Senior Placement Representative - Director, Career Services

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UT - School of Architecture



Plan and manage a comprehensive career placement administration for students and alumni representative of all disciplines within the School of Architecture. Serve as primary contact for potential employers associated with and related to all disciplines and degree programs engaged within the School of Architecture.

Essential Functions

Provide appropriate career search and placement assistance for students and alumni seeking an internship, part-time, and full-time professional positions. Collaborate with program directors, Professional Residency Program coordinators, and Development office when coordinating employer outreach. Provide individual and group career advising in the areas of job search skills, negotiation, and the transition to related professional endeavors and employment. Create, maintain, and promote technologically advanced office protocols utilizing a high degree of innovation. Develop a strategy for the consistent execution of employer outreach. Cultivate and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with domestic and international employers regarding their staffing needs and plans. Oversee the collection and dissemination of information about employers and employment opportunities for students. Plan and execute the annual SOA career fair. Develop and manage additional events designed to educate students on the profession and provide networking connections. Events include professional panels, networking receptions, portfolio review sessions, office visits, employer and guest lecturer presentations, and any other activity that enhances student and alumni success in the job placement process. Update and develop materials for web publication. Attend to email and phone inquiries from all constituents. Manage student and alumni job board. Ensure that all job postings are accessible as soon as possible. Through print and digital materials, inform students and faculty of career-related services and events. Implement a comprehensive internal and external marketing and communication program to promote and increase participation in placement services. Utilize career services electronic (web) management tools to maximize efficiencies for all constituents. Oversee Career Services budget and hire and supervise a small staff of student assistants. Create post-graduation surveys and assessment tools, and maintain contact with students and alumni to track employment. Work proactively with campus-wide offices on student and career services. Work closely with the Associate Director for Development to cultivate and maintain relationships with potential employers who may also be alumni, donors, or advisory council members. Serve as a central resource for licensure and professional certification information for all disciplines as needed. Participate in SOA-wide committees and events as needed.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Maintain the flexibility to adjust services as demands change or evolve. Other tasks as assigned.

Required qualifications

Master's degree in education, counseling, or a related field. Four years of professional experience in career services or a human resources role performing a variety of professional recruiting or career placement activities. Experience working with students in an advisory capacity at the higher education level. Demonstrated ability to make effective oral presentations. Excellent writing ability. Knowledge of resume and cover letter formats, as well as methods for seeking employment. Excellent attention to detail. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with students in the fields of design and planning. Familiarity with UT Austin policies and procedures. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively and without day-to-day supervision.
Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Occasional evening or weekend work may be required during peak periods. Some travel required. Maintain regular office hours.

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