Director, Career Planning and Development (Req.2084)

Director, Career Planning and Development (Req.2084)

locationCaldwell, NJ 07006, USA
PublishedPublished: 4/26/2024
ExpiresExpires: 6/25/2024
Student Affairs and Services
Full Time
3 - 5 Years

Title: Director, Career Planning and Development (Req.2084)

Caldwell University invites applications for a full-time Director of Career Planning and Development. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Academic Support, the Director is responsible for providing the leadership and fiscal oversight to ensure that students have the necessary tools and training for their professional futures. The Director will create and manage programming, events and services to engage a diverse body of undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni in career readiness and development. The Director will be an innovative and vision-oriented leader. Job duties include, but are not limited to:

  •  Responsible for a comprehensive program for career exploration and planning, major advising, self assessment, job, internship and graduate school resources. Counseling and advising students and alumni on major selection, career readiness competencies, related skill development, and graduate school preparation. Engaging in ongoing professional development.
  • Maintaining current technological expertise and keeping abreast of technology changes and advances related to the career development field. Overseeing on-line career management systems; career and major exploration programs, relevant database systems, etc. Reviewing and assessing career-related technology, and managing licenses and renewals. Responsible for the development and maintenance of the Career Planning and Development website and online career resources.
  • Managing academic internship program, working collaboratively with Assistant Director. Advise students regarding possible sites and requirements. Overseeing collection of learning agreements and related records. Communicating with faculty and employers; evaluate experiences, and review/update policies and procedures.
  • Overseeing and assisting in coordination of special campus programs, career internship, and graduate school fairs, prepare for fair events, etc. Developing and presenting career-related programs and workshops for classes, student clubs, Accepted Students Day, etc. Maintaining career development certificates on Bb. Overseeing marketing and promotion of events, programs and internship and job opportunities to current students. Overseeing production of targeted emails and communication to students, employers and faculty. 
  • May teach a career-related course or a section of the First-Year Experience course for undergraduate students. Conducting outreach to and assisting with development of programs for undecided students. Assisting with new student and parent orientation sessions.
  • Coordinating with Alumni Affairs, Development, faculty, and other departmental initiatives to create and strengthen alumni and corporate ties and to explore opportunities for students (e.g., internships, funding, mentoring). Assisting in tracking post-graduation plans, including employment and/or continued education.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with employers in fields that support the University’s areas of study. Maintaining knowledge of employer expectations, marketing trends, and emerging job sectors.
  • Preparing annual assessment reports and department budgets and evaluating progress. Tracking the success of events and programming. Report out as requested.
  • Supervising the assigned staff.

Knowledge equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Business, Counselor Education, Higher Education, or a related field plus three to four years of effective experience. Must have business and industry experience and strong technology skills. Occasional evening and weekend hours are required. Applicants must possess proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Drive, career management platforms such as Handshake, survey software (e.g., Qualtrics). Knowledge of career assessment tools (e.g., Strong Interest Inventory, FOCUS-2), learning management systems (e.g., Blackboard), Canva, and the role of social media in the job and internship search are needed for this position.Experience with supervision and team building and event planning preferred.

To apply:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7137837f-5f45-46c7-bb9e-ceb9eafaea50&cc Id=19000101_000001&jobId=503807&source=CC2&lang=en_US

Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, Caldwell University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers our diversity and inclusion efforts, and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must be willing to support the Catholic Dominican mission of the University. 

Caldwell University is a private, Catholic coed four-year university with a strong liberal arts core curriculum that enhances critical thinking and analytical reasoning. Caldwell offers 41 undergraduate and 32 graduate programs, including doctoral, master’s, certificate, and certification programs, as well as online and distance learning options that prepare students for today’s global marketplace. The university has 15 NCAA Division II athletic teams and numerous clubs, fraternities, sororities, and activities on a beautiful 70-acre campus located in the suburbs of Caldwell, New Jersey. Caldwell was founded by the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Caldwell. Its core values of respect, integrity, community, and excellence influence academic and campus life.

Caldwell University is an Equal Opportunity employer and is strongly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion within its community.

Fields of study

  • Business administration / Management

Required degree level

  • Master

Years of experience

  • 3 - 5 Years