Applications will be accepted until the position is
filled. Initial review of applications will begin on
Wednesday, July 21st, so applications
should be submitted by that time for guaranteed consideration.
Bemidji State University (BSU) and NORTHWEST TECHNICAL
COLLEGE (NTC) invite applicants to join our team as the
Assistant Director of Career Services. BSU’s
vision is to educate people to lead inspired lives. To accomplish
BSU’s vision, the University prioritizes creating a culture in
which diversity is embraced and all people are safe, welcome, and
validated. BSU also prioritizes increasing engagement with
Indigenous communities to become a destination university.
BSU is located amid the lakes and forests of northern Minnesota
and occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji.
BSU balances rigorous academia with the opportunity to enjoy a fun,
robust, outdoor culture. The proximity to the lake and the
surrounding north woods allows easy access to an assortment of
recreation. Major campus facilities are connected by
all-season underground passages for safe and warm travel during the
cold, winter months.
Enrolling more than 5,000 students, BSU offers more than 70
undergraduate majors and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts,
sciences and select professional programs. BSU is a member of the
Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and has a
faculty and staff of more than 550. BSU’s Shared
Fundamental Values include civic engagement and
leadership, international and multicultural understanding, belief
in the power of the liberal arts, and environmental
Services is the go-to source for guidance and support
as students clarify and pursue their goals to establish a rewarding
career and begin a lifetime of learning and inspiration.
Nearly 90 percent of graduates find work in their chosen field. By
seeking advice and assistance from our knowledgeable staff,
using resources available throughout these webpages and in our
office, and participating in our many informative
events, you will be ready to launch your career
when you graduate. We will help you shape your academic strategy
and discover all the ways you can become a more confident, capable
individual during your years at BSU.
The Assistant Director Career Services will
direct the internship development /employer relations program of
the Career Services, working with all majors, departments and
outside constituents. Duties include grant funding management,
internship and job development, campus internship coordination and
guidelines, student mentoring, outreach programs, making
presentations to students and faculty, and networking with
employers. In addition, the Assistant Director will assist
with Career Services technologies such as Handshake, Focus,
Interview Stream, Candid Careers and websites at BSU and NTC.
The Assistant Director will work with a diverse body of students
and student groups, including alumni, with one-on-one and group
presentations/workshops to help them prepare for the job search
process, inform them of upcoming events, and organize Job and
Responsibilities of the Assistant Director of Career
- Meeting with and coaching upper division students and alumni
individually or in groups to inform, guide and prepare them for
seeking internships and full-time employment. Connect
students/graduates to employers via the web, job fairs, and
Promoting and marketing career
events/programs including Job and Internship Fairs on-campus and
throughout the state and region to students and employers.
Creating and conducting communication flows to students and
Presenting seminars, classes or
workshops that Career Services offers on career decision making,
internships, resume/cover letter writing, and interviewing skills
to students from BSU/NTC. Teach a 1-credit course
- Providing strategic vision and operational leadership for
Internship grant programs. Seeking and recruiting strategic
employers who are eligible to apply for grant funding.
Communicating with the External Board of Directors and Trustees
throughout the cycle and keeping the board apprised of the
allocated yearly budget. Making monetary awards to the
employers, assisting with development and managing internships
programs with those selected employers. Marketing and
promoting all internship opportunities for a successful placement
for the employers. Analyzing each year’s summer program and
reporting to the Board of Directors/Trustees.
Managing the Non-Profit Internship
Scholarship Program. Marketing and promoting opportunities to
faculty and students.
- Coordinating outreach to build relationships with employers and
community organizations (such as Chamber of Commerce, Greater
Bemidji, Rotary, etc.) to assist with increasing internship and
full-time job opportunities. Educating the community, both internal
and external, on internship best practices and resources. Sharing
openings with all internship coordinators and students.
Partnering with the Alumni
Association for networking events and assisting with 5 year and 10
year Alumni Surveys, as needed.
- Developing internal relationships with deans, faculty,
internship coordinators and staff through individual meetings,
training sessions, and e-mails to increase awareness of available
internships, full-time jobs, and effective internship/job search
Participating in local, regional,
state, and national professional organizations and events to
further the development of internship and job opportunities, and
best practices for recruiting of BSU/NTC students.
Providing back-up assistance for
technologies within the office and assisting with maintaining
content on two career services websites (BSU and NTC).
- Providing work direction to student worker(s).
Minimum qualifications for this position
- Master’s Degree in College Student Development, Public
Relations, or a related area.
- At least one year of higher education, human resources or
Preferred qualifications include:
- Three years of experience working in a career development
center, human resources, employer relations, or recruiting in a
higher education setting.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in working with diverse
cultures and populations, including nontraditional and
If you have general questions about this posting or submitting
an application, contact Teresa Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org
UNIVERSITY / COMMUNITY
The greater Bemidji community has a population of 25,000 and
serves as a regional center for education, commerce, recreation,
health care, and the arts.
Bemidji State University, located amid the
lakes and forests of northern Minnesota, occupies a wooded campus
along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,100
students, Bemidji State offers more than 80 undergraduate majors
and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select
professional programs. BSU is a member of the Minnesota State
system of colleges and universities and has a faculty and staff of
more than 550. The university's Shared Fundamental Values include
environmental stewardship, civic engagement and international and
Northwest Technical College has prepared
students for fulfilling careers in high-demand fields for more than
50 years. The college’s accessible, affordable, hands-on programs
also help the region’s employers meet their ever-growing need for a
highly skilled workforce. NTC serves more than 1,000 students with
an excellent education, an open-enrollment policy and affordable
tuition. Students may pursue nearly 40 degree, diploma and
certificate programs in six distinct career paths. Classes are
offered on campus, online, or as a combination of both. NTC is a
member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and
In this Northwoods setting, students, staff and faculty have a
variety of activities at their fingertips. Possessing all the charm
and character of a college town, Bemidji remains a tight-knit
community of good neighbors and engaged citizens who always come
out to cheer for the Bemidji State Beavers. While the city of
Bemidji — named after the Ojibwe Chief Shaynowishkung (nicknamed
Bemidji) — is home to a diverse population of more than 15,000
people, it serves a regional population of more than
Located between three American Indian reservations – Leech Lake,
Red Lake and White Earth, students at Bemidji State University and
Northwest Technical College have the opportunity to experience a
dynamic local culture and history. Bemidji also sits at the center
of the legends of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. The famous
statues of Paul and Babe greet students as they drive in from the
south along Lake Bemidji.
Though quaint and historic, the city offers the urban
conveniences upon which college students rely. Bemidji State and
Northwest Tech are both conveniently located minutes away from
affordable restaurants, cozy coffee shops, grocery stores, city
parks and more. Small, locally owned shops and art sculptures line
the streets of downtown Bemidji, while national chains can be found
in and around the Bemidji area, including an uptown selection of
department stores and restaurants.
The thriving downtown community presents ample opportunities for
engagement off-campus. Among other things, there are fine-dining
restaurants, cafes, and a natural foods co-op in downtown Bemidji.
The historic Paul Bunyan Playhouse has a calendar of classic shows;
restaurants and lounges offer weekly live music performances; the
First Friday Art Walk provides a tour of new monthly art exhibits;
and annual events such as the Loop the Lake Festival, the Dragon
Boat Festival, the Blue Ox Marathon, Bemidji Winterfest, and The
Minnesota Finlandia bring the community together.
For those who love the outdoors, there are wooded, multi-use
trail systems within minutes of campus and community parks with
walking trails, playgrounds and a skate park. Lake Bemidji State
Park and its miles of navigable trails is located directly across
the lake from BSU, and the Buena Vista Ski Area — just 12 miles
north of campus — offers downhill skiing and campus-sponsored
student transportation in the winter months. Further, the
Mississippi River Headwaters is a mere 45 minutes from Bemidji.
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