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09 Mar 2018 12:32 PM | Rachel Becklin

Position Title: 

Career Center – Assistant Director  (.8 FTE)

Required Qualifications and Education:

Master’s degree higher education, student affairs, or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience

Demonstrated ability to build relationships and collaborate on cross-functional teams

Strong interpersonal, advising and presentation skills

Demonstrated experience in employment industry collaboration and event planning

Understanding of career decision making and development

Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations

Preferred Qualifications and Education: 

Demonstrated understanding/experiences in the career development process specific to public and social services fields, and graduate students

Demonstrated ability to create and deliver effective presentations

Demonstrated experience using Adobe Creative Suites

Demonstrated understanding of content management systems and website design and maintenance

Responsibilities – Essential Functions: 

  • ·       Counsel / advise current / prospective liberal arts, business, public service and social science students and alumni, regarding short and long-term career planning; internship procedures; interview techniques; resume/cover letter development; and conducting job searches
  • ·       Conduct group presentations for current and prospective students and alumni regarding Career Center procedures and employability issues
  • ·       Assist with preparation of career fairs, employer panels and employment workshops / events for students and alumni
  • ·       Make employer visitations to facilitate linkages between employers and students / alumni, promote internships, obtain feedback regarding students, and promote GVSU and its students and graduates
  • ·       Facilitate introductions and meetings between alumni/company recruiting representative and Deans and Directors
  • ·       Interface with faculty and staff to aid in the development of sound, practical internship and career guidance activities

Responsibilities – Non-essential Functions

(Functions not mandatory to the existence of the job.)

  • ·       Create and implement marketing efforts to students, employers and faculty with a goal of increasing awareness and participation in office events, internship experiences, and full-time employment opportunities
  • ·       Work with recent alumni in a wide range of fields to develop new employment opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students
  • ·       Research hiring trends to identify employment opportunities within new companies, industries and geographic areas
  • ·       Identify alumni within target companies to assist with recruiting efforts
  • ·       Coordinate alumni volunteers for a wide array of programs and events
  • ·       Supervise or share in supervision of CSAL graduate assistants (possible)
  • ·       Attend events planned by student organizations (golf outings, volunteer events, etc.)


Commensurate with experience

Department/Division:  The Career Center – Division of Student Services

Campus:   Allendale Campus

How To Apply: Apply online at www.jobs.gvsu.edu Include a cover letter and resume.   The online system will allow you to attach these documents electronically.  If you have need assistance or have questions, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

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