Director of Career Services, Information Networking Institute (INI)-2013243
The Director of Career Services for the Information Networking Institute (INI) reports directly to the INI Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives, and will work closely with the INI Senior Director of Strategic Engagement, Director of Strategic Relations, and the entire INI team in Pittsburgh and SV to create and maintain a career development program and an engagement strategy for INI graduate students. This role is closely integrated with the Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) team under the guidance of the Associate Dean for Career & Professional Development.
In this role, you are responsible for managing all phases of Career Services activities of the interdisciplinary technical master's programs of the INI. Responsibilities include building and maintaining strong relationships with key industry and government contacts, alumni, faculty, staff, and students; increasing and enhancing student career services, as well as developing and enacting a strategic employer relations plan.
You will craft and implement the career services strategy for the INI graduate-level students, including professional development, internship and job search preparation. This professional development and career search strategy could include but is not limited to individual career advising, creating and presenting career-related workshops and programs, using technology for early engagement of students, hosting and planning of networking events and information sessions, developing specific career workshops for international students, and arranging industry panels. This position is strongly student oriented and centered on providing exemplary customer service to our INI graduate students and alumni.
You will work closely with the CPDC Employer Development team, the INI Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives and the INI Senior Director of Strategic Engagement to develop and implement a comprehensive employer development and outreach plan that engages recruiters who are interested in hiring INI graduate students, especially international students. The outreach to employers who will hire international students will need to be very comprehensive, creative and aggressive. You will work closely with the INI Academic Affairs team to ensure compliance with any relevant academic and international student regulations with respect to employment.
The employer development and outreach plan should also include the expansion of existing recruiting relationships by identifying talent needs of INI's recruiting partners and INI graduate students who can fill those specific needs. This effort will require a depth of knowledge of INI's and CMU's recruiting partners, their business needs, and the INI graduate student population.
You will also support the Principal Investigator of the NSF-funded Scholarship for Service program coordinating student support, government relations, and necessary reporting. You will represent the INI at various job fairs, events and conferences including, but not limited to, Grace Hopper Conference, Executive Women's Forum, CMUSV Career Fair, TOC, SFS Job Fair, etc. Position acts as the career counselor for the entire INI student population.
Frequent domestic travel is an integral component of this position. International travel may be required.
Master's Degree in related field (i.e. College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, Engineering, Human Resources) or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience preferred
Five or more years of experience in an engineering, recruiting, or higher education career services leadership role required; previous experience working with graduate and international students in a student services environment is strongly preferred.
Valid U.S. Driver's License.
A deep interest and enthusiasm in working with INI graduate engineering students to help them with their career and professional development goals. Must have an established record of strong leadership capability and excellent problem-solving skills as well as exceptional interpersonal, communication, and negotiating skills. Must have excellent knowledge of Career Services as well as a complete understanding of university policies and procedures. Ability to interact effectively with the campus community and external customers; ability to plan, market and implement innovative student-oriented programs.
Essential qualities include demonstrated ability to work independently on projects and function competently in a team environment that is fast paced with often inflexible deadlines; proven analytical, organizational, time management, reasoning, and problem-solving skills; ability to interact effectively with the campus community and external customers; excellent verbal and written communication and presentational skills; proven record of multicultural and global competence. The successful candidate will display the ability to set and attain challenging goals and embrace accountability.
Recognized strong knowledge of recruiting trends facing graduate engineering students and understanding of visa/sponsorship process. Experience with recruiting technology (FirstHand, CSO, Taleo, iCIMS).
Ability to work collaboratively with the INI, CMUSV and CPDC staff in order to implement programs and career advising strategies. Must be extremely comfortable utilizing technology to provide career services. Demonstrated ability to develop, plan, market and implement innovative student-oriented programs and to interact with students and employers from a wide range of backgrounds. History of setting and achieving goals, prioritizing projects, meeting inflexible deadlines, and maintaining accurate and detailed records; Experience in managing others, participating as a team leader and team member, directing projects from start to finish. Must possess great attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a stressful environment.
Must have strong track record of working in a recruiting function with international students.
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Job Function: Student Services
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Organization: INI:INFORMATION NETWORKING INSTITUTE
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Preferred Education Level: Master's Degree or equivalent
Internal Number: 2013243
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.
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