Rutgers University- Newark (RU-N), an urban public research university and anchor institution, located in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise, is seeking an Executive Director, Career Development Center. Reporting to the Senior Vice Chancellor (SVC) for Student Affairs, the Executive Director of the Career Development Center (CDC) is responsible for providing leadership and the strategic vision for the RU-N CDC. The Executive Director creates and leads the execution of the career services strategy for the University, serving all schools at Rutgers-Newark and encompassing communications/marketing, outreach, employer relations, budget management, research & assessment, staff training, and stakeholder (e.g. students, faculty, senior administrators, alumni) engagement.
This position is responsible for and not limited to the following.
Provides the fiscal oversight of RU-N CDC's budget, and for generating additional resources through fundraising and grant writing
Supports student success and uses best practices with regard to the operation of a comprehensive career development office within a large, thriving, urban college environment, including enhancing career exploration, preparation, and placement
Strengths and maintains employer outreach by cultivating and fostering relationships with corporate, nonprofit, and government stakeholders to broaden internship and career opportunities for university students, and forging collaborative partnerships with faculty and senior university administrators to ensure that service planning, design, and delivery are aligned with campus and university goals
Oversees the career development and counseling programs to provide high-quality, innovative professional development services for the university's undergraduate and graduate students from all schools, to ensure that RU-N students are best positioned to compete for opportunities in today's competitive global marketplace
Develops and monitors the department's long-range strategic plan, using best practices and a strong commitment to internal and external data collection, analysis, and ongoing program evaluation
Serves as Chair of the Career Development Liaison Team which will coordinate career development initiatives, resources, and events with all career-related personnel across all schools at Rutgers-Newark
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master's degree in counseling, higher education, psychology, human resources, student personnel, adult education, business administration (MBA) or a related field
7-10 years of full-time experience in career services or work force development, with a minimum of five years of experience in staff supervision and leadership. Must be able to effectively direct existing, comprehensive career services programs, and develop new ones on his/her own initiative
Experience managing budgets and providing oversight for hiring of staff and performance evaluations
Experience using career services applications/software (i.e. Handshake, 12Twenty, UConnect) and awareness of legal and ethical issues related to managing such applications
A successful track record in career services, including employer relations, assessment, talent acquisition, student engagement and counseling
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.