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Vice President, Career Services

Stevenson University

Summary:
The Vice President for Career Services is responsible for providing leadership, vision, and strategic
direction for the University’s signature Career ArchitectureSM program and the Office of Career Services (OCS).
Specific areas of primary responsibility include, establishing short and long term goals to ensure the currency, design, and integration of
Career ArchitectureSM as a holistic framework for student development, engagement, and employment; using labor market demographics and
career and occupational trends to recommend the development of new degree, certificate, or training programs; building national and
international employer relationships and networks to establish a broad range of relevant and meaningful internship and full-time employment
opportunities for students and alumni; and working collaboratively with faculty and academic administrators to integrate Career
ArchitectureSM into the Stevenson Educational Experience. The VP strengthens the positioning of Stevenson University as a national leader in
career education, seeks sponsorships and partnerships that support career services, and ensures ongoing data collection, reporting, and
program assessment.

Department: Career Services

Education/Experience:
Masters degree plus 10 years of progressive leadership, management, and supervisory experience,
and direct experience in developing and implementing career services programming, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Doctorate and experience in higher education preferred.

Knowledge/Skills/Ability:
Ability, energy, and creativity to sustain Stevenson University as a national leader in
career education. Demonstrated success as a visionary leader with strong management, interpersonal, and team building skills. Ability to
write and prepare compelling and effective materials targeted to a variety of populations that meet specific goals. Excellent public
speaking and persuasive communication abilities. High level of proficiency in strategic planning and development, project implementation and
management, and use of data/evidence to assess performance and inform ongoing improvement. Excellent presentation skills to represent the
University at national and international events as an expert on Career ArchitectureSM. Experience with labor market demographics and
analysis, career and occupational trends, and overall knowledge of the college workforce labor market. Knowledge of curriculum design and
learning outcomes. Experience in collaborating with University advancement on fund development, managing fund raising strategies and donor
relationships to maximize financial gift support. Demonstrated ability to develop strong corporate relationships and partnerships that
support experiential student learning and Career ArchitectureSM. Proficient with computer technology that supports career exploration,
planning, and placement. Ability to network, collaborate, and develop effective working relationships with all constituencies of the
University, including senior corporate executives, recruiters, trustees, students, faculty, and staff to accomplish goals. A proven track
record of working successfully with culturally diverse populations, and bringing together seemingly disparate groups to work collaboratively
toward meeting well-articulated goals. Ability to set strategy, establish priorities, allocate and manage resources, and organize work
tasks. Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies
and procedures. Ability to make proactive decisions using analytical and problem solving abilities. Ability to maintain confidentiality of
records and student information. Demonstrated success in creating and managing budgets. Proven track record of team building and motivating
individuals with creativity and energy.

Physical Requirements:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force
constantly to move objects. Sitting, standing, walking, talking, hearing, keyboarding and repetitive motions. Close visual acuity. Subject
to inside environmental conditions.

Essential Functions:
Provide leadership and strategic direction for Career ArchitectureSM and the Office of Career
Services (OCS) to expand the University’s visibility and reach and to enhance Stevenson’s reputation as a national leader in career
education. Further enhance development of national and international employer relationships and networks to establish a broad range of
relevant and meaningful internship and full-time employment opportunities for students and alumni. Establish and implement a comprehensive
assessment plan and use the assessment data to inform a virtuous cycle of continuous improvement. Submit annual assessment report(s) as
requested. Ensure a collaborative process for proactive annual business planning and reporting in alignment with the University’s
established cycle. Provide direct supervision and set priorities and work flow for the six OCS staff positions not supervised by the
Director, Operations. Collaborate with faculty and academic leaders including the Provost, School Deans and program heads to advance the
integration of Career ArchitectureSM with academic programs in alignment with the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE).Represent the
University as an expert on career development, labor trends and related career service through leadership-level participation in
professional associations, presentations at conferences, boards of directors, and news and media outlets. Provide direction and general
oversight for Career ArchitectureSM programming, such as self-assessment, interviewing, career exploration, resume writing, and employment
issues. Coordinate the collection, analysis, and distribution of post-graduation career placement data. Research, monitor, and analyze labor
market demographics, career and occupational trends, and the overall college workforce labor market, and prepare recommendations regarding
proposals for new academic programs, certificates, and training. Ensure the provision of effective, career-related programming designed to
support the culturally diverse student body comprised of residential and commuter undergraduate students, non-traditional students, and
graduate students. Establish and maintain an Advisory Board for the OCS with membership that includes employers and leaders in the career
services industry. Oversee and manage the various OCS budgets, including budget preparation, justification, and assessment. Maintain
relevant individual and institutional professional memberships and engage in professional development and networking in order to stay ahead
of best practices in career services. Monitor the industry and recommend implementation of technology strategies to improve the provision of
effective career services. Promote the University’s Core Values (Promoting sense of Community, Fostering Learning, Instilling integrity, and
Achieving excellence).

Reports To: EVP, Academic Affairs & Provost

Work Location: Owings Mills (10)

Position Category: Staff

Position Type: Full-Time (2080 hours, 500500)

Months/Year: 12

Hrs/Week: 40

FLSA: Exempt

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: No

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stevenson.peopleadmin.comxaafewtryurxuydrtu

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