The P.I. Reed School of Journalism at West Virginia University is seeking a Director of Student Careers and Opportunities to help advance students’ professionally while at the school and beyond.
Among other responsibilities, this new position will work with faculty to develop a “senior experience” program, advise students on how to get internships and jobs, establish stronger relationships with potential employers and alumni and create high-level internship opportunities. The position may also teach introductory lecture courses.
Candidates must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in journalism, communications or related field. Candidates with a bachelor’s degree should also have at least five years of professional experience; those with a master’s degree should possess at least three years of relevant industry experience.
The successful candidate will also have at least one year of college-level teaching or mentoring experience and three years of professional experience in media, strategic communications and/or career placement, student recruitment or other relevant areas of higher education administration.
Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vita and contact information for three references to Director of Student Careers and Opportunities Search Committee Chair, P. I. Reed School of Journalism, West Virginia University, P.O. Box 6010, Morgantown, WV 26506-6010. Applications may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2013 , and will continue until the position is filled.
WVU is a land-grant, research university, and the ACEJMC-accredited School of Journalism is an independent academic unit. The school offers two Master’s Degree programs, in journalism and integrated marketing communications.
The university is located in Morgantown, which has a diverse population of about 60,000 and has been ranked as one of the nation’s most livable cities. Morgantown is within easy driving distance of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Washington, D.C.
WVU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.