The Career Development Center is seeking a Assistant Director – Career Development. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.
The Assistant Director is a member of the career development center team which collaboratively works to provide leadership and vision in developing, implementing and enforcing plans, policies, procedures, systems, programs and performance standards designed to effectively deliver comprehensive career services to the OSU College of Engineering.
The Assistant Director is responsible for building and maintaining collaborative cross-campus relationships to support the career development and success of students.
50% Student Program Development and Implementation
Develops, coordinates, and facilitates college specific training and opportunities for a diverse group of engineering students in the area of career development to help further enable them as highly sought after graduates. Includes but not limited to public speaking, workshops, classes, panel discussions, networking opportunities with employers, one on one coaching, etc. that engages students across multiple platforms and locations. Programming can include resume and cover letter preparation, career information technology including internet resources and on-campus resources, interview skill development, internship preparation/participation, job-search strategies, salary negotiation, graduate school strategies, and the use of social media and other technologies to network and manage the professional careers of OSU engineering students.
Build relationships and establish rapport with a diverse population of engineering students, including international students.
Provide students with assistance understanding career options and developing career plans.
Prepare students to successfully compete for further education and professional opportunities.
Collaborate with student organizations and underserved student groups, including international students, in the College of Engineering.
Researches, develops and coordinates college specific resources for career development and in support of programming– including handouts, webpage resources, employer directories, professional association lists, COE alumni, etc. Promote connecting students with jobs, internships and other networking opportunities, post-graduate opportunities, through various OSU and College channels and tools.
Tracking, synthesizing, and utilizing data to assess and evaluate programs, engagement and strategy on ongoing basis, review with OSU Career Development Center and College of Engineering leadership, and adjust as necessary.
40% Collaboration with Partners
Collaborate with college and campus partners to develop strategy for career development programming.
Ensures that plan includes and leverages connections with alumni and employers. Plan should also include student development process including college-specific internship opportunities.
Act as contributing member to relevant College of Engineering committees and groups (advising, corporate/employer relations, alumni, etc.).
Works with OSU Career Development Center (CDC) External Relations staff, College of Engineering corporate relations and career development staff, College of Engineering faculty, as well as the OSU Alumni Association, to build partnerships between the university and external stakeholders (industry, government agencies, etc.) emphasizing college specific development and marketing to capitalize on existing and expand internship offerings, full-time employment opportunities and graduate school options.
Works with and advises faculty/college administrators on methods designed to enhance the quality of career development for their college programs and to expand college/departmental participation.
Communicate and work effectively with a broad range of internal and external constituents including students, employers, alumni, faculty, and staff in keeping with the CDC value of being student centered, with student success being central to our decision-making process.
10% Additional Responsibilities
Coordinates, provides and advertises professional development opportunities for advisors, faculty and staff in the College of Engineering around topics related to career development in keeping with OSU’s mission of student and career success.
Will have oversight of work assigned to support student workers in the College of Engineering. Accountable for the coordination and reporting of all assigned activities.
Will also participate in OSU Career Development Center staff activities including but not limited to staff meetings, events/workshops/career fairs/info sessions/on-campus recruiting programs.
Participation in annual performance evaluation process.
Professional development activities including both on-campus opportunities and involvement in state, regional, and national associations.
Publications (Print and Electronic): Collaborates with the OSU Career Development Center team on the production of publications/promotional materials and educational materials related to their college.
College of Engineering specific committees and groups and cross campus committees and groups, i.e.: regular meetings with COE Student Services Team, COE Corporate Relations Roundtable
Minimum of two years of experience in a recruitment/hiring role in industry or providing career coaching/programming in an academic institution.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a broad and diverse range of internal and external constituents including students, employers, alumni, faculty, and staff.
Effective written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills in a multicultural and diverse environment.
Administrative and management experience. Demonstrated competency to oversee multiple tasks with attention to detail.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSUSTANDARD 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Criminal History Check Requirement.
This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per OSU Standard 576-056-0000 et seq. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Motor Vehicle Check Requirement.
Training or professional experience in STEM; OR experience developing and/or recruiting technical talent in a business environment or at an academic institution.
Knowledge of online career development programs or resources (Handshake, VMock, Focus2, StandOut, Salesforce, or other Customer Relation Management (CRM) platforms, etc.).