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Together with the Assistant Dean, Career Advancement and Engagement, the Director will oversee the planning, developing, and administering of career advancement services for the University of Miami Graduate Business School students and alumni. Furthermore, the incumbent will build and cultivate relationships with external organizations and professionals to develop employment, internship, co-op and experiential learning opportunities. This position will also assist with business school rankings (data collection and strategy) and overseeing the data analysis initiative for both Graduate Business Programs' Career Advancement. The Director will lead career development functions for the graduate business school students and alumni with intentionality and purpose to enhance the effectiveness of the school's career service offerings. Moreover, the Director, will build and maintain key relationships with professionals and external organizations to facilitate internships, mentoring programs, and employment opportunities for Miami Herbert Business School (MHBS) students and alumni.
CORE JOB FUNCTIONS
Selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates subordinate staff members.
Administers department budget, monitoring and approving expenditures when required.
Assists with outside funding initiatives.
Provides guidance for students and alumni in regard to the career development process. Facilitates outcome assessment and data collection.
Leverages new technology to enhance career learning experience for students.
Builds partnerships with academic advisors, faculty, and other applicable staff to perform department functions effectively.
Identifies marketplace issues affecting recruitment and enrollment and recommends plans of action to address them.
Ensures that outstanding customer service is provided to all students and campus clients. Ensures internal control oversight and compliance with laws and regulations, safeguarding of assets, compliance with University policies and procedures, reliability of internal and external reporting, and efficiency and effectiveness of operations. Creates an effective control environment, conducts risk assessment, implements, and monitors controls.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
MBA or relevant Business Master's degree preferred
An appropriate combination of relevant education, certifications and/or work experience may be considered.
Certification and Licensing:
Coaching certification preferred
Minimum 7+ years of relevant experience (i.e., corporate/industry, recruiting, career coaching)
Prior experience teaching graduate level course work preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
Knowledge of business and management principles.
Ability to direct, manage, implement, and evaluate department operations.
Ability to establish department goals, and objectives that support the strategic plan.
Ability to effectively plan, delegate and/or supervise the work of others.
Ability to lead, mentor, guide, motivate, engage, develop, and train others.
Demonstrate effective leadership and supervisory skills and competency.
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.
Expert knowledge of needs assessment theory, processes, and practice; workshop and program design.
Department Specific Functions
Develops and implements a career development plan for all students which includes career exploration, recruiting preparation, and career readiness.
Provides individual career coaching to students regarding career planning and job searches, including self-assessment, career research, resume and cover letter review, interview preparation, and professional skills development.
Supervises and leads other staff members or students in Career Services.
When necessary, the Director may be required to teach graduate courses relating to the topic of career development.
Maintains current knowledge of recruiting trends, industry characteristics, job specifications/requirements, industry vocabulary, and industry/employer culture.
Performs outreach functions with groups such as students, faculty, staff, alumni, development team and employer recruiters to effectively engage in career-related activities.
Partners with employers to develop full-time, internship, or experiential learning opportunities for students.
Meets graduate salary and employment placement goals for Miami Herbert Business School (MHBS).
Ensures data collection and reporting is timely and accurate for MHBS.
Participates in the creation of career resources, handouts, and marketing materials.
Available to work some evening and weekend hours for career-related events and periodically travels to conferences and workshops.
Together with the Assistant Dean, create, collaborate and execute a strategic vision for the role of career advancement to include the development and implementation of long-term strategic plans, short term operational plans and the determination of strategic priorities in conjunction with the Vice Dean of Graduate Programs.
Promotes services, programs and resources to internal and external stakeholders including students, faculty, staff, employers and alumni.
Provides leadership to Career Advancement staff, motivating the team to reach beyond traditional responsibilities, processes and ways of thinking and collaborate to achieve departmental and college goals.
Collaborates with Development, Alumni Relations and Executive Education to identify corporate partnerships and development opportunities to support internship and employment initiatives and programs.
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.
Regularly survey graduates and employers to ensure programs meet or exceed current job market and employer needs.
Develops alumni career resource tools just as career assessment meetings, career decision making and career transition assistance, guidance and direction on necessary tools for a professional job search including networking, resume writing and resume critiques.
Ensures key data related to student and employer traffic on a semester and annual basis is collected, analyzed, maintained, and appropriately reported to various University and external constituents.
Ensures trends and patterns in student and employer data are analyzed to support strategic decision-making regarding resource deployment, and service and program delivery.
Ensures that levels of student and employer satisfaction with various programs and services are systematically analyzed, and the results are used to optimize overall resource effectiveness. Collaborates on experiential learning opportunities such as internships, projects, prior learning assessments, and service learning. Ensure student learning outcomes and quality of service standards are developed and assessed to ensure identified outcomes are achieved.
Develops and ensure a culture of continuous improvement exists in the Center, and data-driven strategic planning and decision making is conducted.
Continually reviews, recommends, evaluates and implements best practices at peer and peer-plus institutions as appropriate.
Maximizes Career Services online resources for all career-related opportunities.
Leverages technology to enhance networking and connections for employers, students, and alumni.
Supports new student orientation and graduate commencement ceremonies.
Develops and implement marketing strategies to recruit and promote awareness of internship programs, prior learning assessments, and service learning among students, faculty, program directors and employers.
Develops and implement marketing strategies for career management events, programs and services to internal and external stakeholders, including creating publications, managing social media and updating website.
Develops and oversee on campus careers seminars and interviews between employers and students.
Ensures accurate and complete alumni database records; capture contact, biographical and career information of alumni surveys, projects (i.e., alumni directory, correspondence, website, postal returns, etc.)
Develops alumni career resource tools, career assessment meetings, career decision making and career transition assistance, coaching and guidance to include, networking and résumé critiques.
Develops employment profiles for matching students with exceptional opportunities.
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