The College of the Arts (CART) seeks an innovative and forward-thinking professional to direct its expanding Office of Career Services. Reporting to the CART Assistant Dean, the Director of CART Career Services will manage a unit which encompasses, but is not limited to: career advisement; internships and experiential learning; employer relations; resume reviews; personal branding; interview skill development; job search and entrepreneurial strategies; classroom presentations; and career education in a university that values diversity and nurturing of differing perspectives. In such capacity, the Director will ensure that career services for students are relevant to the college’s degree programs in art and design, theatre, dance, music, media and communication. Moreover, s/he will cooperate with colleagues from across the university, including its Center for Career Services and units within and beyond CART, to foster career development broadly.
• Master’s degree, preferably in a human services, counseling or student personnel related field; additional background in the arts, a plus.
• Minimum three to five years’ working in a college career-counseling/office, preferably in a leadership or emerging leadership capacity.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Strong presentation and teaching skills, able to lead group presentations and interactive workshops for college students.
• Strong one-on-one advising skills.
• General knowledge of career counseling best practices, employment trends, and higher education curriculum and protocols.
• Strong technical skills and ability to manage data for decision making. (Experience using Banner, Symplicity, Survey tools, MS Office Suite, and career management tools, highly desirable.)
• Must be detail/results-oriented; able to work independently, with minimal supervision, on concurrent projects in a collaborative, fast-paced environment.
• Able to organize work for professional and/or student staff member(s)
• Able to work occasional evenings/weekends to support programming, where required.
• Demonstrated ability to proactively lead career development, student engagement, and employer relationship building with a commitment to innovation and continuous improvement. Experience in a growing multifaceted career services unit, a plus.
• Able to collaborate across multi-functional internal partners including with administrators, faculty, and students from diverse backgrounds.
• Experience with assessment and report writing.
• Events planning experience, a plus.
• Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate knowledge of career fields in the arts and experience with addressing the specialized needs of arts students.