Associate Director, Career Services (505057)

  • Stanislaus State
  • Turlock, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management

Job Description

    • Position Summary
    • Full-time position available under the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) on or after November 1, 2021 in Career Services (under the Division of Student Affairs).

      Under general direction of the Executive Director, this position provides guidance and structure for a range of employer and student services offered by career and professional development center, including internships, entry-level jobs, recruiting services, alumni employment services, outreach/marketing, staff orientation, and programming for both the Turlock and Stockton Center Career and Professional Development Center programs. Manages day-to-day operations of the Career & Professional Development Center. Provides leadership to the employer engagement team.
    • Job Duties
    • Duties include but are not limited to:
      • Manages professionals and teams, ensuring smooth delivery of services in the Career & Professional Development Center
      • Supervises and gives direction to professional staff who plan and implement employer engagement, drop-in advisement, programming, educational workshops, orientation, outreach, internship coordination, career coaching and customer service deliverables.
      • Ensures availability and quality of CPDC's educational services. Provides ongoing mentoring and evaluation of team member's progress toward goals.
      • Oversees hiring and training efforts and delivery of performance appraisals.
      • Collaborates with the CPDC team in forecasting, establishing event goals and budget, troubleshooting challenges and resolving programming issues.
      • Recommends policy and procedural changes relative to services and delivery.
      • Oversees the CPDC's Employer Engagement initiatives and service delivery.
      • Provides oversight of Career Database Management system; helps maintain and/or develop effective and appropriate printed and web-based resources; assists in evaluating, developing and updating Career & Professional Development Center website.
      • Provides leadership to the CPDC Social Media program. Develops CPDC and CareerReadyU marketing materials and education resources for students and employer partners.
      • Develops, administers and manages Center-wide internship/paraprofessional/student worker program including work study, student assistant, peer advisors, graduate assistants/interns, volunteers and contractual consultants.
      • Provides leadership to hiring, developing training programs and reviewing performances of career counseling interns, general and program-specific Center interns, peer advisors, volunteers and other paraprofessionals in collaboration with team members.
      • Facilitates assessment of customer needs and development of electronic/on-line service delivery for Center and CareerReadyU students and alumni.
      • Assists in deployment of Center's operational plans. Supports developing, implementing, evaluating, and maintaining currency of the Center's strategic direction and assists with assessment of outcomes.
      • Manages the Center's delivery of educational workshops and career/employment development events.
      • In collaboration with Center's Executive Director, develops, administers and manages the career readiness program (CareerReadyU initiative) student programming and service delivery. Ensures high quality services, programs and resources which meet student and employment community needs.
      • Serves as the primary career counselor/coach for all currently enrolled students and alumni at the Stockton Campus.
      • Provides career counseling services on an individual, group and on-line basis for students and alumni who are choosing/changing a major, exploring career options, seeking employment, and identifying internship/experiential education and career-related opportunities.
      • Independently develops, coordinates, and facilitates training and skill development workshops to include resume preparation, job-search strategies, career information technology including Internet links, interview skills, and experiential learning preparation.
      • Independently administers and interprets assessment inventories on a group/individual basis. Develops and delivers on-line advisement and counseling services to students/alumni.
      • Creates educational resources and communications (published, email, electronic, social media) meeting the career and employment needs of students/alumni with a focus on career development and career readiness.
      • Maintains effective communication with academic component related to both Turlock and Stockton Campuses, services and activities. Sustains strong relationships with deans, faculty, and internship coordinators. Provides consultation to college departments on career and employment-related issues, job market trends and information.
      • Ensures inclusion of learning outcomes in CPDC deliverables. Explores and researches areas of innovation which will enhance and further the CPDC and CRU goals.
      • Contributes to DEI efforts within the department, division and university.
      • Encourages faculty to maintain equitable opportunities for students by posting jobs and internships they receive with the Career & Professional Development Center.
      • Disseminates information to academic and other administrative offices on campus to increase awareness of the programs and services of the CPDC and CRU on behalf of students, alumni, employers and the university as a whole.
      • Responsible for building partnerships between the university and external communities (business, the public sector, and not-for-profit entities) emphasizing aggressive development and marketing to expand experiential learning and full-time employment opportunities.
      • Coordinates with the Student & Employer Engagement Analyst on all career fairs, networking events, mock interviews, career panels, employer information sessions, and alumni career mentoring; build effective relationships with local and regional corporations, non-profit and government organizations and community partners to identify employment opportunities and to promote the university's qualified students, graduates and alumni.
      • Provide support of the Career Management System.
      • Maintains and/or develops effective and appropriate printed, social media and web-based resources; assist in evaluating, developing and updating Career & Professional Development Center website.
      • Conducts professional presentations to perspective employers promoting CSU Stanislaus, students and alumni.
      • Participates in public relation activities promoting CSU Stanislaus.
      • Coordinates with the Executive Director the implementation of the annual first-destination survey and development of related reports.
      • Represents the university and career services at specified regional professional association conferences and professional development workshops.
      • Serves on campus-wide and community-based committees
      • Serves as a liaison between educational and community resources.
      • Ensures the up-to-date maintenance of the Career Services database, documentation, web-based resources, reports and student records in accordance with university policies, government regulations and accreditation standards.
      • Assists and participates in the formulation and implementation of organizational goals and objectives. Collects retention-related student data for the annual evaluation. Participates in regular department, division and MPP meetings. Collects statistics on students advised and monitor assessment guidelines.
      • Performs other duties as assigned by the director to ensure the success of career services on behalf of the university, students, employers and alumni.
    • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education : Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, plus upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing and job related conflict resolutions.
      Experience : Equivalent to four years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience which includes experience in advising students individually and in groups, and in analysis and resolution of complex student services problems. (A master's degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, Human Resources or a job-related field may be substituted for one year of professional experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling, guidance or a job-related field may be substituted for two years of the required professional experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional, personal or career counseling.)
    • Preferred Qualifications

      • Proven track record in counseling students in career related decision-making processes, including experience with related testing and instruments.
      • Experience interfacing effectively with faculty, deans, administrators and relevant employment community.
      • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships internally and externally and to function effectively within a diverse, multicultural environment.
      • Expert knowledge of career development and employment issues, industry/marketing/promotion and job development strategies and functions with emphasis on career development.
      • Experience with industry and relevant career and internship opportunities in the marketplace.
      • Knowledge of employment market trends/fields, and effective job search techniques; familiarity with Central Valley and Bay Area business community desirable.
      • Knowledge of career counseling; knowledge of methods and procedures for seeking professional employment; strong verbal, writing, proof reading, editing and communication skills; knowledge of resume, memorandum, application letter and cover letter formats.
      • Demonstrated ability in program/project management and delivery including the ability to motivate and manage teams and to design and implement small to large scale programs and marketing campaigns.
      • Four years of experience advising or counseling students in a higher education setting, developing, implementing, and administrating live or long-distance programs relevant to career development, counseling, or employment.
    • Required Qualifications

      • Working knowledge of the methods and problems of organization and program management.
      • Ability to clearly express ideas and recommendations orally, as well as write clear and concise reports.
      • Demonstrated ability to make decisions and carry through actions having implications with regard toother programs or service areas and ability to interpret and apply program rules and regulations.
      • Ability to use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments and in implementing long-range program improvements.
      • Ability to obtain factual and interpretative information through interviews.
      • Ability to recognize multi-sexed and multi-aged value systems and work accordingly.
      • Thorough knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior.
      • Working knowledge of the methods and problems of organization and program management.
      • Demonstrated ability to make decisions and carry through actions having implications with regard to other programs or service areas.
      • Ability to interpret and apply program rules and regulations.
      • Thorough knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices of the program area to which assigned, or the ability to quickly acquire such knowledge.
      • General knowledge of the policies, practices and activities of Student Services programs outside the program to which immediately assigned.
      • General knowledge of the principles, problems and methods of public administration, including organizational, personnel and fiscal management.
      • General knowledge of advanced statistical and research methods.
      • Ability to carry out very complex assignments without detailed instructions.
      • Ability to advise students individually or in groups on varied and complex matters.
      • Ability to determine the appropriate course of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged withindividuals and groups in personal interactions of a sensitive nature.
      • Ability to reason logically and analyze and solve the organizational and operating problems of one or several program areas.
      • Ability to plan, coordinate, initiate actions necessary to implement administrative or group decisions or recommendations and ability to evaluate programs, services, policies and procedures.
      • Ability to analyze and define complex organizational, policy or procedural problems, collect and evaluate data, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action.
      • Ability to understand the roles and responsibilities of others and to gauge relationships accordingly by taking into account the variety of the interrelationships, motivations and goals of the members of the organization served.
      • Ability to establish and maintain effective, cooperative and harmonious working relationships in circumstances which involve the denial of requests or the necessity to persuade others to accept a different point of view.
    • Special Conditions
    • CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at:
    • Compensation & Benefits
    • Commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. Link to (Bargaining Unit: MPP) Benefits Summary: CSU Employee Benefit Summary
    • How to Apply
    • To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resumé. Applications are accepted electronically only. Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration. To apply online, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.
    • Application Deadline
    • OPEN UNTIL FILLED; SCREENING TO BEGIN ON OR AFTER OCTOBER 18, 2021. (Applications received after the screening date will be considered at the discretion of the university.)
    • Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    • Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
    • Additional Information
    • Campus & Area
      California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion - one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

      Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West's No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

      Clery Act Disclosure

      Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

      Equal Employment Opportunity

      The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

      Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool. Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at: Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

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Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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