Assistant Director, Career Advising

Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 08, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The Assistant Director, Career Advising will assist the Director in providing operational oversight and management of career advising services and staff. Assists in the analysis of program effectiveness and establishes future direction of services and programming. This position consists of individual student advising, presentations to classrooms, groups, and departments, career event attendance and participation, and the opportunity to instruct related career courses.

Job Description

Typical duties include but are not limited to:

Provides direct supervision of career advisors – approves work tasks, provides daily supervision, conducts regular performance review and evaluations, oversees staff supervision of peer mentors and graduate interns.

Provides individual career advising to students and alumni in making informed choices relative to career/major choice, job search strategies, and graduate school planning.

Collaborates with staff and faculty to conduct class presentations and workshops on various topics.

Participates in all career-related programming and events.

Develops partnerships with employers to identify employment opportunities and engage their participation in campus recruitment services.

Develops print and web-based instructional information and materials.

Assists Director with interviewing, hiring, and training of professional and student staff.

Develops, administers and analyzes continuous assessment of programs. Prepares and evaluates statistical, analytical, and narrative reports to be used for decision-making and program improvement.

Instructs career related courses when availability presents.

Other Job Duties

Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree from an accredited institution in education, advising, counseling, student personnel, student affairs or other closely related field.

Two years of professional full-time experience in student advising, counseling, career center, or related area.

One year of supervising experience and training career professionals.

Experience operating a personal computer and proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

Preferred Qualifications

Five years of professional experience in higher education career services or related career development training center.

Career Counseling or Career Services nationally recognized certifications (GCDF, CCSP, CCC, NCC, etc.)

One year of teaching a University-level course

Experience presenting to small and large groups of people.

Experience using a Career Services Management software, preferably Symplicity.

Experience developing programmatic assessment through data collection.

Any combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.

Experience implementing new programs involving employers and faculty.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of student intellectual, emotional and social development theory, techniques and research.

Knowledge of recruitment/hiring practices and job market trends.

Knowledge of current issues and trends impacting university career centers.

Knowledge of FERPA. and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Professional Practice for Employment Professionals.

Knowledge of state statutes and rules of higher education within the state of Florida.

Knowledge of theoretical models of college student development and students in transition.

Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects.

Ability to think critically and creatively, have a high standard of integrity, and be motivated to incorporate best practices into the organizational structure.

Ability to establish collaborative and strategic relationships with a diverse group of colleagues, students, and the general public.

Ability to work successfully as both a member of a team and independently with minimal supervision.

Ability to take initiative to plan, organize, coordinate and perform work in various situations when numerous and diverse demands are involved.

Ability to develop and implement policies, procedures, goals and objectives.

Ability to effectively manage the work of others by providing information, guidance, and motivation.

Ability to implement new systems and procedures and to evaluate their effectiveness.

Ability to operate personal computers with proficiency and learn new applications and systems.

Ability to exercise a high degree of independent judgement in the establishment, interpretation, application, and enforcement of all rules, regulations, and policies.

Ability to develop and deliver presentations.

​Salary Range

$50,000 - $55,000


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Posting closes on November 1, 2020.

FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.

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