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Assistant Director, Career Programming

Company: Texas A&M University
Location: College Station
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title

Assistant Director, Career Programming


Texas A&M University


Bush School Of Government And Public Service

Proposed Minimum Salary

$4,617.67 monthly

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

Who we are

The Bush School of Government and Public Service,, was founded in 1997, under President George H.W. Bush's philosophy that public service is a noble calling. Since then, the Bush School has continued to reflect that notion in curriculum, research, and student experience as the Bush School prepares students to become principled leaders in their fields and to reflect the value of public service throughout their careers.

What we want

What an awesome opportunity that's now been made available to be part of our pioneering school, as our Assistant Director, Career Programming! This leading role is responsible for coordinating the Career Programming area of Career Services for Master of Public Service & Administration and Master of International Affairs disciplines. This includes scheduling and developing career readiness workshops and tools (both online and in person); and providing career advising to students individually and in groups. Our stellar candidate will demonstrate an analytical ability, project management skills, excellent communication and presentation skills, and proven counseling skills. Our selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. We are looking for someone who is mission driven and can lead by example in promoting collaboration and cooperation within our unit and with key stakeholders. This is a great opportunity if you have a shared interest in marketing, career services/counseling and human resource management/development. If your passion and expertise align with our mission and expectations for this position we encourage you to apply for this great opportunity.

What you need to know

Cover Letter and Resume: A cover letter and resume are strongly recommended. You may upload them on the application under the CV/Resume section.

COVID-19 information: Texas A&M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information regarding Texas A&M's COVID-19 response, please visit the University's COVID-19 website. For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness' COVID-19 website.

Required Education and Experience:

* Bachelor's degree or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

* Six years of full-time professional level experience in academic, business, government, or nonprofit sector.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

* Excellent interpersonal, written communication, presentation, and counseling skills.

* The ability to work well in a team environment, work collaboratively and closely with coworkers and constituents (i.e., students, faculty, university administrators, employee executives and managers).

* Knowledge of the dynamics of the employment marketplace, preferably for public administration, nonprofit management, and international affairs graduate students, as well as the employers and an ability to address those individual and group needs.

* Strong organization skills with the ability to prioritize work and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

* Working knowledge of computers; business level knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access, PowerPoint and Excel.

* The ability to utilize a learning management system (LMS).

* Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

* Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to ensure understanding.

* Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

* Strong analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills.

* Knowledge of working within the constraints of a budget.

Other Requirements:

* Willingness to travel and work occasional evenings and weekends.

Preferred Education and Experience:

* Master's degree in public administration and/or international affairs, human resource development, student personnel/development, vocational counseling, educational administration, business administration.

* Three years of professional level experience in academic, government, nonprofit, or other public sector experience, including at least one year in career services, career counseling, human resource management/development, staffing and recruiting, or marketing.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

* Knowledge of the present and potential future applications of technology and online resources.

* Career advising skills.

* Marketing/public relations skills.

* Ability to develop and maintain relationships with high level executives responsible for hiring graduate students in public administration and international affairs.


* Career Workshop Planning: Schedule, develop, and deliver career readiness workshops online and in person to introduce/enhance students' key career readiness skills. Manage collection and review of career readiness deliverables and maintain databases of students completing assignments to qualify for summer unpaid internship/language immersion funding. Plan annual career preparation events such as etiquette dinner(s) and mock interview events. Continually expand and schedule online and in person workshops, tools and resources related to federal, state and local government; nonprofit organizations; international economics, international development, private sector organizations performing public sector functions and consulting; and other areas related to public sector/public service careers.

* Student Career Advising: Meet with students from both graduate degree departments to advise them on resume development, interviewing skills, salary negotiation, and other career planning and job search techniques via one-on-one advising and small/large group presentations. Manage specialized internship programs for graduate students in public and international affairs. Provide career advising to former students as needed.

* Professional Networking: Participate in professional organizations and other departments on campus for the purpose of networking to establish and develop working relationships and for continuous learning to enhance career and student services for Bush School students.

* Assisting with Events: Assist with New Student Orientation and Bush School Graduation Celebration planning, preparation and execution.

* Promotion of Awareness: Partner with Career Services team members to increase student and faculty awareness of recruiting and employment opportunities available for students.

* Perform other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

In accordance with the federal contractor vaccination mandate, specific facilities at The Texas A&M System may be considered a covered contractor workplace with covered contractor employees. Therefore, successful applicants for this position may be subject to the federal mandate to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Keywords: Texas A&M University, College Station , Assistant Director, Career Programming, Executive , College Station, Texas

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