Director of Career Services
This position and its functions are a component of the University’s Office of Advancement & Alumni Engagement. Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement, the Director of Career Services provides career discernment support, career/professional development, job search assistance, and graduate school/internship placement assistance to current Ozarks students and alumni. This position will play a vital role in establishing/maintaining effective and cooperative working relationships with students, alumni, faculty, staff, the general public, and will initiate contact with local, state, and national employers.
- Perform administrative duties including budget and records management, service and program assessment, long range planning, preparation of reports, management of office technology development, etc.
- Identify and recommend for purchase the most comprehensive resources available by maintaining a career resource library and monitoring and documenting the use of career software and online systems and databases.
- Works closely with marketing staff and Webmaster to coordinate the continuing development and maintenance of an interactive user-friendly Career Services web site that reflects a comprehensive career development focus, as well as social media sites in use by the office
- Develop and maintain relationships with businesses/employers, professional and higher education community to support and expand the career development functions of Career Services
- Maintain positve, friendly relationship with faculty and staff, offering assistance with career related issues in classes or other settings
- Collect career-related statistics, such as graduating senior information, with the assistance of the Director of Institutional Research and the office of Advancement and Alumni Engagement
- Coordinate marketing strategies to promote Career Services and its benefits to prospective and current students, parents/guardians, faculty, staff, alumni, and professional partners
- Participate in professional development activities with state, regional, and/or national associations
- Support students and campus culture by attending a reasonable number of university activities including but not limited to theatre productions, athletic events, musical activities, and academic presentations
- Supervises student work study staff
- Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Career Discernment Support
- Counsel students and alumni individually on career goal planning
- Provide assessments, such as MBTI
- Follow up with undecided majors for assistance with career planning
- Plan and implement career-related workshops
- Educate and assist students on how to create professional, employment-related materials, including cover letters, emails, and resumes
- Teach a professional preparation course, as needed
- Develop and conduct workshops on job search skills, interviewing, resume/professional correspondence development, and other topical areas
- Provide guidance to students on proper job interview and business etiquette skills
- Provide guidance with internship research and applications
- Conduct campus "Career Fair" each semester
- Provide resources and assistance to students searching for internships, summer jobs,
part-time jobs, and full-time jobs
- Assist students with identifying and networking with prospective employers
- Maintain employer/graduate school database
- Maintain an online, comprehensive job management system
- Plan and implement job search related workshops
- Provide information and assistance with graduate school applications, essays, and test preparation
Skills and abilities
Experience working with Microsoft Office Word Pro, Excel, PowerPoint
- Excellent organizational ability, high level of accuracy, attention to detail
- Effective communication skills
- Able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and with minimal supervision.
- Enjoy working with college students, alumni, and employers
- Work evenings and weekends as required.
Preferred Master's Degree in Human Resources, College Student Personnel Administration, Guidance and Counseling, Education or field that is relevant to the job duties/task.
- Minimum of 3-years career services related experience or experience relevant to the position.
- Communication, organization, public relations, supervisory, workshop presentation and career counseling skills
- Expert knowledge of occupational options, employment trends, organizational structures, resources and technology related to Career Services
University of the Ozarks reserves the right to consider an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience necessary to perform successfully the major duties and responsibilities of the position.
Send a letter of interest, résumé, and three professional references:
- E-Mail, with MS-Word or pdf attachments (for applicants): HumanResources@ozarks.edu
- Mail: University of the Ozarks
- Director of Human Resources
415 N. College Ave.
Clarksville, AR 72830
Applications received by November 30, 2020 will be given full consideration.
Preferable start date: February 1, 2021
About University of the Ozarks
Ranked in the top ten of southern region comprehensive baccalaureate institutions by U. S. News & World Report, the University of the Ozarks is a Presbyterian-related institution that blends the liberal arts and professional preparation in a student-centered environment emphasizing quality teaching and student learning. The university serves a diverse group of approximately 850 students from the United States and abroad on a beautiful campus in Clarksville, Arkansas, located along I-40 approximately 90 miles northwest of Little Rock, nestled between the Arkansas River and the Ozark Mountains. Recent major gifts have enhanced the academic program and other campus initiatives. For more information about the University of the Ozarks, visit www.ozarks.edu.
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