|Job Title||DIRECTOR OF CAREER SERVICES|
|Posted By||Erikson Institute|
|Salary Range||Based on experience|
|Location||Location -> Illinois -> Chicago / Cook County|
|Type of Work||Type of Work -> Operations / Management|
|Job Type||Job Type -> Full-time|
Erikson Institute, the nation’s leading graduate school in child development, is seeking to hire a Director for the Career Services department. The Director of Career Services directs the development, implementation and evaluation of activities that support Erikson students and alumni through the following activities: 1) overseeing student field experiences which includes concurrent experiences, group advising, and internship placements; 2) providing career services to students and alumni; and 3) maintaining supportive alumni relations. In addition, the director serves as an adjunct faculty member advising students, teaching an integrative seminar, and interviewing prospective students; and supports adjunct faculty.
Roles and Responsibilities
• Develop, approve and maintain internship opportunities for Master’s degree students by prospecting sites, networking in the community and communicating with supervisors via phone, email and in person; and through individual and group work with students seeking appropriate internship placements.
• Establish relationships with hiring representatives to provide students and alumni with timely employment resources and information.
• Meet and advise Master’s degree students on an individual basis and in group meetings regarding student internships, concurrent experience, and other related activities, conducted at the Institute.
• Plan and conduct group and individual training sessions for students and alumni on career planning topics, including online workshops and tutorials.
• Ensure students meet concurrent experience requirements; and advise concurrent experience students.
• Establish, negotiate and maintain contracts with internship sites.
• Oversee the placement of all Child Development students in internships. Advise and cooperate with all faculty program directors (e.g., director of teacher education), MSW Field Placement Director, faculty advisers, and Registration and Records office staff members regarding the processes and procedures for assigning all internship students (e.g., Child Development, teacher candidates, MSW) to internships.
• Complete and maintain all records, paper and electronic, regarding student placements including, but not limited to, contracts, initial internship materials, competency evaluations, and correspondence with site supervisors.
• Attend Alumni of Erikson Institute Board Meetings and collaborate with the AEI Board to create and improve alumni services; and as needed communicate with Institutional Advancement regarding alumni issues that arise in Career Services.
• Interview prospective students, as requested by Enrollment Management, as part of the admission process.
• Supervise the director of the Academic Success Center (ACS).
• Assist faculty in identifying and recruiting promising adjunct faculty.
• Lead and facilitate an Integrative Seminar as an adjunct faculty member.
• Attend Assessment Committee meetings in order to support student retention through coordination of this department’s efforts with those of the faculty and Enrollment Management.
• Attend Academic Programs Administrative meetings and faculty meetings at the behest of the Dean of Academic Programs to make reports regarding the Career Services and other relevant issues.
• Complete reports regarding the work of Career Services (e.g., student placements, the Academic Success Center) requested by the SVP/Dean of Faculty and others.
Founded in 1966, Erikson Institute is one of the nation’s leading graduate schools in child development and early childhood education. It is a private, independent, NCA-accredited graduate school offering master’s degrees, a Ph.D., graduate certificates, and professional development courses in child development and early childhood education. Erikson provides a variety of employee benefits, including excellent health and dental plans, life/disability insurance, transit stipend, matching retirement contributions, and more. To learn more, visit our website at www.erikson.edu
Erikson Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, marital or parental status, sexual orientation including gender identity, gender expression, military discharge status, physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. In addition, Erikson Institute provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws (including during the application or hiring process).
• Master’s degree or the equivalent.
• Five to ten-years relevant experience.
• An incumbent with academic background and/or experience in early childhood/child development is strongly preferred.
Please email, fax, or mail a cover letter and resume to:
Chief Human Resources Officer
451 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Please…no phone inquiries accepted.