The Assistant Director is directly involved in executing the goals, objectives, and strategic plan of the Career Center in support of University goals and objectives, which are accomplished while communicating with faculty, staff, and students as a liaison to a college through one-on-one and group consultations, presentations, and program development. The incumbent provides leadership for job & internship fairs, recruiting events, or projects annually. The Assistant Director prepares students and alumni for internship and job opportunities and assists in developing and processing co-ops and internships and career (post-graduation) opportunities.
Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities
• Provides daily individual and/or group consulting services for students and alumni focusing on internship, job, and graduate school search/preparation and career exploration. Meets individually with students and alumni in one-hour appointments and 15 minute drop-in services to determine the appropriate career interventions. Guides students and alumni through career exploration, occupational research, self-assessment, mock interviews, and job/internship search activities. Processes employment materials, job opportunities, and offers. Refers students to Counseling Center, Disability Services, academic advisors, or other services/programs deemed necessary.
• Serves as Career Center liaison to one or more colleges and designs and delivers innovative and effective career workshops and programs
• Completes SWOT analysis to determine needs of the appropriate college.
Establishes and supports relationships among college faculty and staff, students, alumni, the Career Center, and employers. Meets with deans, advisers, other college staff members, and faculty members to promote Career Center activities and programs, discuss department services and policies, and develop targeted programming to address the specific needs of students within the college. Develops and facilitates webinars on a variety of career preparation and management topics. Develops and implements workshops/presentations on job & internship search and career development topics for undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, faculty, advisors, parents, and employers.
• Conducts employer development activities and consults with employers to promote the hiring of BGSU students: Initiates, maintains, and conducts employment recruitment through conferences, networking, telephone contact, site visits, and job & internship fairs on a regular basis. Conducts candidate referrals to employers listing position vacancies as requested. Establishes and maintains relationships with hiring managers/recruiters to stay abreast of current and future needs for co-ops, interns, and new graduates. Seeks suitable employment opportunities for co-op and internship experiences, as well as career (post-graduation) employment. Responds to inquiries regarding market trends. Explains department services and policies employers including on-campus interviewing program and the Career Center’s electronic resume referral and job posting system.
• Coordinates large-scale job & internship fairs, interview days, and career programs. Manages program planning and administration, publicity, student and employer recruitment, logistics, budget, learning assessments, and program evaluations. Creates and coordinates marketing efforts. Promotes the selling of advertisements that fund instructional publications and sponsorships from employers. Manages administrative and classified staff, graduate students, and student employees in Career Center programs and projects, as needed.
• Supervises and conducts performance evaluations for graduate assistants.
• Participates in the interview and selection process for graduate students.
Meets regularly with supervisees and provides guidance and feedback on projects. Trains graduate assistants on career content and office procedures/protocols.
• Performs other daily administrative responsibilities and/or manages special projects as requested by the director including but not limited to the following: Writes content for recruiting publications, articles, brochures, and forms. Aids in the development of assessments to guide practice and evaluate department effectiveness. Chairs or participates on committees; makes recommendations for policy and procedures; conducts specialized research. Supports Career Center activities and programs through active participation. Participates in ongoing professional development activities; reads professional journals/articles, and incorporates new learning in practice.
• Represents the Career Center in college, division, and campus-wide meetings as approved by the director. Participates on Division/University committees, and state, regional, and national associations. Gives presentations at regional and national conferences, as deemed appropriate. Participates in Career Center, Division of Enrollment Management, and University events such as Presidents’ Day, Preview Days, Commencement, Orientation, and University recruiting activities.
This list of essential duties, tasks and responsibilities is not all-inclusive; individual will perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills or Abilities
• Vocationally advising college students individually and in groups.
• Assessment and evaluation.
• Workshop development/design and facilitation.
• Vocational assessments including additional study in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, Self-Directed Search, and FOCUS.
• Student and career development theories.
• Legal and ethical regulations involving Equal Employment. Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Americans with Disabilities Act and international student employment.
• Knowledge of Family Rights and Privacy Act and release of confidential materials.
• Effective written and verbal communication.
• Word processing and computerized career services systems.
• Social media.
Master’s Degree required preferably in Counseling, College Student Personnel, or related field. Also required one to two years’ experience in career services, counseling, human resources, or workforce development.
• Knowledge of FOCUS and other computerized vocational programs.
• Knowledge of Myers Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory; qualifying examination and completing an extensive training program.
• Supervisory experience
Pre-Employment Background Check
Final candidate(s) are required to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to an offer of employment. Offers of employment are conditional until a background investigation has been successfully completed and all other pre-employment requirements are satisfied. The University reserves the right to determine and confirm suitability for employment and to end any employment already begun if the background check reveals disqualifying information.
Two full-time administrative staff positions available. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Administrative pay grade 355. Full benefits package available. For more information on Administrative pay grades and ranges click HERE .