by The University of Iowa's Professional and Scientific Job Line on February 26, 2014

in University Jobs

Department: Career Center

Salary: $40,000.00 to Commensurate

Advertising Ends On: 03/12/2014

Job Duties:

Associate Director of Outcomes and Career Advisor

Position Specific Summary: Provide career advising to students in assigned majors and maintain positive department relationships to increase retention. Create, facilitate and evaluate career education programs. Facilitate researching, assessing and reporting departmental program outcomes including collection of data from current students, alumni, staff, and employers.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Enhance and Support Student Educational Experiences and Increase Retention. Foster a Sense of Community and Engagement for Students:

• Advise, orient and provide assistance to students, faculty and staff in the use of occupational and job search resources.

• Advise students on career decision-making strategies, career/alternative exploration, and job search strategies.

• Review, update and expand career resources covering a wide range of careers, educational/training requirements, job outlook, employment environments, job search aids, career/life-style, government information, etc.

• Prepare specialized reports as requested.

• Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of complex changes in the workplace and economic outlook as they impact student career choices, preparation, and employment.

• Stay informed of other campus resources that support student success.

• Research employment trends and supply to students and administrators.

Establish and Maintain Relationships with Partners to Provide Educational Support Services. Partners Include on-campus Units and External Agencies (Local, State, National and International):

• Develop and facilitate academic and career success related programs and workshops.

• Organize, design, plan and promote campus-wide utilization of career information resources.

• Coordinate and administer assigned programs to achieve programmatic goals.

• Work in tandem with staff of the Pomerantz Career Center on campus outreach efforts.

• Lead assigned special project coordination and implementation.

• Serve as a liaison to internal and external entities related to assigned programs including university faculty in academic areas.

• Collaborate with colleagues across campus and external employer partners to connect students to meaningful connections across the nation relevant to their respective career development paths.

Student Growth, Development and Success:

• Serve as primary contact for assigned departments/colleges to assess career development needs of students; create, implement and assess programs that meet those needs; and provide feedback that contributes to students’ career development and success.

• Assist with developing learning outcomes for programs related to student success with multiple departments across campus; plan, execute and assess a broad-range of career development programs and services aimed at achieving those outcomes.

Administrative (HR, Budget), Supervision and Training:

• Hire, train, and develop short-term employees to conduct surveying projects on behalf of the Pomerantz Career Center and ensure they are compliant with UI policies and procedures (e.g., Compliance to FERPA).

• Mentor and/or supervise students on short-term projects

• Make strategic planning recommendations and ensure strategic goal attainment for career advising initiatives.

*For a more detailed job description, including technical competencies, please email

The Educational Support Services Specialist is a classification in the Educational Support Services job family. For more information about this job family, visit:

*The qualifications for this job posting are described as competencies or the behaviors needed to be successful in performing the duties of the position at a defined proficiency level/standard. The proficiency level required for each qualification is included (i.e. basic, working, extensive or exper/leader).

Extensive Proficiency: Performs without assistance; recognized as a resource to others; able to translate complex nuances to others; able to improve processes; focus on broad issues.

Working Proficiency: Successfully completes diverse tasks of the job; applies and enhances knowledge and skill in both usual and unusual issues; needs minimal guidance in addressing unusual situations.

The other proficiency definitions can be found at:

**Please assure that your resume/CV and/or cover letter illustrates the work experience, knowledge, skills and abilities you have that meet each of the required and desired qualifications.

Applicant Credentials are Subject to Verification
Background checks(criminal history, child/dependent adult sexual abuse) will be conducted on final candidates for all positions in UI Hospitals and Clinics. Background checks may also be conducted for other positions.


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