Associate Director for Career Strategy
PRIMARY PURPOSE/GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The Peter F. Drucker & Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University is seeking an experienced and highly professional individual to serve as the Associate Director for the Drucker School’s Office of Career Strategy. The Associate Director is responsible for advising students and alumni in one-on-one and group settings, leading career-focused projects, and preparing students with all facets of career exploration, planning, and employment-related activities and professional development.
The incumbent will be responsible for designing and delivering high quality career development-related workshops/events (both in person and potentially online) and creating high quality career development resources in order to help prepare Drucker students for a successful transition from CGU to their career.
The position reports to the Director for Career Strategy and will join to a small, dynamic team with a strong focus on providing an excellent experience for all stakeholders.
CAREER COACHING AND EDUCATION
- Provide career coaching/advising in person or virtually (Zoom, phone, email) in order to assist students in the life-long career development process.
- Capture detailed notes on student meetings to facilitate open sharing amongst the staff in the Office of Career Strategy.
- Deliver career-related programing such as webinars, workshops, and other forms of education.
- Keep up-to-date on relevant career-related news, resources, websites, and tools, and develop content for website and career platform (Handshake) in order to communicate effectively to students.
- Produce a bi-weekly newsletter and ongoing content for the Drucker Career Strategy LinkedIn Group that provides students with resources and awareness of job opportunities
- Manage the Office of Career Strategy student workers.
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT
- In collaboration with the Director, responsible for the development, management, and execution of all major programmatic components of the Office of Career Strategy.
- Collaborate with other Drucker and CGU departments to support the Office of Career Strategy efforts and to identify trends and opportunities to grow and expand program offerings as well as gain supportive and collaborative relationships.
- Create innovative and dynamic workshops, speaker panels, programs, and events (online and in-person) reflecting the changing needs of students and the world of work.
- Work closely with the Director of External Relations position to provide a seamless connection between external stakeholders and opportunities for students.
- Support the ongoing development and understanding of best practices for Handshake in managing both students and employers.
- Build and increase a robust employer database and increase paid full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities for students.
- Identify, develop, and manage employer relationships for the campus full-time/internship recruitment program by marketing Drucker graduates to international, national, regional, and local employers.
- Represent the office at professional meetings, and participate in continued professional development, such as 7C’s consortium events, directors meeting, and more.
- Participate in campus engagement through regular involvement with committees and other department-related meetings and events (Admissions, New Student Orientation, etc.).
DATA AND EVALUATION
- Develop procedures to effectively evaluate programs and student services for students.
- Provide analysis of data and prepare summary reports as needed.
- Lead the creation of an Office of Career Strategy dashboard that can be used to inform internal and external constituents.
- Manage the major data collections and data synthesis throughout the year including the Incoming, Continuing, and Graduating student surveys.
- Track student career and employment outcomes in order to provide reports for MBA CSEA, AACSB, and other internal and external agencies.
- Responsible for managing annual data including program statistics and evaluative data.
- Partner with the Director and Associate Dean to complete and submit surveys impacting rankings and accreditation.
- Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Associate Director for Career Strategy
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REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
CAREER KNOWLEDGE and PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
- Demonstrated coaching/advising skills with a diverse range of students, with the ability to support graduate students, and alumni who are applying to a variety of careers.
- Experience working with international students highly desired.
- Must have the ability to independently create, prioritize and implement a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions. Initiative, creativity, and resourcefulness in anticipating and addressing student needs.
- Ability to multi-task with constant interruptions.
- Knowledge of specific business-related fields, with an ongoing interest and ability to stay up-to-date on industry trends.
- Ability to develop relationships and collaborate with the advising community including faculty and administration.
- Discretion when accessing and handling confidential information.
- Outstanding presentation and writing skills in different formats and for different audiences.
- Ability to curate current and high-quality content from the web and other sources to produce credible resources useful to staff, students, and alumni.
- Ability to maintain and enhance connections with alumni and provide career advice, through visits and phone / email contact.
- Collaborative nature with a willingness to work within and across teams.
- Demonstrated relationship building and networking skills.
- Ability to build relationships with colleagues across the consortium campuses.
- Capacity to balance multiple and varied tasks, meet deadlines, and use well-developed time management and organizational skills.
- Demonstrated experience achieving successful program improvement aligned with institutional goals.
- Experience using technology in career planning and career development operations (Handshake) is preferred.
- Experience with database management skills preferred, including Excel and Qualtrics.
- Eagerness to learn and apply new technologies and tools, and a comfort with learning by doing.
- Experience managing student workers.
- Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s degree preferred) with 5-7 years of experience in career development in higher education or relatively similar environment.
- Preference given to applicants with degrees in Business Administration, Leadership, Organizational Development, Organizational Psychology, Management, or Counseling Psychology.
- 2-3 years of corporate/industry experience (in addition to higher education experience) is ideal.
- In addition to education and experience, the ideal candidate will be a positive, detail-oriented, data-driven, adaptable team player who approaches work with a ‘can-do’ attitude.
HOURS The regular hours for this position are 8:30 AM-5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Hours may vary due to needs of the department. Nights and weekends may be required, as well as possible travel (limited).
CLASSIFICATION AND STATUS This is an exempt level, benefits-based position. Must possess a valid California Driver’s License and meet CGU’s authorized drivers’ requirements. Successful completion of criminal background and DMV checks required for final candidate.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Graduate student(s) and volunteer(s)
REPORTS TO: Director of Career Strategy
At Claremont Graduate University, the health and safety of our community is a top priority.
Claremont Graduate University has adopted a policy of requiring all employees to show proof of being fully-vaccinated, based on applicable federal and state law. If offered the role, within two weeks of the hire date, the candidate will need to provide proof of vaccination, qualify for an appropriate exemption, or otherwise be in compliance with the current applicable federal, state and local laws to be exempt from being fully-vaccinated.
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Successful completion of criminal background and DMV checks required for final candidate.
||This listing expires on: 7/24/2022