Job Title: Director - Career Development Center
Department: Student Affairs / Career Services
The Director of the Career Development Center is responsible for leading and managing career services and resources for students and alumni. This role involves strategic planning, program development, and collaboration with various departments and external stakeholders to enhance the employability and career success of graduates.
- Should have experience of big placements above 20L p.a., with relationships with many good companies.
- Leadership and Management: Oversee the operations of the Career Development Center, including staff management, budgeting, and resource allocation.
- Career Counselling and Coaching: Provide guidance and counselling to students and alumni on career planning, job search strategies, resume writing, interview preparation, and professional development.
- Employer Relations: Develop and maintain relationships with employers to increase job and internship opportunities for students and alumni. Organize career fairs, networking events, and employer information sessions.
- Program Development: Design and implement career development programs, workshops, and seminars that cater to the diverse needs of the student body.
- Data Analysis and Reporting: Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of career services through data analysis and prepare reports for university leadership and accreditation bodies.
- Collaboration: Work closely with academic departments, alumni relations, and external partners to integrate career development into the broader educational experience.
- Technology and Resources: Utilize and enhance career services technology and online resources to provide accessible support to students and alumni.
- Master’s degree in counselling, Education, Business, or a related field.
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in career services, higher education, human resources, or related field, with progressive leadership responsibility.
- Demonstrated ability to build relationships with students, faculty, employers, and community partners.
- Strong understanding of career development theories, job market trends, and employer needs.
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
- Proficiency in career services software and technology.
- Innovative and strategic thinking.
- Strong leadership and team-building abilities.
- Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of university students.
- Commitment to student development and success.