Associate Director of Career Education

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
$60,000 - $64,000
09 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
06 Apr 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The mission of the Career Center is to educate students on career, to develop relationships with employers, and to connect students and employers through a variety of programs and services.

Position Summary

The Associate Director of Career Education is a full-time, year round position that serves as the Career Center’s lead for experiential education, training and development for Career Education staff, and leadership of the Career Specialist program – a peer-to-peer program for career education on campus. The Associate Director of Career Education designs, coordinates, and delivers career curriculum to: educate all CSU students about career paths; engage them in experiential learning opportunities and career planning; prepare them for their job search; and connect them with potential employers. This role will serve as a central resource for the campus’ 40+ internship coordinators, consulting with them on best practices, and promoting and enhancing internship programs across campus. This position functions as a key member of the university-wide Career Center, and participates in all Career Center activities; and is a leadership position on the Career Education Team, supervising a team of student staff and 2-4 other Professional and Non-Student Hourly Staff.

Required Job Qualifications

• Master’s degree in higher education administration, student affairs, adult education, career counseling, liberal arts, or a related field

• Two years of professional experience managing large-scale programs, or leading teams, committees, work groups or similar

• One year of experience directly supervising professional or student staff

• Three years of experience coaching/advising students on the topic of career or experiential learning

Preferred Job Qualifications

• Five years’ experience in higher education career services or experiential learning

• Demonstrated experience leading student staff in innovative approaches to peer-to-peer learning

• Demonstrated experience and commitment to diversity and inclusiveness; experience working with diverse populations across the breadth of diversity

• Experience creating and delivering high-caliber presentations to various stakeholders

• Demonstrated ability to build partnerships across a university campus

• Updated knowledge of student and career development theory

• Ability to multi-task in a large, fast-paced environment

• Experience in visioning, planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating innovative career programs with a knowledge of decision-making processes on a large university campus with multiple stakeholders

Diversity Statement

Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Strategy, Leadership, and Management of Peer-to-Peer Career Specialist Program Duty/Responsibility

o Lead the peer-to-peer Career Education program for the Career Center

o Hire, Train, and Supervise 4-5 undergraduate and graduate students

o Manage drop-in career advising schedule and procedures

o Manage Career Center mock interview program, staffed by Career Specialists

o Maintain office sharing policies and schedule for full- and part-time Career Education staff and students

Percentage Of Time 30% Job Duty Category Campus-wide Experiential Learning Consultation Duty/Responsibility

o Lead campus-wide experiential learning group, a group of over 40 internship coordinators from across campus

o Maintain campus-wide experiential learning resources and manage campus internship coordinator listserv

o Consult with CSU Legal Counsel on appropriate internship documentation

o Consult with internship coordinators across campus to help solve problems and provide resources

Percentage Of Time 20% Job Duty Category Supervise Professional Staff Duty/Responsibility

o Supervise two-three professional positions in Career Education

o Supervise two non-student hourly positions in Career Education

Percentage Of Time 20% Job Duty Category Career Education Training and Development Duty/Responsibility

o Design a comprehensive onboarding process for new career educators

o Oversee training of all new Career Education Team staff members

o Design and manage yearly training curriculum for all Career Educators

Percentage Of Time 10% Job Duty Category Direct Student Service Duty/Responsibility

o Provide one-on-one career education to CSU students in drop-in and appointment-based formats on the following topics: career exploration, job and internship search skills (networking, resume/cover letter, interviewing, job offer negotiation), and the graduate school application process

o Create and deliver presentations and workshops on career-related topics ranging from self-assessment to job offer negotiation

Percentage Of Time 10% Job Duty Category Career Resources and Technology Duty/Responsibility

o Mine and evaluate web-based information and vendor products, making recommendations on career-related resources of value to CSU students; input information and evaluate information in Ram Career Tools

o Create and maintain visually appealing and informative resources for CSU students, including first destination survey updates for faculty and students, CSU Major-to-Career handouts, etc.

o Create web shops, interactive online lessons, and other unique online learning opportunities to provide CSU students with anytime access to career-related resources through Ram Career Ready

o Write and edit articles for the Career Center’s weekly e-newsletter

o Regularly engage in CSU’s Career Communities, interacting with employers, alumni, faculty, staff, and students in an online and in-person community based on career interests

Percentage Of Time 10%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications must include a letter of interest that clearly states how all minimum qualifications and other qualifications are met, a resume and three professional references including at least one direct supervisor, listing the name, title, institution/organization, email address, and telephone number for each reference. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. For full consideration, applications must be received by Sunday, March 26 at 11:59PM (MST). For questions regarding the application process or the position, please contact Katie Flint at or 970-491-5707.

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Search Contact Katie Flint, or 970-491-5707

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.