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Director of Career and Professional Development
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama

Posted 1/9/2018 

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a comprehensive urban university with a nationally recognized academic health center. UAB is the only public, four-year degree granting university in the state’s largest metropolitan area. UAB is the largest research institution in the state of Alabama, and the University is the largest employer in Birmingham. UAB attracts the best and brightest students from Alabama, the nation, and more than 100 countries around the world. In fall of 2017, 574 new students enrolled in the UAB Honors College, bringing the enrollment to over 1,800. In 2017, the University had its eighth year of overall record enrollment, with over 20,900 undergraduate, graduate, pre-professional, and post-doctoral students. Nearly 70 percent of the student body attends the University full-time, and more than 73 percent of the freshmen live on campus. UAB is among 51 public and private universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation for both “very high research activity” and “community engagement.” UAB receives more than $400 million annually in research grants and contracts, and ranks 10th among all public universities in funding from the National Institutes of Health. 

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Student Experience in the Division of Student Affairs, the Director of Career and Professional Development oversees a broad portfolio of responsibilities that support an institutional focus on student success and excellence in teaching, learning, and research. The director provides overall vision and leadership for the Career and Professional Development (CPD) department, which serves the University’s undergraduate and graduate students, as well as alumni and employers. The director promotes optimal learning outcomes and career readiness competencies through a range of functions, programs, and services, including the maximal utilization of the Purple Briefcase (“Hire a Blazer”) career management database that provides quality opportunities for student and employer interaction. The director oversees a robust program of career advising, ensuring its integration with other career development offices on campus and with students’ overall career-related learning goals, and oversees all aspects of job search strategies and employment services offered to students and alumni. Additionally, the director oversees the cultivation and development of new employers and job opportunities for students and alumni; facilitates continuous improvement and leads change to ensure the CPD department is responsive to student career development needs and evolving market trends; optimizes available technology for communication and the effective delivery of services; and implements effective data collection, analysis, and reporting systems that demonstrate career-related outcomes and inform strategic resource allocation and direction. This position manages a $588,000 budget and supervises a high-performing staff of seven, as well as a graduate intern and student staff. 

A master’s degree in education, business, counseling, college student personnel/student affairs, or other relevant field, and a substantial track record of progressively responsible experience in a career development, student affairs, or a closely related higher education environment are required. The successful candidate should possess strong organizational and problem-solving abilities, short- and long-term planning skills, and knowledge of current software technology, as well as excellent communication, conflict resolution, presentation, process improvement, training, and other leadership skills. An understanding of student development and leadership theory, along with its impact on practice, is desired. A demonstrated commitment to diversity and customer service, as well as the ability to develop strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, are essential. 

Review of applications will begin Friday, February 2, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanandjohnson.com/open-positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to J. Scott Derrick at jsd@spelmanjohnson.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895. 

Spelman Johnson
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
J. Scott Derrick, Search Associate 

Visit the UAB website at http://www.uab.edu 

UAB is committed to equal opportunity in education, and employment, and the maintenance and promotion of nondiscrimination and prevention of discriminatory harassment in all aspects of education, recruitment, and employment of individuals throughout the university.


 

Director of Career and Internship Services
Fashion Institute of Technology
New York

Posted 12/21/2017 

About Fashion Institute of Technology: 

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), an internationally renowned college of art and design, business and technology, of the State University of New York, invites nominations and applications for a full-time tenure-track non-classroom faculty position serving as the Director of Career and Internship Services.  

The Fashion Institute of Technology, a part of the State University of New York, has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for nearly 70 years. With a curriculum that provides a singular blend of hands-on, practical experience, classroom study, and a firm grounding in the liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are relevant to today's rapidly changing industries. Internationally renowned, FIT draws on its New York City location to provide a vibrant, creative community in which to learn. The college offers more than 45 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace. 

With close ties to industry, FIT draws faculty from the city's art, business, and design elite, and from the rich academic community of the region. The college continually seeks creative faculty members who are passionate about their field and demonstrate exceptional professional capability in the core competencies of instruction design, learning enrichment, globalism, and use of technology, as well as mastery of established and emerging industry practices. 

Job Description: 

The Career and Internship Services unit educates and supports students and alumni by providing experiential education and career counseling services, including credit bearing worksite experiences, career planning and development opportunities, self-assessment tools, and individual counseling. 

Career and Internship Services is a major component of the Career and Internship Center which also comprises the academic department Internship Services. The Internship Studies unit offers all of the credit-bearing internship courses that students must complete as part of their degree program. The Director of Career and Internship Services maintains a very close, collaborative working relationship with the Chair of Internship Studies in order to ensure a seamless registration and enrollment process for students completing an internship.  

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Student Academic Support, in direct support of FIT's visionary strategic plan, the Director of Career and Internship Services is responsible for operations within the Career and Internship Services unit, including credit-bearing worksite experiences, career planning and development opportunities, self-assessment tools, and individual counseling.  The successful candidate will be responsible for making recommendations to the relevant College bodies for policy development as related to the unit's mission, and oversee the management of budget, personnel, and programs pertaining to career and internship services provided to FIT students and alumni. Additionally, the Director will be responsible for the quality of the career development initiatives developed by the unit, creating partnerships with industry aimed at developing and implementing educational and career opportunities for FIT students and alumni. 

The exceptional candidate will perform the following duties: 

  • Providing oversight and direction to the employees in the operating unit, including the management of the overall operational, budgetary, technological, and financial responsibilities and activities of the department.
  • Planning and allocating resources to effectively staff and accomplish the department's productivity goals. This includes planning and evaluating to improve the efficiency of business processes and  
  • Procedures to enhance speed, quality, efficiency, and output for all stakeholders including, students, faculty, alumni and industry partners.
  • Coaching, mentoring and developing all team members, including overseeing new employee training and development as well as providing professional development opportunities, while at the same time empowering employees to take responsibility for their jobs related responsibilities and goals.
  • Fostering a spirit of teamwork and unity among department members that allows for healthy professional discussion regarding ideas, and expeditious conflict resolution and instilling a culture that manifests the appreciation of diversity as well as cohesiveness, supportiveness, and working effectively together to enable each individual employee and the department to succeed. It is also expected that the Director consciously creates a workplace culture that is consistent with that of  the College's and that emphasizes the identified mission, vision, guiding principles, and values of the College.
  • Developing strong, collegial relationships with industry partners to ensure that students and alumni have a strong resource pool for career, job and internship opportunities.
  • Communicating regularly with other designated contacts within the College.
  • Collecting and applying evaluative data to improve services and training. 

Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Raising the visibility of FIT students and graduates to employers through effective marketing and networking techniques.
  • Managing and growing employer relations and on-campus recruitment programs, internship programs, and all other placement initiatives.
  • Collaborating with academic administrators to identify, define, and meet student career planning and internship needs, goals and objectives.
  • Coordinating career programs with academic departments, alumni and other constituencies
  • Managing the budgets for the unit.
  • Other duties as required. 

Specific competencies sought as related to the position: 

Globalism/Diversity 

  • Appreciate and respect the impact of varying racial, ethnic, religious and social groups and divergent opinions and attitudes in outreach to students, and outreach to faculty and staff. 

Learning Enrichment/Higher Education 

  • Exhibit a commitment to professional service, support, and assistance to students, faculty, and the campus community. 

Professionalism/Service Orientation 

  • Exhibit a commitment to professional service, support, and assistance to students, faculty, and the campus community.
  • Model professional behavior that prepares students and peer tutors for entry into their chosen fields. 

Instructional Design/Student Development and Success 

  • Understand the academic development needs of today's students and counsels, consults, or mentors them to ensure they are successful in meeting their education goals.
  • Advocate for student learning needs. 

Technology 

  • Use technology to enhance professional productivity.
  • Optimize the use of technology to improve service delivery to students, faculty and the campus community. 

Requirements: 

Master's degree required. Seven (7) years of experience in career planning, placement, student services, or human resource management and internship experience strongly required. Knowledge of career counseling principles and practices; marketing strategies, processes, and available resources; current employment trends and placement opportunities; financial/business analysis techniques; and targeted recruitment principles, procedures, and resources is required. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

Ten (10) years of experience in career planning, placement, student services, or human resource management and internship experience pref.  Familiarity with career fields of interest to students in the creative fields including art, design, business and technology, film, media and museum professions preferred. 

Additional Information: 

FIT is undertaking a national search for the Director of Career and Internship Services and welcomes applications and nominations for this Non-Classroom Faculty position. Final salary and appointment rank will be based on the education level and cumulative experience of the candidate. FIT has a generous benefits package including health insurance, vacation, and holiday schedule.  Applications for the position will be considered until the position is filled.    

FIT is firmly committed to creating an environment that will attract and retain people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. By providing a learning and working environment that encourages, utilizes, respects, and appreciates the full expression of every individual's ability, the FIT community fosters its mission and grows because of its rich, pluralistic experience. FIT is committed to prohibiting discrimination, whether based on race, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military service status, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, citizenship status (except as required to comply with law), or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. FIT is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment, including the opportunity for upward mobility for all qualified individuals.  Applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged.  Inquiries regarding FIT's non-discrimination policies may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 212 217.3360, titleix@fitnyc.edu. 

Application Instructions: 

* Resume/cv|
* Cover letter
* A list of three (3) professional references with telephone numbers and email addresses 

Please note successful completion of a background check is required for appointment to this position once an offer has been made. 

For more information about FIT, please visit FIT's website at: http://www.fitnyc.edu 

Returning Applicants Login to your FITNYC Careers Account to check your completed application.

To apply:  https://fitnyc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=88659 

 


Experiential Education Coordinator
University of Windsor
Ontario, Canada

Posted 12/11/2017

Job Responsibilities:

Experiential Education Coordinator will support current experiential education at UWindsor and future growth across the university.  The incumbent tells the story of experiential education, including identifying, cultivating, tracking/reporting, and maintaining relationships with community partners, students and faculty to source experiential education opportunities that support the goals and curriculum of faculties and co-curricular programming.  S/he works with campus stakeholders to promote, track and report on experiential education opportunities available to students, external industry, community, and agency partners.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate will have:
• Honours undergraduate degree
• Minimum three (3) years of directly related full-time work experience with university experiential education programming and/or academic support programming
• Demonstrated knowledge of student career development theories and effective practice in experiential learning
• Demonstrated understanding of innovative approaches to experiential education pedagogy
• Demonstrated understanding of experiential education, such as community-based research, internship/co-op programming, service learning, practicums, clinical and field placements.
• Demonstrated understanding of the challenges and opportunities related to the development and implementation of academic experiential education
• Demonstrated experience working with faculty members, academic departments, students, and student support units
• Strong interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of university and external stakeholders
• Demonstrated experience, and understanding of, diversity and equity issues with response to post-secondary students, including identification and addressing barriers to experiential education participation
• Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and both database development and management
• Demonstrated ability to manage projects, strategize, and develop innovative solutions to operational problems and challenges

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Student life programming experience

The University of Windsor is a welcoming community that is committed to equity and supports diversity in its teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify.

If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Employment Coordinator (employment@uwindsor.ca). Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (OHREA) at www.uwindsor.ca/ohrea.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

EMPLOYEES INTERESTED IN THE ABOVE MUST APPLY ELECTRONICALLY BY COMPLETING AN “APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER” FORM AND FORWARDING WITH YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO:  employment@uwindsor.ca 

 


 

University Academic Internship Coordinator, AFT Professional Staff –Professional Services Specialist III
Stockton University
New Jersey

Posted 12/6/2017

Founded in 1969, Stockton University, New Jersey’s Distinctive Public University, is also one of America’s most distinctive public universities, consistently ranking among the nation’s finest educational institutions and among the top ten public Master’s institutions in the Northeast. Stockton proudly offers the academic, technological, and cultural advantages of a large institution combined with the community spirit of a small liberal arts college. Stockton is noted for combining an outstanding interdisciplinary approach to graduate and undergraduate education with all the qualities of an outstanding employer. We offer a unique vibrant working environment, a wealth of work related opportunities and outstanding employee benefits.  Stockton is committed to attracting, encouraging and retaining a qualified workforce to support the mission of the University.    The University is located in the Pinelands National Reserve in southern New Jersey, about one hour from Philadelphia, two hours from New York City, three hours from the Baltimore/Washington area, and 20 minutes from Atlantic City.  The University’s location, active, stimulating campus life and diverse community make Stockton University a great place to work!

Responsibilities:

  • Manage affiliation agreements and maintain database, particularly for those programs that do not have a designated internship coordinator.
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff who currently coordinate student internships for their academic programs.
  • Develop internship opportunities by connecting faculty/student need with community need through direct agency contacts.  While internship development would be primarily for undergraduates, there may be some graduate student internships as well.
  • Market and promote internship opportunities.
  • Conduct workshops or information sessions for faculty and staff.
  • Develop and lead a committee to share internship information and ensure communication.
  • Work with relevant offices and groups involved in internships such as legal, risk management, faculty, students, the Career Center, Service Learning, and the Center for Community Engagement.
  • Initiate and maintain a centralized web presence for academic internships.
  • Demonstrate, through past accomplishments and actions, the ability to support Stockton University’s diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in higher education or related field
  • Experience working with internships and/or with the basic elements of career services 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1-3 years of experience working with college faculty and students in the process of placing students in credit-bearing internships. 

Salary:  Professional Services Specialist III in AFT Collective Bargaining Unit, Range 21, Step 1 ($52,403)

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

To apply please visit: https://stockton.hiretouch.comOnly electronic documents will be accepted.  Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents.  All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward.  You may upload documents using; Word, PDF or Videos.

1.) A letter of interest describing specific skills and experiences

2.) A current resume or curriculum vitae

3.) A list of three professional references (included in the application): Name, Organization, Email address and Telephone 

  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check.
  • Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact: Sharon Hunt, Recruitment Manager at 609-652-4384.
  • In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
  • Prospective employees may access the Annual Security Report for the University at www.stockton.edu/campuspolice or contact the Campus Police department at 609-652-4378 to request a hard copy of the report.
  • Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit; http://www.stockton.edu/affirmative_action.  Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities. 
Last Updated on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 10:29 AM