Associate Director/Director of Career Outcomes
Allegheny College

Meadville, Pennsylvania
$0.00 - $100.00 per hour

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Associate Director/Director of Career Outcomes April 5th 2024
Tagged: Career Education

ROLE TITLE: Associate Director/Director of Career Outcomes

POSITION REPORTS TO: Executive Director, Center for Career & Professional Development

Application Deadline: April 30, 2024

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Summary of Position

The Associate Director/Director of Career Outcomes works directly with students, faculty, alumni, employers, and the Center for Career and Professional Development team to guide and develop a career outcomes program. This individual will partner with campus departments on the development of career communities initiatives in order to elevate student engagement for tangible outcomes, while preparing students for meaning lives and supporting alumni experiencing career transitions. Through collaboration with alumni, students, parents, employers, staff, and administration, the position will build engagement opportunities and program initiatives ensuring the success of Allegheny College students

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What you will do in this role:

  • Career Coaching: Develop a career communities coaching model that involves the formation of industry and affinity groups between stakeholders including students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Guide the department in connecting coaching efforts with the formation and sustainability of career communities. Prioritize national career readiness standards in departmental practices. Partner with faculty and others to integrate career readiness with course design and advising.
  • Program/Project Management: Lead efforts to install a continuous career communities program consisting of multiple industry and affinity groups. Implement a common structure to manage connections, expectations, learning, and outcomes. Leverage technology and develop resources and training solutions to facilitate meaningful experiences, collaborating with divisional alumni relations personnel. Conduct regular assessments to inform continuous improvement efforts.
  • Operations: Manage the front office in ways that prioritize a sense of belonging for students, customer service, accessible resources, and seamless experiences for students and visitors. Manage workflows of appointments, resume and employer approvals, and a variety of requests. Standardize management practices related to event planning, resource allocation, and staff coverage in consultation with the executive director.
  • Special Initiatives: Lead efforts to maintain and expand experiences that connect students with career community professionals and opportunities to grow in knowledge and skill development. Produce Blue & Gold Weekend and exploratory programs that focus on career readiness and highlight ways Allegheny College prepares students for meaningful lives and careers.
  • Technology and Assessment: Maximize use of career services systems such as Handshake and PeopleGrove to improve efficiencies and overall effectiveness of career communities and departmental efforts. Work closely with the executive director and department staff to regularly collect and analyze outcomes and relevant data to promote continuous improvement.

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YOUR EXPERIENCE

  • Associate Director: 3-5 years career services or professional experience working with undergraduate students
  • Director: 5+ years career services or professional experience working with undergraduate students
  • Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree preferred
  • Track record of achieving exceptional results in the Career Services field
  • Strategic thinking with operational excellence
  • Exceptional ability to influence and build strong relationships
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with experience in facilitation/presentation

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YOUR FUTURE TEAM

The Center for Career and Professional Development's mission is to prepare students for meaningful lives and support alumni experiencing career transitions. We do this by leading and leveraging career development programs, resources, and opportunities, while collaborating within an ecosystem of alumni, colleagues, and employers.

The team works with students, alumni, employers, faculty, and staff in ways that promote career coaching and exploration, alumni and employer engagement, and career readiness.

As an institutional driver for equity and inclusion, we seek to create a welcoming environment that promotes a sense of belonging for all. We strive to level the playing field through a proactive approach that decreases barriers and increases access and opportunities for students.

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YOUR COMPENSATION

New hires are typically brought into the organization at a salary between the range minimum and the salary range midpoint depending on qualifications, internal equity, and the budgeted amount for the role. The starting range for this position is $55,000 annually and years of relative experience will adjust the position rate accordingly.

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THE HIRING PROCESS

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or by e-mail to employment@allegheny.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until April 30, 2024. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. We hope to have the ideal candidate hired by May 15, although a start-time may be later than this, depending on a candidate's availability. For certain positions, finalist candidates can expect to engage in three rounds of interviews either in person or via Online meetings. Candidates will also have the opportunity to read more about the current work and share thoughts during the interviews.

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ALLEGHENY COLLEGE

Allegheny College, founded in 1815, is one of the nation's oldest and most innovative four-year colleges where multidisciplinary learning breaks the conventional mold. It is one of the few colleges in the United States with a unique requirement to choose both a major and minor for graduation, to provide students with a cross-disciplinary path in the sciences and humanities for educational depth and intellectual growth. Located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Allegheny College is one of 44 colleges featured in Loren Pope's "Colleges That Change Lives." In its 2022 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny College as one of the country's top 100 national liberal arts colleges - and one of the top 25 best for undergraduate teaching.

Allegheny's undergraduate residential education prepares students for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students' intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny's faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community).

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. The College does not discriminate, and will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, creed, national/ethnic origin, ancestry, veterans, handicap or disability as those terms are defined under applicable law, or members of other underrepresented groups.

Visit the Allegheny College Web Site at www.allegheny.edu

posted 4/5/2024


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