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Director, Career Education Center
Simmons University


Date Posted Nov. 4, 2019
Title Director, Career Education Center
University Simmons University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Administration
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Director/Manager
  • Administration - General
 
 


Director, Career Education Center


Main Campus - Boston, MA

R06358


Located in Boston's historic Fenway area, Simmons University was one of the first higher education institutions to prepare women to become leaders and has evolved to become a university offering a women's undergraduate program and graduate programs open to all.

You're joining our community at an especially exciting time as one of our strategic goals is to become the most inclusive campus in New England. You'll find that people who work here are truly committed to our mission of preparing students to become champions of social justice and leaders in their professions and their communities. This commitment and pride make for a dynamic workplace.

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

Job Summary
Simmons University is looking for a Director to manage and lead the Career Education Center (Center). Reporting to the Office of the Provost, the Director will be responsible for developing and delivering best practices in career education designed to ensure that Simmons undergraduate and graduate students, as well as alumnae/i, are poised for professional success. From strengthening relations with employers to creating and implementing a multi-modal career education program, the Director will play a critical role in transforming career-readiness and excellence at Simmons.

As a University committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, we are looking for candidates who embody these values and who have proven experience successfully working with individuals across a broad range of identities.

Responsibilities:

Strategic Leadership:
  • Lead the design and launch of a career communities model, including state-of-the-art programs and multi-modal resources that represent best practices in career education;
  • Establish and implement goals for academic career integration, expanded employer relations, as well as increased alumnae career engagement;
  • Develop partnerships across campus, integrating career curriculum and learning outcomes while increasing the Center's visibility and accessibility in the student experience;
  • Coach and advise students and alumnae/i on preparing, developing, managing and transitioning their career;
  • Develop and expand content and resources (online, workshops, trainings, etc.) for directed and self-directed student career learning;
  • Oversee and administer data collection and reporting on employment outcomes, ensuring alignment with industry guidelines;
  • Oversee employer relations, developing relationships, identifying changes in the market, programming gaps and necessary skills for career readiness;
  • Develop and implement a robust event calendar including workshops, trainings, and employer networking opportunities;
  • Oversee all overall administrative operations, budget, outcomes reporting and marketing within the CEC;
  • Manage, supervise and lead the CEC team, providing coaching and professional development opportunities;
  • Oversee and manage department communications including the CEC website;
  • Serve on internal committees and attend external industry events as necessary;
  • Other responsibilities as necessary.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in a relevant area;
  • 8+ years of experience in career services, including an administrative leadership role; experience in supervision, budgeting, organizational planning, evaluation, and the use of technology in career and employment counseling and development;


Additional Qualifications:
  • In-depth knowledge of career development;
  • Program planning skills, including the development, budgeting, staffing, marketing, implementation and evaluation of programs and services;
  • Familiarity with career assessment tools and assessments (e.g. MBTI);
  • Ability to build relationships across faculty, staff, students, employers and alumnae/I;
  • Staff planning and supervision of professional, support and student staff members;
  • Ability to apply state-of-the-art technology to daily programs and services;
  • Strong counseling, communication, and public relations skills;
  • Creative problem-solver who can continue to build on success and growth of office;
  • Ability to stay abreast of new trends in career development and appropriately apply these to the Center;


Required Application Materials:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter


Salary Grade
S10

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

To apply, visit https://simmons.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Simmons-Careers/job/Main-Campus---Boston-MA/Director--Career-Education-Center_R06358

Located in Bostons historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.
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