Jobs at Jewell: Director of Career Development and Internships
Department: Student Life/Career Development and Internships
Reports to: Dean of Students
FLSA status: Exempt
This full-time position is charged with developing and implementing a strategic career development program beginning with the first year through graduation for all Jewell students. The person will provide information, resources and direction concerning career exploration and discovery, internships, employer and job trend information, job search techniques and graduate/professional school options.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide leadership and management for a proactive, forward-looking career development model that provides comprehensive career engagement and planning for an active liberal arts campus.
- Provide individual and group counseling to current students concerning all elements of career development and provide support to students as they take steps to discover their own vocation such as:
- One-on-one support to develop a personalized resume for them to use as part of their professional development and placement processes.
- Develop and present career development workshops and classroom presentations. Identify opportunities to bring career information to students through a variety of forums (academic departments, student groups, student life departments, etc.).
- Oversee the Career Mentor Program.
- Educate on how to utilize social media in marketing the individual and finding employment.
- Will work with faculty to build and maintain an Internship Center housed on-line through the Office of Career Development and Internships where all current internship opportunities are identified by academic department. Will collect and report data on proof of placement for internships.
- Hire, train and supervise staff.
- Manage office budget.
- Develop and conduct career counseling workshops for new faculty advisors so they are familiar with our resources (FOCUS II, Career Explorations, Website, Internship Center, etc.).
- Build relationships and collaborate with faculty and departments to further develop and build upon services relevant to all academic majors. Serve as campus liaison with department heads, faculty, athletics and other offices of the administration and coordinate duties with other areas of the Student Life program.
- Develop relationships with employers and graduate/professional schools to market Jewell students/graduates as a viable source for prospective talent.
- Oversee a vibrant on-campus recruiting program that includes on-campus interviews, career fairs, and information tables.
- Market and teach Career Explorations each semester for first-year and sophomore students.
- Collaborate with the Alumni Office to develop an actively engaged alumni network for graduating students that will assist with professional job placement.
- Conduct data collection on the College’s newly graduated alumni population. Write and publish annual report on graduate employment and graduate school attendance statistics.
- Will work closely with College Relations to oversee the Career Development and Internships website.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred in a related field.
Five to seven years' experience preferred.
Position requires a level of professionalism that is consistent with the development and cultivation of key community relationships with corporations, non-profit employers, and alumni.
Requires superior organizational skills and verbal communication skills; writing skills needed to maintain programs.
Technological skills required in order to develop and maintain social networking and website.
Candidate must have knowledge of federal laws pertaining to employment practices and confidentiality of student information.
Normal office environment with hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with the understanding that the position does require some evenings and weekends for key meetings and workshops with various constituents.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job.
Candidates must submit the following documents in PDF or MS Word format via email to jobs AT william.jewell DOT edu
• Cover letter
• William Jewell College application
Applicants who need accommodation for the application or interview process, please make such accommodation request in advance to the Office of Human Resources.
William Jewell College
Office of Human Resources
500 College Hill Box 1017
Liberty, MO 64068
Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.
All final candidates will be required to successfully pass a criminal background check and essential occupational functions test prior to beginning employment.
Our Mission Statement: William Jewell College promises to offer students an outstanding liberal arts education with a focus on cultivating leadership, service and spiritual growth within a community inspired by Christian ideals and committed to open, rigorous intellectual pursuits.
William Jewell College is an equal opportunity employer.