Assistant Director of Career Development - College of Health
Oregon State University
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: P07261UF
This position will serve as Assistant Director of Career Development and teach undergraduate courses in career development. The incumbent will hold two appointments, a 0.75 FTE professional faculty position, and a 0.25 FTE fixed-term instructor position as Instructor, reflecting duties in both the academic and administrative areas.
The Assistant Director of Career Development is an educator, a counselor, a strategist, a relationship-builder, and a communicator. The person in this position advocates for students as they navigate their journey from college to career. They teach, support, and equip faculty, advisors, and students with career-readiness skills, tools, and best practices. The Assistant Director is a member of the Career Development Center (CDC) on the Career Education Team but is embedded within the OSU College of Health. The position is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating short- and long-range goals and objectives related to career development for that college and the CDC. The incumbent provides leadership and vision for programs that effectively deliver comprehensive career services for the students they support. They build cross-campus relationships and determine resource needs and priorities. The successful candidate possesses energy and enthusiasm for helping students succeed, attention to detail, and the ability to manage many priorities.
25% Student Program Development and Implementation The Assistant Director develops, coordinates, and facilitates career development opportunities for students in the College of Health to empower them to reach their unique goals. Programming includes but is not limited to workshops, classroom presentations, panel discussions, club presentations, networking events with employers and alumni, webinars, and one-on-one coaching. Programs are offered in person and virtually.
The person in this position develops college-specific resources and event advertisements – including handouts, webpage resources, classroom assignments, newsletters, etc. (in partnership with the college and/or CDC marketing personnel). They also create programming and promotional messages that are sufficiently compelling and adapted to student needs to drive attendance in a noisy educational environment.
They assess and evaluate strategy on an ongoing basis in partnership with the CDC and the college leadership. This includes, but is not limited to, completing reports and strategic planning processes to support programming. 25% Instruction The person in this position teaches undergraduate courses in career development (expectation of three credits per term). They develop course materials and contribute to curriculum design as well as hold regular office hours and are accessible to assist students with coursework and to answer questions. 20% Relationship-Building/Collaboration with Partners The Assistant Director is a catalyzing force in the college, encouraging ever broader buy-in and participation in preparing students for their future goals from all relevant stakeholders in the college. They collaborate with the college and campus partners to develop a strategy for career education programming. They also meet regularly with associate deans and the college leadership to refine strategic plans, processes, reports, and next steps.
The incumbent partners with the CDC Employer Relations team and the OSU Alumni Association to create connections between students and employers/alumni.
The person in this position actively reaches out to new college partners to expand participation in career education across all areas of the academic experience (advising, teaching, and research faculty, graduate program coordinators, department heads, associate deans, experiential learning, and internship coordinators, etc.).They provide trainings and resources to faculty and advisors, including consultation and advisory support for faculty who develop and teach career courses within the college. The Assistant Director serves in an advisory capacity in strategic initiatives related to career education within the college.
20% Career Counseling/Advising The Assistant Director provides one-on-one advising support to students, including counseling them on resume preparation, interviewing, job and internship searching, graduate school applications, salary negotiation, and career path exploration.
The person in this position is accountable for cultivating relationships and establishing rapport with students. This includes building trust, demonstrating empathy, adapting resources and support to diverse needs, having a passion for serving underrepresented students, working with in-person and virtual students of all backgrounds, and understanding the needs of learners, first-year through Ph.D.
5% Assessment The Assistant Director assesses the overall effectiveness and outcomes of strategies, ensuring continuous improvement. They evaluate individual program components and revise as needed to best support program goals and integration with other institutional initiatives. They also coordinate, supervise, and report on all assigned activities back to the Career Development Center and to college partners.
5% Additional Responsibilities The Assistant Director participates in CDC staff activities including, but not limited to, staff meetings, events, workshops, career fairs, info. sessions, and on-campus recruiting programs or tabling. They help staff career fairs each term and other all-team large events and retreats.
The person in this position participates in the annual performance evaluation process as well as in professional development activities, including on-campus trainings and workshops, webinars, career development conferences, and other opportunities.
The incumbent-provides career education expertise that informs university-wide CDC initiatives, marketing campaigns, resources, and events. The person in this position participates in CDC hiring of staff, reporting, and strategic planning processes.
Master’s degree in any field (Bachelor’s degree must be in in student affairs, college services admin, counseling, psychology, or a degree in a field directly related to majors in the College of Health)
Minimum of two years of experience in related roles (e.g. career development, academic advising, teaching, recruitment/HR, coaching, communication, etc.)
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a broad range of constituents, for example, students, employers, alumni, faculty, and staff.
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral (e.g. presentation experience)
Experience creating and executing programs or managing large projects
Demonstrated competency to oversee multiple tasks with attention to detail
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
Experience with career education or other related higher education roles
Experience in health related fields.
Experience in the area of research, assessment and evaluation of programs.