What do we look for?
- Diversity – We strive for diversity in our hiring process, including diversity of thought, experience and skillsets. No cookie cutter team members here!
- Meliora – Ever Better. We look for those with a growth mindset to planning and solving problems – we are constantly evolving as an organization and seek people to contribute to that growth and also grow their own positions.
- Communicators – Fantastic communication skills – We look for people who can help us tell our story in a compelling and exciting way.
- Collaborators – We’re not helping “Students and alumni create meaningful lives and thriving in an ever-changing world.” on our own! Every member of our team works with campus partners, students, parents, alumni and faculty to bring this vision forward, so team driven attitude required!
- Leaders – Anyone within our team can be a formal leader, on an initiative, project, strategic goal, etc. But we also recognize that leadership doesn’t require a position or authority, and look for those with a wide range of leadership styles and motivations.
- Innovators – We focus on innovation and new ideas – We are both user- and solution-focused, and look for others that ask “why” questions to drive our programs, services and processes. Then we move to “what” and “how” to engage all of our stakeholders in meaningful interactions, relationships and outcomes.
- Change Agents – Open to change and bold in taking it on – We listen, ideate, try things and learn (sometimes from failing). Fortune favors the audacious, and we love taking on “big, hairy, audacious” goals and ideas.
Job Opportunities in the Greene Center
We are excited to share our current openings at the Greene Center for Career Education. We have some dynamic and exciting roles to join our team and make an impact on our students and the University of Rochester community. Our current strategic plan – “Preparing UR for the Future of Work” – is helping to propel UR forward and we are looking for some people who want to help us achieve that vision. If you get excited about change, flexible work arrangements, career education, life design, design thinking, creating opportunities for students, increasing access for students, tackling issues of equity and social justice, and making an impact, the Greene Team is where it’s at!
Director, Career Curriculum Initiatives – Job #245367
Status: Full-Time 40 hours
Grade: 054 Career Center (River Campus)
Schedule: 8 A.M. – 5 P.M.GENERAL PURPOSE
Provides strategic leadership and vision for the Greene Center’s curriculum initiatives which involve any programs, initiatives or projects that relate to integrating career education into curricular offerings. Cultivates relationships with campus partners – most notably faculty members – to deepen partnerships and develop opportunities for students and alumni to explore interests and gain skills through experiential learning. Develops course offerings, programs and resources, and implements continuous evaluations; manages all aspects including curriculum development, learning outcomes assessment, lesson planning, hiring/training/mentoring of instructors, coordinating speakers, and other course logistics. Collaborates with College Advising Services and Registrar to coordinate course scheduling, promotion, and enrollment.
LEADERSHIP & STRATEGIC PLANNING
- Helps set the strategic vision for curricular integration of career education and lead staff in developing and implementing shared strategic priorities; monitor and report progress toward strategic goals and objectives.
- Consults with faculty to identify opportunities to integrate career education, employer projects, skill-building technology and other experiential learning into the curriculum and student experience
- Supervises, trains, evaluates and provides work direction and problem solving assistance for 1-2 staff members and 3-5 adjunct instructors
- Consults and effectively collaborates regularly with office staff to share student and other relevant information and to create/implement curricular initiatives that anticipate or respond to trends in preparation, recruiting and hiring.
- Conducts analysis to align skill and career development opportunities to course offerings and learning outcome.
- Assess student attainment of learning outcomes and identifies new interventions to address gaps.
- Determines need, strategize staffing and recruit instructors for courses being taught by the Career Center or in collaboration with other units. Determine what part of adviser/educator role should be allocated towards teaching or managing coursework.
- Manages allocation of operating budget for curricular initiatives.
- Supports and assists direct reports in setting performance goals, reaching goals, and engaging in self-appraisal. Conduct annual appraisals of team.
- Encourages staff development and growth. Showcase and encourage successful staff effort at the campus, local, regional, and national levels.
- Continually improves and seek professional development opportunities/feedback on supervision style and approaches to better enhance staff development, morale, and cohesion, academic policies, career education, and other decision making
- Oversees experiential course offerings (CASC 104, BUS 100, CASC394, CASC394i) through the Career Center.
- Develops curriculum for course offerings, programmatic and resource development, and implementation and continuous evaluation.
- Oversees, manages, and coordinates career courses within the College including course scheduling, classroom space, technology support, and supplies
- Manages all aspects including curriculum development, learning outcomes development/assessment, lesson planning, hiring/training/mentoring of instructors, coordinating speakers, and other course logistics.
- Serves on various cross-functional teams to promote the vision and direction; contribute to the strategic planning in order to evolve center services and programs.
- Represents UR and the center in local and national professional associations and conferences in order to stay current with industry standards and changes, revise programs to reflect trends, and increase the center’s visibility among professionals in the field.
- Participates in university committees providing representation of the career center on community issues.
- Plays an active role in the collection of assessment and engagement data that serves as a driver for strategic decisions within.
TEACHING & PROGRAMMING
- Teaches 1-2 career courses a semester and develops proper syllabus, lesson plans and overarching learning outcomes for all Greene Center courses.
- Assists students in exploring career options and identifying sources of experiential education to further learn about their careers and industries of interests and to develop necessary skills/knowledge.
- Develops, administers and interprets assessment instruments to assist students and alumni with self-appraisal. Conduct periodic evaluations of career development tools as necessary.
- Investigates use of and develops virtual/online technologies and resources in the delivery of content to students as appropriate (e.g., web sites, on-line surveys, blogs, podcasts, etc.).
- Stays current on changing economic and labor conditions and industry trends and impact on curricular offerings.
- Researches, develops and delivers industry-specific programming and invite relevant guest speakers based on assigned academic and industry areas.
- Stewards relationships between faculty and employer partners to integrate projects into the classroom
- Regularly engages with College faculty to identity opportunities to integrate experiential learning into courses and share Greene Center engagement and outcomes data
- Partners with Writing Program on career education learning outcomes for WRTG 27x course offerings
- Leads integration and assessment of College Competencies into coursework and programs.
- Serves as liaison to designated academic departments and university departments to assess and meet needs of academic stakeholders and to promote collaboration across departments and majors by focusing on exploratory programming.
- Serve on College/University committees as assigned.
OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED
- Master’s Degree. Emphasis on teaching/education, student affairs, higher education or related field required
- 5-7 years of related experience in higher education, recruitment, or related field
- Experience advising students on career-related topics
- Outcomes assessment and evaluation strategies.
- Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at UR.
- Ability to collaborate cross-functionally in the office environment and to interface with employers, students, alumni, faculty, and university administrators.
- Ability to embrace and drive change and to organize and effectively manage multiple priorities, programs, and projects.
- Exceptional communication (written, oral, presentation). Demonstrated proficiency designing and delivering presentations.
- Demonstrated experience leading teams and developing positive relationships, partnerships, and alliances.
- Ability to assess and report student-learning outcomes.
- Project management experience.
- Ability to use social media and database systems, e.g. Handshake, Experience, Symplicity
HOW TO APPLY TO ALL POSITIONS
- Navigate to the University of Rochester’s career opportunities page.
- For external applicants, select ‘search all jobs’ and then enter the job ID number
- For internal applicants, select ‘for current employees’ and then enter the job ID number
- Review the job description and select the Apply button to begin your application. If you have applied to jobs at the University before, you should have an account you can log in to. If you are a new applicant, follow the prompts to create your account.
BENEFITS OF WORKING FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER AND THE GREENE CENTER
The University Office of Human Resources and Office of Total Rewards lists a variety of the university’s staff benefits on the Total Rewards website, including healthcare, retirement, wellness, vacation and leave, and extra perks. Within the extra perks section you will also find information about tuition benefits, the family care program, financial well being, home ownership programs, and a variety of additional insurance options.
Comprehensive Greene Center onboarding to set you up for success
Our onboarding process for new staff starts before your first day, and continues through your first 3-6 months. On your first day you will complete University Orientation, prior to coming to the Center. There you will meet a staff buddy, your supervisor, and various operations staff to get you up and running in the first few weeks. You will then receive any training needed to help you succeed in your position, develop goals and deliverables with your supervisor, and get to know the entire team in your first three months.
Commitment to an Ever Better you
For information on University provided professional development, you can view the Professional Success page.
In the Greene Center we also focus on learning and growth of our entire team, supported by both your supervisor, our comprehensive onboarding plan, online learning and training options, and encouragement to participate in regional and national professional development organizations.