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The University is located in Denver, Colorado, a city known for its dynamic blend of business, innovation and world-class recreation. Denver is consistently ranked by Forbes and Kiplingers Magazine as one of the top cities for young professionals and recent college graduates. The University of Denver is a private institution founded in 1864. It serves a population of more than 5,200 undergraduate and 6,200 graduate students as a research-intensive institution. The beautiful campus is located approximately seven miles from downtown with easy access to public transportation.
With a long tradition of excellence and innovation, the Daniels College of Business prepares students to succeed in a dynamic, changing world. We are a high-achieving community of students, staff and faculty that inspires one another to think in new ways, perform at higher levels, and transform organizations and communities. Daniels is ranked among the top business schools and is the only business school in Colorado to receive rankings and recognition from BusinessWeek, the Financial Times, U.S. News & World Report and Forbes. The Daniels College of Business (DCB) offers a variety of baccalaureate, graduate, PhD and certificate programs which are detailed at https://daniels.du.edu/
The University of Denver seeks an energetic, talented and innovative career coach and advisor for a full-time position in the Career Services office at the Daniels College of Business (DCS). The successful applicant will join a dedicated team that directly supports the career planning, development and employment outcomes for the students and alumni of the college. Priority is placed on developing and facilitating innovative and ground-breaking strategies, methodologies and programs that improve student and post-graduate employment outcomes. Daniels is ranked among the top business schools and is the only business school in Colorado to receive rankings and recognition from BusinessWeek, the Financial Times, U.S. News & World Report and Forbes.
Coach & Advise Students: Responsible for coaching, advising, and meeting with individuals, and small and large groups with a caseload of diverse graduate and/or undergraduate-level business students. Establishes a schedule for appointments and walk-in advising for students and alumni. Work with groups of DCB students and alumni in all aspects of career planning and job search strategy. Use career services tools and data entry platforms to track and report student career progress. Communicate with students, marketing/reaching out to them as appropriate on regular schedule. Develop and share both general and industry sector specific understanding of the related professions to help guide and inform student career paths. Manage a student caseload and assist with collecting student employment data for internships and full time offers. Will use email, video conferencing, social media and other forms of communication/marketing techniques to establish and build relationships with students and promote Daniels Career Services programs and events.
Strategic Planning: Develop, deploy and manage strategic initiatives to improve student engagement and competencies, industry connectivity, and partnership opportunities for the Daniels College. Benchmark and assess the effectiveness of career services activities, programs and resources through data collection and analysis. Works as a program lead or in a collaborative role on career management and professional development projects and programs; as a part of the overall team that creates and delivers professional development programs. Be a part of the team accountable for supporting the Daniels in Focus and DU IMPACT 2025 strategic plans and for increases in student and employer satisfaction and in increased employment opportunities for and employment rates of students.
Career Program Management: Serve as project lead on numerous student career preparation, student engagement and employer relations programs. Facilitate development programming that can be delivered in the classroom or asynchronously. Develop strong relationships with academic department chairs, directors and faculty to facilitate the support of career and professional development activities and events. Collaborates with DCS Employer Relations, and cross-functionally in order to deliver career content to all Daniels students and alumni. Accountable for participating in the collection of data and outcome reporting to MBA-CSEA, AACSB and NACE standards and guidelines for post-graduation outcomes. Responsible for developing current and relevant industry sector knowledge and expertise; be a professional sector Subject Matter Expert, and be a liaison between the applicable academic departments, sector employers and students exploring career opportunities within those sectors.
Research and Marketing of Career Resources and Lead Generation: Coordinate with Daniels Career Services staff to create and distribute up-to-date career services information relevant to current and prospective students and alumni. Collaborate with stakeholders to create recruiting opportunities. Enthusiastic and positive contributor in both individual and collaborative efforts to continuously test and build innovative and effective student engagement initiatives that drive improved employment outcome.
General Management/Other: Collaborate with student-facing service units in the College to ensure integration of Career-focused platforms Maintain ongoing professional development through involvement with relevant professional and trade associations. Support and attend orientation, pre-orientation, graduation and prospective student events. Support and drive success of student outreach, provide guidance to other career advisors, and other responsibilities as assigned. Serve as a liaison between Daniels Career Services, and the DU Career & Professional Development Center.
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