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Director of Career Development
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign-Urbana, IL

May 25, 2021
                                                                                                                                         

Job Description:

As part of the LAS Academic Affairs team, the Director of Career Development provides leadership for programs and advising that advance students’ career readiness. The incumbent offers courses, trainings, and related activities to promote students’ intentional design and engagement for successful career development through their Illinois experience. The incumbent provides training programs for life-career design coaching and collaborates with others in offering employer, community partner and related career-shaping events. The incumbent shares in LAS Academic Affairs’ common mission to support a diverse student body in their academic, personal and professional success.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 
- Leads college-level initiatives to advance students’ career development and experience
- Creates, implements and assesses a strategic plan to advance students’ career development from their transition to campus to their first step post-graduation
- Leads collaboration of units’ career services staff across the college
- Liaises and collaborates with career services across and off-campus, including The Career Center, LAS corporate engagement efforts, Illini Success, Discovery Partners Institute (DPI), the Big10 Academic Alliance career initiative
- Collaborates with partners like DPI and LAS units to create and implement curricula-integrated internship experiences
- Collaborates in LAS Life + Career Design (LCD) initiative
- Collaborates in ongoing development of LAS’ Life + Career Design initiative
- Co-creates advisor-coach-intern training programs focused on empowering students for academic, personal and professional success, specifically leads the training to support students’ professional success within LCD
- Teaches/supervises the teaching of a sophomore- (2-credit) and a junior-senior (1-credit) course in which students practice Human-Centered Design (HCD) to create their own, customized maps for life-long learning and career development
- Offers/supervises the offering of career readiness workshops and courses that support an internship or similar community engagement experience to maximize professional development/career readiness during experience
- Leads administration of LAS Life + Career Design scholarships that support career development experiences, such as internships, UG research, community service
- Recruits and supervises 1-3 graduate assistants or academic hourlies and 5 undergraduate interns to assist in career development and related experiential activities, providing professional training as part of the internship experience.
- Participates in the shared responsibilities within LAS Student Academic Affairs, including walk-in advising, academic progress review, planning for and assessment of office impact, and LAS student recruitment-orientation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Job Requirements:

As part of the LAS Academic Affairs team, the Director of Career Development provides leadership for programs and advising that advance students’ career readiness. The incumbent offers courses, trainings, and related activities to promote students’ intentional design and engagement for successful career development through their Illinois experience. The incumbent provides training programs for life-career design coaching and collaborates with others in offering employer, community partner and related career-shaping events. The incumbent shares in LAS Academic Affairs’ common mission to support a diverse student body in their academic, personal and professional success.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status.For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

How to Apply:

APPLICATION PROCEDURES & DEADLINE:

To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu, directly apply to our position and upload your cover letter and resume by June 11, 2021. Online application will require names and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the closing date.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-6747. For further information on this specific position, please contact the search committee at [email protected].Complete details: https://go.illinois.edu/LASDirectorCareer. The U of I is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled http://go.illinois.edu/EEO that participates in the federal e-Verify program and participates in a background check program focused on prior criminal or sexual misconduct history.

 

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