Director, Career Services, 28996
Company: University of Missouri System
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: February 22, 2021
The University of Missouri-Kansas City invites applications and
nominations for the Director of Career Services. This position
reports to the Senior Vice Provost of Student Success and provides
campus leadership for the activities that support student and
alumni--career development and professional success through a
comprehensive list of campus programming and career coaching
options. Job Responsibilities
- Lead and implement a comprehensive career development
experience as per the strategic plan and timeline. Oversee all
employer relations and internship activities with an increased
focus on establishing a campus wide internship program.
- Develop, implement and lead innovative strategies for assisting
undergraduate and graduate/professional students and alumni in
making career decisions and developing successful job search
strategies that are consistent with individual student interests,
aptitudes and goals.
- Monitor workplace/industry best practices and trends in order
to guide strategic planning and programmatic initiatives.
- Develop strong, ongoing relationships with area employers that
hire recent college graduates. Develop and promote career services'
employment-related services to this constituency.
- Engage with external, community constituents and resources to
develop and grow partnerships beneficial to the student population.
Serve on various external committees and task forces in the KC
region, within the UM System, and on campus related to student
affairs, and lead divisional special projects as assigned.
- Serve as a liaison with Roo Advising and the academic units
coordinating career development activities and events,
disseminating career information, training advisors and faculty
mentors, conducting presentations and other career related services
to meet the needs of their students and area recruiters.
- Supervise individual and group career development activities as
well as help innovate new ways to engage students in the career
development milestones that connect academic choices and career
aspirations with job choices of decided and deciding students.
- Develop and deliver professionalism training to ensure students
are prepared and sought after by employers.
- Provide direct supervision, including hiring, training,
coaching, evaluating, and professional development of full-time
professional staff and oversee supervision of part-time, student
employees, creating a culture of care and accountability, as well
as provide visionary leadership and role modeling.
- Develop and monitor the annual operating budget, including
special grants and contracts, and prepare proposals for new career
development and recruiting services programs, as well as prepare
annual reports for the division. Minimum Qualifications A master's
degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and
at least 7 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and
skills can be acquired is necessary. Preferred Qualifications
Candidates should have a graduate degree in human resources,
management,--higher education, psychology, counseling, or other
social science field, as well as at least six years of higher
education experience with an emphasis in career services.
Experience delivering career planning, career counseling, building
employer partnerships and career education programs in higher
education with an emphasis on serving in a comprehensive career
services center that connects students' academic and life
experiences with meaningful career outcomes. Familiarity with
Handshake career platform, BurningGlass, Jobscan, and 12Twenty is a
plus. Full Time/Part Time Full time, benefit-eligible-- $71,900 -
$110,000 , commensurate with experience, education, and internal
equity. Shift Some evenings and weekends may be required. --
Application Deadline Position will remain open until filled.
Application materials should be submitted by March 1, 2021 for
fullest consideration. Application Instructions
- Applicants who wish to apply should combine all application
materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with
contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and
upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50
characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special
characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
- References will not be contacted until advanced stages of
screening, and candidates will receive prior notification.
- Nominations and inquiries, which will be treated in confidence,
are welcomed and should be sent to: email@example.com.
- If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (800)
488-5288. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all
employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their
demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination
on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry,
religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity,
gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or
any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This
policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the
legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of
military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the
Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.
For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at
816-235-1621. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions
of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any
of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office
of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323. EEO IS THE LAW To read
more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the
following links: UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as
an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence
in teaching and learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of
diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality,
gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability,
learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life
experiences, educational level and family structure. For more
information on our diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity
and Inclusion website:--http://info.umkc.edu/diversity/ UMKC is the
largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas
City area. Our students come from all 50 states and over 85
countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives. With
more than 125 academic areas, our students have a lot of
opportunities to explore on their way to discovering and creating
their perfect career. We are at the heart of a thriving urban area
where the city's life and energy influence everything that happens
here. We are Kansas City's university and we can't wait for you to
join us! Find out more about UMKC in the About UMKC section of our
website. Details about UMKC's community and the benefits of being
an employee can be found on our careers page.
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