Director for Career Operations & Student Employment - Wittenberg University
Location: Springfield, Ohio
Internal Number: 166387
Location: Springfield, OH Category: Administrative Positions Posted On: Fri Aug 18 2023 Job Description:
The Director for Career Operations and Student Employment directs the operations and programming for the career development area and leads the campus-wide student employment program. With a focus on outcomes and student development, the Director shapes intentional opportunities for students to explore career and vocation interests through programming, recruitment opportunities, outcomes, resources, and platforms. This position supervises the Coordinator for Student Employment and Career Development and leads Wittenberg's positioning of student employment as a high impact practice for all students, equipping supervisors and students with the proper tools to manage, learn, and grow through their participation in the program. This is a full-time, exempt-level position reporting to the Executive Director for Career & Professional Development.
Essential functions include but are not limited to:
In partnership with the executive director, lead and support the infrastructure, programming, and assessment areas of Career & Professional Development.
Develop and maintain relationships with internal partners including but not limited to Advancement, Enrollment Management, Athletics, Student Organizations, and other faculty and staff.
With the Executive Director, design, implement, and assess a holistic programming model for career and professional development.
Lead recruitment event coordination with employers, graduate schools, networking, and other post-graduation fields.
Assist with campus outreach efforts and present career-related educational programming and workshops to students in classroom settings (e.g., First-Year Seminars, etc.) and for various campus groups and student organizations.
Provide career coaching for students at all stages of their career, vocation, and post-graduation search needs.
Assist the Executive Director in the development of area outcomes and associated assessment plans.
Supervise the Coordinator for Student Employment and Career Operations.
Manage assessment programs of career development including but not limited to the First Destination Survey, National Alumni Career Mobility Survey, and other outcomes and assessment instruments.
Assist with strategic planning initiatives including implementing and leading relevant initiatives as determined with the Executive Director.
Assist with management of relevant employer, graduate school, and post-grad relations.
Lead the overall operations for the Office of Career Engagement and Professional Development.
Serve as the primary university administrator for Handshake, NetworkWitt, PathwayU, and other platforms.
Serve as the primary university liaison to the career services committee of SOCHE (Strategic Ohio Council for Higher Education).
Perform other duties as assigned.
Design, implement, and assess competency-based student employment program.
Develop student employment policies and procedures aligned with best practice.
Design, implement, and assess supervisor and student trainings.
Assist campus departments and off-campus partners with creating student employment opportunities that promote career-readiness competency development.
Provide training and resources for campus colleagues to enhance opportunities and experiences related to student employment.
Create, implement, and manage an assessment plan for the student employment program with the Coordinator for Student Employment & Career Development.
Support the Coordinator for Student Employment & Career Development in enforcement of student employment policies and processes.
Serve as a member of the Student Development and COMPASS teams, participating in various university committees, professional development, and initiatives as necessary.
A bachelor's degree and five to seven years relevant and substantive experience is required.
A master's degree in business, student affairs/higher education, or other transferable field is preferred.
Understanding of career and vocation development in the context of a liberal arts education is required.
Experience with operations management, student employment processes, and use of career platforms and databases (such as Handshake or Salesforce) required.
Excellent customer service, time management, and communication skills.
Ability to work with a variety of constituents, solve problems quickly and professionally, anticipate needs, and communicate proactively.
Candidates should be committed to student success and have a commitment to and understanding of a liberal arts education and diversity at a church-related college.
Competency and experience using Microsoft Office software, specifically proficient in the use of Excel, Publisher, Outlook, and PowerPoint with the ability and desire to learn additional software applications as necessary.
Night and weekend work will be required depending on campus events and needs.
Frequently utilizes computer for extended periods (up to 50% of the work day).
Ability to routinely move and transport equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds (with assistance).
Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. Please see our notice of nondiscrimination housed on our website.
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
Employment at Wittenberg University is contingent upon satisfactory completion of applicable background checks including but not limited to: criminal records, educational verifications, driving records (when job-related), and/or credit history (when job related).
A Lutheran-affiliated liberal arts college in the heart of Southwest Ohio, Wittenberg is nationally recognized for accessible professors, engaging classroom experiences, service opportunities, and valued athletics traditions. Wittenberg University is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive employee benefits package that attracts and retains talent to further the university's mission and contributes to the personal and financial well-being of employees and their families.