Assistant Director of Professional Development

Position Information

General Information

Position Number 001607
Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Working Title Assistant Director of Professional Development
Position Designation EHRA Non-Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per Year 12
Work Schedule

Primarily Monday-Friday, 8-5 with occasional evening and weekend work.

Hours per week 40
FLSA Status Exempt
Division Academic Affairs
Department College of Business (Col)
Work Location
Salary Range
Primary Purpose of Department

The Niblock Student Center is a comprehensive student services office that provides advising, coaching, programming, and events to facilitate academic planning, career development, and professional growth for business students. The professional development (PD) team is one of two teams housed within the Center. The PD team facilitates employer connections and provides intentional experiential learning opportunities in order for students to develop in-demand professional skills that fit their diverse aspirations. The Niblock Student Center operates within the Belk College of Business. Accredited by AACSB International, the Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte has more than 4,000 undergraduate students and is one of the largest business programs in the Carolinas.

Primary Purpose of Position

The Assistant Director of Professional Development will advance the Niblock Student Center mission through implementation of career and professional development programming and employer relations strategies in an effort to help undergraduate students best plan and prepare for a full-time career post graduation and connect them with employment resources.

Summary of Position Responsibilities

The Assistant Director of Professional Development will:
• Create and execute quality career and professional development programming that results in the acquisition of professional competencies and engages students in the business profession, equip students to translate classroom knowledge into job ready skills and behaviors that are desired by employers, and promote experiential education, including internship for academic credit.
• Provide classroom instruction and workshop presentations, administer and interpret career assessments, and perform other outreach related to the Center’s mission.
• Manage productive relationships with employers, alumni, and the campus community for the purpose of strengthening internship opportunities and pipelines for entry level work, as well as monitor hiring trends and employer needs.
• Assist in assessing career education activities, report learning outcomes, and
contribute to the timely and accurate collection of employment data.
• Actively participate in unit activities and events and collaborate with Center staff to achieve goals supporting the PD team and the Center mission.

Minimum Education/Experience

A Master’s degree in career counseling, student development, higher education, or related field is required. One to three years’ experience working in an academic
institution of higher education. Candidates should have experience with career
development programming, employer relations, college internships and job placement, and career readiness. Direct knowledge of the business industry and understanding of desired competencies for business occupations strongly preferred. Certification in Strong Interest Inventory, MyersBriggsType Indicator, or CliftonStrengths preferred. The ideal candidate will possess polished interpersonal communication skills, training and counseling skills, and have experience in career counseling in a higher education setting. The candidate should demonstrate a professional demeanor that establishes credibility quickly, inspires confidence and builds positive relationships. Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to demonstrate tact,
diplomacy and maintain a high level of confidentiality is required. Outstanding
presentation and facilitation skills enabling effective, influential communication with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, alumni and business community is vital to this position. Attention to detail, task orientation and ability to work collaboratively as well as independently to achieve institutional goals and objectives is necessary for success. Proficiency with various computer applications, Microsoft Office, and web technology are essential skills.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Necessary Certifications/Licenses
Preferred Certifications/Licenses

Certification in Strong Interest Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, or CliftonStrengths preferred.

Special Notes to Applicants

The finalist will be subject to a criminal background check.

Posting Open Date 12/18/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Hire Date
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Contact Information

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  3. Contact Information for References
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