POSITION DESCRIPTION

Title:                                        Manager, Career Services and Dual Degree Engineering Program
Organization:                        Atlanta University Center Consortium, Inc.(AUCC)
Reports to:                            Director, Academics, Research, and Student Success
Location:                               Atlanta,Georgia


OVERVIEW OF THE ORGANIZATION: RE-ENVISIONING OF THE ATLANTA UNIVERSITY CENTER (AUC) COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS AND RESULTS
The Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC) is the oldest and largest academic consortium serving primarily African American students.   Its members are four historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs); two liberal arts colleges, a comprehensive research university, and a medical school; that confer undergraduate and graduate degrees across a range of disciplines. Graduates of the Atlanta University Center institutions are leaders in their chosen fields.  In addition, AUC research addresses a broad range of issues, with a particular focus on issues and disparities facing minority populations.

Shared Vision for AUCC as an Innovative Think Tank
The Council of Presidents of the Atlanta University Center, which includes the presidents of Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Spelman College, have developed a shared vision that shifts AUCC from an organization focused on the coordination of individual programs and governance councils to an innovative think tank focused on thought leadership, collaboration, and innovation for strategic initiatives that will yield meaningful and effective outcomes for each campus and the AUC. Additionally, the vision for the AUCC is to provide a collaborative space to incubate innovative best practices relevant to the broader higher education community, with special focus and emphasis on underrepresented groups in higher education.

The AUCC transformation is aligned across three major areas: (1) academics, research and student success; (2) optimizing campus operations; and (3) economic development and community development, and campus engagement strategies.

POSITION OVERVIEW
Both the AUCC Career Services and Dual Degree Engineering programs are long-standing programs with strong track records of proven results.  The AUCC desires to build on this strong base and refresh these programs so our students have increasingly successful employment outcomes.

The Manager, Career Services and Dual Degree Engineering Program will lead two distinct yet related areas of the AUCC work plan.
Career Services—Support AUCC’s member institutions in producing students who are well equipped and prepared for success in their chosen careers. This includes collaborative planning with student affairs/activities, enrollment management, alumni affairs, institutional research, and career planning personnel from the member institutions.

Dual Degree Engineering Program—Strengthen career development, and academic and career advisement for the Dual Degree Engineering Program.  This includes collaborative planning with dual degree coordinators from the member institutions and partnering engineering institutions.

CAREER SERVICES

  • Function as a strategic partner and thought leader for AUCC member institutions Career Planning and Placement Services (CPPS) staff as well as employer representatives who express interest in partnering with the AUC campuses.
  • Research, develop, and implement innovative processes designed to support all aspects of career development including exploration, experiences, and ultimately employment or graduate school.
  • Maintain metrics, prepares and delivers presentations, and advises AUCC and campus leadership on effective career services delivery using an evidence-based frame.
  • Design, develop and implement a comprehensive approach to support employers seeking to access our students including adapting funding strategies and innovative approaches.
  • Identify and obtain grants and other funding opportunities needed to support our career services activities.
  • Facilitate linkages and integrate current career services approaches with academic departments.
  • Coordinate all aspects of the CPPS, including but not limited to educating employer representatives about AUCC CPPS policies, collaborating with campus CPPS staff, and marketing of AUCC-wide on-campus recruiting activities.
  • Collaborate with Director of the Office of Academic, Research and Student Success and Manager, Communications and Events to plan and implement an innovative marketing strategy for identifying potential employers and maintaining the e-Recruiting database, as well as web-based programs for employers.
  • Develop and maintain an effective feedback loop with reportable metrics to include information and data about students, faculty, employers, graduate schools, and alumni.
  • Lead and develop new initiatives including career speaker series and an enhanced mentorship program.
  • Identify technologies and innovations needed to deliver services that streamline and enhance experiences for students and recruiters; Look for efficient ways to share information across campuses.
  • Develop professional development seminars for students.
  • Assist in advising students on career options.
  • Work collaboratively with Student Affairs, Enrollment Management, Alumni Affairs, and Career Planning Personnel from AUC Consortium institutions to identify policies and systems that best meet students’ needs and to establish a unified strategy for delivering services to students and recruiters.

DUAL DEGREE Engineering Program

  • Develop collaborative relationships with engineering students, graduates, staff, other placement professionals throughout the AUC Consortium; promote effective strategies for actively engaging students with the engineering profession including employers, national engineering associations, DDEP alumni and other relvant participants in the engineering field.
  • Actively manage the relationships and agreements with partnering engineering colleges and universities on behalf of AUCC including designing strategies for faculty engagement, meaningful advisement, and developing and maintaining meaningful metrics.
  • Collaborate with campus DDEP coordinators, campus faculty and staff and engineering institution faculty and staff and to keep abreast of best practices and strategic priorities of the AUC member institutions; recruitment trends and employment forecasts;tracking assessment data and showing trends of successful employment and placement of AUC students.
  • Proactively identifies opportunities to support student success including internships, apprenticehips, lunch and evening sessions, and other opportunities designed to expose students to careers and experiences in the engineering field.
  • Manage the day to day operations of the DDEP Program; monitor and determine student eligibility for DDEP; keep abreast of curriculum updates or changes to the transfer process; manage engineering college transfer processes and graduation services.
  • Develop strategy and implements plans to increase financial support for DDEP scholarships and other programmatic needs.
  • Serve as the adviser to the AUC NSBE chapter.

QUALITIES EXPECTED:
This successful candidate for this dynamic position will possess a range of skill sets including demonstrated strengths in:

  • Intellectual horsepower
  • Strategic thinking
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Managing by influence
  • Relationship building
  • Collaboration
  • Adaptability and flexibility in a fast-paced environment, ability to multi-task and handle several priorities simultaneously

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Master’s degree in Student Affairs, College Personnel, Counseling, Higher Education, Educational Leadership/Administration, or Business Administration. Strong consideration will be given to an individual who has an academic background in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM).
  • Minimum four years higher education experience in career advisement/counseling, student affairs or STEM education;
  • A student-centered approach to higher education
  • Experience with research, accessing academic literature and strategy development
  • Proficiency in MS Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

TO APPLY:
Nominations, inquiries, and expressions of interest should be directed electronically to:
tfortson@aucenter.edu
404-978-2177
AUC Consortium Inc.
156 Mildred Street, Atlanta GA 30314

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