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Company: NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY
Location: Flagstaff
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Job Description:

Job Title: Director Location: NAU Career Development Regular/Temporary: Regular Full/Part Time: Full-Time Job ID: 605054 Workplace Culture NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We-faculty, staff, and administrators-thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU's culture of excellence. Special Information Only complete applications will be considered, and must include a resume, cover letter outlining interest in position and how past experience matches with job requirements, and 3 professional references. Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position. Furlough/Pay Reduction Program Northern Arizona University has implemented a salary reduction with personal flex time program in fiscal year 2021, as a result of COVID-19. It is possible for this position to be subject to this program. Details can be found on the HR website . Furlough/Pay Reduction Program Northern Arizona University has implemented a salary reduction with personal flex time program in fiscal year 2021, as a result of COVID-19. It is possible for this position to be subject to this program. Details can be found on the HR website . Job Description Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs, the Director, NAU Career Development for the division of Student Affairs provides leadership for programs and services that connect students early and often to career through 1-1 support, workshops and programming, and networking events. Students served include those on the main Flagstaff campus, as well as statewide sites and online learners. Essential Functions Leadership, Vision, Strategy, and Assessment (20%) Lead NAU Career Development operations, staff, and budget, for a program serving NAU students of all academic years and majors. Oversee Employment and Internships, Career Programming, and Student Employment areas within Career Development. Establish mission, vision, and strategic goals for NAU Career Development, aligned with NAU and Student Affairs mission and goals; align resources and priorities to ensure goals are met, and hold self and team accountable for mission and goal achievement. Develop and articulate a NAU-wide career development philosophy that meets the needs of NAU's student population and effectively prepares them for the realities of the 21 st century workforce; oversee the development of programs grounded in this philosophy. Establish annual assessment plan, assess programs throughout the year both quantitatively and qualitatively, report on results, and recommend changes to programs based on data collected. Demonstrate a commitment to Diversity and NAU's Affirmative Action Plan. Team Management and Development (20%) Supervise, either directly or indirectly, all Career Development professional staff, classified staff, graduate assistants, graduate interns, and undergraduate student workers/peer mentors. Set performance goals, provide coaching and feedback, and assess performance through annual appraisals. Assign staff to projects based on their strengths, interests, skills sets, and professional/personal growth needs. Balance workload and assignments and identify professional development opportunities for skill building. Set objectives for projects and assignments, provide coaching, guidance, and feedback through project/assignment lifecycle, and review and approve work products. Build, maintain, and refine team infrastructure including business processes, plans, and roles/responsibilities. Develop and implement creative ways to increase team capacity through the use of human and technological resources at NAU and beyond. Campus-Wide Leadership and Partnerships (15%) Chair the NAU Career Task Force, consisting of NAU and Coconino Community College (CCC) career development professionals or those who roles closely intersect with career development. Coordinate with career development offices in the W.A. Franke College of Business and the College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences, other Student Affairs departments, faculty, the academic advising community, and other entities (e.g., Cline Library, Athletics), identifying where intersections with career development exist and synergizing programming. Establish and ensure that a consistent message and philosophy regarding career is presented university-- wide to students, faculty, and staff, as well as to external stakeholders including employers, experiential learning providers, parents and families, and the local community. Oversee the design, develop, implementation, and assessment of career education programming that is implemented campus-wide. Serve as subject matter expert on career development, providing guidance to staff and faculty campus-wide. Financial Management and Compliance (10%) Manage fiscal operations for the team, ensuring the effective and responsible use of financial resources. Establish and monitor annual budget; ensure that the team understands the budget and operates within established parameters. Hold purchase card and reconcile transactions monthly. Ensure that all team members comply with federal, state, and university policies, procedures, and regulations. Marketing and Development (10%) Build and implement a brand presence for NAU Career Development, educating the university, employers, and other stakeholders about the team and its mission, philosophy, programming, and successes. Oversee multi-media marketing campaigns, working with NAU entities to promote Career Development, its services, and its benefits electronically, in print, and via radio and television. Promote sponsorship opportunities for the Career and Graduate School Expo, recruitment database, etc. with employers. Participate in development efforts to encourage prospective donors to fund Career Development initiatives in partnership with University Advancement and Student Affairs Leadership. Employer Relationship Management (10%) Promote NAU and its students to employers of all sizes in Flagstaff, the state of Arizona, and beyond. Increase employer presence on campus through leveraging relationships with alumni, parents and families, and others. Oversee NAU's enterprise-wide job search database, to include promoting its features and benefits, liaising with the vendor, continuously approving functionality/usability, and identifying ways to use the system to automate/improve business processes. Oversee, or organize and implement, recruiting events to include career fairs, part time job fairs, information sessions, and others. Proactively develop relationships with employers seeking to hire students of multiple majors, employers opening new offices in the State of Arizona, and other potential "high value" employers. Student Affairs Leadership (10%) Serve as a strategic member on the Student Affairs Leadership Teams. Represent Career Development at NAU, in the local community, regionally, and beyond at conferences and other professional development events. Responsible for providing strategic reports and recommendations to NAU administration related to Career Development, Internships, and Student Employment. Career Advising and Education (5%) Advise individual students on resume/cover letter development, interview skills, and job search strategies. Provide expertise to students on a variety of career exploration tools and related resources, such as ONet, MBTI, Strong Interest Inventory, StrengthsQuest, or others. Conduct workshops of varying sizes (up to 100 students) on a variety of topics including resumes/cover letters, interview skills, and job search strategies. Maintain current knowledge of career development, employment and recruiting trends, college student development, internships, experiential learning, and other related topics as appropriate. Minimum Qualifications Master's degree in higher education administration/student affairs, educational leadership, organizational leadership, or closely related field. Six years full-time experience working in higher education, career education and/or workforce development. OR any equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred Qualifications Leadership and administrative experience, including strategic planning, fiscal management, and staff supervision. Experience developing, managing, and assessing student success programs in higher education. Experience in an additional industry outside of higher education. Experience in human resources or recruiting. Experience interpreting federal and state labor laws, to include those governing internships. Experience managing benefit eligible staff, graduate assistants, and student employees. Experience with curriculum development, including online learning. Experience developing strong working relationships and collaborating with campus community, employers, and stakeholders. Experience with and commitment to working with diverse populations. Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Demonstrated commitment to the principles and behaviors that support diversity and inclusion, for students and employees. Excellent supervisory and staff training skills. Excellent written and oral communication, including public speaking and facilitation experience. Advanced knowledge and skills in program development, execution, and assessment. Ability to understand and work in an academic environment. Ability to adapt and innovate to university, student, and employer trends. Advanced knowledge of career development theories, adult development theory, vocational counseling processes, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques. Advanced knowledge of NAU programs, career services, employer, alumni, and faculty needs and expectations, recruiting and staffing methods, and employment trends. Ability to work independently and effectively lead a team. Awareness and commitment to NAU's EEO/Affirmative Action Plan and Safe Working and Learning Environment goals. Background Information This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting. If you are applying for a job that requires a CDL, you will be required to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse and adhere to the clearinghouse requirements. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report . The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus and NAU-Fort Defiance as these campuses have on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff. Salary The budgeted salary amount is $75,000 - $85,000. Commensurate with experience. The starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. FLSA Status This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked. Benefits This is a Service Professional (SPF) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System or the Optional Retirement Program; 22 days of vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available on the Human Resources benefits website . NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus. Service Professionals are hired on a contract basis, renewable each 6 months according to terms of the Conditions of Professional Service . Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. If a new employee chooses the ASRS retirement option, participation in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, will begin on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), which is an alternative to the ASRS plan for faculty and other appointed staff, will begin to participate on the first day of employment. Additionally, the long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of employment. Learning and Development Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days. If your position includes the supervision of a benefit-eligible employee, we offer the NAU Supervisors Academy for you to complete within your first 2 years. Application Deadline September 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. How to Apply To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets. If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011. Equal Employment Opportunity Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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