St.  Catherine University

Director of Professional Development and Career Advancement: Graduate Business and Leadership Pr...

Feb 27, 2018
May 17, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time
Position Summary Information Position Responsibilities

The Graduate Business and Leadership departments of Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL), and Master of Science in Management (MS) at St. Catherine University invite applications for a Director of Professional Development and Career Advancement. This position is responsible for leading programs to advance students' career readiness and professional development.

Responsibilities include:
• Lead career and professional development education and advising for MBA, MAOL, and MSM students.
• Design, develop, and deliver relevant career and professional development programs including career education, workshops, and networking events.
• Provide individual resources and coaching that align with diverse career interests and goals of students.
• Collaborate with the university's Career Development Center to leverage employer relationships and existing technology to increase employment options and job search effectiveness.
• Coordinate with Alumnae Relations to engage alums as professional contacts and advisors to students.
• Collaborate with corporate partners and sponsors to ensure that professional development offerings align with current demands of leaders and high performing professionals.
• Participate as an active member of the university community, serving on campus committees and attending activities and events.

Position Qualifications

• Master's degree in business, leadership, education, or related field
• 6+ years of experience in university student career services or other applicable career development setting
• Knowledge of career and professional development services and employment trends
• Teaching or facilitation experience at the college/graduate level required; Experience working with graduate-level business and leadership students preferred
• Must have excellent career coaching skills, especially with clients experiencing career change, seeking growth or advancement opportunities; experience designing/delivering career-focused workshops and events preferred
• Proven ability to build strong, collaborative relationships with colleagues, students, and employers; Industry or functional work experience in areas related to the interests of business and leadership students preferred
• Excellent writing, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills; Microsoft Office Suite proficiency
• Ability to work some evenings and weekends in support of programs and events

The incumbent must have the ability to respond respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures, in a manner that affirms the worth and preserves the dignity of individuals, families, and communities

Special/Other Requirements Summary To apply: Please go to the St. Catherine University Employment Site at to apply for this position. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply as are those who will contribute to a diverse candidate pool. Applicants may also visit the St. Catherine University Human Resources office to submit an electronic application. We are located in Derham Hall, Room 8. For more information about this position, please contact Michelle Wieser, Associate Dean of Graduate Business Programs at will be given to applications received by March 15, 2018. Position will remain open until filled.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
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