Assistant Director, Career Services

Website Auburn University

Job Summary
The Office of Graduate Business Programs is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Director of Career Services to join the Graduate Career Services team. This position provides individual and group career coaching and career development guidance for MBA, MS-Finance, MS-Information System, and MS-Supply Chain students to assist in making successful career path decisions and to ensure career readiness.

Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business offers nationally ranked full-time, online and executive master’s degree programs. The Graduate Business Programs office delivers and supports AACSB-accredited business administration (MBA), finance, supply chain, and information systems programs available both full-time and online. Also supported are executive and physicians executive MBA programs, as well as the Master of Real Estate Development program, all utilizing distance learning combined with a series of on-campus residencies. The Harbert College of Business currently serves more than 900 graduate business candidates across all graduate programs.

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Essential Functions
– Assist students with the development and execution of their career and intern search plans to ensure timely preparations in order to drive successful career outcomes.

– Collaborates with the director on vision and execution of all career coaching, related student development-focused activities, teaching assignments, and assessment.

– Provide leadership in setting and enforcing coaching policies and standards.

– Instructs or assists in delivering all sections of on-campus advanced professional development courses offered to graduate students in order to ensure learning outcomes are met.

– Assist with the development and delivery of Professional Development programming.

– Assist with the development and execution of graduate student career events and case competition program.

– Develops surveys and other data collection tools in support of Graduate Career Services programs and will lead the collection and analysis of learning and career outcomes data in preparation for submission to multiple ranking organizations.

– Participates in assessment and strategic planning for Graduate Career Services with emphasis on student learning outcomes and supporting the mission of the College and the university.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level Master’s degree from an accredited institution
Field of Study
Business, Higher Education, Adult Education, Counseling, or other relevant degree.
Years of Experience 3
Area of Experience
Experience in career services or career counseling in a university or college setting. Must have at least 1 year mentoring, leading, or supervising employees.
Requirements for Additional Job Levels
Alternate Minimum Education and Experience (If available)

Education Level Indicated education is required; no substitutions allowed.
Field of Study
Years of Experience Indicated experience is required; no substitutions allowed
Area of Experience
Requirements for Additional Job Levels
Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities
– Knowledge of budgeting practices, promotional strategies, qualitative and quantitative assessment and University policies and procedures

– Knowledge of career development theory and coaching techniques
– Demonstrated ability to effectively teach students in active learning setting
– Strong interpersonal skills to ensure productive interaction with internal and external stakeholders

Minimum Technology Skills
Minimum License and Certifications
None Required.
Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications
Knowledge of Handshake, Canvas and Salesforce (or similar)
Experience with MBA CSEA data standards
Posting Detail Information

Salary Grade 35
Salary Range $51,900 – $86,400
Job Category Executive/Director/Management
Working Hours if Non-Traditional
City position is located in: Auburn
State position is located: Alabama
List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position
Posting Date 07/14/2022
Closing Date 07/28/2022
EEO Statement
Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please provide a minimum of two professional references.
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Please select how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.
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  2. * Do you have a Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Business, Higher Education, Adult Education, Counseling, or another relevant field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have 3 years of experience in career services or career counseling in a university or college setting, with 1 year mentoring, leading, or supervising employees?
    • Yes
    • No

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