Associate Director of Graduate Professional Development
University of Virginia
November 9, 2017
Posting Summary: The University of Virginia seeks an Associate Director of Graduate Professional Development to help lead the implementation of University-wide programs and initiatives that support the professional, personal, and career development of graduate students and postdocs.
The Associate Director will be located in the University-wide Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs with a joint appointment to the University of Virginia Career Center, and will help lead the development and implementation of PhD Plus, the University's signature program to create the next generation of versatile PhDs, capable of long-term success in a wide variety of career fields.
Specific responsibilities include providing individual career counseling for graduate students and postdocs and collaborating in the development of new programs and initiatives in support of their professional development. Implementation of these programs will involve coordinating, organizing and presenting at regular seminars, workshops, and other events, and working closely with University of Virginia Career Center leadership and staff.
The Associate Director will help to develop and maintain a dynamic web presence and a communication plan for graduate student and postdoc professional development that ensures timely and accurate delivery of information, news, and events related to career development via websites, email, list serves, and social media platforms. He or she will also assist in the development of new online professional and career development resources.
In addition to these duties, the Associate Director will work to support the collection of data on experiences and career outcomes for graduate students and postdocs across the University and will serve as co-director on a three-year Council of Graduate Schools funded project to implement University-wide surveys of doctoral students and alumni.
Required Qualifications: Minimum of a Master's degree in a relevant field; academic advising, career counseling or related experience; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and a strong desire to work with graduate students, postdocs, faculty and administrators from a wide range of fields across the University.
Preferred Qualifications: PhD or terminal degree in field of study; and five plus years of academic advising, career counseling, or related experience.
This position is an initial three-year appointment but renewable upon mutual agreement.
Anticipated Hiring Range: $60,000 - $70,000 depending on qualifications
For a full position description, please visit http://career.virginia.edu/about/uva-career-center-jobs. In addition to creating a staff application at https://jobs.virginia.edu, applicants must also upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references.
This position will be Open Until Filled, however, review of applications will begin on November 20, 2017.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: -Minimum of a Master's degree in a relevant field
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Preferred
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: -PhD or terminal degree in field of study
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: -Academic advising, career counseling, or related experience
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Preferred Specific Experience: -Five plus years of academic advising, career counseling, or related experience
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: -Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
-Strong desire to work with graduate students, postdocs, faculty and administrators from a wide range of fields across the University
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.