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Executive Director of Career Services
Title:Executive Director of Career Services
Department:Division of Student Development and Success
Location:Van Ness

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: 
UDC Employees Only

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: 

Salary Range: $82,480 - $95,419

Closing Date: 5 days (9/20/17)

Location:  4200 Connecticut Ave NW

Brief Description of Duties

This is a management and confidential leadership position reporting to the Vice President of Student Success. The Executive Director of Career Services will be responsible for the development, implementation, assessment, and evaluation of the new comprehensive Career Development and Success Model. The incumbent will receive general guidance from the Vice President of Student Success to manage the central career center and coordinate activities as well as supervise and lead staff including the other Directors of Career Services managing the satellite career centers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Formulate and oversee the goals, objectives, activities, assessments, and evaluations as well as the budget for the central and satellite career centers.
  2. Manage the operations of the central career center, and support the management of the satellite career centers.
  3. Lead the career counseling activities as well as provide career counseling at an advanced level to students/graduates in a variety of areas including career exploration assessments, resumes, cover letters, thank you letters, portfolios, career event opportunities, graduate/professional school applications and searches, job/internship applications and searches, job/internship employment opportunities, and etc.
  4. Lead the employment outreach activities as well as provide employment outreach at an advanced level for students/graduates and employers/recruiters to develop partnerships for career opportunities including jobs, internships, other positions, career programs, MOU’s, and etc.
  5. Lead the curriculum development and instruction as well as instruct career workshops and/or credit bearing career courses at an advanced level on a variety of topics including career exploration, resumes, cover letters, thank you letters, interviewing, networking, job/internship searches, and etc.
  6. Oversee the coordination of the chairing of the Career Advisory Committee for the respective college/school to support partnerships among faculty/staff and employers for curricula alignment, career programs, jobs/internships, MOU’s and etc.
  7. Explore, commission, and integrate software as well as technologies including the career services management system, career assessments, employment outcomes survey, continuing education survey, computers labs, and etc.
  8. Administer as well as serve as the lead administrator for the career services management system (job database) for multiple users including students, alumni, employers, recruiters, faculty, staff, and etc. with multiple functions including job/internship/other positions announcements board, career events, career resources, career counseling appointments, employer directories, hire and employment surveys, continuing education surveys, outcome reports, and etc.
  9. Prepare and submit reports for strategic recommendations as well as outcomes with an emphasis on employment of students/graduates and partnerships with employers/recruiters based on documented activities and services in the career services management system.

Minimum Job Requirements

  1. Completed a master’s degree in behavioral health, counseling, social work, or psychology.
  2. At least five years of work experience as a director, coordinator, or manager in Career Services at a college/university.
  3. Experience with career data management systems such as CSO, Simplicity, and/or etc.
  4. Experience in student information systems such as Banner and/or PeopleSoft.
  5. Experience in computer software including Windows and Microsoft Office Suite Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher.

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.  

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business,  or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/.

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