Wiley College is currently seeking qualified applicants for the Assistant Director of Career Services position. The ideal candidate is knowledgeable about local, regional, and national employment and hiring trends with a proven track record of program management, staff oversight/leadership, and has worked in higher education, workforce development and/or recruiting. The ideal candidate will also have experience developing internal relationships with faculty/staff, and administrators and has successfully engaged external community partners and employers. The duties of this position include but are not limited to:
- Collaborates with academic and non-academic departments/divisions, the Career Center, the community and other stakeholders to serve students/alumni job seekers.
- Works with the director to create program strategies to ensure department, division, and institutional alignment.
- Oversees, supervises, plans, develops, implements, manages, and evaluates the delivery of career services.
- Conducts outreach in-person and online utilizing current marketing tools that include social media, mass media, and mobile communications to identify and attract students/alumni and community members.
- Cultivates new programming and strategies to support program expansion.
- Negotiates cooperative and participation agreements with public entities and private contractors.
- Provides in-depth career advising, training support, case management, and employment services.
- Analyzes and evaluates student/job seeker service needs and makes appropriate programmatic, systems/process revision recommendations.
- Represents the college in an official capacity regarding program activities and coordinates communication with external stakeholders that may include workforce development boards, economic development agencies, community partners, and funders.
- Develops, implements, and evaluates a marketing plan for career services including strategies for program promotion to attract students and alumni.
- Delivers presentations that may include topics related to career development, department strategy, annual reporting and more to stakeholders that may include students/alumni, community job seekers, board of trustees, funders, community organizations, employers, government entities, and others.
- Coordinates career and workforce development resources and programming via institutional partners, local, state and federal entities, and community partners.
- Coordinates program activities, training opportunities, seminars, and conferences with key stakeholders.
- Performs other duties as required or assigned
Creates new models and approaches to engage stakeholders to increase programmatic access while responding to business needs.
The successful applicant must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in counseling, public administration/policy, business, social work, or related field and three years of increasingly responsible experience; master’s degree preferred. The applicant must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices.