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Associate Director of Career Development

Roosevelt University

This is a Full-time position in Chicago, IL posted June 10, 2021.

Associate Director of Career Development

Position Title Associate Director of Career Development

Category Administrative

Position Number A99636

Posting Number S0000784

Location Chicago

Open Date 05/11/2021

Close Date

Open Until Filled?


Job Type Full-Time

Working Hours

Position Summary

Position Summary:
The Associate Director of Career Development supports and leads career development programs and services designed to assist students and alumni with the career and professional development process.

The role oversees the communication strategy for program, event, and service promotion.

The associate director will also oversee career counselors, assist with employer relations initiatives, and collaborate with the alumni relations team to align career and professional programs with the mission and strategy of both offices.

The associate director reports to the executive director of alumni engagement and career development.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

A bachelor’s degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education, Counseling or related field.

A minimum of 5 years experience working in higher education administration, preferably in a career services or student support capacity.

Proven ability to develop and deliver objectives of programs and services for the department.
Excellent organizational, communication (written and verbal), interpersonal skills and attention to detail.
Ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining good working relationships.
Ability to demonstrate a commitment to service excellence by embodying Roosevelt’s core values, mission, and vision in every aspect of the role working with students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
A positive and professional demeanor is a must.
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Ability to work collaboratively across disciplinary and interdisciplinary lines, and to interact successfully with a diverse constituency of varying backgrounds.
A self-starter who takes initiative, has an ability to work independently, highly developed organizational and leadership skills.

Candidate must communicate and employ interpersonal actions that model responsible, accountable and ethical conducts.
Demonstrated organizational, time management and interpersonal skills.
Work on evenings and weekends as necessary.

Years of Experience Required 5

Required Education Bachelor’s Degree

Certification/Licensure Required

Minimum Qualifications

5 years professional experience related to career services or academic support services with the ability to lead and execute successful programs.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with 6 or more years of professional experience in career services, workforce development, or academic support services.

Experience establishing successful career programs and events that lead to strong student and alumni employment outcomes.

Knowledge and experience using Blackbaud CRM system, Handshake and BANNER .

Equipment Operated

Working Conditions

Normal climate-controlled office environment is provided.

Occasional bending, lifting, pushing and/or pulling is required (typically less than 10 lbs of weight).

Regular use of desktop computer is required calling for frequent hand/wrist movement and repetition.

Moderate level of stress.

Priority Application Instructions

Departmental Contact Information

Essential Job Functions

Duty and Responsibility

Develop and execute career programs and events; such as, career development seminars, workshops, special career topic panels, and networking and resume review events.
Create and manage career readiness programs and resources for students and alumni.

Develop and administer a career development communication strategy promoting services and events to the student and alumni communities.
Oversee the annual graduate and alumni survey capturing the employment and educational status of Roosevelt University graduates.

Work to strengthen existing and new relationships with students, alumni, and employers.

Assist career counselors with student and alumni career counseling and outreach.

Supports employer relations to integrate employer partners into programs and assists with career fair coordination.

Supervises career counselors and student employees, including providing training, goal setting and day-to-day performance.

Percentage Of Time 80

Duty and Responsibility

Collect and analyze career development engagement data to evaluate success and areas of opportunities.

In collaboration with the executive director, assesses priorities for career development office, while working diligently to bring these priorities to fruition.
Work collaboratively with staff in the career development, advancement and marketing division to ensure program goals are consistently met.

Collaborate with cross-functional leaders in support of career-related programs or support services to ensure student and alumni needs are met.

Participate in university meetings, steering committees, task forces and division sub-committees that serve to advance the interests of the university.
Attend career-related or selected events across the university and colleges on evenings or weekends.

Other duties as assigned.

Percentage Of Time 20

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* Do you have an earned Bachelor degree?

yes no * Do you have at least 5 years professional experience related to career services or academic support services ?

Yes No