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Director of Career Development

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time
Position Description

Working Title: Director of Career Development, Career Center

This is a full-time management (MPP) position.  MPP employees serve at the pleasure of the campus President.  MPPs do not serve a probationary period and never receive permanent status.

Classification Title: Administrator II

Classification Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with experience.

Review of applications has been extended to January 17, 2023 and the position will remain open until filled. 

About the Position

Under general direction of the Associate Vice President for Academic Advising and Career Development, the Director of Career Development provides oversight of the CSUDH Career Center and staff, and collaboratively leads campus efforts to improve career opportunities and outcomes. The Director implements the Career Center's strategic plan and oversees assessment of programs, initiatives, and strategies taken by the Center to ensure its currency and compliance with relevant campus and system policies, and applicable regulations. The Director provides steady leadership in the integration of career opportunities with the college-embedded student success centers, and builds mission-critical connections with community and industry that amplify the assets that Toro students bring to the campus, to their graduate and professional careers, and to the region.

Overview of Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops and manages a comprehensive career development program and Career Center that supports the learning, development, and job search activities of students and alumni, and manages relationships with industry and employers seeking to build campus connections to the Career Center.
  • Supervises and manages budgeting and staffing for the unit; is responsible for selecting, supervising and evaluating Center staff; advises and consults on the staff's continued professional development; chairs staff meetings, and advises and consults with staff members regarding their work assignments and professional development.
  • Represents the campus in the state university system, in regional and national organizations, and in the community at large.
  • Oversees the delivery of career-relevant workshops, presentations, and events, and represents Career Development at CSUDH through community and industry-relevant speaking engagements.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Student Development, Administration, Career Counseling, Higher Education, or a related field.
  • Experience: Five years of experience with increasing responsibility. Three years of experience with supervision of professional career development staff at a four-year college or university.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Strong oral and written communication/networking skills. Must possess excellent customer service and public relations skills.
  • Must interface effectively with all levels of personnel and establish and maintain strong working relationships with campus, student, staff and employer communities.
  • Knowledgeable of employment market trends.
  • Ability to quickly learn and apply a variety of state, federal, CSU, and CSUDH policies and procedures.
  • Proven fiscal, resource development and quality improvement management ability.
  • Ability to function well in a multicultural environment.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Preferred Education: Master's Degree in Student Development, Administration, Career Counseling, Higher Education, or a related field.
  • • Strong strategic management skills, excellent business sense, and experience in planning and administering a budget with multiple revenue sources.
  • Knowledge and comprehensive understanding of career development, job search strategies, job market trends, employer relations, contemporary recruitment methodologies, and trends in career services.
  • Experience using information technology to manage services, assess student learning outcomes, communicate with constituents, and promote continuous quality improvement.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, included demonstrated ability to make effective oral presentations, facilitate an open exchange of ideas, and write clear and concise reports.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to make connections and work creatively and effectively with all career center constituents.
  • Successful experience supervising, developing, and evaluating employees and resolving conflicts, particularly in a collective bargaining environment.
  • Experience working with students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Experience working with post-traditional students and transfer students

To view the full position description, click “Position Description” above.

General Information

  • Possession of a valid Driver's License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program.
  • Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
  • The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
  • This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
  • The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption if eligible. Any candidate advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. Questions about the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy may be sent to hrm@csudh.edu.
  • The CSU system offers a competitive total compensation benefits package for employees and qualifying dependents, including medical, dental, vision, retirement, and tuition assistance. It is our goal to compensate employees equitably and fairly. You can access a full description of our benefits here.

Closing Statement 

  • California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.

  • California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

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