Assistant Director/Career Consultant for Dietrich College, Career Center
Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA

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Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for the position of Assistant Director and Career Consultant for the Dietrich College (DC) within the Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC), a centralized career center staffed by a team of twenty-one professionals who orchestrate the career exploration, professional development, experiential learning, and recruitment needs for students and alumni.
Carnegie Mellon University's career and professional development model is grounded in a discipline-specific career development, experiential learning, and employer relations model shaped by strong connections with the university's seven academic colleges. The center's success is founded upon a solid understanding of career and professional development theory and an unwavering commitment to providing personalized attention towards meeting the unique individual needs of students, alumni, and employers.

About the Position: The Assistant Director/Career Consultant will work closely with, and under the supervision of, the Associate Director for Career Consultants to provide career counseling to Dietrich College students and alumni on career exploration, professional development, internship and job search preparation, and post-graduation career planning needs. The successful candidate will also work with the Employer Development team to develop and implement a comprehensive employer development and outreach plan that engages recruiters from various sectors and industries. The Assistant Director will also undertake individual or committee projects in order to accomplish specialized goals as determined by the administration.

The ideal candidate will have an in-depth understanding and application of college student development theories, career development theories, and/or counseling theories. Essential qualities include the ability to work independently on projects and function competently in a team environment; Analytical, organizational, reasoning, and problem solving skills; Ability to interact effectively with the campus community and external customers; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Proven record of multicultural and global competence; and computer literacy. The successful candidate also needs to have the ability work with and build relationships with the Dietrich College leadership, faculty, and staff in order to implement programs and career consulting with DC students. A creative approach to utilizing technology to provide efficiency and efficacy to career services is critical.

The successful candidate will hold a Master's degree in a related field (i.e. College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Counseling) or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. An undergraduate degree in a humanities or social sciences discipline and prior experience in counseling and/or student affairs is preferred. Candidates with experience working with students from a humanities, social sciences, or liberal arts background are desired. Candidates are sought who have a successful track record of engaging humanities students in career planning programming and building relationships with employers who value skills developed through a liberal arts education. Effective presentation skills to various audience sizes and levels (students, parents, faculty, alumni, etc) and experience building relationships with faculty and staff in a university setting are strongly preferred.

Recruitment Process: For priority consideration, application materials (resume, cover letter, and names of three professional references) must be received before March 31, 2014. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made.

Qualifications
: Minimum:
  • Education: Master's Degree in related field (i.e. College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Counseling) or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

  • Licenses: Driver's License.

  • Experience: Two years full-time, post-masters experience in career counseling in a university setting.

  • Skills: Candidates will have an in-depth understanding and application of college student development theories, career development theories, and/or counseling theories. Essential qualities include the ability to work independently on projects and function competently in a team environment; analytical, organizational, reasoning, and problem solving skills; ability to interact effectively with the campus community and external customers; excellent verbal and written communication skills; proven record of multicultural and global competence; and computer literacy. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to collaborate closely with the Dietrich College leadership, faculty, and staff to successfully implement programs and career consulting with humanities and social sciences students. A creative approach to utilizing technology to provide efficiency and efficacy to career services is critical. Applicants must have the ability to develop, plan, market and implement innovative student-oriented career programs; Ability to interact with students from a wide range of backgrounds; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Organizational, time management and planning skills; Ability to set and to achieve goals; Understand and follow directions and to provide clear directions to others; Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; Computer literacy--especially Microsoft Suite and LinkedIn.

  • Physical Mobility: Usually sedentary, able to sit for long periods of time. Requires some bending, pushing, stretching, and lifting up to several reams of paper. Required to attend meetings at various locations both on and off campus.

  • Environmental Conditions: Typical office environment.

  • Mental: Ability to meet deadlines under pressure and with little direct supervision; Ability to pay attention to detail and to plan ahead by anticipating problems and forecasting outcomes; Ability to work professionally with Career Center staff and outside constituencies.

  • Other: Occasional weekend and evening hours are required for departmental and university events (i.e. career fairs, orientation, Career Center programs). Some travel may be required for employer outreach and development.

Preferred:
  • Education: Master's Degree in a related field (i.e. College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Counseling). Undergraduate degree in a humanities or social sciences discipline.

  • Licenses: Driver's License.

  • Experience: Three or more years of career advising experience in a university setting; Experience working with students from a humanities, social sciences, or liberal arts background; Successful track record of engaging humanities students in career planning programming and building relationships with employers who value skills developed through a liberal arts education. Experienced relationship building with faculty and staff in a university setting. Strong presentation skills to various audience sizes and levels (students, parents, faculty, alumni, etc).

  • Skills: Experience with NACELink Symplicity CRM software, advanced proficiency in LinkedIn, online content delivery programs (ex: Adobe Connect, Blackboard, Webex, etc.), and social media acumen.

Department URL : cmu.edu/career

Job Function : Career Services
Primary Location : United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
FT/PT Status : Regular Full Time
Organization : DEAN OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

Minimum Education Level : Master's Degree or equivalent

Salary : Negotiable

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