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Director, Career Development & Programs

Company: The University of Georgia
Location: Athens
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Posting Number:S07281PWorking Title:Director, Career Development & ProgramsDepartment:DAR-Career CenterAbout the University of Georgia:The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the states oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The Universitys main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The Universitys enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.About the College/Unit/Department:Division of Development and Alumni RelationsThe Division of Development and Alumni Relations at the University of Georgia advances the goals, objectives, and priorities of the university by generating private financial support, building and maintaining relationships with alumni and donors, and assisting students with career development opportunities.Career CenterThe University of Georgia Career Center is the provider of centralized career services to undergraduate, graduate students, and alumni at The University of Georgia. Career Center staff work collaboratively with faculty and staff of all departments to enhance the career success of University of Georgia students/alumni. Several of the nuts & bolts services the UGA Career Center provides to its students include career counseling, job search training, and opportunities to connect with employers. The Career Center also serves as a corporate gateway to the University by helping employers meet key faculty/staff, understand culture and curriculum, and successfully recruit UGA students and alumni. A broad group of corporate, government, and nonprofit employers recruit at The University of Georgia, and the Career Center facilitates this process through career fairs, on-campus interviews, and a variety of recruiting and educational programs and events. College/Unit/Department website:https://give.uga.edu/ and https://dar.uga.edu/ and www.career.uga.eduPosting Type:ExternalRetirement Plan:TRS or ORPEmployment Type:EmployeeBenefits Eligibility:Benefits EligibleFull/Part time:Full TimeAdditional Schedule Information:8:00am5:00pm; Must be willing and able to work evening and weekends as necessaryAdvertised Salary:Commensurate qualifications and experiencePosting Date:10/27/2021Open until filled:YesProposed Starting Date:01/01/2022Special Instructions to Applicants:This position is structured as a permanent position within the Division of Development & Alumni Relations. We are unable to sponsor a work visa for this position.Location of Vacancy:Athens Area EEO Policy Statement:The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).UGA Statement:PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement forFederal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit or call (706) 542-2222.Classification Title:Director. Subdivision/Unit ADFLSA:ExemptJob Family:Student ServicesFTE:1.0Minimum Qualifications:Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.Preferred Qualifications:

  • The preferred qualifications for this position include a masters degree in higher education, student personnel administration, counseling, or related field.
  • The ideal candidate will be a seasoned professional manager who has a career services background, experience in building and maintaining employer relationships and has advised students in career planning and job search processes.
  • Exhibits behavior that supports the mission, vision, and values of the University of Georgia.Position Summary:Reporting to the Executive Director of the Career Center, this position serves as a vital leadership team member on the Career Center team, innovating and designing initiatives to better support the career development of students and contributing in significant ways on Career Center committees. This position holds primary focus on all Career Center career development practices and programmatic efforts, including diversity, graduate student, arch ready, career counseling and coaching, and outreach programs. The position is also responsible for developing and leading all talent management (recruiting, onboarding, training) initiatives for the career consultant and graduate assistant staff.This position interacts with a diverse group of important external constituents as well as internal stakeholders at all levels of the university. Independent judgment is used to plan, prioritize and organize diversified workload and recommend changes in student and alumni career development practices and/or procedures. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:
    • Experience in leading/managing a team of direct reports.
    • Understands and appreciates the value of servant leadership.
    • Understands career development best practices, career development theory, student development theory, career assessments
    • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
    • Clerical, word processing, and/or office skills.
    • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
    • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
    • Skill in project management practices and leading large teams to complete office-wide projects and initiatives.
    • Strong communication skills and ability to develop and cultivate relationships across campus and beyond.
    • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
    • Be adept at engaging others through collaboration and can take initiative
    • Ability to interact with students, faculty and/or staff in a team environment.
    • Communicates and employs interpersonal actions that model high standards of professional, responsible, accountable, and ethical conductAdditional Division Expectations:
      • Through open, honest, and respectful communication, all staff, supervisors, and colleagues of the Division of Development & Alumni Relations are expected to interact with fairness, compassion, and decency. All employees will be held accountable for meeting the expectation of promoting a stable, productive, and healthy work environment.
      • Adherence to CASE standards and commonly accepted industry standards relating to fundraising reporting are expected of all fundraisers. All fundraisers will be held accountable for meeting this expectation.Physical Demands:
        • Work in a standard office environment
        • Sit and work at a computer workstation for extended periods of time
        • Work using electronic mail, telephone, face-to-face discussions, paper form correspondence
        • Communicate effectively in writing, speaking, and listening
        • Organize and establish priorities; Remember detail; Multi-task
        • Lift and/or move up to 20 pounds
        • Walk, stand, stoop, lift, kneel, climb
        • Work evenings and weekends, as necessary
        • Travel in and out of state, as necessaryIs driving a responsibility of this position?:NoIs this a Position of Trust?:NoDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:NoDoes this position require a P-Card? :NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):NoCredit and P-Card policy:Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the website.Duties/Responsibilities:Supervise and serve as team leader for a group of Career Consultants serving several colleges and schools, as well as UGA alumni.Develop performance initiatives and expectations for employees reporting to this position. Mentor and evaluate his/her performance annually.Percentage of time:30Duties/Responsibilities:Coordinate office-wide career programming, including diversity programming, graduate student programming, Express Workshops, Explore Labs, and Arch Ready programming series.Coordinate all outreach program requests from other UGA departments & organizations.Percentage of time:30Duties/Responsibilities:Lead talent management strategy initiatives, including recruiting, hiring, training, mentoring, and managing the three-year career consultant leadership program designed to develop, enhance, and retain Career Consultants.Oversee the training and onboarding for incoming graduate assistants and career development interns each academic year.Percentage of time:20Duties/Responsibilities:Serve as leader of Career Centers Diversity Committee, overseeing campus-wide initiatives to meet the needs and career issues for the diverse population of UGA students.Percentage of time:10Duties/Responsibilities:Market all Career Center diversity and inclusion events and programs to employers seeking to recruit a diverse workforce.Facilitate relationships between employers and the Universitys diverse student populations, groups, and organizations.Percentage of time:5Duties/Responsibilities:Serve as a career development advocate and expert on various campus-wide committees addressing students academic and career success at UGA (First Year Council, Student Success Committee, Academic Advising Coordinating Council).Percentage of time:5Contact Details:For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below. For assistance with your application or login, please email hrweb@uga.edu.Recruitment Contact Name:Development & Alumni Relations, Office of Talent ManagementRecruitment Contact Email:dartalent@uga.edu

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