Assistant Director of Career Development

Wesleyan College  |  Macon, GA

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Job Overview

Posted 4 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Director of Career Development

Job Type: Career Services
Location: Macon, GA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 1,000 Students
Employer ID: 31063

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Additional Compensation:
Full benefits package, and access to campus fitness center.
Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Additional Compensation:
Full benefits package, and access to campus fitness center.
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:
0-1 Year

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:
0-1 Year

Position Description

The Center for Career Development at Wesleyan College is responsible not only for the professional success of our students, but also for implementation of the institution’s Quality Enhancement Plan: From Here to Career. This position will report to the Director of Career Development and will be responsible for strategically developing employer relationships, overseeing the experiential learning program (required of all students), expanding student access to relevant experiential learning opportunities, providing career coaching to students, assisting with department programming and operations, serving as the parent/family communications liaison, and maintaining partnerships with faculty and other campus collaborators.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Employer Relationship Development- 35%

  • Develop strategy for employer outreach and engagement, with the goal of creating new avenues for internships, experiential learning opportunities, and full-time jobs.
  • Develop and implement consistent employer communications strategy, and track outcomes.
  • Maintain a consistent community presence, including through attending local networking events.
  • Schedule site visits to local employers with the goal of deepening relationships and expanding opportunities for students.
  • Work with employers across all industries, gathering information on employment trends and professional skill needs.
  • Increase employer and alumnae engagement with campus through various types of events, such as info sessions, etiquette dinners, skype events, etc.

Student Advising- 30%

  • Meet 1:1 with students to provide individual career advising, with a focus on advising students conducting internship and full-time job searches, salary negotiation, ethical/professional conduct, informational interviewing, and interview preparation.

Experiential Learning- 10%

  • Oversee the internship and Professional Development Experience (PDE) programs, serving as the main point of contact for students, employers, and faculty sponsors to ensure meaningful experiences for all parties.
  • Manage workflow approval process for internships and other professional development experiences, including overseeing the transition to Purple Briefcase for PDE workflow process.
  • Troubleshoot problems or concerns regarding the internship/PDE program, stay informed of best practices, and continually improve program operations/materials.

Programming- 10%

  • Lead implementation of Wolves at Work Experiential Learning Fair.
  • Coordinate employer on-campus events.
  • Assist in developing and implementing other educational career-related workshops and programs to students throughout the year.

Department Operations & Technology- 10%

  • Develop and maintain website with vital career services information.
  • Co-supervise student Career Peer Mentors, especially focusing on their social media outreach strategies.
  • Assist Director with assessing departmental objectives and Wesleyan graduates’ career outcomes.
  • Lead utilization, expansion, and troubleshooting for Purple Briefcase.
  • Serve as active member of select professional development associations (such as Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers) to maintain Wesleyan student eligibility to attend annual career fairs.
  • Serve as a member of the QEPIC team to implement and assess From Here to Career.
  • Assist with Student Affairs division-wide initiatives to maintain strong integration within the student experience.
  • Coordinate and/or assist with special projects and committees as needed.
  • Assist with occasional night and weekend responsibilities.

Parent & Family Programs Liaison- 5%

  • Create and distribute periodic newsletters to families of current students, incorporating relevant and timely content.
  • Take lead on planning Fall Family Weekend.
  • Coordinate summer orientation breakout sessions for family members.
  • Maintain Facebook family page throughout the year, with a focus on proactively providing information.

Job Requirements

Required Skills

  • Ability to develop strong relationships with a wide variety of internal and external constituents, including employers, alumnae, students, faculty, staff, and senior leadership.
  • Ability to drive employer engagement through meetings, networking events, written communication, and recruiting events.
  • Outstanding communication and marketing skills, with the ability to tailor messaging to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Strong project management skills, including ability to strategically identify priorities, manage multiple projects, and create innovative programming.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively to set, achieve, and assess goals and outcomes. 
  • Ability to deliver group presentations as well as coach students individually.

Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Business Administration, or related field desirable. 2 years of experience in career services, higher education, human resources, recruiting, or community development strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will bring demonstrated skills in strategic planning, relationship development, project management, advising/coaching, marketing, event planning, and the ability to work with diverse populations.

Application Information

Application review will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Please email a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references to Stephanie Baugh, Director of Career Development: sbaugh@wesleyancollege.edu. For additional information on the position, including full job responsibilities, please visit the Wesleyan College employment website at https://www.wesleyancollege.edu/about/employment.cfm. Wesleyan College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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