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The University of North Texas Health Science Center

Assistant Director, Career Readiness Center

Department Summary

The mission of the Division of Student & Academic Affairs is to create solutions for a healthier community by fostering student success. There are 12 functional units within the Division of Student & Academic Affairs: Office of Student Development, Career Readiness Center, Center for Academic Performance, Office of Care and Civility, Registrar, Financial Aid, Testing and Evaluation Services, International Services, Admissions & Recruitment, Office of University Assessment & Accreditation, Office of Disability Access and Title IX.

Position Overview

The Student Affairs Department at the University of North Texas Health Science Center is seeking to hire an Assistant Director of the Career Readiness Center to join our team. Duties in this role include providing management support for staff within the Career Readiness Center, including budget and strategic planning, oversight of online student career support systems and job boards, and supervision of part-time staff and volunteers. Additional duties include serving as liaison with academic departments for developing comprehensive career readiness programming, and providing resources, activities, and advising that facilitate student career success.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and four (4) years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications: * Master’s degree and/or four years of experience in a related field. * Experience in career development programming and event planning. * Previous Supervisory and Teambuilding in a higher education setting experience. * Previous experience managing budgets and resources in higher education. * Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in computer technologies utilized in higher education institutions. * Must be able to demonstrate flexibility and adaptability. * Must be able to demonstrate professional communication skills. * Must be able to demonstrate an understanding of student development theory and practice in higher education.

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm, with occasional evenings or weekends required for divisional events

Security Sensitive

This is a security sensitive position

EEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Job Duties

  • Work closely with all academic programs to develop comprehensive career development strategy within each school, primarily PA Studies, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Lifestyle Health Sciences, and College of Pharmacy.

  • Counsel with students, classes, and student organizations regarding career services, including but not limited to, the development of Curriculum Vitas or Resumes, personal statement development, interviewing techniques, professionalism, and etiquette.

  • Conduct oversight of major career events, development activities, and fairs.

  • Oversee operation of primary job boards and other job search related systems, such as HSC Connect, Handshake, Big Interview, and Candid Career. 

  • Coordinate with applicable departments and students to develop and implement the annual Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE or “Dean’s Letter”) for fourth year TCOM students.

  • Assist in developing and monitoring annual budget as well as analysis of Career Readiness Center activities and events for end of year reporting.

  • Develop Career Champions program through Department Liaisons, including formalizing process within each academic program and tracking outcomes data.  

  • Facilitate general accreditation and assessment activities.

  • Direct employer relations and community/alumni outreach activities, including facilitation of student employment activities.

  • Provide supervision and development of part-time staff, including graduate student assistants, non-student hourly, Peer Advisers, and other part-time workers.

Salary Range:

Negotiable

Desired Start Date:

08/05/2021

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Student Transition Initiatives, the Director provides overall leadership, strategic direction, vision, coordination, and delivery of a centralized, comprehensive career services department that offers a variety of services and programs to undergraduate and graduate students and alumni from all of the UT Dallas academic schools. The Director assumes fiscal and leadership responsibility for the efficient and effective operation of Student Employment, Career Development, Career Education, Employer Relations. and Experiential Programs.

 

Minimum Education and Experience:

Master’s degree in business administration, student personnel services, counseling or related field and a minimum of five years’ experience in career management services. Knowledge of college career services programs and career development theory.

Preferred Education and Experience:

Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling, human resources, or a closely related field. Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible experience in higher education career services; working with student employment or financial aid; demonstrated budget administration experience; strong written and oral communication skills; proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office, Handshake, or other CSM systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Programs and services administered by the Director include the following: Career counseling and assessments; Career education and development programs; Career management classes; Experiential education programs; On- and off-campus student employment services; Post-graduation employment services; Career expos, employer relations; Graduate and professional school information and fairs; Job and internship development; Marketing and promotion; Data collection, analysis and distribution; Career Resource Library; Electronic constituent management system; Career mentor network and alumni career network.

Additional Information:

Must be able to travel off campus for employer visits, attend professional development opportunities and other relevant events. Must possess the willingness and ability to work an unconventional work schedule that may include evenings and weekends.

Important Message:

1) The University of Texas at Dallas is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer (M/F/D/V).

2) All employees serve as a representative of the University and are expected to display respect, civility, professional courtesy, consideration of others and discretion in all interactions with members of the UT Dallas community and the general public.