Whittier College is an independent, four-year Liberal Arts College distinguished by its small size (1600 undergraduates) and a nationally-recognized liberal arts program.Whittier College has a history of strong and innovative interdisciplinary programs and a diverse student body.The College is ideally situated in the scenic hills eighteen miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
Director of Weingart Center for Career and Professional Development The Weingart Center for Career and Professional Development at Whittier College seeks a Director.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week Exempt Status: Exempt Full Time/Part Time status: Full time Salary Range: $73,000-$77,000; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.
Reports To: Assistant Dean, Weingart Center for Career and Professional Development
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Career Services
Responsibilities: Reporting to the Assistant Dean of the Weingart Center for Career and Professional (CCPD), the director will act to advance the career and professional mission of the Career Center. S/he will participate with the Assistant Dean in implementing a vision and strategic plan that insures the effective career development of over 1600 undergraduates and graduate students and alumni. S/he must be a creative and visionary career development professional who enjoys working with an unusually diverse student population and relishes the opportunity to inspire faculty and staff from across the campus to join in preparing graduates for successful entry into professional life.
The role fosters a cooperative teamwork environment to insure continuous development of all career and professional development including the Poet Internship Program and the Peer Career Advising Program. The director oversees and manages the CCPD internship programs including the Poet Internship Program. The role advises the Marketing and Social Media Coordinator to insure the promotion of CCPD programs and mission. The director is responsible for building relationships with external and internal constituents to promote career development and expand post-graduate opportunities. In addition to the Assistant Dean, s/he acts as a spokesperson for the CCPD at external and internal functions. The director will assume the supervisory responsibilities for the CCPD team when the Assistant Dean is absent.
The Director shares the general responsibility of supporting the educational aims of the College and the particular responsibility of providing career counseling and coaching to assist students with personal career development growth through specific opportunities including internships and post-graduation employment.
The director must foster an agile career development outcomes environment and be effective in developing an innovative, data-driven assessment program in concert with CCPD team members which results in tangible graduate outcomes. S/he will be involved in all CCPD operations and advise CCPD team members on individual portfolios when required to drive graduate outcomes. The director reviews the CCPD budgets for completeness and accuracy to determine causes of unusual budget occurrences. S/he communicates with the Assistant Dean, and external and internal stakeholders regularly to handle budget questions and concerns.
Non-essential Functions of the Job: 1. None identified at this time.
Position Specifications and Requirements:
Previous Experience: At least seven to ten years of related student services professional experience that involves job search and career development issues. Experience developing and implementing comprehensive career services operations.
Knowledge and Education: Masters' degree in Career Counseling, Student Affairs, Education or related field required. Strong understanding of and commitment to career services and career development approaches in a liberal arts setting. Proven ability to assess the career development needs of a diverse student population and to provide effective services with limited resources. Proven leadership and organization skills. Knowledge of and ability to use computer databases and web sources to assist students with internet job searches, and commonly used databases and web sources to assist students with job seeking or graduate school exploration. Facilitate with information gathering, organization and maintenance of career office data. Ability to collaborate with others in an intimate setting and work effectively as a team member. Experience in using marketing skills to promote events. Commitment to continued professional development. Knowledge of workforce and national and international economic and labor trends.
Application Deadline: Until Filled
The position is based in Whittier, California. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to: email@example.com or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA/AOE.
Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law
Whittier College is a residential four-year liberal arts institution that prepares students from diverse backgrounds to excel in a complex global society. Through challenging, interactive courses, taught by accomplished professors, students learn to make connections across disciplines, understand cultural perspectives, and integrate learning with practical application. Inspired by a Quaker heritage, the Whittier education equips students to be active citizens and effective communicators who embrace diversity and act with integrity.
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