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Assistant Director

University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

February 1, 2018

Job Description:

The Assistant Director will serve as a career specialist for a specific career community (a cluster of majors going across several Colleges and focused on a specific area) in order to assist students in determining the best major fit and then preparing the student to compete for internships, professional employment, and/or admission into graduate school. The position of Assistant Director is responsible for providing individual career advising and follow-up services until the student has completed the process of securing a career. Primary career development topics will include career assessment, career exploration, internship and job search strategies, and career decision-making. Assistant Directors of Cluster Communities must work closely with College Associate Dean’s and Directors of Advising so consistent communication is a top priority. Together they must also develop strategic plans for working with College majors within their clusters. They will be responsible for sharing information related to their career community with other advisors in the Stuckert Career Center and College Career Offices in order to coordinate all services across all of the career communities. The Assistant Director will serve as the primary career services consultant for students, faculty, and staff members at the University and will serve a vital role in assisting exploratory students with their major decision process. The Assistant Director will develop partnerships and work collaboratively with staff from Employer Relations and Community Partnerships in the Stuckert Career Center to expand interactions with business, industry, government, and nonprofit employers to create and increase career- related experiential learning and employment connections for students. The Assistant Director will be responsible for tracking, assessing, and evaluating efforts supporting student career development. This includes keeping career-advising notes in myUK GPS and communicating with academic advisors and other University offices to support student success. End of semester reporting will be required of this position to their supervisor. required of this position to their supervisor.

Job Requirements:

Extremely well organized with excellent follow-through ability. Effectively manage multiple tasks and competing priorities. Experience in counseling, advising or teaching of students/adults on their career/professional development. Ability to collaborate cross-functionally and to interface effectively with employers, students, alumni, faculty and university administrators. Ability to embrace and drive change and to organize and manage multiple priorities, programs, and projects, both independently and in a team. Proficient in the use of web-based software. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel required. Must demonstrate effective oral and written communication, program planning, presentation, and computer skills. Ability to establish rapport and relate well to students, faculty, employers, and staff. Ability to work with a diverse population of team members and constituents. willingness to work collaboratively with academic units. Service-oriented approach. Careful attention to detail.

How To Apply:

Apply via the University of Kentucky,

Additional Information:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities. Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


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