Director, Center for Career & Professional Success
Location: Washington, D.C.
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: JR101265
The Director of the Center for Career and Professional Success (CCPS) provides visionary and strategic leadership for institutional initiatives involving career education, employment, and entrepreneurship for students and alumni.
Supervises CCPS staff, including the associate director, program managers, coordinators, career service specialists, administrative staff, and student employees.
NATURE AND SCOPE:
Reporting to the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies, coupled with principled guidance from the Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations, the Director is responsible for the management and implementation of a university-wide career development program that is aligned with institutional goals and the strategic plan. The Director maintains and cultivates relationships with internal and external contacts to include deans, university faculty, staff, students, potential employers, alumni, corporations, organizations, and agencies. Up to 40% telework (approximately 2 days per week) may be offered during non-peak periods.
Leads the implementation of a comprehensive, campus-wide career development program, to include career advising and education, experiential learning, employer relations, recruitment, job placement for federal work study and other student employment.
Works closely with the undergraduate academic advising team in the Office of Undergraduate Studies to integrate career development support into the academic advising process.
Collaborates with the Office of Corporate Relations to develop career pipeline programs that support the University’s strategic plan.
Develops a high-quality employer relations program that will attract corporate partners committed to providing career opportunities for Howard students and alumni.
Co-constructs an assessment plan that identifies key performance indicators (KPIs), data collection, and reporting cycles.
Collaborates with Institutional Research and Assessment (IRA), responsible for the regular reporting of career outcomes as required by external agencies and internal stakeholders.
Guides the development of digital and print-based marketing and information materials for internal and external stakeholders.
Develops collaborative relationships with deans, faculty, and other professionals across the University to support career development initiatives.
Identifies and pursues sponsorships and other external funding opportunities that support career-related goals and objectives.
Develops, maintains, and grows professional relationships with corporate, government, and nonprofit representatives to support career development and placement of Howard University students and alumni.
Serves as an institutional resource for identifying high-impact practices in career development by actively participating in professional organizations and presenting at professional conferences.
Manages operating budget (generated and allocated) and day-to-day financial activities, including purchasing and vendor negotiations.
Develops periodic and annual reports.
Completes other duties as assigned.
Comprehensive understanding of and commitment to the goals and responsibilities of centralized and decentralized career development offerings within University settings.
Thorough understanding of the benefits of workplace diversity and the career-related developmental needs of Black and underrepresented populations.
Knowledge of high-impact face-to-face and virtual career-related programming.
Strong written and verbal communications skills.
Effective organizational and management skills.
Demonstrated public relations and marketing competencies that will enhance the University’s career development programming.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Seven to ten years of combined industry and career services leadership experience at the college or university-level.
Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Human Resource Management, or closely related field.
Ten or more combined industry and career services leadership experience at the college or university-level.