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The Office of the Dean in the School of Public Health, has an outstanding opportunity for a full time Associate Director of Career Development who will work in Student Academic Services (SAS). SAS works to enhance the experience for students in the School by fostering a vibrant school community and providing the support and resources necessary for success. This mission is accomplished through co-curricular programming that complements student’s academics and facilitates their involvement in research and service.
In partnership with and under the general oversight of the Director of Student Academic Services, the Associate Director of Career Development provides leadership in the development and execution of career resources for current and former students of the School, and engages community partners to foster relationships that advance connections to the PH workforce and practice community. This newly created position connects with faculty, the public health practice community and other stakeholders to advance career development opportunities for public health. The Associate Director works to promote and advance equity, diversity and inclusion within the area of career services for public health and to establish and maintain a culture of collaboration and innovation. This position will partner closely with the Dean and the Director of Student Academic Services to strategically lead career development within the School.
Program development and evaluation: •Vision and manage seamless integration of experiential learning, student leadership and related opportunities in career development activities •Develop and implement communication and data systems that advance career services capacity and record keeping within the school •Oversee assessment/data collection on service utilization and student outcomes and alumni career outcomes •Develop and maintain relationships with community stakeholders who serve as employers, experiential learning site contacts, and informants on the needs of the public health workforce •Engage faculty, administrators, campus partners and professional associations to build responsiveness and remain current on curricular or other opportunities to promote career development opportunities for students and alumni •Research, propose and execute new initiatives that contribute to excellent career services for the school
Program Implementation: •Work with SPH staff, campus and practice community partners to design and offer an annual and quarterly schedule of high impact career development opportunities for students and alumni across the SPH degree continuum •Collaborate with UW and SPH partners on career offerings •Provide direct career advising to students and alumni •Lead efforts in collaboration with student, staff and faculty groups to promote student and alumni interactions with employers and the public health practice community •Liaison to relevant professional and educational groups for student and alumni professional development and network development;
Marketing, communications and events: •In conjunction with Communications, contribute to the development of web, print and other materials that support student and early alumni career exploration and development •Develop opportunities to engage the School and larger community around the scope of public health careers •Support SPH presence at select of professional conferences and other events such as: APHA, WSPHA conferences, Public Health Legislative Education Day, and others
Administration and supervision •Supervise through dotted and co-sponsored relationships, staff and student workers or interns engaged in CD and related work •Facilitate professional development of staff and peers focused on career development for public health •Maintain current on trends and best practices in career development •Propose and track an annual budget for career development initiatives •Create and maintain a supportive and inclusive school climate for all students, faculty, and staff. •Serve as a representative of SAS in the Director’s absence •Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
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The Associate Director of Career Services will have a background that provides sufficient depth to reach and exceed the responsibilities of the position. They will be a student focused leader, committed to providing accessible, best practice services. They will be constantly engaged in growing their own ability to manage and vision the work of career services and commit to contributing to an inclusive climate within the School.
Master’s degree in higher education, counseling, public health or related field, plus 5 years of experience offering career counseling to students.
A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience in career services including management and/or supervisory roles.
Experience leading initiatives and/or directing the work of staff and student staff, developing and managing budgets, collecting and acting on program data to promote effective plans and actions.
Experience working with and engaging diverse stakeholders (faculty, staff, students and larger community) successfully.
Experience designing, organizing, and leading workshops, meetings, events and/or seminars in an inclusive, interactive, and culturally respectful manner.
Effective organizing, planning, verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
Effective team worker and collaborator.
Able to work independently, apply critical thinking and problem solving skills and prioritize tasks in a high-volume environment
Awareness and understanding of the public health field and the root causes of health and educational disparities among under represented communities
Proficiency with information technology appropriate to career services offices.
Possession of and ability to maintain a valid WA driver's license and a safe driving record during the course of employment.
Assignment may include evenings and/or weekends as needed
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
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