Reporting to the Associate Provost for Career and Professional Development and an active member of the office's management team, this position leads the design, content creation, delivery, and assessment of CPD's coaching practices and developmental, training, and instructional workshops that support LMU student and alumni career development; strengthen their candidacy for internships, permanent employment, and graduate school; ensure their successful launch into post-graduate professional life; and provide them with the tools needed for career advancement. The Director also supervises a Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts (BCLA) and alumni-focused Career Specialist, ensuring a broad mix of programs that serve the more specific professional needs of students in applied liberal arts professions, law, and government/federal jobs, as well as LMU alumni broadly.
POSITION SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage the overall strategy for development, delivery, and assessment for all of CPD's career focused workshops and trainings that support LMU students' and alumni's career development and advancement. Collaborate with campus partners, alumni, and employers to develop relevant career development, pre-professional, and industry-specific content.
Supervise, coach, manage, and evaluate a BCLA and alumni-focused Career Specialist in the formation, delivery, and assessment of all career development services and programs that serve the professional needs of students in applied liberal arts professions, and LMU's alumni population through the Career Treks program.
Serve as a member of CPD's leadership team, providing oversight of program planning, strategic direction, assessment, and day-to-day operation of the office.
Partner with ITS to manage the overall strategy for professional development platforms such as The Pride (PeopleGrove), LinkedIn Learning, Handshake, VMock, and Big Interview, including collaborating with campus stakeholders to drive engagement and impact.
Partner with Deans, Assistant Deans, and Directors of Development in the formation, delivery, and assessment of career development focused services for and students and alumni in applied liberal arts professions.
Provide one-on-one coaching to BCLA graduate students. Implement workshops, information sessions, employer site visits, rotational shadowing experiences, and industry panels to introduce students to a wide range of careers.
Collaborate on the recruitment, training, and performance of a team of undergraduate Peer Advisors and Graduate Assistants in partnership with the director of campus partnerships.
Serve as an active contributor to the Division of Enrollment Management and Career and Professional Development, participating in campus-wide events and committees as requested.
Contribute fully to the career services profession, representing the university through involvement in national and regional professional associations, and in strategic partnerships with LMU employers, alumni, parents, and other external stakeholders.
Perform other duties as requested.
Loyola Marymount University Expectations
Exhibit behavior that supports the mission, vision, and values of the university. Communicate and employ interpersonal actions that model high standards of professional, responsible, accountable, and ethical conduct. Demonstrate a commitment to outstanding customer service.
Minimum of 5 years' experience in higher education, career development experience coaching clients or customers, workshop design and/or training facilitation. Experience working with undergraduate and graduate students; familiarity with career development/counseling theories and methods; specialized knowledge of applied liberal arts fields.
Demonstrated knowledge of applied liberal arts, law, and government/federal career fields and opportunities for experiential learning. Knowledge of career development/counseling theories and methods.
Ability to train, supervise, and develop direct reports.
Exceptional writing and public presentation skills required.
Team player with solid interpersonal skills.
Knowledge of the academic environment and experiential learning best practices.
Ability to work with faculty, employers, alumni, and high education administrators
Event planning and production skills.
Typically a Master's degree (M.A., M.Ed., M.P.H., other) in higher education, counseling, communication, or related field. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Constantly required to sit, feel, use finger movement, speak clearly, hear conversation, see near and far. Frequently required to stand and walk. Occasionally required to lift, carry and push up to 25 lbs., stoop, kneel, reach high and low, use depth perception.
COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENT:
To ensure the safety and well-being of our community, Loyola Marymount University requires that all students, faculty and staff are vaccinated or have been approved for a qualifying medical or religious exemption.
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.