Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development at University of Nebraska Lincoln

#1
Working Title Asst Dir-Career & Professional Development
Department Graduate Studies-0900
Requisition Number S_190196
Posting Open Date 03/11/2019
Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date) 03/26/2019
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work The focus of this position is on professional and career development for graduate students and postdocs; broadening participation in graduate school and professional communication. Designs and coordinates services and programs that support graduate students from entry to degree completion, consults with faculty, staff and administration and employers regarding student’s career development needs. Organizes the professional development workshop programming for both academic and non-academic careers, including wellness initiatives. Assists the Associate Dean in developing content for external audiences including sharing responsibility for the Graduate Connections blog with the Assoc Dir-Teaching & Research Development, The Graduate Report, and the Office of Graduate Studies website. Develops programming for graduate students and postdocs on communication skills including grant writing, digital skills, interpersonal communication skills. Develops programming for graduate students and postdocs on thesis/dissertation and publication writing, as well as writing for non-technical audiences. Organizes communication events including 3 Minute Thesis competitions and Science Slams. Develops programming on grant and fellowship application writing. Implements best practices to recruit and support a diverse cohort of students to enter graduate school. Works with faculty and academic units to organize and implement graduate badging initiatives. Ensure all students and postdocs have the opportunity to find and participate in an inclusive community.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.|
|Minimum Required Qualifications|Master’s degree plus minimum of one year experience in professional development work in a post-secondary setting required. Demonstrated ability to develop and facilitate workshops necessary. Demonstrated skills with word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software essential. Must have proven ability to interact effectively with diverse populations, including undergraduate and graduate students, staff, postdocs faculty and senior administration. Ability to work independently and as a team member required. Must have excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.

Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required No

Physical Required No

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) required. Subject to DOT approved pre-employment & random testing for alcohol and controlled substances No

Criminal History Background Check Required Yes

Posted Salary $46,000 minimum|

How to Apply
For questions or accommodations related to this position contact|Donna Hahn
dhahn1@unl.edu

Job Category (old) Managerial/Professional

Job Type Full-Time

Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? No

Planned Hire Date: ASAP

For full position description, click here.