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Assistant Director-Career Development

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Assistant Director-Career Development
The Career Development Center is seeking an Assistant Director . This is a full-time (1.0 FTE ), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.

The Assistant Director is a member of the career development center team which collaboratively works to provide leadership and vision in developing, implementing and administering plans, policies, procedures, systems, programs and performance standards designed to effectively deliver comprehensive career services to assigned college(s).

The Assistant Director is responsible for building and maintaining collaborative cross-campus relationships to support the career development and success of students.

Position Duties
50% Student Program Development and Implementation:
Develops, coordinates, and facilitates college specific career development opportunities that support students in successfully pursuing their chosen career paths. Programming includes but is not limited to workshops, classes, panel discussions, networking opportunities with employers, and one on one coaching. Tools, resources and learning opportunities provided to students should cover resume and cover letter preparation, career information technology including internet resources and on-campus resources, interview skill development, internship preparation/participation, job-search strategies, graduate school strategies, and the use of social media and other networking and career management technologies.

Build relationships and establish rapport with assigned college(s) and students.

Provide students with assistance understanding career options and developing career plans.

Prepare students to successfully compete for further education and professional opportunities.

Collaborate with student organizations and other student groups.

Research, develop and coordinate college specific resources for career development and in support of programming? including handouts, webpage resources, employer directories, job boards, professional association lists, etc.

Assess and evaluate strategy on ongoing basis, review with OSU Career Development Center and assigned college(s)? leadership, and adjust as necessary.

40% Collaboration with Partners:
Collaborate with college and campus partners to develop strategy for career development programming.

Ensures that strategy includes and leverages connections with alumni and employers. Strategy should also include student development process including college-specific internship opportunities.

Act as contributing member to relevant College(s) committees and groups (advising, corporate/employer relations, etc.).

Works with OSU Career Development Center Employer Relations staff, college corporate relations and career development staff, College faculty, as well as the OSU Alumni Association, to build partnerships between the university and external stakeholders (industry, government agencies, etc.) emphasizing college specific development and marketing to capitalize on existing and expand internship offerings, full-time employment opportunities and graduate school options.

Works with and advises faculty/college administrators on methods designed to enhance the quality of career development for their college programs and to expand college/departmental participation.

Coordinates, provides and advertises professional development opportunities for advisors, faculty and staff in the College(s) around topics related to career development.

10% Additional Responsibilities:
Oversight of work assigned to support their work in the college(s) which may include providing leadership for student employees.

Accountable for the coordination, supervision, and reporting of all assigned activities.

Participates in OSU Career Development Center staff activities including but not limited to staff meetings, events/workshops/career fairs/info sessions/on-campus recruiting programs.

Participates in annual performance evaluation process.

Professional development activities including both on-campus opportunities and involvement in state, regional, and national associations.

Publications (Print and Electronic): Work with marketing team in OSU Career Development Center on the production of publications/promotional materials related to their college.

College specific committees and groups and cross campus committees and groups, i.e.: regular meetings with advising team, etc.

Minimum/Required Qualifications
Bachelors degree in field relevant to the work.

Minimum of three years of experience in a recruitment/hiring role in industry or providing career coaching/programming in an academic institution.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a broad range of internal and external constituents including students, employers, alumni, faculty, and staff.

Excellent communication skills, administrative and management experience, strong work ethic, enthusiasm and desire to help students succeed.

Creative and critical thinking/reasoning abilities.

Demonstrated competency to oversee multiple tasks with attention to detail.

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications
Master?s degree.

Knowledge of word processing, Excel, Outlook, CSO , Basecamp, MBTI and strong Interest Inventory, and Career Development Facilitator Certification.

Training experience OR experience developing and/or recruiting technical talent in a business environment or at an academic institution.

Knowledge of Strengthsquest, MBTI , Strong Interest Inventory.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule

This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities.
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Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants

Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by September 24, 2017. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.?

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV; and

2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.

For additional information please contact: Jennifer Elston at

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU STANDARD 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Criminal History Check Requirement.


Assistant Director-Career Development