual and virtual career counseling for students and alumni weekly; documents all interactions in the Career Services contact management system.
    • Serve as liaison to students and faculty in the Richard T Doermer School of Business
    • Assist students with making career decisions, writing job search correspondence and graduate school essays, and preparing for interviews.
    • Assist office in assessing and integrating new technology to support students' career development and successful job search.
    • Lead the Indorsed Career Ready Certificate program and the Don’t Cancel Class program Outreach Initiatives
    • Develop and present workshops to guide students in their career development and job search processes. * Plan outreach events for the graduate interns to promote services
    • Collaborate with other staff to ensure the success of the office programming.
    • Interact with alumni and employer partners.
    • In collaboration with the employer relations team, cultivate and build opportunities for student on-ramping into industry area(s).
    • Serve on a variety of in-house and University committees.
    • Participate in on-going professional development activities and represent department at professional conferences.

 Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Commitment to the career development of undergraduate and graduate students and alumni
  • Awareness of career trends, career assessments, and career resources (print and online)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and presentation skill
  • Experience supervising student workers
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain professional relationships
  • Proven ability to design and implement programs/workshops
  • Capable of managing multiple projects
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion; ability to serve constituents from a variety of backgrounds


Job Requirements:

Qualifications: Required: Two years of experience in higher education setting such as career services, counseling, academic advising, or related area; Knowledge of academic programs and career development theory; Demonstrated skill in public speaking, counseling, and project management; use of Microsoft Office; Master's degree College Student Personnel, College Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration, Student Services Administration, Counselor Education, or a related field Preferred: Familiar with NACElink /Simplicity; Certification to use career assessment instruments (Strong Interest Inventory, MBTI, SDS, and FOCUS); Experience supervising student workers 



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