Hegi Career Center Associate Director
Southern Methodist University - Dallas, TX

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Hegi Family Career Development Center

Salary Range

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications


This position reports to the Director of the Hegi Family Career Development Center and administers outreach programs to inform both faculty and students of the need for long-term career planning and career development. Assist in planning and administering career development workshops and seminars to guide students from selection of an academic major through the job search or application, to graduate or professional schools. Network with Liberal Arts and science oriented companies to provide opportunities for participation in career related events, job skills training and mentoring.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Assist in strategic planning for the department within the overall Division and University
strategic plan;

• Develop and implement short and long term departmental goals and objectives via
on-line assessment databases;

• Establish programs and services in support of the University’s desired goals concerning
the career outcomes for students and graduates.

• Expand the career readiness of all graduates, increasing retention rates and academic
success via major exploration and career decision-making;

• Develop and administer outreach and marketing programs to inform faculty, parents,
students and alumni of the need for long term career planning and career development.

• Administer the on-line and blended learning career development programs.

• Teach up to three sections of HDEV 2308 Career Development and Career Theory.

• Administer the SMU University Curriculum Community Engagement Experience.

• Counsel students in an individual and group manner.

• Oversee all operating budget transactions;

• Supervise five professional staff members, two graduate assistants, and 12-15 peer

• Connect to organizations, alumni groups, faculty and potential employers to learn more
about specific career fields and create networking connections for student and alumni.


Education and Experience

Master’s degree with a minimum of five year’s work experience in career counseling is required.

Must have two years’ experience supervising professional staff members.

Knowledge in the Cognitive Information Processing model, and Holland career development theories and techniques is essential.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Must demonstrate a strong knowledge of employment and career planning materials to assist individuals with career decisions and/or career development concerns.

Candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills with the ability to build relationships with a wide range of constituencies (e.g. students, alumni, parents, staff, faculty, and employers).

Must also demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Candidate must possess strong organizational and time management skills to effectively handle multiple tasks and prioritize.

Must also possess strong leadership skills with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively within a team-environment.

Candidate must possess strong computer skills with ability to work with on-line resources including career exploration tools and registration/recruiting system (e.g. MustrangTrak).


Priority Consideration Date

Priority consideration may be given to submissions received by March 6, 2013.

Deadline to Apply

March 13, 2013.

Other Information

SMU is AA/EO employer committed to excellence through diversity.

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