Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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Priority given to applications submitted by 12/18/2017.
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The Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance is a nationally top ranked public policy school, serving over 500 students in three graduate degree programs: Master of Public Administration, Executive Master of Public Administration, and Ph.D. in Public Policy & Management. The school is defined by a tradition of rigorous study, innovative research, and a commitment to public service. Our graduates and faculty provide the ideas, expertise, and leadership that guide government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private companies around the country and throughout the world.
The UW and the Evans School promote diversity and inclusivity among our staff, faculty and students; we seek applicants for this position who are committed to these principles and whose experiences have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion and have given them the confidence to fully engage with audiences from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.
The Evans School of Public Policy & Governance has an outstanding opportunity for a Director of Career Development who will be responsible for Career Development functions at the Evans School. The successful candidate will provide a comprehensive range of leadership, programs, and services focusing on career exploration and career management skill development. They will also be responsible for developing and expanding the base of organizations interested in offering employment opportunities to students graduating from the Evans School. The Career Development Team seeks to empower students to embrace career development with curiosity, confidence, and courage and to evolve as leaders within a constantly changing professional landscape. The following values guide the work of the Career Development Team:
Curiosity (intense desire to know and understand)
Confidence (belief in oneself)
Courage (facing difficulty without fear)
Risk-taking (willingness to take chances)
Resiliency (ability to rebound and adapt)
Connectedness (people helping one another in achieving goals)
Duties and Responsibilities
Strategic Planning and Leadership
Provide strategic management and leadership to Evans School Career Development office.
Establish strategic outreach agenda to expand visibility of school among employers and develop job and internship opportunities for graduate students.
Provide feedback to Assistant Dean of Students regarding employer perspective on Evans School training/recruiting needs, public service employment trends/opportunities, and ongoing/changing career needs of students.
Participate in public administration/policy related professional associations representing the schools interests among peer institutions.
Attend annual NASPAA Career Professionals Conference and consider serving in a leadership role on conference planning committee.
Employer Development and External Visibility
Expand and develop the School's relationships with government, nonprofit, and private sector employers.
Advise employers on effective strategies for recruiting Evans School students and alumni.
Cultivate and maintain relationships with Evans School employers and alumni for career information and employment leads.
Attend and represent the Evans School at university-wide and alumni events.
Management and Supervision
Develop and monitor budget for Career Development.
Recruit, supervise, train and evaluate Career Development staff.
Oversee MPA internship program, including expansion and development of new internship opportunities and ensure proper tracking of internship requirement per NASPAA accreditation standards.
In partnership with the Assistant Dean of Institutional Studies, compile, analyze and report employment and internship statistics and trends.
Evaluate and implement effective use of technology in career development, including EvansJobs (Symplicity CSM career management system) and social media.
Provide ongoing evaluation, assessment and implementation of career programs.
Oversee career development events, employer recruiting sessions, and workshops.
Establish and implement programming objectives to help students develop lifelong career management skills (including topics such as job search strategy, resume/cover letter writing, interviewing, salary/benefit negotiation, resilience cultivation, and learning to network effectively).
Partner with Student Interest Groups (SIGs) to support professional development programming when needed.
Provide individual career advising and group professional development activities for MPA students and recent graduates.
Coordinate and promote the annual Presidential Management Fellowship application cycle and support PMF Finalists in their search for federal positions.
Develop, teach, and evaluate quarterly Career Planning for the MPA skills one-credit workshop class.
In partnership with Alumni Relations, oversee Evans School Mentorship Program and ensure program launches and runs successfully each year.
Serve on Evans School and University committees as appointed and appropriate.
Maintain working relationships with other career development staff and offices throughout the UW campus and with reciprocal schools nationally.
Attend and assist with other Evans School events such as Orientation, Open House, Graduation, and Admitted Student Days.
Other duties as assigned.
Master's degree in Public Administration, Education, Human Resources, or a related field.
Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in administration in a higher education setting.
Combination of vision and experience in organizing and developing career services.
Proven managerial skills in organizing and overseeing staff and in creating effective institutional processes.
Demonstrated ability to effectively counsel and advise students on career and professional development.
Demonstrated experience working with employers to generate contacts and cultivate professional development opportunities for students.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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