Assistant Director Career Development
Oglethorpe University

Atlanta, Georgia

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Job DetailsJob Location Oglethorpe University - Atlanta, GAPosition Type Full-Time StaffEducation Level Graduate Degree PreferredJob Category Education Oglethorpe University, a liberal arts university in Atlanta, GA, is seeking an Assistant Director with experience in career counseling/coaching diverse college student populations; career curriculum and program development, delivery, and assessment; and growing student access to experiential learning through internships. This position is part of the office of Career Development, which exists in the Atlanta Laboratory for Learning, or A_LAB. The A_LAB is a combination of programs, which focus on the experiential learning of OU students. The Assistant Director will focus approximately 50% of their time on career counseling/coaching/advising and 50% on programming, student engagement and outreach. The position will interact with internal and external stakeholders and maintain positive, collaborative relationships. Career Counseling/Advising/Coaching

  • Advise/Coach students individually, in groups, and virtually, on internship and job search and application processes; internship program guidelines; resume/cover letter/personal statement reviews; mock interviews; and professional branding in a virtual space.
  • Administer and review career assessments with students and other members of the campus community.
  • Build, facilitate, and asses professional development workshops, panels, and events that cater to student needs, interests, and identities.
  • Serve as a point of contact for on campus student employment including Work Study.
  • Work with students through their career curiosities and exploration and support the pursuit of experiential learning opportunities.
Programming and Outreach
  • Develop strategic student outreach/marketing plans and materials.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of Oglethorpe majors and academic opportunities to inform strategic employer engagements.
  • Collaborate with on-campus stakeholders including faculty, Alumni Relations, etc. to develop meaningful programming for career development and exploration.
  • Curate meaningful and accessible career curriculum and teach for-credit career courses including, but not limited to, Senior Transitions and Career Development and Exploration.
  • Engage in the development of a virtual and hybrid career curriculum using various platforms.
  • Assist with the collection and assessment other student and alumni career related data through the First Destination Survey.
Additional Duties
  • Maintain accurate and complete student, employer, and job records; collect and interpret data associated with career development programs; report meaningful findings to inform department processes and initiatives.
  • Develop, maintain, and supervise a consistent pool of graduate interns and volunteers who assist with student appointments, workshops, and other opportunities; assist in recruiting, hiring, training and supervision of student staff and volunteers.
  • Participate in campus committees and taskforces.
  • Office administration and other tasks or duties as assigned.
  • Due to the nature of services and programming provided, some evenings and weekends are required.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in psychology, business, human resources, communication, or a related discipline required;
  • Prior work experience or internship in Career Development;
  • Ability to serve diverse populations and incorporate DEI considerations into programming;
  • Exceptional written and oral communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Collaborative and team-oriented work style;
  • Experience assessing programs and making data-informed decisions;
  • Ability to take initiative in a dynamic environment;
  • Evidence of developing and maintaining positive relationships and partnerships;
  • Demonstrated proficiency designing and delivering in-person, remote, and hybrid presentations;
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft programs (Team, Word, Excel, Power Point), Zoom, Canvas or similar learning management platform.
  • Working knowledge of career services management software (e.g., Handshake, Symplicity, etc).
 Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in counseling, student affairs, higher education, human resources, a related discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is strongly preferred. Preference will be given to those pursuing or holding full licensure in clinical mental health.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using career assessment instruments.
  • Coursework or certificate in career counseling, and career development theory and practice.
  • Experience providing career counseling, coaching or advising to college students.
  • Experience working with DACA and undocumented student populations;
  • Experience developing career-related curriculum for in-person and virtual settings;
  • Professional experience in Human Resources or related field in corporate or non-profit setting a plus.
 To Apply
  • Qualified Applicants should submit a resume; name and contact information for three professional references; and a cover letter describing your approach to career counseling/coaching, experience serving diverse students in their career development, and overall fit for the position.


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