Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Assistant Director of Career Development & Education - UWT (Tacoma, WA)


Req #:125062
Job Location:UW Tacoma
Posting Date:09/22/2015 
Closing Info:Closes On   10/31/2015
Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
Notes:As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.  
The University of Washington Tacoma is a growing, urban-serving university that is deeply invested in its local communities. As one of three campuses of a world-class university, UW Tacoma is dedicated to interdisciplinary and innovative teaching and scholarship and to engaging the community in mutually beneficial partnerships. UW Tacoma's commitment to diversity is central to an environment where students, staff, faculty and South Sound residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. 

Our UW TACOMA OFFICE OF STUDENT TRANSITION PROGRAMS (STP) has an outstanding opportunity for an ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION. Under the direction of the Director of Student Transition Programs, this individual will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive model of career development that best meets the needs of our campus community. The Assistant Director will establish and maintain a rigorous assessment/planning cycle, enhance employer engagement, and foster collaborative relationships with campus and community stakeholders. 


Leadership and Supervision 
•     Oversee development and implementation of a comprehensive Career Development program for the campus community. 
•     Provide direct leadership to programs, services, and resources aimed at career development education. 
•     Provide direct leadership to employer engagement, including career fairs, Premiere Partnerships, and other signature services and programs. 
•     Supervise Career Development professional and student staff. 
•     Research best practices and develop implementation strategies. 

Assessment and Communication 
•     Develop and implement rigorous assessment/planning cycle that aligns to unit, departmental, and divisional priorities. 
•     Oversee communication of outcomes to campus and community stakeholders. 

Career Counseling and Education 
•     Counsel students and alumni individually and in groups concerning majors, career decisions, internship/job search strategies, networking, resume development, salary negotiation, and graduate school planning. 
•     Identify and promote technology resources that assist students with personal, career, and academic exploration. 

Division of Student and Enrollment Services/University Support 
•     Assist in the enhancement and implementation of operational and programmatic goals and objectives for the Division of Student and Enrollment Services. 
•     Properly implement Division and University policies and procedures. 
•     Serve on University committees as designated. 

Other duties as assigned.
•     Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, College Student Personnel or related field (or equivalent experience). 
•     At least three years of higher education experience in career development, student affairs, or related discipline. 
•     Experience developing, implementing, and assessing programs and services for college students. 
•     Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to work within a multi-cultural environment. 
•     Proven ability to work independently and in teams. 
•     Ability to use independent judgment in working with faculty, staff, students, and employers and represent the University appropriately. 
•     Experience working with a variety of university constituents including students, faculty, staff, administrators, parents/family members, alumni, employers and other external constituents.  
•     Satisfactory completion of a required background check.    

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
•     Five years of higher education experience in career development or related discipline. 
•     Experience with selection, training and supervision of staff. 
•     Knowledge and application of student development theory.  
•     Experience developing and implementing career development programs for college students, especially new majority students. 
•     Experience building partnerships and collaborating across university departments. 
•     Experience developing and fostering employer relationships.
Condition of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check 

Application Process: 
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.
The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or
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