Director of Graduate Career Development Center
Company: University of California - Riverside
Posted on: May 16, 2020
DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER
201912029801 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $77,300 - $133,500
The Director provides strategic, data-informed leadership of the
AGSM's career center, collaboratively partnering with the campuses'
career and advising professionals, as well as faculty and external
stakeholders to provide students with the guidance, resources, and
opportunities needed to launch their professional lives. As the
expert on career development, labor trends, and related career
services, the Director will communicate post- collegiate outcomes,
share best practices, promote cross-departmental and divisional
data sharing, advance the use of technology, and foster creative
strategies and solutions that address evolving needs and
expectations of both student and employers. In addition to
overseeing the management of the AGSM Career Development Center,
the Director has a high degree of autonomy in developing programs,
identifying necessary resources, and setting short/long-term
strategies, which have an impact on the ranking of AGSM. This
includes devising intentional strategies that engage and support
career readiness among diverse student populations including
underrepresented, under-resourced, international, non-traditional,
and veteran students. Creating formal relationships with national
and regional corporations to provide AGSM with partnership
opportunities is a key responsibility. The Director is responsible
for ensuring that all staff of the CDC establish strong
relationships with international, national, regional, and local
Graduate professional organizations, such as, the MBA Career
Services & Employer Alliance (MBACSEA), the National Black MBA
Association (NBMBAA), Prospanica, NAAMBA, MPACE, and NACE. In
consultation with other AGSM administrators, the Director manages
relationships between the school, UCR, and external constituencies,
such as, alumni and corporations with primary attention given to
developing internship and postgraduate employment opportunities
that are developed based on comprehensive programming. The Director
will continuously cultivate and manage a broad spectrum of internal
and external working relationships including with faculty; academic
and student life administrators; admissions and enrollment
management, advancement, alumni relations, and institutional
research colleagues; alumni; governmental leaders; and employers.
The Director will supervise two (2) administrative staff, two (2)
graduate students, and is responsible for administering the
Office's annual budget.
Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent
Advanced degree (Masters or higher) in student affairs, higher
education administration, counseling, business, public
administration or related discipline Preferred
8 - 13 years of related experience. Required
Minimum 5 years of professional budget management experience,
including oversight of allocated budget resources and review of
Minimum of 10 years of progressive professional experience in
career services, student affairs, corporate recruitment, business,
or development Preferred
Strong presentation skills, verbal communication, written
communication, and organization skills.
Extensive knowledge of employers, the labor market, and employment
trends, both locally and nationally as related to hiring
Expert knowledge to lead organization-wide system development to
design computer applications to meet career program needs.
Extensive knowledge in designing specialized employer services that
are appropriate for all levels of students and alumni seeking
career in all sectors of employment (business/industry, government,
Expert negotiation skills.
Expert knowledge of needs assessment theory, processes, and
practice; workshop and program design.
Extensive knowledge of project management including program design,
implementation, and evaluation.
Knowledge of graduate and professional school admissions processes
and requirements; ability to design programs to address
pre-professional school student needs.
Expert knowledge of career development theories, adult development
theory, counseling processes, career coaching techniques, career
decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques.
Demonstrated understanding of current issues, best practices, and
emerging trends in higher education career services, outcomes
assessment, employment trends, and job markets;
Strong knowledge of UC programs, career services, employer, alumni,
and faculty needs and expectations, recruiting and staffing
methods, employment trends.
Demonstrated knowledge and facility in applying current and
emerging technology to enhance career center operations and
Demonstrated leadership and decision-making capability; excellent
ability to build collaborative and cooperative partnerships across
many, varied constituents and stakeholders including students,
faculty, staff, employers, alumni, and donors;
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located
on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern
California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the
vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living
laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing
communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the
arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and
staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse
research universities in the country boasting several key rankings
of which we are extremely proud.
* UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The
Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."
* Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of
World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151
institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy
precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500
* In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the
Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for
achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and
* UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the
nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.
* In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated
UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student
success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named
top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California
campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities
in the nation for high black student graduation rates.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the
achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and
staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability,
protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by
For information about our generous employee benefits package,
visit: Employee Benefits Overview
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