Associate Director position is responsible for developing and providing career services tailored to the needs of graduate students. Work collaboratively with the Office of Graduate Studies and with faculty advisors in the academic colleges to provide these services.
Required Education and Experience:
Master s Degree.
Five years of experience in academic and/or non-academic (corporate) position.
Required Knowledge and Skills:
Ability to write well, make public presentations and communicate with students, faculty, administrators, and employers.
Required Other Requirements and Factors:
Sensitivity and intellectual ability to address the concerns of a highly diverse and sophisticated, largely adult population.
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Preferred Knowledge and Skills:
Understanding of both scholarly and business environments. Comfortable with making presentations in electronic learning environments (video, online training).
Preferred Other Requirements and Factors:
Experience working with international students or co-workers. Knowledge of job search and work visa issues for international students/workers. Experience with desktop computers, internet and data analysis.
Develop and manage comprehensive career education services targeting the needs of graduate students. Regularly evaluate and enhance services and programs; provide outcomes reports on a regular and/or as needed basis.
Counsel and advise graduate students regarding career and employment issues; advising contacts with students may be in-person, by telephone or by email.
Create and present workshops/seminars to graduate students on all aspects of career planning and job search processes; work closely with the Office of Graduate Studies and colleges/departments to determine unique needs for targeted populations of students.
Maintain and edit website content, highlight access to employer databases, current job opportunities, topical articles and links to other career-related resources.
Develop marketing strategies and conduct outreach to publicize and educate students about Career Center services for graduate students.
Manage and coordinate activities of one Graduate Assistant. Meet regularly to discuss strategies and campus partnerships.
Assist Career Coordinator for Life Sciences with planning and carrying out annual Sciences Career Fair each fall. Interact with recruiting managers and human resources personnel, operations managers and researchers to develop employment and research opportunities in business, industry and government.
Perform duties required of all Career Center staff members, including, but not limited to, presenting core workshops/seminars, walk-in resume critiques and advising, greet employers during recruiting season, and represent the Career Center at career fairs and university-wide events.
Regularly survey graduate students regarding their assessment of services offered, and seek input regarding career needs and new services; work closely with Graduate Student Council. Other duties as assigned.
Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.
Internal Number: R-008204
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