Berry College invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of Career Development. The Director is part of the newly-organized Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) team and reports directly to the Dean.
The CPPD supports the college's mission and commitment to prepare the whole student for all of life in two primary ways: First, we offer all students 8 semesters of personal and professional development experience through LifeWorks, our incredible and distinctive student work program. Second, we leverage our campus-wide Career Development Network to meet students where they are in their personal and professional journey, helping them learn to navigate their next steps at Berry (and beyond). In the CPPD, our primary goal is to help Berry students develop a greater sense of clarity, confidence, and creativity as they pursue purposeful life and career goals while in college, and also after entering into a post-COVID world.
In pursuit of this vision, Berry seeks an experienced, strategic, and innovative leader who can collaborate across a wide-range of campus constituencies to expand the reach and impact of Berry's Career Development Network. The Career Development Network model is a relatively new strategic partnership between the CPPD and Berry's academic leaders, and seeks to provide a wide range of resources (e.g., tools, trainings, advising, etc) to support the career / professional development of every student within each school and across all majors.
The Director of Career Development will oversee staff and strategic initiatives associated with Berry's Career Development Network, including a team of 2-3 Career Consultants and a handful of Career Peer Advisors. The Director will partner with other campus stakeholders (e.g., Deans, faculty, staff, alumni, and students) to implement campus-wide career events and develop school-specific initiatives. The ideal candidate for this position will have deep knowledge of and experience with career development/education, current/future workforce trends, employer engagement strategies, career management/assessment tools, and life design methodologies.
Berry is a selective independent college of 2,000 located adjacent to Rome, GA, midway between Atlanta, GA, and Chattanooga, TN. Berry's educational approach deliberately unites challenging academic programs with practical work experience in a residential campus community that encourages faith and emphasizes caring for the needs of others above self. This commitment to an "education of the head, heart and hands" remains as relevant today as when our founder instilled this ethic more than a century ago.
Nationally recognized for quality of learning and quality of life, Berry offers first-rate undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts and human sciences, as well as undergraduate and master's level opportunities in business and teacher education. The College's stunning 27,000-acre campus affords opportunities that cannot be duplicated elsewhere. Berry's ongoing commitment is to provide exceptional educational experiences to talented students from a wide range of social and economic backgrounds.
A master's degree is required in addition to a minimum of three years full-time progressive experience in a career development related-field (e.g., career services, professional development/training, internships/experiential learning, etc.).
Berry is a Chronicle of Higher Education 2018 "Great College to Work For." The college offers competitive benefits and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. An Equal Opportunity Institution, Berry complies with all applicable laws and provisions prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies. Berry respects the essential dignity of all individuals and accordingly hires and promotes employees without regard to matters of personal identity such as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation.
Applicants should electronically submit a letter of application, resume, and the contact information for three professional references to the linked posting on Berry's website. If you have additional questions, contact [email protected] or Recruitment, P.O. Box 490039, Mount Berry, GA 30149. The job is open until filled. Application review will begin immediately and continue until a qualified individual has been hired. For ADA Accommodations please contact our ADA Coordinator at 706-233-4062.