The Director of Personal and Professional Development reports to the Executive Director for Student Affairs. This position is a full-time, twelve-month position with a start date of January 1, 2020. The Director of Personal and Professional Development engages students in career exploration, choosing majors, and in the lifelong management of their careers. The Director of Personal and Professional Development also engages local and regional employers to assess and match employer needs with student talent and expertise.
Core responsibilities of this position include:
Develop and manage employer outreach activities. Develop strategies, materials, and tools to market BCU students to these employers. Coordinate logistics of on-campus recruiting.
Travel to employer facilities, discuss recruitment strategies with employers, and assist the university to develop relationships with employers to assist in the hiring of university students.
Organize and work with a professional Board of Advisors consisting of local business, community, and alumni leaders.
Implement a comprehensive, 4-year, developmental career-exploration program for students, including core career competencies.
Develop personal and professional development programming (e.g., workshops, presentations, one-on-one mentoring). Examples of programming include, but are not limited to career selection, composing resumes, writing application letters, writing statements for graduate/professional schools, interviewing skills, or conducting job searches.
Identify and report the learning and developmental outcomes of programs presented through appropriate testing and evaluation.
Maintain & promote job-search, internship, study abroad, and graduate school resources. Coordinate listings of full-time, part-time, summer job and internship opportunities for companies wishing to post job openings, conduct on-campus interviews, or collect resumes.
Serve as the liaison for the Chicago Semester, Central College Abroad, and other off-campus learning experiences.
Determine through assessment the professional progress of graduating students (completed prior to graduation).
Assist University Relations, as needed, with fundraising efforts and other external events.
Oversee coordination/logistics of internships for students.
The successful candidate will hold a minimum of a bachelor s degree, with two to four years of relevant experience, training, and/or education past the bachelor s degree. A master s degree is preferred. She or he will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work collaboratively. The successful candidate will have demonstrated an ability to successfully lead and manage projects and possess strong organizational skills. She or he will preferably have some experience working with students in higher education.
How to apply
Complete an online application including the following:
Contact information for three references
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