Program Director, Career Services - School of Public Health
Location: College Park
Posted on: November 25, 2022
The Program Director, in conjunction with University Career
Center & The President's Promise (Center) staff and campus
partners, proactively assists students through a stage-focused
career development model. The Program Director's responsibilities
include: providing individual assistance to students, customizing
career development activities for assigned college, and working
collaboratively with assigned faculty and staff and center-based
staff. The Program Director, Center supervisor and the assigned
college counterpart will jointly develop a strategic integration
and implementation plan for career development that will guide the
Program Director's work. The Program Director will complement the
work being done by any college-based career practitioners.
Additionally, Center staff will support the Program Director's
responsibilities, by providing basic career advising for students
at the early stage of development (e.g., self-assessment and career
exploration), planning and logistics for college-specific career
events, and providing assessment data pertinent to strategic
decisions. Center located employer relations staff and alumni
engagement staff will also work collaboratively with the Program
Director. This position reports to the Senior Associate Director of
the Center. Responsibilities include: Student Contacts:
- Meet individually with students to help them advance through
the career development stages.
- Provide students with career exposure opportunities and bring
students into direct contact with the world of work.
- Help students to identify and participate in co-curricular
- Assist students in articulating gained knowledge, skills and
- Teach students how to develop their own professional networks.
Faculty and Staff Collaborations:
- Prepare developmental activities for integration into curricula
and co-curricular opportunities.
- Develop multifaceted forms of career exposure activities.
- Create and provide unpacking (meaning making) exercises to
every experiential learning activity.
- Coordinate and present college-specific outreaches and
- Support Graduation Survey data collection and college reporting
efforts. Center-Based Staff Collaborations:
- Work collaboratively with Center to enhance and diversify
discipline-specific experiential learning opportunities and other
career programming initiatives.
- Leverage Center resources to connect students to professional
networks, including alumni ones, and help to identify potential
internship and job opportunities.
- Work with Center staff to engage alumni to gain access to
fields and employers underrepresented in recruiting.
- Support employer relations efforts by helping to identify
potential employers, jobs and internship opportunities.
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge and information about appropriate
career fields. Administrative:
- Maintain service delivery records pertaining to career
advising, programming and other career-related activities.
- Evaluate, monitor, and report on the utilization of
- Attend regularly scheduled Center's full staff and unit
meetings and as appropriate, assigned college meetings.
- Support Center work by assisting with programs and services,
contributing to discussions, and serving on various
- Other duties as assigned. Diversity, equity and inclusion are
core values for the University Career Center and are integral to
achieve our mission. We are committed to building a diverse and
inclusive workplace where all backgrounds, experiences and
abilities are welcome and experience a sense of belonging. We seek
candidates with an awareness of and commitment to these values
across all spectrums. Education: Master's degree in counseling,
student personnel, education, or related area. Experience: At least
three (3) years' experience in career services or a related field
required, including student guidance, educational programming, work
with faculty and employers and administrative responsibilities.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Computer literacy is required, including computer assisted
guidance systems, Internet job search tools and database management
- Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, as well as
excellent written communication and presentation skills.
- The ability to work with diverse student populations is
critical. Previous experience with School of Public Health career
fields and/or in a comprehensive university career center is
strongly preferred. To Apply: For best consideration, apply online
and submit resume with cover letter and the names and contact
information of three professional references by December 11, 2022
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