School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, Texas
Type: Full Time
Provide strategic vision, planning, and direction for the Career Development Office (CDO) of the School of Information. Direct operations, budget, staff, and activities of the CDO.
Strategic planning. Lead strategic planning for the Career Development Office in collaboration with the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Continuously review the services and overall effectiveness of the office; identify emerging trends, opportunities, and challenges particularly as they relate to the world of work; and adjust the office’s strategies and priorities accordingly.
Career Counseling. Provide career counseling to undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Information in partnership with Texas Career Engagement, to include career planning, guidance, and employer connections. Educate and inform students through frequent digital and in-person communications. Develop outreach initiatives for encouraging use of the Career Development Office and Texas Career Engagement.
Employer Engagement and Outreach. Maintain a strong network of diverse and engaged employers. Strategize with business leaders to identify emerging employer needs in alignment with School curriculum. Build corporate and external relations in close concert with the Director of Development and Alumni Relations. Cultivate and manage relationships with external individuals and entities that lead to opportunities for employment, recruiting, sponsored research, and private giving.
Careers Programming. Create engagement opportunities through special events and programs to build awareness of the School of Information and facilitate student and employer connections.
Capstone Collaboration. Collaborate with the Director of Capstone Programs on identifying capstone and professional experience project opportunities. Develop and maintain relationships with career advising colleagues across campus in addition to peer institutions and departments.
CDO Management. Train and supervise support staff and student workers to ensure administrative excellence in the operations of the CDO. Foster a positive and inclusive work environment. Be well-versed in the unique needs of students from a diversity of identities and develop staff to be focused on positive outcomes for all.
Assessment and Reporting. Design and apply qualitative and quantitative data collection methods to collect and analyze employment data to advise dean, faculty, select staff, and students on the changing demands for information professionals for purposes of program and curricular development and for student recruitment.
This job description may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the job described.?Even if you don't qualify or have specific experience in every facet of this role, we encourage you to apply for any role you're personally interested in at the School of Information.
Master's degree in counseling, student affairs, human resource management, information studies, or a related field. Two years of professional experience in career services or in a career coaching role. Excellent interpersonal, analytical, communication and presentation skills. Knowledge of recruitment practices in diverse employment sectors and industries. Experience with/in public-facing roles that require(d) a high degree of interaction and engagement. A combination of the qualifications/attributes listed or related will be accepted.
Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
An entrepreneurial mindset and demonstrated ability to create programs with limited financial and human resources. Five or more years of experience building and maintaining relationships with students, alumni, faculty, and recruiters. Thorough knowledge of labor market and occupational trends and needs throughout the broad realm of the information professions. Supervisory experience. Technical acuity with software and Web apps such as Excel, Microsoft Teams, Box, Qualtrics, etc. Experience using Handshake or similar databases.
About School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin
The School of Information (iSchool) at The University of Texas at Austin is a premier research and education program for the 21st century field of information. We are changing the future by engaging the present and preserving the past. Research and teaching at the iSchool changes the ways that we interact with information and technology, changes how information can make the world a better and fairer place, and changes the ways we protect and preserve our collective memory.
At the iSchool, we believe that diversity in our faculty, students, and staff creates an optimal learning and research environment. The iSchool is committed to social justice and we endeavor to make the world a better and fairer place through excellence in research, teaching, and public engagement. We welcome applicants from under-represented groups and those who can demonstrate a commitment to inclusion through their words and actions.