Directs the career services function for a College or Unit.
Establish goals and objectives and develop strategic and operational plans for providing career services; assesses and reports outcomes to management and the overall College community
Directs overall operations of physical and virtual career centers, including staff, facilities, and technologies
Plan and implement marketing strategies for identifying and cultivating a diverse group of potential employers
Plans, promotes, and markets services and information to students, including information resources, career counseling, informational programs, and assessment programs
Hires, trains, and manages full- and part-time staff as well as student interns
Collaborate with other academic and administrative units to promote the goals of the career office.
Job Title Name: Student Career Program Director
Higher Education Officer
CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION
The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) is a vibrant, pluralistic learning community committed to students??? intellectual and personal growth. The College bridges the economic and educational opportunity gap for students, more than half of whom are the first in their families to attend college. Working to strengthen a culture of care inside and outside the classroom, we share a passion for learning with students from around the world. Strategically located in downtown Manhattan the College is in close proximity to the artistic communities of Tribeca and SoHo, the dynamic downtown financial district, and the center of New York City government at City Hall. BMCC prides itself on the diversity of our students. We are an inclusive community that promotes an atmosphere of mutual respect for each member???s ethnicity, gender, age, disability, religion, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, and national origin, among other personal characteristics. BMCC???s motto speaks to this common sense of purpose and possibility: Start Here, Go Anywhere. We strive to increase degree completion, successful transfer, career achievement, and service and leadership within our community, New York City, and beyond.
Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee, the Director of the Center of Career Development will:
Provide innovative and strategic leadership, program development, and administration of a comprehensive career center serving all students with creative and forward-thinking direction with the vision to develop new programs and initiatives that address evolving employment and educational trends and needs and maintain a student-centeredness.
Lead, motivate, and provide supervision and development of staff, and serve as an advocate for the needs of the Center, staff, and students.
Build cross-functional expertise among staff and create a synergistic team that is equipped to meet the goals of the Center, the College, and the University.
Strategize with internal colleagues and external partners in establishing processes to leverage workforce opportunities for students in credit and non-credit courses and certificate programs.
Participate in efforts across the college develop processes to maximize opportunities for students with stackable credentials, credit for prior learning, and competency badging.
Enhance the Center for Career Development brand, visibility, and value to internal and external constituents, including but not limited to industries, organizations, non-profits, governmental, and business sectors.
Support student success and use best practices with regards to the operation of a comprehensive career services office within college environment including enhancing career exploration, preparation, and placement.
Develop and monitor 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 to meet the college???s goals.
Responsible for building rapport and collaborations with multiple constituencies, specifically students, faculty, alumni, staff, employers, and others in the college and workforce setting.
Develop corporate/employer relations strategies that expand employer involvement with the college and the recruitment of students.
Foster an understanding of the skills and competencies needed for career success in a global economy.
Facilitate continuous improvement of services and resources to ensure the Center remains responsive to student career development needs relative to employment trends, emerging job markets, and changes in education that impact employers, students, and alumni.
Utilize technology and social media to expand the current and evolving resources and services available for students, staff, and employers.
Participate on college and university-wide committees as assigned.
Provide assistance with major college-wide events such as commencement, orientation, registration, and honors convocation.
Participate in campus-wide student outreach and support activities.
Work schedule may include some evenings and weekends.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree and eight years' related experience required.
Master's degree in related field (Counseling, Psychology, Higher Education Administration, or related program) is preferred. Experience in a Higher Education setting preferred.
Significant experience supervising professional staff and leading a department, specifically in higher education.
Outstanding oral, written, and presentation skills, marketing acumen, and the capacity to convey the distinctive value of the college, our students, and academic and career services programs to multiple stakeholders in a dynamic and compelling manner.
Certification in career related assessment tools (i.e. MBTI) desired.
Experience in a higher education setting preferred and possess an understanding of the cultural, social, and educational needs of a multi-ethnic campus community.
The ability to provide outstanding customer service in a fast paced, deadline driven environment.
Proficiency in career related software and Microsoft Office to include spreadsheets, database, and reporting tools.
$100,329 - $111,560
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.
CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.
HOW TO APPLY
Candidates should provide a CV/resume using our online recruiting system CUNYFirst at https://cuny.jobs/.
June 6, 2023
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We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.
About Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY)
Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), a nationally recognized leader in urban-serving education, is one of 24 colleges within the City University of New York (CUNY) system. BMCC is the borough’s first Community College and the largest college in CUNY, enrolling approximately 27,000 students in degree programs and 12,000 more students in continuing education programs. Students represent 155 countries around the world. BMCC students obtain associate degrees in 31 fields and are instructed by over 414 full-time dedicated faculty members who must maintain a portfolio of scholarship and research. To meet the needs of its students, the College offers courses and programs online, in offsite locations, in the evenings, and on weekends. BMCC is committed to a student-centered education and advancing knowledge through scholarly research. Community College Week recently ranked the College fifth in the nation for the number of associates degrees awarded to underrepresented groups. It was also ranked #1 in awarding degrees to African-Americans in the Northeast; #2 for awarding associate degrees in business; and # 3 for awarding associate degrees in communications technology, by The U.S.... Department of Education and the Institute of International Education. For more information about BMCC, please visit us at www.bmcc.cuny.edu.