Number of Vacancies: 1
Position Status: full-time, permanent
Pay Plan, Series & Grade: Grade 04
Salary Range: $71,004.00
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Location: Van Ness Campus, Washington, DC
Brief Description of Duties
Incumbent function as the Director, Career Services in the Office of the Vice President, Student Affairs, University of the District of Columbia (UDC) and performs the following duties:
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Interacts with key leaders from business and industry to develop career opportunities for university graduates. Routinely generates new corporate partnership and contacts for the Career Services database (Firebird Employee Network).
- Counsels and advises students and arranges for recruiters to meet with graduating seniors and alumni individually or in groups. Documents 100% of the sessions, including the reasons for the sessions, the number of referrals to potential employers and the number of hires made by employers.
- Develops and coordinates a pre-Alumni and Senior Class Network and an Alumni Career Network in collaboration with the Office of Alumni Relations with the focus on providing job development and career activities for upper classmen to insure jobs for graduating seniors.
- Reports employee hire as a measure of program effectiveness denoting increments in success rates for job placements for graduating seniors on an annual basis, thereby meeting performance standards.
- Develops a database system for placement. Prepares statistical reports on graduating seniors and career services clients securing employment.
- Trains and supervises Career Services Center staff and students. Prepares and submits annual evaluations.
- Designs, conducts and evaluates special career-related workshops and career campaign seminars.
- Explores, implement and evaluates new career technologies and web development for the center.
- Formulates center’s strategic plan, unit review and budget.
- Maintains integral relationships with major units on campus including academic units, Alumni Relations, Student Life, Enrollment Management, Counseling, Athletics and other key stakeholders.
- Oversees the integration of sophisticated technological innovation and creative programming.
- Advances the mission of the Career Services Center to strengthen the essential learning experiences of all students from their first year through completion or graduation.
- Assures that the center provides excellent services to all its clients including students, alumni, employers and corporate partners, faculty and staff.
- Represents the center and serves as liaison with various internal and external audiences.
- Chairs the Career Services Advisory Committee.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements :
- Master’s degree in a related field.
- Three (3) years experience in career services, organization, community services, public speaking, development, event planning, leadership, and program evaluation.
- Experience with computers and technology.
- Knowledge of the organization, mission and programs under the jurisdiction of the University of the District of Columbia.
- Knowledge of the organization and functions of the District of Columbia government, its various agencies, boards and commissions, as appropriate.
- Ability to deal effectively and tactfully with individuals from all walks of life including high level management officials in both the public and private sector.
- Ability to work effectively when confronted with emergencies and changing needs.
- Knowledge of applicable federal and District laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of the principles, practices and methodology of organization and management.
- Knowledge of administrative procedures and routines of the university.
- Thorough knowledge of vocational development theory and occupational information programs.
- An understanding and appreciation of the diversity of student interest, skills and motivation in an effort to establish a climate for open dialogue for maximum student growth and development.
- Ability to conduct specific training sessions for students in the area of career development.
- Ability to administer career assessment instruments and to interpret results.
- Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
- Knowledge of counseling skills appropriate to clients in institutions of higher education.
Information to Applicant
Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.
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: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to 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.
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 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) 274-5020.
The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.