Director, Career Strategy & Technology

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: New York City, NEW YORK
Deadline: Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, NY, NY ;

Position Summary:      

The Director of Coaching and Technology designs coaching strategies to engage current students and alumni in an active and accountable process for exploring careers. The Director is responsible for developing the programming strategy in conjunction with Deans, faculty, and the Executive Director and then delegating and overseeing the project management process so that the Associate and Assistant Directors can carry out the programming needs to align with new degree programs and institutional initiatives. The Director will research new discipline specific technology with platforms specific to the fields pursued by the Yeshiva University students. Additionally, the Director works with the Executive Director to propose and formulate long-term strategic plans regarding operations, staffing, budget, program and service development, office and campus-wide events, and campus and external relations.
The ideal candidate is a strategic program administrator who has a background in coaching and human capital management, or a related business field, and of researching, benchmarking, implementing and evaluating department resources creating a synergy across all resources used within the Career Center. The Director will collaborate to bring growth, organization, and implementation of career education to all cohorts of students within Yeshiva University. The successful candidate will be a well-informed visionary leader, a systems thinker with a keen understanding of scaling key objectives, and a gifted collaborator across divisions and departments. The Director will be an inspiring communicator of data and success metrics, who builds results through a clear commitment to diverse and inclusive work environments, while possessing extensive knowledge of emerging trends and issues in higher education and university career services today.

This position will have a start date of August 1, 2021.

  • Position Responsibilities:
  • Develop active coaching strategies, plans, and documents to create accountability and reciprocity between student and career coach including the bench marking and implementation of cloud based platforms for student action plan management
  • Coach students and alumni individually and in groups on issues related to internship and job planning strategies
  • Lead and develop a team to best evaluate skills, interests, values, and experience using professional coaching assessment when necessary as part of the coaching process
  • Create and oversee signature programs designed to increase career opportunities for students and identify and analyze student needs to develop new coaching and seminar programs and services accordingly
  • Develop and implement evaluation surveys to use for program revision and design data collection instruments to gather and compile statistics for evaluative purposes
  • Consult and communicate with other divisions and departments of the University in establishing career activities and in carrying them out while responding to colleagues expeditiously and keeping work plans to track progress and accountability
  • Create and promote career panels and seminars tailored to specific interest groups. Act as liaison between University and employers, on-campus recruiters, parents, prospective students, representatives of other educational institutions, potential funding sources, students, student organizations, and alumni
  • Research, request needed resources, and compile educational information from journals, publications, and government reports/studies to strengthen professional knowledge and attend professional development workshops to improve coaching, leadership, and technical skills
  • Research, target, and contact potential sources of funding; write funding proposals
  • Assist Executive Director in overall operational management of office including formulating and enforcing policies, developing systems and procedures for provision of services, and overseeing maintenance of statistics and preparation of reports as needed
  • Participate in hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating associate directors, and professional and support staff
  • Supervise associate directors and assistant directors in the development, management, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services on both campuses
  • Under direction of the Executive Director, develop strategy to connect the Career Center to the University community including deans, advisors, and faculty to discuss employment trends, student concerns, and new programs
  • Represent and speak at University events to encourage University enrollment and student involvement within the Career Center
  • Work towards proposal submissions on career-related topics at professional conferences including NACE, EACE, and MNYCCPOA
  • Attend Yeshiva University alumni events to network with alumni in order to gain their participation in career preparedness programming

Experience & Educational Background:

  • Master's degree in Industrial Organization Psychology, Business Administration, Human Resources, Higher Education or related field and 5-7 years of directing career development, student personnel, human resources, or equivalent experience
  • Experience leading and directing a diverse team of all levels of employees required
  • Demonstrable experience and a high level of knowledge of best practices in researching and implementing technological resources

Skills & Competencies:

  • Able to Foster, encourage and facilitate open communication and an atmosphere of open expression with both supervises and colleagues
  • Gain cooperation by explicitly addressing others interests and concerns and validating and providing direct feedback both within and outside of the Career Center
  • Continually search for ways to increase satisfaction of faculty, students, staff and other constituents
  • Strategic planning ability to create opportunities to add to the professional development of supervises aligned with University mission and goals
  • Actions are consistent with University strategic and operational objectives and standards
  • Support fair treatment and equal opportunity for all and enforce that policy within his/her sphere of influence
  • Career planning, assessment, and job search expertise
  • Technological acumen and experience designing and implementing programs and resources reflective of University population needs
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills
  • Leadership, hiring, training, and budget experience. Ability to deal with a university population at all levels

About Us:       

Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more. 

We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve.  We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.

The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.

Equal Employment Opportunity:           

Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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