Director of Career Services-School of Engineering and Computer Science

Oakland University

Rochester, MI

ID: 7121711
Posted: January 20, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Notes
COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all Oakland University students, faculty and staff.

Oakland University offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefit program including a comprehensive medical plan with low contribution amounts for our employees, dental and vision plans at no cost for our employees, generous paid time off plans, a generous University contribution to our 403(b) retirement plan, tuition assistance for our employees and dependents, free access to our Campus Recreation Center and workout facilities, and flexible work schedules and wellness programs. These are current benefit levels subject to future changes. Oakland University offers a strong, University-wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, which has garnered national recognition as a top workplace for LGBTQ+ community members; national recognition as a safe workplace, and consistent top ranking for support services to U.S. Military veteran students.
Employee Group/Grade AP Band R
Job Category Administrative-Professional
Work Schedule FT/Reg (40 hours)
This is a full-time position.

Pay Schedule Month
Number of Hrs./Wk. 40
Position Information
Position Information
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Higher Education Administration, Organizational Administration, Counseling, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
A minimum of five years experience in developing student success programs, employer engagement programs, student retention initiatives, and utilizing successful career coaching techniques with students or clients.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with academic units, administration/executives and the employer community to achieve departmental and divisional goals.
Experience leading student engagement programs, professional development programs with key external stakeholders, and assessing overall impact of student success outcomes.
Leadership experience and demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a diverse student, faculty, staff, and industry specific population.
Demonstrated ability to utilize social media and technology platforms to promote success stories, engage with students and employer partners, and increase awareness about services and resources.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Excellent organizational and analytical skills
Ability to communicate effectively with others.

Desired Qualifications
Master’s Degree or equivalent industry experience and knowledge.
All Qualifications
Unless otherwise required by an applicable collective bargaining agreement, all minimum, additional and desired qualifications are preferred, but qualifications, degrees, and/or experience deemed comparable and/or equivalent by Oakland University in its sole and exclusive discretion may be considered.
Additional Qualifications
Position Purpose
Responsible for managing the Career Services team embedded in the School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS). This position is dual reporting to the Dean of SECS and the Senior Director of Career Services in Student Affairs. Responsible for the overall administration, supervision of personnel and services, strategic planning, employer engagement programs, career readiness programs, tracking of student success outcomes and strategies related to the delivery of high-quality student support programs and recruitment services that connect students and graduates. Lead student success outcomes with organizations hiring for part-time jobs, internships, cooperative education and full-time professional employment. Maintain and develop relationships with local, regional, and national employers to develop recruiting strategies and partnership programs to benefit the career advancement of students and alumni.