Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2023 10:50 PM


Position Details Position Information Requisition Number S3179P Home Org Name Career Discovery & Success Division Name Provost and VP Academic Affair Position Title Assistant Director (Career Connections) Job Class Code AE30 Appointment Status Full-time Part-time FTE Limited Term No Limited Term Length Job Summary Auburn University is excited to recruit candidates for an Assistant Director for Career Connections! The Assistant Director for Career Connections and Career Discovery and Success will work collaboratively with numerous programs and units across campus. This position focuses on implementing and enhancing new approaches to support students’ career planning through experiential learning opportunities, which requires working with team members and colleagues from across the university to provide opportunities to directly connect students with employers and alumni. With a university strategic goal focusing on elevating the student experience, this position will work to streamline, elevate, and increase access to experiential opportunities through a relational and data-driven approach. Through experiential learning and high-impact practices, an Auburn University education is greatly enhanced by connecting experience within and outside the classroom to career readiness competencies and academic learning outcomes. This position develops intensive, focused, and purposeful relationships with external partners to create new experiential learning opportunities (job shadows, career treks, internships, service learning, research, and project based-learning) and full-time jobs. This position will create, coordinate, and implement programs to positively impact the career trajectory of students, as well as connect students to a strong, career-focused university network of professionals, mentors, and others in the community. The Assistant Director will create awareness, support, and coordination for experiences by leading efforts to promote opportunities for all students while collaborating with campus partners, industry connections, and alumni, and will support the facilitation of an experiential learning knowledge group. Additionally, a key focus is on funding resource coordination and management in coordination with Advancement and the Corporate Relations Development Officer to enhance access to experiential learning opportunities and programs equitably for all Auburn University students. This position uses data to inform decisions, program development, and the continuous improvement of services, events, and programs. This approach supports the University’s quality enhancement plan, and data and technology acumen is necessary for success in this position. The Assistant Director will be responsible for key functions of the University’s career services management system and technology integration for robust data collection and reporting. Additionally, the Assistant Director will support employer adoption and education of the career services management system and support the end users in similar positions across campus in collaboration with the Career Services Technology and Insight Coordinator. The Assistant Director supports all facets of the Career Connections operations, including supporting events and daily operations. Duties may change as strategic priorities change with developing a new strategic plan and initiatives. About Auburn: Auburn was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years! Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting It’s a Lifestyle: The Auburn/Opelika area is a page right out of Southern Living magazine with an idyllic small-town feel, perfecting a unique balance between a close-knit community and driving consistent growth and development. Paralleling the exponential growth of Auburn University, the Auburn/Opelika area boasts services and amenities that cater to any interest. We’re proud of our top school systems, city services, award-winning restaurants, and the infectious spirit of life in a college town. You can find us nestled halfway between the beach and the mountains in a lower-cost-of-living area, two hours outside of Atlanta or Birmingham. If you’re new to Auburn, we’d love to introduce you. If you’re already acquainted with Auburn, we’ll keep it simple: it’s time to come home! Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all. Essential Functions Relationship Development and Management: Responsible for the creation of a strategic approach to developing new relationships with employers with specific outcomes relating to new internships, experiential learning opportunities, and full-time jobs, as well as expanded networking programs for the University; seeks to develop a strong pipeline of opportunities for all academic programs at Auburn University in partnership with central and college units. Relationship Development and Management: Supports employer education through providing resources and consultation on developing and submitting job listings and career exploration experiences, on-campus recruiting, and career connection events with the University’s career services management system. Maintains accurate employer education content on the website and with the Career Services Management System. Relationship Development and Management: Works with employers across all industries, gathering information on employment trends and professional skill needs. Shares information with career strategy/coaching staff, the Career Services Network, and the Auburn University community through training, meetings, and strategic marketing, which supports an annual employer summit for enhanced learning between industry and the university community. Data-Driven Approach: Conducts data mining for lead generation for experiential learning and jobs relevant to the Auburn University population through review of print, electronic, and related media job sites, as well as through engagement metrics in the career services management platform and Salesforce. Researches and stays informed on hiring practices, employment trends, and other labor-related issues and shares special topics, trends, and best practices with the Auburn University Career Consortium and key Knowledge Groups. Data-Driven Approach: Develops surveys, compiles data, and prepares reports relating to student experiential learning (geographic locations, industry sectors, salaries, work hours, etc.), employer and student recruitment engagements, and experiential learning outcomes (student learning outcomes), and works with Academic Insight to build university outcome data related to experiential learning and first destination outcomes (correlations and trends) that demonstrate and help drive an elevated student experience. Data-Driven Approach: Works with campus partners (academic and student affairs) to support their experiential learning data collection efforts through a system integration approach that allows for a consistent data collection process between the career services management system and other integrated systems to enhance university data collection efforts that support the QEP and with Academic Insight. Supervision and Team Development: Supervises the coordinator of and oversees the Job Location and Development (JLD) grant program including developing the annual budget monitoring expenditures and managing graduate assistants on the employer relations team; develops key performance indicators, coaches, and provides a solid learning experience. Program and Event Management: Involved in developing and implementing company and geographic learning treks utilizing new partnerships created with parents, alumni, and other external partners as part of a broader career exploration strategy open to all students. Assists in developing and implementing networking programs that include a strong alumni presence, such as the shadowing/informational interviewing program and other newly created partnerships with key personnel across the University. This includes developing and coordinating programs, the processes that support managing and running programs efficiently, including risk assessment and policy development related to experiential opportunities (Student Travel, No Show Policies, Title IX, Opportunity Posting Review and Approval, EEOO, etc.) Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution PLUS 5 years of experience. Master’s Degree from an accredited institution PLUS 3 years of experience. Scope of Experience: Experience working with community outreach organizations or students in formal or informal education environments. At least 1 year of experience supervising, mentoring, or leading. Experience with educational programming and implementation preferred. Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications Minimum Skills and Abilities Knowledge of college recruiting principles, practices and guidelines NACE Professional Standards for Students and Employers, FERPA, Title VII, and EEO guidelines. Proficient with standard office computer software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Job frequently requires the following: Standing Walking Reaching Talking Hearing Handling objects with hands Lifting up to 25 pounds Excellent organizational skills Good verbal and written communication skills Able to interface well with the public Minimum Technology Skills Minimum License and Certifications Desired Qualifications Desired Qualifications Master’s Degree with no specific discipline and 3 years of experience is preferred. Posting Detail Information Salary Range $54,900 - $93,300 Job Category Student Affairs Working Hours if Non-Traditional Some weekends and evenings may be required. City position is located in: Auburn State position is located: Alabama List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position Posting Date 11/10/2023 Closing Date EEO Statement Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Price - 70600 - 89400

• Location: Auburn, AL Auburn, AL Alabama

• Post ID: 3408139293 Auburn

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