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The Assistant Director reports to the Associate Director and is a member of the Career Network Team that primarily serves students in the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Architecture and Urban Studies, and Business. Additionally, team members will work with employers to understand the breadth and depth of experiential and post-graduation opportunities available for students interested in pursuing careers within the scope of the network.
Key Responsibilities:Provide one-on-one advising (in person, through email, via telephone, etc.) to students in majors within the Career Network on topics such as selecting an academic major; choosing a career direction; developing a job search plan; interviewing (including conducting mock interviews); career-related experience (internships/co-op); writing effective resumes, cover letters, and personal statements; and researching companies and graduate schools.
Serve as a liaison from Career and Professional Development to either the Pamplin College of Business or the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.
Additional program and liaison opportunities may include; liaison to Services for Students with Disabilities, liaison to Cranwell International Center, coordinating Career Outfitters (offering new/gently worn business attire free to students), coordinating annual dining etiquette event, coordinating the office Peer Career Advisor program, and/or serving as the Career Network Internship Coordinator.
Required Qualifications: Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or related field.
Experience providing career advising in a university setting.
Experience developing and delivering presentations to varied audiences, both small- and large-groups.
Strong interpersonal, communication, and team skills.
Proven ability to develop strong external relationships.
Preferred Qualifications:Considerable experience with career advising
Experience working with students and/or programs related to experiential learning, leadership, or professional development.
Experience with students and/or professionals in fields related to Architecture & Urban Studies, Liberal Arts, and/or Business.
Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Review Date: 05/29/2017