Director, Student Professional Development

North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University

Posted on Saturday, May 4, 2024

Director, Student Professional Development

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Posting Details

Position Information
Working Title Director, Student Professional Development
Position Number 617382
Appointment Type Permanent - Full Time
Tenure Track No
FTE 1 = 40 hours/week, 12 months
If time limited, duration date
Position Overview
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The School of Business is the university’s third largest academic unit serving
approximately 900 students. It offers academic programs at the Graduate
and Undergraduate levels supported by the MBA Program, Student
Professional Development (SPD) and five Academic Departments.
These Departments include Accounting; Business Administration;
Computer Information Systems; Decision Sciences, Economics, Finance;
and Hospitality and Tourism Administration.
Primary Purpose of Position
The Director of Student Professional Development will provide strategic
planning and management necessary to support successful oversight of
student career readiness and placement programs. The director
reports directly to the Dean of the School of Business.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The ideal candidate will have experience working in higher education
with students, student groups and career counseling. Experience
developing programs, working with others on a team based approach.
Proficiency in computer systems.
Minimum Education/Experience
Master’s degree in Business, Counseling, Career Counseling, Student
Affairs, Higher Education or related field. Demonstrable experience
working with students, student groups, experience in program
management and professional development. Excellent interpersonal
and communicationskills are a requirement.
Licenses or Certification required by Statute or Regulation
Equal Opportunity Employer
North Carolina Central University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties
Function Administrative
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Strategic Planning
  • Provide vision and strategic direction for the Office of Professional Development.
Function Administrative
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Student Services
  • Create and facilitate meaningful opportunities for professional and career development via workshops, seminars, and other activities.
  • Develop and implement student centered programming to include, career planning and exploration, resume preparation, mock interviewing, and career counseling.
  • Supervise and coordinate mentoring and coaching programs
  • Supervise and coordinate all staff, programs, and activities to ensure the highest quality service to students, alumni and businesses.
  • Assist students with internship placement and supervision.

Function Administrative
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  • Assist in data collection, the preparation and publication of the annual Career Placement, Graduate Transfer Report and weekly Newsletter.
  • Additional responsibilities assigned as needed by the Dean.

Building Consensus and Partnerships
  • Develop and maintain partnerships and relationships with industry and alumni to ensure maximum opportunities for students.
  • Provide guidance and career counseling on applying for graduate school fellowships, internships & Coop opportunities;
Function Information Technology
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  • Ensure that career information and resources are current and made available to students, such as through the on-line job locator, the Career Planning website, and other electronic and hard-copy media;
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number EPA02795P
Open Date 03/14/2023
Date desired for closing or initial review
Close Date 05/14/2024
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Position Available
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts (official required from selected candidate)
  2. DD-214 (Veterans Only)
  3. NGB23A or NGB22/DD256 (National Guard Only)

Supplemental Questions

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