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Director of Business Experience and Career Management

Northern Kentucky University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 27, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Business Administration, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Cooperative & Experiential Education, Student Affairs, Career Services, Counseling, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Information

Working Title Director of Business Experience and Career Management Department Center for Student Excellence Full Time or Part Time? Full Time Position Number 30000804 Commitment to Inclusive Excellence
Northern Kentucky University ( NKU ) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence. Purpose of Position
Responsible for overseeing and managing the Haile College of Business (Haile COB ) career and community engagement through experiential learning, student professional development, and employer outreach.

Duties include helping students discover their early career path and develop professionalism to successfully begin their journey through that career, managing relationships with regional employers enhancing opportunities for employers to engage with the college, and facilitating the experiential learning goal of 75% student participation within three years, working with departments across campus to augment existing opportunities and to incorporate up-to-date, career related and experiential learning practices into curriculum, promote internships and co-ops for Haile COB students. Primary Responsibilities
Teach Business Professionalism/Career Preparation, 1 section each semester.
BUS 301 is a skills-based course that focuses on improving students’ professionalism. High-impact teaching practices ensure students master the skills needed to land their first career job and successfully transition between jobs later in their careers. Career Management skills, cover letter, resume, LinkedIn, networking, and interviewing, are taught in a workshop format. In Zoom, recorded and in-person mock interviews with NKU alumni from area employers, students build interviewing competency using the context-action-result method. Each student receives personalized and direct feedback from alumni to improve his/her capabilities. This position is the lead instructor for this important course and trains and develops faculty who teach other sections (including BUS 201).

Work with academic departments and allied units across campus such as Career Services to develop a robust set of student programs to augment existing Professionalism, Experiential Learning, and Career opportunities in the college. Continue building the Haile COB brand with regional employers by managing a program of regular visits to campus to interact with students, supplementing Career Fairs, and working with Career Services to set and fill on-campus interview schedules after the fairs. Provide career guidance to Haile COB students individually and collectively, through these student programs.

Develop relationships with key employers and alumni to maximize employment relationships between the Haile College of Business and regional businesses. Maximize communication between the region and the college so that we are responsive to employer needs and we enhance internship, experiential learning, and career opportunities for our students. Based upon these relationships select key employers and develop sponsorship programs and track contacts, progress, and outcomes.

Promote internships and co-ops among Haile COB students, faculty, and area employers to ensure more opportunities and more students capitalizing on them. Maximize the use of Handshake to improve student and employer connections and record keeping for accreditation purposes and to ensure that the Haile COB becomes increasingly oriented to experiential learning and related outcomes.

A Master’s degree in Business, Higher ed, Public Administration, or a related field of study is preferred with a minimum of three years of experience.

Professional work experience in the greater Cincinnati Region enhances the applicant’s potential. Experience in higher ed and/ or career development preferred.

Must be proficient in MS Office suite of applications, SAP and have the ability to learn elements of Academic Advising, Handshake, and other new and evolving technologies, HR, Career Development, Marketing, Client Centric, and an established Employer Network.

Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to develop strategies, work independently, and develop and complete projects. A dependable vehicle with a valid driver’s license is required. Minimum Education Master's Degree Preferred Education Master's Degree

Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number 2022F642 Job Open Date 07/27/2022 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Quick Link Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current NKU employee?
    • Yes
    • No
    • No Response
  2. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  3. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
  4. * Explain why you are interested in this position and how your skills/experiences make you a good candidate?

    (Open Ended Question)

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  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
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