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Director of Career & Workforce Development

The Director of Career & Workforce Development shall have the primary responsibility of developing and implementing comprehensive programs and initiatives to ensure that students are well-prepared for success in the workforce. The successful candidate will lead efforts to foster career growth, skill development, and successful transitions from academia to professional life. This position, housed within the Division of Academic Engagement and Student Success, will play a crucial role in shaping the professional trajectory of students within the university community.

Essential Functions:
  • Develop and implement a strategic vision for career and workforce development aligned with the university’s goals and objectives.
  • Collaborate with academic departments to integrate career development initiatives into the curriculum.
  • Design and oversee programs that enhance students' employability, including internship opportunities, workshops, and networking events. Along with creating and implementing initiatives to support students in exploring and choosing career paths.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with employers, industry partners, and alumni to create internship and job opportunities for students.
  • Utilize data analytics to assess the effectiveness of career development programs and make data-driven recommendations for improvement.
  • Prepare regular reports on student outcomes and program success for key stakeholders.
  • Stay informed about industry trends, labor market demands, and emerging career paths to inform career development strategies.
  • Collaborate with faculty to ensure that career and workforce development programs align with academic, industry, and public/private sector employment expectations.
  • Ensure that Career and Workforce Development initiatives align with the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) career readiness competencies, including Critical Thinking, Oral/Written Communications,
  • Teamwork/Collaboration, Digital Technology, Leadership, Professionalism/Work Ethic, Career Management,
  • and Global/Intercultural Fluency.
  • Develop, manage, and approve operating and personnel budgets associated with the career and workforce department.
  • development initiatives.
  • The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that logically relate to the position.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with faculty, staff, and student populations.
  • Exceptional customer service and organizational skills.
  • Presentation and public speaking skills.
  • Strong computer and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster a growth mindset and support the holistic development of students.
  • An empathetic and compassionate approach to student support, with the ability to motivate and inspire.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to multitask and prioritize effectively.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in student support services.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling objects of average weight up to fifty (50) pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Note: In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA), those functions of the job that are identified as essential are required to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations. Requests to facilitate the performance of essential functions will be given careful consideration. Minimum Requirements:
  • Master's degree in a relevant field (e.g., Counseling, Education, Career Development) required – Doctorate preferred.
  • Strong understanding of NACE career readiness competencies.
  • A minimum of 2+ years of experience preferred.
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule that may include working nights and weekends . (if applicable)
Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • Criminal background check
  • Drug testing.
Florida Memorial University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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