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 Subject : Assistant/Associate Director for CIT Graduate Students, Career Center,.. 08/19/2014 09:51:20 AM 
Krissie Doppelheuer
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Subject :Assistant/Associate Director for CIT Graduate Students, Career Center, Carnegie Mellon Univ.

Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA

The Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) and College of Engineering (CIT) is hiring two Directors/Career Consultants, one at the Assistant Director and one at the Associate Director level. This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated top performer with higher education and/or industry experience to leverage knowledge in a new and unique role within one of the most respected schools in the world.

The Associate/Assistant Director for CIT graduate students will focus on career development for master level candidates. These positions are new, hybrid roles between CIT and the CPDC, allowing for the opportunity to be mobile on and off-campus, meeting the students where they spend their time, and to work independently in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. The ability to build and grow relationships, not only with students, but with department heads, graduate coordinators, and employers will be vital in these newly defined roles. CMU and CIT retain a robust international student population, so cultural sensitivity and competencies are essential to these positions. The expectation to develop new recruiting relationships (consortia, employers, etc.) and expand existing ones will allow these Associate/Assistant Directors to create a holistic career program.

The Associate Director position will retain all responsibilities of the Assistant Director position, but in addition will:
•Develop strategy for working with master level candidates, with special attention to developing strategies for the international master level candidates.
•Supervise at least one Assistant Director (with future potential for more supervision)
•Act as the primary point of contact for specific departments within CIT

Candidates will be considered for these positions and will ultimately be offered the appropriate job title based on his/her personal qualifications, including education and experience. Candidates with prior staff supervisory experience will be given priority consideration for the Associate Director position, as this role will supervise at least one Assistant Director.

Priority consideration will be given for applications received by September 15, 2014. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. Visit [email protected]: to apply to Job #100985. Application materials should include a letter of interest and resume.

Carnegie Mellon is a global research university with more than 12,000 students, 80,000 alumni, and 5,000 faculty and staff. Recognized for its world-class arts and technology programs, collaboration across disciplines, and innovative leadership of education in the fields of Business Administration, Computer Science, Engineering, Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Public Policy & Information Systems, and Science, Carnegie Mellon is consistently ranked among the top 25 universities in the United States. For more information about Carnegie Mellon University, visit our website at

Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Carnegie Mellon considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Qualified candidates who can contribute through their work/life experiences to the diversity and excellence of the academic community are encouraged to apply.

◦Bachelor's Degree in related field (i.e. College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, Engineering, Human Resources) or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required.

◦Master's Degree in fields noted above is strongly preferred for both roles.

•Licenses: Valid U.S. Driver's License.

◦(Assistant Director) Three to five years’ experience in an engineering, recruiting, or higher education career services role, minimum five years preferred.

◦(Associate Director) Five years’ experience in an engineering, recruiting, or higher education career services role, minimum seven years preferred.

◦Previous experience working with graduate and international students in a student services environment.

◦Experience in higher education working with master’s/PhD level candidates in a career services setting and developing relationships with employing organizations and contacts for graduate students is preferred.

◦Previous experience working with a global workforce/organization or working with an international student population is desired.

◦Essential qualities include the ability to work independently on projects and function competently in a team environment; analytical, organizational, time management, reasoning, and problem solving skills

◦Ability to interact effectively with the campus community and external customers

◦Proven record of multicultural and global competence and understanding of visa/sponsorship process

◦Strong knowledge of recruiting trends facing graduate engineering students

◦Ability to partner with the CIT leadership, faculty, and staff in order to implement programs and career advising with students

•Physical Mobility: Usually sedentary, able to sit for long periods of time. Requires some bending, pushing, stretching and lifting up to several reams of paper. Required to attend meetings at various locations both on and off campus.

•Environmental Conditions: Usual office setting

•Mental: Ability to meet deadlines under pressure and with little direct supervision; Ability to pay attention to detail and to plan ahead by anticipating problems and forecasting outcomes; Ability to work professionally with Career Center staff, College of Engineering staff and faculty, and outside constituencies.

•Other: Must maintain confidentiality regarding student, employer, alumni and office information. Depending on programming needs, weekend and evening hours are sometimes required. Some travel may be required for employer outreach and development.

Job Function: Administration/Management

Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh

FT/PT Status: Regular Full Time


Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent

Preferred Education Level: Master's Degree or equivalent

Salary: Negotiable

Application Instructions: Visit [email protected]: to apply to Job #100985. Application materials should include a letter of interest and resume.
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