Program Manager, Career Communities

ROLE TITLE:  Program Manager, Career Communities

POSITION REPORTS TO: Executive Director, Center for Career & Professional Development

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  3/1/2024

Summary of Position

The Program Manager of Career Communities works directly with students, faculty, alumni, employers, and the Center for Career and Professional Development team to guide and develop a career communities program. This individual will partner with campus departments on the development of career communities initiatives in order to elevate student engagement for tangible outcomes, while preparing students for meaning lives and supporting alumni experiencing career transitions. Through collaboration with alumni, students, parents, employers, staff, and administration, the Program Manger will build engagement opportunities and program initiatives ensuring the success of Allegheny College students

What you will do in this role:

  • Implement and continually evaluate the career communities program for the College that involves alumni, employers, students, parents, faculty, and staff. Report on progress and developments. Works with the Executive Director to leverage resources and services relevant to goals, including career coaching, events management, and employer relations.
  • Ensuring the internal technologies (Handshake and Gator2Gator) are being utilized for student engagement and that the systems are maintained. Educating constituents on how to best use the systems, identifying group clusters to engage students, setting up workshops, events, etc.
  • Promotes Allegheny and the Center through participation in professional organizations and partnerships with faculty and staff, Alumni. Serving on College committees as needed, working closely with the Executive Director for these goals and initiatives, and continually promoting career community learning opportunities to encourage participation. Use various communication channels to raise awareness and generate interest in the career community offerings.
  • Engagement with students that are inclusive of campus-wide programs and will serve on the career coaching team that executes this work. Always being aware of student engagement initiatives, this position will deliver engaging community learning sessions and workshops that fully address the program goals. Upholds standards for career coaching and departmental engagement.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Inform and engage stakeholders about campus wide program objectives, and project outcomes aimed at ensuring the success of the program and our students. Manage external communications, including interactions with students, families, educators, and other partners. Create and maintain a positive working relationship and ensure all messages align with the College’s mission and values. Build and nurture relationships with key stakeholders, keeping them informed and engaged in the project’s activities and initiatives.
  • Industry Engagement: Collaborate with employers to establish opportunities such as exploratory events, expos and internships for Allegheny College students. Works with the Executive Director and Center colleagues to establish and develop strategic partnerships with alumni, parents, and employers.

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YOUR EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of 3 years relevant professional experience in the field.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Track record of achieving exceptional results in the Career Services field.
  • Strategic thinking with operational excellence
  • Exceptional ability to influence and build strong relationships
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with experience in facilitation/presentation

YOUR FUTURE TEAM

The Center for Career and Professional Development’s mission is to prepare students for meaningful lives and support alumni experiencing career transitions. We do this by leading and leveraging career development programs, resources, and opportunities, while collaborating within an ecosystem of alumni, colleagues, and employers.

The team works with students, alumni, employers, faculty, and staff in ways that promote career coaching and exploration, alumni and employer engagement, and career readiness.

As an institutional driver for equity and inclusion, we seek to create a welcoming environment that promotes a sense of belonging for all. We strive to level the playing field through a proactive approach that decreases barriers and increases access and opportunities for students.

YOUR COMPENSATION

New hires are typically brought into the organization at a salary between the range minimum and the salary range midpoint depending on qualifications, internal equity, and the budgeted amount for the role.

The expected minimum salary range for this position is $55,500 annually.

THE HIRING PROCESS

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to employment@allegheny.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. We hope to have the ideal candidate hired by March 15, 2024, although a start-time may be later than this, depending on a candidate’s availability.  For certain positions, finalist candidates can expect to engage in three rounds of interviews either in person or via Online meetings.  Candidates will also have the opportunity to read more about the current work and share thoughts during the interviews.

Allegheny College, founded in 1815, is one of the nation’s oldest and most innovative four-year colleges where multidisciplinary learning breaks the conventional mold. It is one of the few colleges in the United States with a unique requirement to choose both a major and minor for graduation, to provide students with a cross-disciplinary path in the sciences and humanities for educational depth and intellectual growth. Located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Allegheny College is one of 44 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” In its 2022 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny College as one of the country’s top 100 national liberal arts colleges — and one of the top 25 best for undergraduate teaching.

Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares students for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community).

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. The College does not discriminate, and will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, creed, national/ethnic origin, ancestry, veterans, handicap or disability as those terms are defined under applicable law, or members of other underrepresented groups.

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posted 02/12/2024