The Assistant Director of Career Education is responsible for designing and delivering career and professional development content that prepares Otis College students for the world of work. This person will act as the lead counselor for advising students regarding career issues and strategies, job search methods, resume/portfolio preparation, internships, employment, and career related matters. The Assistant Director determines counseling needs tailored to the various majors and develops action plans accordingly. This position reports directly to the Executive Director of Career Services.
•Leads the development of new and innovative professional development programming by identifying gaps or needs in career education and counseling.
•Works closely with the Career Services team to ensure that career development content is meeting the needs of the department’s various audiences (e.g. employer partners, international students, on-campus student workers, alumni, graduate students, Extension students, etc.)
•Advises and counsels students, on an individual and group basis, regarding career issues and strategies, job search methods, internships, employment, interviewing and networking techniques, preparation of resumes, cover letters, portfolios, and other related matters. Determines career counseling needs and develops action plans accordingly. Administers and interprets assessment measures as part of this process.
•Collaborates with department chairs to develop and facilitate career education content.
•Assists with planning, coordinating, and hosting special events and programs. Attends career functions as an official representative or host.
•Plans and conducts student workshops and presentations on topics such as career planning, job search process, interview techniques, and resume preparation.
•Coordinates the publication of information material (i.e., brochures, newsletters, web pages, social media accounts) to promote awareness of career services programs.
•Manages and maintains the student online counseling appointment system supported by Symplicity.
•Supervises and trains student workers and interns. Evaluates performance and provides guidance and/or feedback. Schedules work shifts and assigns projects on a daily basis. Sets appropriate goals and deadlines. Monitors progress on work assignments and checks the quality of work.
•Attends receptions, conferences, and/or professional meetings to stay current on career and employment trends. Serves on College committees as a representative of the department and to provide insights and information about services provided.
•Experienced in facilitating, reviewing, and implementing career assessments, such as Strength Finder, Strong, and MBTI.
•Responsible for managing the departments’ employment outcome surveys, first destination surveys, and all department data collection, evaluation, and reporting.
•Works closely with department’s designated school official to update SEVIS database for international students, monitor system input/output for accuracy and currency of information, and prepare memorandums for submission to government agencies.
•Performs other related duties as assigned. Must be responsive to work-related phone calls during non-business hours on occasion.
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree required or a combination of experience/education in a higher education setting may substitute for minimum education. A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in counseling, career services and/or advisement is required with a proven record of progressively more responsible roles. Other requirements include excellent organizational skills, proficient writing skills, the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, and highly effective public speaking and presentation skills.Individual must be able to understand and apply career development theory and demonstrate diplomacy and professionalism at all time. Must be able to work occasional evenings and/or weekends; must be able to travel for conferences, events, and professional development.
A Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Counseling, or related field is preferred. Experience using career services management systems and technology such as Symplicity or Handshake is strongly desired.
Interested candidates must apply via Otis’ website at https://otis.simplehire.com to be considered for the position.
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