Associate Director of Career Services for Engineering Masters Students
Johns Hopkins University
May 30, 2018
Classified Title: Sr. Career Services Officer Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 5/37.5 Employee subgroup: Salaried Exmpt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10000935-Career Services Personnel area: Homewood Student Affairs
The Associate Director of Career Services for Engineering Masters Students will support institution-wide efforts to ensure the career preparedness of masters students and recent masters alumni of the Whiting School of Engineering (WSE).
The Associate Director will build and manage a comprehensive, scalable, best-in-class student career services program. As a member of the Homewood Career Center’s (HCC) Student Career Development Team, the Associate Director will identify, create, and implement enhanced career programs for all WSE Masters Students that meet their unique career development needs. The position will provide career coaching and training to students in one-on-one and group settings on-campus and online while simultaneously collaborating with WSE faculty, administrative managers, student groups, and the HCC’s Student Career Development and Employer Relations teams on programs, service delivery, special events, and school-wide career resources.
WSE serves over 900 full-time, on-campus masters students, 70% of whom are international, enrolled in one of 14 programs on the Homewood campus. In addition, there are over 4,200 online masters students enrolled in one of 20 programs through the Engineering for Professionals program.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Research, develop, and implement a comprehensive, scalable career services program to meet the needs of all WSE Masters Students.
Provide one-on-one and group career coaching to master’s students and recent alumni in-person or virtually.
Create and deliver workshops on a wide variety of career content areas including resume and cover letter writing, job/internship search strategies, interviewing, and networking.
Work with the Director of Student Career Development to provide insights, data, and recommendations for program enhancements based on the regular collection and analysis of survey data, client appointment notes, and information gathered from partners.
Facilitate student exploration of their skills, interests, values and experiences in order to create a job search strategy targeted to their industry of interest.
Work closely with the HCC’s marketing and communications team, Assistant, Associate and Vice Deans within WSE, and other staff to develop and implement a comprehensive communications strategy to inform, educate, and engage students across the WSE.
Develop and strengthen strategic relationships with key faculty and academic managers of all programs within WSE to ensure continuous needs assessment and the effective implementation of career and professional development services and programs for on-campus and online masters students and recent alumni.
Meet regularly with other administrators at the University whose offices provide career services to encourage coordination and identify collaboration opportunities.
Build and maintain a network of industry professionals and alumni across varied career fields and effectively leverage these connections to offer programs, special events, and networking opportunities for students.
Partner with colleagues in the Office of International Services to create programming and services specific to the challenges international students face in their search for career success including educating employers on the benefits of hiring international students.
Collaborate with the HCC Employer Relations team to cultivate internships and employment opportunities (entry-level and experienced hires) for both domestic and international students.
Develop expertise related to best-practice in graduate and professional career services, stay current on industry trends, and educate others on the related industries and fields as an in-house resource for faculty, staff, and career center colleagues.
Stay up-to-date on career services theories and practices, actively participate as a member of the broader career development profession, and follow the NACE Professional Competencies for College and University Career Services Practitioners.
This position is accountable to the Assistant Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Academic Affairs and the Associate Dean, Engineering for Professionals within the Whiting School of Engineering and reports to the Director of Student Career Development in the HCC.
Master’s degree in higher education administration, student affairs, engineering, or other related field required.
Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in higher education, human resources, training and development, or leadership development required. Minimum 3-5 years of experience in the STEM/Engineering industry preferred.
The ideal candidate for this position has extensive experience working with engineering graduate students and/or working in STEM or Engineering-related professions.
Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Successful candidates will bring the following experiences and demonstrate these characteristics:
Demonstrated experience in a higher education environment involving students, employers, and/or alumni.
Experience in advising or mentoring graduate students.
Confident, resourceful, and self-directed individual in this new, highly visible and collaborative role.
Experience using Handshake or other online career management platforms.
Demonstrated skill in fostering new institutional relationships, and marshaling professional networks with faculty, senior administrators, employers, and alumni.
Experience in developing and implementing effective assessment methods and articulating strategic priorities is essential.
Demonstrated capacity to work effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds to promote an inclusive campus and community culture.
Position will work under the Whiting School for Engineering through the Career Center.
Weekends and evenings may be rarely required.
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