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Assistant Director for Student Outreach
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL

January 23, 2015

Job Description:

The Assistant Director for Student Outreach is a regular, 12-month, full time (100%) academic professional position reporting to the Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Development and Postdoctoral Affairs in the Graduate College. The Assistant Director will provide support for programs and events developed and delivered by the Graduate College Career Development Office. In addition, the Assistant Director will provide leadership for outreach to student and campus audiences. Responsibilities: • Define yearly workshop content and schedule, coordinating logistics and delivery by multiple staff members • Develop and maintain relationships with departments, student organizations and alumni to expand awareness and use of services • Coordinate marketing and communication of career development events, including career development LinkedIn postings • Oversee, maintain and expand student content on career development and the job search, including web, handouts and video tutorials • Collaborate to coordinate the activities of the Students Advising on Graduate Education • Be knowledgeable about careers and trends for advanced degree candidates in the social sciences and humanities • Advise students on career development and job search • Develop, coordinate, and deliver presentations using various formats and technologies • Train and supervise graduate worker and supervise career development work performed by the Thesis and Student Development Specialist • Represent the Graduate College on campus academic and administrative committees such as the Career Services Council and the Campus Teaching Effectiveness Network • Conduct regular assessments and evaluations to determine needs and outcomes • Assist with other programs and activities in the office and College Salary: Commensurate with experience Starting Date: As soon as possible after the closing date.


Job Requirements:

Required Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree • Experience in university setting in an area such as student services or academic administration • Understanding of the graduate student experience • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills • Ability to work successfully with diverse groups of people in a team-oriented environment • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to manage multiple time-sensitive projects • Experience developing and giving presentations, such as workshops or lectures Preferred Qualifications: • Master’s degree • Knowledge of Urbana-Champaign campus and campus resources • Two years of experience in career services or academic advising • Knowledge of career options for people with advanced degrees in social sciences and humanities fields • Experience in developing career workshops and providing career advising • Demonstrated commitment to excellent customer service


How To Apply:

Application Procedures: Candidates must upload a letter of application and resume, along with the names and contact information of three references at by February 9, 2015, for full consideration. For information regarding application procedures, contact Graduate College Human Resources at 217-244-5400 or

Additional Information:

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (




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