Assistant Director of Academic and Career Advising
William Peace University
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Type: Full Time
Reporting to the Director of Academic and Career Advising and in collaboration with the Director of Immersive Learning, the Assistant Director of Academic and Career Advising provides academic advising and support to undergraduate students and comprehensive career development programming and counseling to students and alumni. The Assistant Director oversees the majority of the internship program including (but not limited to): employer development, student engagement, paperwork management, instructor support, and annual program evaluation/improvement. The Assistant Director assists the Director with other student services as needed. The Office of Academic and Career Advising supports goals outlined in WPU’s strategic plan and commits to fostering an inclusive environment to support the success of all students.
Essential duties and responsibilities:
- Provide career counseling and academic advising for students to determine their academic path and career direction including determining relevant major options, program requirements, course scheduling and degree progression, registration assistance, providing career assessments and interpretations, discussing job search strategies, cover letters, resumes, and interviewing skill development. - Counsel students and alumni to help them understand their abilities, talents, skills, and interests in order to develop individually directed career goals, and a plan to achieve them. - Assist with university-wide retention efforts, conduct student outreach, assist at-risk students, and partner to support registration efforts. - Collaborate with Center for Immersive Learning to develop strategic relationships and partnerships with employers to increase internship and employment opportunities for students and alumni. - Manage the internship program including employer development and internship site development, student engagement, paperwork management, instructor support, and annual program evaluation/improvement. Teach one section of PDS 490 Academic Internship per academic year. - In collaboration with the Academic and Career Advising team and other campus partners, coordinate on campus recruiting, career fairs, and employability programs for students. Plan, schedule and deliver presentations on career development topics (resume writing, interviewing, networking, job/internship search, etc.) to students, alumni, faculty, or other populations as needed. - Assist with the management and maintenance of Internship and Job Search database system. - May serve as primary academic advisor for small group of new, traditional undergraduate first-year students, as needed. - Maintain student records and adhere to all FERPA standards and other University policies. - Refer students to other university departments as necessary. - Serve on relevant committees as assigned. - Partner with the Center for Student Success staff to promote student success. - Work effectively with a diverse population of students, employees, visitors, and guests. - Perform other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in Counseling, Higher Education Administration, or relevant field with three years of academic/career advising or similar experience in a higher education setting; outstanding oral and written communication skills.
Experience with internship, cooperative education, or employer relations in a higher education setting. Experience with a student information system; knowledge of a learning management system such as Moodle.
William Peace University is a nationally-ranked, award-winning institution located in one of the best cities in the United States in downtown Raleigh, NC. WPU provides a culture that values diversity, fosters an energized team environment, builds on our strengths, promotes creativity and innovation, and encourages inclusiveness, respect, and open communication by leading with our actions. Our mission is to prepare our students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. The ideal candidate will have the ability to embrace the five core values, mission, and vision of William Peace University. Join our team and see why William Peace University was voted one of the Triangle’s Best Places to Work in 2017! Follow your passion and make an impact at WPU.