University Staff Hourly Wage Position (approximately 30 hours per week during academic year)

Posting #0622643                   

Posting Date:  2/9/18

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This position is Open Until Filled, however, review of applications will begin on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

The mission of the UVA Career Center is to foster holistic career development and facilitate connections to educate, inspire confidence, and empower all students to launch professionally and personally fulfilling lives.  The Career Center places a high priority on quality individual direct service and exceptional customer service for all key constituents.  As an Assistant Director, this individual will spend the majority of time providing direct services to University undergraduate students on a wide variety of career-related topics and industries as well as managing the delivery of career-related programming.  Direct service delivery includes individual career counseling with students, small group advising, and large group presentations and workshops.  Industry and career community research, outreach and programming are also significant parts of the position.  The Assistant Director will be supervised by and work in conjunction with the Director of Counseling & Advising.  This individual will perform other office and University duties as assigned.  Some evening and weekend work is required.

Major Functions and Responsibilities

Career Counseling Services (50%)

  • Provides direct student service through individual appointments and office hours. Individual advising involves counseling, coaching, and advising for students at all stages of career development including making sound decisions about academic major and career choices; learning how to identify and secure externships and internships; demonstrating the value of print and on-line career resources; and teaching students about resume writing, industry and employer research, interviewing skills, networking and job search strategies.

  • Utilizes a range of assessments including Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, FOCUS2, Clifton Strengths, and Career Leader to help students gain clarity of interests, target occupations and increase career-readiness.

  • Collaborates with faculty, especially in the College of Arts & Sciences, to collect and deliver exploration, industry specific, and career community information connecting majors and careers.

  • Develops and markets exploration, industry specific, and career community programming and resources to faculty and students.

  • Engages with employers and alumni to collect and disseminate exploration, industry specific, and career community related information to students.

  • Participates in student tracking and evaluation processes designed to assess client activity, satisfaction, and the achievement of learning objectives; provides bi-annual reports and analysis of client information; uses client, counselor group, and supervisor feedback to improve counseling techniques.

  • Teaches portions of career planning classes or other career exploration and implementation workshops, as needed, with a particular focus on career-related resources, industries and services.

  • Contributes to the training and supervision of peer counselors, graduate and undergraduate interns, and work study students.


Career Services Programming (40%)

  • Collaborates with members of the Exploration Team to engage students in the career exploration process from orientation until graduation.
  • Contributes to the vision and execution of a dynamic Exploration space that supports students in exploring and engaging in University resources, and taking action to make sound academic and career choices.
  • Oversees the development and facilitation of dynamic workshops and presentations on a variety of career topics such as writing targeted resumes and cover letters, career exploration, navigating the internship and job search processes, and interviewing.
  • Collaborates with counseling team to evaluate and continually enhance programs and services that more effectively address student needs; manages all logistical details of each program and event.
  • Researches, develops and delivers exploration and skill based programming.
  • Initiates outreach to and collaborates with student groups and organizations such as class councils, peer advisors, CIOs, under-represented populations, resident advisors, and orientation leaders to develop and fulfill programming requests.
  • Collaborates with Employer Relations Team to assure complimentary interface of programs and services for students interested in On-Grounds Interviewing, career fairs, and position listings related to internships and full-time jobs; supports traditional and seeks new methods of communicating and marketing the value of employer programs to College students.
  • Collaborates with career services affiliate offices, employers and alumni on events to facilitate the holistic career development of students.

Administration and Technology (10%)

  • Supports Career Center efforts to develop relevant content and more extensively utilize technology in the delivery of student career-related exploration and industry specific programs and services; develops exploration newsletter and implements marketing recommendations to reach students more effectively; in collaboration with other Career Center staff provides benchmarking and recommendations regarding priorities for technology service delivery.

  • Leads and works with Career Center team members to develop new and edit existing content for website, published resources and industry and community area information.

  • Attends and contributes to counselor group, staff, and core team meetings to share information and grow professionally, and to help develop and improve program offerings.

  • Serves on career work teams to support new initiatives involving career development, total advising and the launch of career communities across the University.

  • Participates in Career Center career fairs/events such as Graduate/Professional School Fair, Fall and Spring Job & Internship Fairs and other large programs by assisting staff with logistics of those events and/or providing additional counseling appointments as needed.


Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in education, higher education, counseling, or related field with at least 3 years of experience providing career counseling or advising services in a college/university setting

  • Strong customer service orientation; creativity, ability to assume responsibility, take initiative and work well independently and in teams

  • Proven ability to design and present creative and innovative programs/workshops

  • Well-developed organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects

  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills; strong oral and written communication skills

  • Experience working with college students, alumni, faculty and employers

  • Proficient computer skills, especially MS Office Suite and Web-based technologies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience in the use of career assessment tools (i.e. Career Leader, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, FOCUS2, Clifton Strengths, and Strong Interest Inventory)

  • Knowledge in the use of Career Services Management Software/technology (ex. Handshake)

  • Supervisory experience of undergraduate student Career Peer Educators, work study, interns and graduate interns

  • Knowledgeable about print and on-line career resources

  • Event planning and marketing experience

The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.