Career Education Manager, Career Center & Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 21 Aug 2022

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Working Title Career Education Manager, Career Center & Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Research Professional Position No
Posting Number 202201178AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Prof/Indiv Contrib II
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $61,000 - $65,000
Employee Benefits
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Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 08/21/2022
Description of Work Unit
The Career Center is part of the Division of Student Affairs with strong and broad-reaching relationships and responsibilities throughout campus, including the academic colleges. Divided into three units (Career Education; Employer Relations; and Operations and Assessment), the Career Center not only provides career-related-advising and -services to students, it fills many additional functions critical to the success of the university and students, including, but not limited to, campus-wide career education integration and consulting, campus-wide career fair coordination and job/internship postings, employer relations, institutional career outcome reporting, and student employee development leadership. The Career Center is responsible to a variety of internal and external stakeholders and leverages those relationships to help students investigate the many available career opportunities with special consideration for finding paths that meet their skills, goals, values, and unique identities. The Career Center proudly embraces and upholds the CSU Principles of Community: inclusion, integrity, respect, service, and social justice.
The Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering (WSCOE) at Colorado State University consists of about 3,400 students enrolled in BS, MS, and PhD programs, 145 tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty, and over 400 support staff and research scientists. The goal of WSCOE is to serve society by educating students, solving problems of global importance, and contributing to national and international economic development. The WSCOE’s goals are high, and the WSCOE vision is clear, i.e., to create a better world for future generations.
Position Summary
The Career Education Manager is a full-time, year-round position that serves as the Career Center’s lead for career education in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering (WSCOE). The Career Education Manager designs, coordinates, and delivers career curriculum to: educate all CSU students (with a focus on WSCOE students) about career paths; engage them in experiential learning opportunities and career planning; prepare them for their job search; and connect them with potential employers. The Career Education Manager establishes and maintains successful relationships with colleagues and employers in order to lead people toward a common vision of supporting student career readiness, connects multiple offices and departments together to accomplish program goals, maintains relevant industry knowledge, and operates within a framework of building structures and systems to support students in reaching career readiness. This position functions as a key member of the university-wide Career Center and the WSCOE Dean’s Office. The role dually reports to the Director of Career Education in the Career Center and the Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs in the WSCOE.
Required Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of two years of full-time, relevant experience in career education, career services, career counseling, higher education, engineering, or related fields.
  • Personal and professional commitment to equity and inclusion as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources, and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.
  • Experience managing large-scale programs (one year of professional experience or two years of graduate assistantship experience).
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree
  • Experience in visioning, planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating innovative career programs
  • Understanding of how various diverse identities impact career choices and development
  • Two years of experience providing career-related coaching/advising
  • Experience working in a higher education career services environment
  • Experience working in engineering or related fields
  • Experience creating and delivering presentations to various stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to build partnerships across a university campus
  • Demonstrated ability to build partnerships with external partners, such as employers or alumni
  • Experience directly supervising professional or student staff (one year of professional experience or two years of graduate assistantship experience)
Diversity Statement
Personal or professional commitment to diversity and inclusion as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity and inclusion outcomes.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Leadership, Vision, Strategy, and Oversight for WSCOE Career Education
· Develop a strategic plan in line with the Career Center strategic plan, and the college strategic plan, that focuses on students in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering
· Manage efforts to deliver inclusive career services to undergraduate and graduate students in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering in order to build a culture of career readiness in the College
· Design and lead innovative career programming for WSCOE students by applying knowledge of diverse identities, generational traits, student interest areas, and unique WSCOE student needs related to career education
· Create and deliver effective workshops, presentations, and programming on career-related topics
· Maintain knowledge of how diverse identities and the systems in which they exist impact career exploration and development, particularly in engineering fields
· Collaborate with Career Center Employer Relations Team in support of the Engineering Career Fair; create and manage additional events as needed
· Gather WSCOE data for the CSU First Destination Survey
· Contribute to WSCOE events and programs such as Ram Welcome, Ram Orientation, Admissions/recruiting events, and Commencement ceremonies
Percentage Of Time 40
Job Duty Category Relationship Management and Collaboration
· Establish effective communication and referral network between the Career Center and Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering faculty, deans, academic advisors, and internship coordinators
· Educate and consult with WSCOE faculty and staff regarding career development, first destination data, experiential learning, economic and industry trends, and job search preparation, allowing faculty and staff to actively participate in the career education of WSCOE students
· Create and expand partnerships with alumni, WSCOE Director of Development, and faculty to grow the WSCOE alumni network and increase opportunities for current students to interact with alumni around college-to-career topics
· Maintain solid working knowledge of employer and industry trends through collaborative work with the Career Center’s Employer Relations Team; participate in employer visits, career fairs, and industry tours
· Build partnership with WSCOE communications staff to help recruit students and show the value/ROI of an education in engineering
Percentage Of Time 20
Job Duty Category Direct Student Service
· Provide one-on-one career education to CSU students in drop-in and appointment-based formats on the following topics: career exploration, job and internship search skills (networking, resume/cover letter, interviewing, job offer negotiation), and the graduate school application process
· Create and deliver presentations and workshops on career-related topics ranging from self-assessment to job offer negotiation, incorporating identity-related reflection and deconstructing historical notions of professionalism
· Provide focused career education for diverse populations including first generation students and students from marginalized and minoritized backgrounds
Percentage Of Time 20
Job Duty Category Career Resources and Technology
· Mine and evaluate web-based information and vendor products, making recommendations on career-related resources of value to WSCOE students
· Create and maintain visually appealing and informative resources for WSCOE students, including first destination survey updates for faculty and students, WSCOE Major-to-Career tools, etc.
· Create webinars, interactive online lessons, and other unique online learning opportunities to provide CSU students with anytime access to career-related resources
· Write and edit articles for the Career Center’s weekly e-newsletter
Percentage Of Time 10
Job Duty Category Supervision
· Hire, train, and supervise student staff in the Engineering Student Success Center
· Train Student Success Center student staff in delivery of career-related content, such as resume reviews, mock interviews, and quick job search questions
· Provide training and guidance to other graduate and undergraduate students on the Career Center staff
Percentage Of Time 10

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply, please upload a cover letter that addresses the required and preferred job qualifications, a resume, and the contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
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