Career Services Director

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Career Services Director

Posted:  5/10/2018

Position:  The Career Services Director is responsible for planning, developing and executing, vocational discernment, career development, and employment assistance programs for students, graduates and alumni of Oklahoma Christian University. Reporting to the Vice President for Human Resources, the director will be supported as a member of the university HR team in service of the OC mission to transform lives for Christian faith, scholarship, and service.

Primary Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required--graduate degree a plus. Four or more years of successful, ascending professional experience preferred.   Demonstrated commitment to diversity and ability to communicate and positively engage students and colleagues across racial, gender and cultural differences. Active membership in a congregation of the Church of Christ required.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement marketing plan to achieve graduate employment goals
  • Collaborate with HR team to develop and lead a major revision of OC’s student work program to improve the career-building experience of campus work and enhance productivity and accountability
  • Coordinate with appropriate student success and academic services to develop and deliver a second-year vocational discernment program
  • Coordinate on-campus job fairs
  • Maintain career services website, mobile app., and social media accounts
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with local and regional employers from both private and public sectors
  • Develop and present career education programs, including offerings on resume and letter writing, job search techniques, and interviewing skills
  • Create and manage a multi-directional communications strategy between OC job seekers and prospective employers to include maintenance of a database of position announcements and job seekers
  • Provide individualized and group career counseling and employment assistance to OC students and graduates
  • Actively engage with appropriate career services/placement organizations to enhance professional development and provide access to information on new developments and best practices in the field
  • Collaborate with human resources team and other campus departments as needed to achieve the mission of the university

Additional Qualifications:

  • Service-oriented and public-friendly disposition
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing environment and organizational structures and priorities
  • Technically savvy, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office software (especially Word and Excel)
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organizational and time management skills
  • Appreciation for diversity and ability to work effectively with different cultural backgrounds and personalities
  • A strong identification with and support of Oklahoma Christian University's goals and mission
  • In the spirit of team, a willingness to subordinate self-interest to the University's interest
  • Trustworthy and able to appropriately manage confidential and sensitive information
  • Desire to make a difference, not just to earn a living
  • Faithful, active member of a Church of Christ congregation

Work Conditions:

  • Exempt position--standard office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Occasional attendance at evening and weekend events is required.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Standard University benefits package:
    • Health insurance premium support
    • 403(b) matching contributions
    • Tuition discount
    • Vacation and sick leave

Timetable: Position to begin in summer 2018. Application review begins June 1, and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, personal statement of faith, and OC application form to Human Resources at human.resources@oc.edu or Box 11000, Oklahoma City, OK 73136.

Oklahoma Christian University is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Churches of Christ. The university complies with all laws regarding race, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, military service, and disability. As a religious educational institution, the university is permitted by law to consider religious beliefs and practices in making employment decisions, and the university does so to achieve its mission.

Oklahoma Christian University is looking for employees who are willing to express the “Second Mile-Serving One Another” goal of the university, to demonstrate a personal faith in Jesus Christ, to be actively involved in a local Church of Christ, and to support the Christian mission of the university.