Director of Career Services
SUNY College At Brockport - Brockport, NY

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Director of Career Services

The Director of Career Services provides leadership to a contemporary program for career exploration, internships and placement. Working in a highly relational environment, the Director oversees the development and delivery of communications, services, programs and tools to equip students to successfully navigate the path from college to career. The Director will manage a robust internship enterprise working collaboratively with academic departments to support their initiatives. The Director oversees the development of strategic partnerships to maximize student engagement, learning, skill development and measurable outcomes. The Director must stay current on employment, industry and market trends, as well as technological tools and resources to maximize the reach and impact of operations and services with measurable outcomes. *
  • Design and implement career education programming and networking opportunities for students and assess their effectiveness based on measureable learning outcomes and key performance indicators. *
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with faculty, staff, administrators, parents, employers, and alumni. *
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive, collaborative internship enterprise that supports academic efforts and is aligned with student interests and majors offered by the College. *
  • Supervise the Career Services team and create an organizational structure that is student-centered, demonstrates a commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment for students and staff, and is well- positioned to facilitate engagement between faculty, student and employers. *
  • Develop and implement comprehensive marketing strategies and programs focused on driving student engagement in their career exploration. *
  • Design and initiate job placement strategies that ensures a wide variety of exceptional opportunities for students to be interviewed and hired by appropriate employers representing all sectors, including traditional for-profit enterprises, educational institutions, entrepreneurial companies, governments, and non-profit and social-sector enterprises. *
  • Manage the department assessment process and annual reporting of outcomes, key performance indicators and strategies of continuous improvement. *
  • Oversee and manage the daily customer service and back office operations. *
  • Provide support for professional development, team building and positive engagement for staff and student employees. *
  • Maintain office operational standards, FERPA responsibilities, and NACE guidelines. *
  • Represent, advocate for, and promote the department with higher education and career services professional associations and College-wide committees and task forces.

Required Qualifications *
  • Master s Degree or Doctoral Degree in business, higher education administration, college student personnel, counseling or related discipline. *
  • 5 or more years leadership experience in the career services and/or recruitment industry working with academic or corporate environments. *
  • Demonstrated excellence in skills based and informational presentations. *
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills. *
  • Ability to create and maintain a culturally inclusive environment. *
  • Demonstrated experience working with academic partners, recruiters, business executives, community leaders, etc. *
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of current technology usage in career exploration and transition. *
  • 3 or more years experience supervising staff. *
  • Demonstrated administrative skills (e.g. managing multiple tasks with multiple deadlines, committee leadership, budget management, or similar skills).

Preferred Qualifications *
  • Terminal Degree. *
  • Experience as a Career Center Director within an institution of higher education. *
  • Supervision of full-time staff.

Additional Notes to Applicants: Please attach a cover letter addressing all qualifications, resume, and contact information for three professional references, supervisory references required (as Other Doc). Official transcripts required upon hire. A writing sample is required.

Writing Sample: In no more than 2 typed pages, please describe the components of a contemporary highly effective college or university career center. Please consider student learning outcomes, assessment measures and critical relationships for success.

Please note, this is an Appendix A title and is not eligible for permanent appointment. All positions subject to budgetary approval. Employment at The College at Brockport is subject to the favorable result of a background investigation and where applicable, confirmation of appropriate credentialing.

The College at Brockport & the Greater Rochester Area
Founded in 1835, The College at Brockport offers both a wide selection of liberal arts majors and a strong group of professional programs. Brockport s graduate programs constitute the largest graduate division among the SUNY comprehensive colleges. A long-standing leader in international education, Brockport partners with some of the world s most distinguished institutions including Oxford, Cambridge, Leiden, and Sandstone Universities. The College currently enrolls nearly 7000 undergraduate and 1400 graduate students. The entering first-year student class has an SAT average of over 1100 and an 86 percent first to second year retention rate. Points of pride within Enrollment Management & Student Affairs include our comprehensive student leadership development program; our residential learning program and living-learning communities; our first-year, sophomore and transfer student experience programs; our new special events recreation center; and our divisional assessment efforts. To learn more about The College at Brockport and our division, please explore www.brockport.edu.

Located on the historic Erie Canal, Brockport, NY, is just 15 miles west of Rochester and rests on a 435-acre campus that occupies gently rolling terrain and wooded areas. With a population of more than one million, the greater Rochester area is a major business, exporting, cultural, educational, and sporting center that ranks among the upper echelon of large metropolitan areas across the nation. It is home to Fortune 500 companies Bausch & Lomb, Eastman Kodak, and Xerox, as well as other leading international corporations. From the Eastman Theater concert hall, the Geva Theatre Center (plays), The Little and Dryden Theatres (art and classical movies) and the renowned Strong Museum, to stylish dance clubs, chic restaurants and performance areas the Festival Tent, Blue Cross Arena, Frontier Field (professional baseball), PAETEC Park (professional soccer), and the Riverside Convention Center and Rochester s many urban amenities, make living in the area desirable. Quality schools, affordable city and suburban housing, shopping centers and great opportunities for two career families are abundant.

Apply online at: https://www.brockportrecruit.org/. Online submittals of cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references required. Official transcripts required upon hire.

Application Deadline is March 6, 2013.

The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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