The Assistant Director of Professional Development will advance the Niblock Student Center mission through implementation of career and professional development programming and employer relations strategies in an effort to help undergraduate students best plan and prepare for a full-time career post graduation and connect them with employment resources. The Assistant Director of Professional Development will:
Create and execute quality career and professional development programming that results in the acquisition of professional competencies and engages students in the business profession, equip students to translate classroom knowledge into job ready skills and behaviors that are desired by employers, and promote experiential education, including internship for academic credit.
Serve as department liaison for Marketing, Management and BISOM departments, including building faculty relationships and offering services that promote the professional development mission.
Evaluate internships for departments listed above including eligibility for academic credit.
Instruct online internship for academic credit course.
Provide engaging classroom instruction and workshop presentations, administer and interpret career assessments, and perform other outreach related to the Center's mission.
Coordinate a cohort of student leaders who help further the mission of the Belk College of Business, the Niblock Student Center and the Professional Development team. Facilitate personal and professional development training and activities and provide administrative oversight for the initiative.
Facilitate productive relationships with employers, alumni, and the campus community for the purpose of strengthening internship opportunities and pipelines for entry level work, as well as monitor hiring trends and employer needs.
Assist in assessing career education activities, report learning outcomes, and contribute to the timely and accurate collection of employment data.
Actively participate in unit activities and events and collaborate with Center staff to achieve goals supporting the PD team and the Center mission.
Minimum Experience / Education:
A Master's degree in business, career counseling, student development, higher education, or related field is required. Candidate should have 1-2 years of experience planning and executing programming. The candidate should possess training and development experience. The candidate should demonstrate a professional demeanor that establishes credibility quickly, inspires confidence and builds positive relationships. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required, including the ability to demonstrate tact and diplomacy and to maintain a high level of confidentiality. Outstanding presentation and facilitation skills that enable effective, influential communication with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, alumni and business community are vital to this position. Attention to detail, task orientation and the ability to work collaboratively as well as independently to achieve institutional goals and objectives is necessary for success. Technological proficiency is required.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
One to three years' experience working in an academic institution of higher education is preferred. Candidate should display knowledge of what it takes for business college students to be career ready upon graduation. Experience leading internship programs for college students or working with internship for academic credit in a college setting is highly preferred. Experience with career development programming, employer relations, college internships, job placement, and career readiness for undergraduate students is preferred. Direct knowledge of the business industry and understanding of desired competencies for business occupations is strongly preferred.
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