The Associate Director of Career Development - Peabody Digital Learning is part of the College Student Services at Vanderbilt University and is responsible for providing students served by Peabody's digital learning programs with resources, programming, and group/individual sessions to effectively launch and/or advance their careers. This individual reports to the Director of Peabody's Digital Learning Programs, and works to develop student career readiness, recruit potential employers, and build relationships to promote the successful launch and/or advancement of Peabody student careers.
With a genealogy dating to a one-room Nashville schoolhouse in 1785, Peabody College today is a world-class college of education and human development. Our mission is to enhance the human condition, with a particular focus on children's learning and development. We do this as we always have, through the preparation of teachers and leaders; through cycles of research, implementation, and refinement; through service to families, schools, and communities; and through external engagement with professionals, leaders, and policymakers. Peabody's focus on learning differences has helped to define the college, as has a reputation for empirical rigor in educational neuroscience; child, family, and community development; special education; the learning sciences; and educational leadership and policy. Peabody is devoted to creating opportunity in an increasingly diverse society and to solving large societal problems. Peabody has consistently been ranked in the top ten education schools by US News and World Report. With 20 professional and 6 PhD programs, our annual graduate enrollment is approximately 1,000, almost half of whom are recruited each year.
Duties and Responsibilities
Support Peabody MEd and Ed.D. students and alumni through the career development process
Facilitate career decision making for students and enhance decision-making processes through on-going coaching that includes the development of a purpose plan and career planning
Provide both virtually, and in-person, individual and group career coaching and programming including workshops, industry panels, and presentations on career education topics with an industry focus
Stay current on changing labor market information including salaries, training requirements, and job prospects
Develop and manage relationships and partnerships with employers and alumni
Conduct employer outreach efforts to strengthen and expand current recruiting and employment opportunities for Vanderbilt students and alumni
Recruit employers to engage virtually in interview relays, information sessions, panels, and more
Partner with employers to design targeted training for students through virtual panels and workshops
Manage and develop key employers and utilize high-touch and effective customer services practices for employers to support employer relations strategy
Develop strong, positive relationships with employers, alumni, staff, and faculty to identify and develop opportunities for students.
Assess student interests and qualifications to make referrals to specific employers through individual career advising appointments.
Develop, implement, and evaluate programs to increase student awareness of involvement in career services programming
Collaborate effectively with deans, students, staff, faculty, and administrators to build positive and productive relationships
Write career newsletters, reports, and articles; handle production details; prepare and distribute packets of career information
Compile statistical and evaluative data on the activities and outcomes of online programs
Create and edit communications materials related to career planning and placement such as newsletters, catalogs, and annual reports
Work with PDL program faculty and staff to develop co-curricular activities for enrichment or professional development.
Actively collaborate on key events both online and on-campus, including orientation, student webinars, and on-campus events such as convenings and immersions
Collaborate with the Director, the Office of Career Services, and program directors to analyze and implement career services programming each year for both on-campus and online students
Implement an online version of the Peer Career Mentor program which recruits, selects, and trains mentors each year to support incoming online students in their career development process
Mentor students annually through individual appointments and all other aspects of the career development process
Advance relationships with key stakeholders in Peabody's online learning endeavors, including Vanderbilt Career Center, Peabody Online Student Success, Peabody Office of Student Engagement, Peabody EDI, Peabody Student Affairs, Peabody Libraries, and others.
Other duties as assigned.
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education is necessary .
A Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education is preferred.
At least three-five years of comparable experience
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
Knowledge of student career development strategies
Knowledge of employer recruitment and job search strategies
Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications
Ability to analyze and solve problems
Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals
Ability to coordinate and organize meetings and/or special events, both virtually and on campus
Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information
Knowledge of procurement rules and regulations
Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are. We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education.
Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Please note, all candidates selected for an offer of employment are subject to pre-employment background checks, which may include but are not limited to, based on the role for which they have been selected: criminal history, education verification, social media review, motor vehicle records, credit history, and professional license verification.
Internal Number: 10000272
About Vanderbilt University
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