Assistant Director of Career Services - Heinz College-2006847
The H. John Heinz III College consists of two schools, the School of Public Policy and Management and the School of Information Systems and Management, and offers an academic experience unlike any other. The Heinz College prepares students with a unique ability to conduct careful and objective analysis of relevant data, to understand and demonstrate the power of information technology, and to lead and implement change in managerial and policy contexts.
We are seeking a hands-on and innovative Assistant Director, Career Services. This is a dynamic opportunity for someone who thrives in an interesting and challenging work environment and has a passion for helping students excel. You will provide career development counseling and advising to H. John Heinz III College graduate students and alumni with a focus on students and alumni from the Public Policy & Healthcare Policy Management programs.
Primary duties will include:
Counseling students individually and in groups to prepare them for a successful job search,
Providing advice and assistance for students seeking internship and full-time employment,
Preparing and presenting workshops on job-related activities,
Meeting with potential employers to promote the College and its students to increase employment opportunities, and
Organizing events, coordinating internship programs, and maintaining confidential student records.
Additionally, you will have the opportunity to facilitate the smooth functioning of the Career Services office at the Heinz College and participate in process improvement efforts to meet demands during peak times to ensure efficiency and effectiveness.
Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU and essential to success in this role. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity, compassion, excellence and cultural sensitivity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through his/her work.
You should have strong attention to detail, excellent customer service, a team-oriented approach, and the ability to manage multiple projects while meeting deadlines. Adaptability, excellence, and passion for helping students are vital qualities within this role.
Travel may be required, as well as evening and weekend hours, particularly during recruiting season.
We will look for you to demonstrate astute decision-making skills and be able to accurately assess alumni and student's potential to make sound recommendations for job search strategies.
In depth knowledge of employment markets, hiring trends, marketing methods and ability to appropriately apply knowledge and data in these areas are also critical to your success in this role.
Bachelor's degree in Public Policy, Healthcare, Public Management, Business, Student Affairs in Higher Education, Counseling; Master's preferred.
Minimum of three (3) years of related experience in government, healthcare, non-profit, or student services such as career services, student counseling, student programming in a university setting or related field or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Experience developing potential employer contacts in the government, healthcare, non-profit, international development and public sector industries a plus.
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solu...tions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.