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ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF CAREER SERVICES

Company: University of Washington
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

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The University of Washington's Information School (iSchool) is seeking an Associate Director of Career Services to lead and manage the career and professional development programs for all iSchool degree programs (i.e., Bachelor of Science in Informatics (INFO), Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM), and PhD in Information Science). Reporting to the Director of Student Services, this position oversees the strategic planning, development and implementation of all activities related to career services, including employer outreach/relations, promotion, events (such as workshops, employer visits, and career panels), data tracking, staff supervision, and career advising as well as student leadership activities and student organizations. iSchool Career Services is committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at the iSchool and in the communities where our students and alumni live and work.

This position collaborates with the Student Services staff, Program Chairs, iAffiliates, and Alumni Relations to provide leadership to develop career programs and services for targeted student populations and oversees annual events such as the iSchool Career Fair. The Associate Director of Career Services will work closely with students, faculty, staff, as well as student groups, prospective students, alumni, employers, and other UW departments. The Associate Director of Career Services is expected to meet with executive level individuals both internally and externally.

In the iSchool, there is an expectation that all faculty and staff will step up where they see an opportunity to apply their special expertise or talents, speak up when they identify opportunities or concerns, and lead by taking actions that exemplify the iSchool's core values. Leadership within the iSchool is expressed in diverse ways reflecting the variety of styles and cultures that are represented by our faculty and staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Career Services and Leadership Strategy and Programming

--- Oversee career services strategy for masters, doctoral, and undergraduate programs at the Information School, including annual planning and continuous process improvement, ensuring the career programming for each program is efficient and effective.
--- Consult with faculty Program Chairs and iSchool leadership to determine career programming goals and needs for each individual program and develop strategies for meeting these goals.
--- Develop career services and career counseling approaches for a diverse student population including graduate and undergraduate students, underrepresented and international students, first generation, online and non-traditional students.
--- Support and develop the Career Services anti-racism and equity initiatives.
--- Serve as liaison with UW Career Center and other UW departments and offices in developing programs and providing career resources for iSchool students.
--- Oversee leadership development activities for iSchool students including programming for student leaders and student organizations (such as Student Leadership orientation).
--- Guide the activities of the iSchool Student Leadership Council (student advisory group to iSchool Dean).
--- Determine and manage the budget for career programs.
--- Collaborate with Program Academic Advisors in advising students on internship and directed fieldwork options, new student orientations, and other targeted programs.
--- Oversees the use of Handshake in collaboration with UW Career and Internship Center.
--- Serve as Student Services liaison with iSchool faculty in relations to career resources and employment opportunities, and class presentations on career topics.

Career Advising and Programming

--- Develop innovative and effective career advising and programming in partnership with varies constituents including Student Organizations, Program Chairs, Academic Advisors, IDEAS, and iAffiliates.
--- Oversee planning of iSchool Career Fair, Library Expo, and other large-scale events.
--- Provide career advising to current iSchool students in all degree programs.
--- Counsel students individually and in groups about career decisions and job and internship search strategies.
--- Advise students on techniques to leverage their culminating degree projects (i.e., capstone, portfolio, etc.) and internships/directed field work in their job search.
--- Refer students to appropriate faculty, as necessary, for answers to advanced career development questions related to the field/discipline.
--- Provide career information and participate in activities for potential iSchool students as requested.

Support of iSchool Student Services Unit

--- Serve as part of management team for Student Services, including backup for the Director for Student Services for leadership of the Student Services office
--- Support admission initiatives by participating in information sessions, providing employment and internship data for recruitment purposes, and highlight student career development stories for marketing materials.
--- Participate in iSchool new student orientations providing students an overview of career services.
--- Assist in planning Student Services activities such as all iSchool Welcome and iWelcome Week, and Convocation.

Communication and Information Dissemination

--- Provide strategic vision and annual report for career activities to iSchool Community including Program Chairs and iSchool Deans
--- Collaborate with iSchool Communications team on highlighting career initiatives and outcomes.
--- Research and maintain information about employment trends and opportunities for iSchool Students.
--- Provide career related content for Student Services social media sites (i.e., blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc.).
--- Manage career information on program Canvas sites.
--- Develop content for iSchool website related to career services.

Other

--- Attend meetings and participate in iSchool and University of Washington committees, working groups, events, and activities.
--- Participate in professional development opportunities to expand knowledge base for the position.

Supervisor Responsibilities

Supervise work of Career Advisor (1.0 FTE), Employer Relations Manager (1.0 FTE), and Career Services Program Coordinator (1.0 FTE) in support of event planning and career services activities. Hire, supervise, train, and offer frequent guidance to Career Services staff. This position will also supervise student workers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

--- Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, Information Management, or related field.
--- Minimum three years of experience in career programming, career counseling (preferred), or employee recruiting for an agency or large company.
--- Experience in developing and presenting seminars, lectures and/or workshops.
--- Experience supervising professional staff.
--- Familiarity with career development and job search process.
--- Experience in program planning and management, preferably student services.
--- Demonstrate excellent communications, planning and information technology skills.
--- Demonstrated success in working with diverse populations.
--- Must be able to work independently, as part of a team, and to lead others.
--- Must be articulate and able to present well in writing, verbally, and via technology.
Equivalent education/experience may substitute for all minimum qualifications.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE

--- Experience coordinating internship programs.
--- Experience in working with Career oriented CRM (such as Handshake)
--- Experience using UW systems such as MyGrad Program (MGP) and Student Database (SDB).
--- Experience working with international students.
--- Experience with Zoom and Canvas.
--- Familiarity with fee-based graduate programs on the UW campus.
--- Knowledge of Microsoft Office products including SharePoint and Access
--- Familiarity with Qualtrics or similar programs.

What's in it for you

--- Full benefits, including medical and dental insurance; and retirement plan.
--- Paid vacation and sick leave, as well as 11 paid holidays a year plus one personal day.
--- Subsidized transit pass and/or parking
--- Work for an exciting, cutting-edge school within the University of Washington.

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.


Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law .

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu .COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENTGovernor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

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