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Job no: 501910
Work type: Staff Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Dean - Engineering
Categories: Administrative/Office Support
About UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
The Director of Career Planning and Student Development is responsible for the implementation of the comprehensive career program for the College of Engineering. The Director manages the overall operations of the Career Center; implements effective career related programs for undergraduate and graduate students; maintains employer and alumni relationships to create expanded job, internship, and graduate school opportunities; and works with faculty and staff to effectively communicate opportunities to students. The focus of this position is to develop a wide range of experiential learning opportunities for engineering students and to develop and maintain strong relationships with corporate partners. One of the College s strategic priorities is to enable every undergraduate student to participate in an experiential learning opportunity prior to graduation. The Director serves as the educational expert in this area and represents the College to on and off campus constituencies. The Director also prepares proposals and works closely with Development to acquire resources in support of experiential learning initiatives.
Implements the College of Engineering Career and Student Development Center s plan:
Designs and implements career related programs for students:
Develops and maintains employer and alumni relationships:
Manage Career Center
Performs related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensur
Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)
Physical Demands/Working Conditions
Typical office environment.
Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply, please provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.
Applicants must apply by the priority deadline of August 15th in order to ensure consideration. Applications may be accepted after the priority date until a suitable candidate pool has been identified.
UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.
Advertised: Jul 19 2019 Eastern Daylight Time
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