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Assistant Director, MIS Career Management

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Assistant Director, MIS Career Management
Department Management Information Systems (3010)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The Assistant Director of MIS Career Management is an integral member of the MIS Career Management Team at the Eller College of Management. The position requires a strong leader, who is passionate about developing students, building effective relationships, and providing innovative solutions. This position is responsible for preparing MIS students for their internship and full-time career searches. The Assistant Director will create and deliver career management programming designed to enhance students’ professional development. Programming includes one-on-one career coaching, group workshops, panel discussions, and hands-on training. This position is expected to remain current on recruiting and hiring practices, employer needs, and trends affecting students in MIS and related degrees.

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Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Enhance the overall student experience by building strong relationships and developing students for career search success.
  • Coach domestic and international students on needed career management and job search skills; review student resumes, cover letters, and other employment documents and provide timely, constructive feedback.
  • Assist with the creation and implementation of career management programming on topics such as resume and cover letter development, personal branding, networking, etc.
  • Understand cultural influences on the job search process and integrate into student development curriculum and career counseling.
  • Identify, manage, and communicate career resources available to students.
  • Maintain accurate records on individual student meetings and group workshop attendance.
  • Solicit and analyze student feedback and implement innovations.
  • Conduct outreach to guest speakers who can assist students in their job searches and participate in student development activities.
  • Lead mock interview program. Engage with alumni and business leaders to schedule mock interviews for students.
  • Remain current on recruiting and hiring practices, employer needs, and trends affecting graduate degrees, and incorporate into student coaching sessions and development activities.
  • Gather and track student employment (full-time and intern) and salary data. This includes database management, data analysis and external reporting.
  • Prepare annual report and compile data according to departmental and college requirements.
  • Partner with career services personnel in MIS and Eller to develop and lead company visits, Career Treks, and other student networking opportunities.
  • Collaborate with the Director to identify and cultivate relationships with local, regional, and national organizations with the potential of hiring Eller MIS students.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Excellent organizational abilities.
  • Ability to generate and maintain trust and credibility.
  • Ability to coach and mentor students.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills , presentation skills, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with Career Management team and Eller MIS team.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field. In lieu of degree, 5+ years of relevant experience.
  • Experience working with students.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and initiative.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Availability to travel and work evening and weekend hours.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite including Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated initiative to make improvements and deliver results.
  • Proven commitment to student/customer success.
  • Results-oriented with superior attention to details.
  • Experience serving diverse constituencies.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree (MBA, Human Resources, Counseling, etc.)
  • Experience with Job Posting systems (Symplicity) and CRM systems.
  • Experience in career development for technically-oriented students.
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A22222
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Wendy Wienhoff,

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Open Date 01/26/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 02/05/2018
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a bachelor's degree in business or related field; OR in lieu of degree 5+ years of relevant experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents