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Career Center Dir Asst/Community

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The University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

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University of Kentucky

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status.

Posting Details

Job Title Career Center Dir Asst/Community
Requisition Number RE12206
Working Title Career Center Assistant Director - Community Cluster
Department Name 8Z125:Experiential Education
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 45
Salary Range $44,096-72,779/year
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
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Required Related Experience
4 yrs
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Sitting and/or standing at workstation for extended periods; may require lifting and/or carrying light-weight objects; walking to/from meetings/events.
Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm; and occasional evenings and weekends.
Job Summary
The Assistant Director will serve as a career specialist for a specific career community (a cluster of majors going across several Colleges and focused on a specific area) in order to assist students in determining the best major fit and then preparing the student to compete for internships, professional employment, and/or admission into graduate school. The position of Assistant Director is responsible for providing individual career advising and follow-up services until the student has completed the process of securing a career. Primary career development topics will include career assessment, career exploration, internship and job search strategies, and career decision-making. Assistant Directors of Cluster Communities must work closely with College Associate Dean€™s and Directors of Advising so consistent communication is a top priority. Together they must also develop strategic plans for working with College majors within their clusters. They will be responsible for sharing information related to their career community with other advisors in the Stuckert Career Center and College Career Offices in order to coordinate all services across all of the career communities. The Assistant Director will serve as the primary career services consultant for students, faculty, and staff members at the University and will serve a vital role in assisting exploratory students with their major decision process. The Assistant Director will develop partnerships and work collaboratively with staff from Employer Relations and Community Partnerships in the Stuckert Career Center to expand interactions with business, industry, government, and nonprofit employers to create and increase career-related experiential learning and employment connections for students. The Assistant Director will be responsible for tracking, assessing, and evaluating efforts supporting student career development. This includes keeping career-advising notes in MyGPS and communicating with academic advisors and other university offices to support student success. End of Semester reporting will be required of this position to their supervisor.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Extremely well organized with excellent follow-through ability. Effectively manage multiple tasks and competing priorities.
Experience in counseling, advising or teaching of students/adults on their career/professional development. Ability to collaborate cross-functionally and to interface effectively with employers, students, alumni, faculty and university administrators. Ability to embrace and drive change and to organize and manage multiple priorities, programs, and projects, both independently and in a team. Proficient in the use of web-based software. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel required. Must demonstrate effective oral and written communication, program planning, presentation, and computer skills. Ability to establish rapport and relate well to students, faculty, employers, and staff. Ability to work with a diverse population of team members and constituents. Willingness to work collaboratively with academic units. Service-oriented approach. Careful attention to detail.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Prefer a Master€™s degree in counseling, student personnel, human resources, higher education, communication, business administration, or related field.
Prefer a minimum of 4 years of experience working with college students and in-depth knowledge of the career needs of first and second-year students.
Experience in college/university career services and/or in sourcing college talent for an employer (a minimum three years of experience is strongly desired).
Deadline to Apply 02/28/2018
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please identify two professional accomplishments that you have achieved and summarize how they have prepared you for this position.
    (Open Ended Question)
  2. * What advice would you give an undergraduate student who is exploring academic and career possibilities?
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. * Please share any experience you have providing specialized career development support for college students from specific academic majors/concentrations.
    (Open Ended Question)
  4. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

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The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. As Kentucky's flagship institution, the University plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being.The University of Kentucky will be one of the nation's 20 best public research universities.The University of Kentucky is guided by its core values: Integrity Excellence Mutual respect and human dignity Diversity and inclusion Academic freedom Personal and institutional responsibility and accountability Shared governance A sense of community Work-life sensitivity Civic engagement Social responsibility

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