Director of Career Development – School of Engineering
Job ID: 492658
Quinnipiac University invites applications for a Career Development Specialist in the School of Engineering. In this position, you will be responsible for planning and implementing career development initiatives for students, alumni, and faculty in the School of Engineering and will work collaboratively with other university career professionals to track and analyze career data.
About the college:
The School offers 6 undergraduate degrees, including a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Software Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science. A new Master’s in Cyber Security program began in fall 2018. The School currently has 19 full-time faculty and approximately 360 undergraduate majors.
Develop and manage career development programs for School of Engineering students (those completing degrees in the engineering and computer science fields) and alumni
Conduct resource and strategic planning
Communicate with students about career and related events using electronic platforms (QUCC, Blackboard, etc.), social and other media
Plan and conduct career readiness events including but not limited to: workshops, career fairs, peer-advising, resume, graduate program application, personal statement review sessions, and mock interviews to improve job search, interview and personal marketing skills of School of Engineering students
Coordinate with campus offices to actively network and maintain data on jobs, internships and potential employers, as well as student placement post-graduation
Create professional reports detailing student placement post-graduation for the School of Engineering and other university offices, as requested
Work with Admissions and with other QU Career Advisors to plan and coordinate university events for students pursing degrees in engineering and computer science disciplines
Supervise internship and work study students as needed
Engage with regional or national professional career organizations
Coordinate and supervise the School of Engineering’s annual Projects Day event
Coordinate, teach, and assess School of Engineering courses related to professional development, including ENR 395: Professional Development Seminar
Assume other administrative duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in Counseling, Student Personnel or in a field that is relevant to the population served and the expectations of this position
2-4 years of professional experience in higher education career planning and placement, business/industrial personnel administration, or industrial/college relations (for example: an industrial management position within the engineering field or environment)
Demonstrated exceptional interpersonal skills and communication techniques
Demonstrated public speaking and presentation skills
Demonstrate strong organizational and motivational skills
Outstanding analytical, written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively at large and small public events
Must have a passion for working with students and a track record of innovation, and actively engage with regional or national professional career organizations
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and/or a commitment to diversity and inclusion
Master’s degree in a field relevant to the population served and the expectations of this position
Background/experience which will facilitate successful career development for engineering and computer science students
Experience with and/or knowledge of web-based information technology enterprise system(s) such as Symplicity, Experience, or similar systems used to manage client information and business processes
Demonstrated knowledge of career coaching or career mentorship techniques which will help students meet their career goals
Experience teaching at the college level.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Quinnipiac University is considering only those applicants who have valid authorization to work in the United States. Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment based visas for this position.
Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, thoughtful cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, and contact information for three references on the application form.