Hood College seeks a full-time Director of the Center for Career Development and Experiential Education. This professional will provide innovative and strategic leadership, program development, and administration to a comprehensive career center focused on preparing students (both undergraduate and graduate) to achieve their personal and professional goals. The Director is responsible for articulating the center's vision and mission consistent with institutional strategic priorities. And, they will lead a highly engaged and creative team, which includes coordinators of internships, service learning, and study abroad. Reporting directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Director will be an integral member of the division's leadership team and will also serve as a member of the Provost's Council. Serving as the Center's chief ambassador and collaborating with a variety of stakeholders both on and off campus, the Director will play a leading role nurturing and expanding partnerships, programs, and opportunities that will serve Hood College students from their first year to postgraduate careers.
This position calls for an energetic leader who thrives on connection, collaboration, and authentic engagement with others. The successful candidate will bring a contemporary global view of career development and experiential education to the role and will be comfortable with a high degree of visibility both on campus and in the external community. The successful candidate must be able to identify and implement solutions that address ever-changing employment and educational trends affecting employers, students, and alumni; possess strategic planning skills and strong fiscal and budget management abilities; demonstrate leadership and supervisory capabilities; and bring a strategic, goal-oriented and data-driven approach to generating measurable outcomes. Other important considerations include an enduring respect for Hood College’s liberal arts tradition; a collaborative and flexible management style; a vision for integrating current technologies and social media to support strategic objectives; a strong service orientation that is responsive to the needs of internal and external constituents; superior communication, marketing and public relations capability; an ability to partner effectively with diverse constituents; and a keen focus on students coupled with a commitment to helping them translate and leverage their academic experiences, inclusive of significant experiential learning opportunities, to achieve success.
A master's degree and demonstrated higher education experience is required. Professional experience that focuses on facilitating relationships to support the professional preparation and success of others and that demonstrates broad familiarity with the career interests of today's liberal arts students and graduates also required. This may include the fields of psychology, counseling, college student personnel, and/or training & development.
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and switch tasks as needed.
- Experience in supervising client-centered office and multiple.
- Exceptional presentation skills.
- Well-developed organization and time management skills.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, constantly changing office environment where teamwork is essential.
- Demonstrated knowledge of employment trends, issues and skills.
- Proven ability developing and facilitating training programs for diverse populations.
- A sound understanding of career counseling and development as well as experiential education concepts.
- Ability to work well one-on-one and in groups with students and employees.
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Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. An Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disability
Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit http://www.hood.edu/non-discrimination/.