Asst Dir, Career & Professional Development - Korbel School of Intern'l Studies

The Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver is an interdisciplinary professional school of international studies that prepares students for careers in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Our program provides students with the knowledge, skills and networks to design policies, implement programs, and realize outcomes that enhance human capabilities around the world. We offer graduate degrees in International Development, Human Rights, International Studies, Security and International Administration. At the undergraduate level, we offer a degree in International Studies. The Global Health Affairs program is a 35-credit graduate certificate program.

Position Summary

This position advises students and alumni on career development related matters throughout students degree programs and after graduation with an emphasis on helping students choose a career path, gain practical experiences through interning, and being successful in the post-graduation job search. In addition to advising, this position teaches workshops/courses and facilitates groups that focus on internship and job search success. To stay current on the employment market and to create opportunities for students and alumni, this position conducts employer outreach including planning and organizing employer visits with groups of students as well as visiting student interns on site.

Essential Functions
· Advise students individually and in groups on internship and career related matters including self assessment, internship/job search, application materials, and salary negotiation.

· Design, plan and execute educational programs. This may include pre-internship, during-internship and post-internship programs that support students career development.

· Assist Associate Directors with employer outreach to maintain relationships and build new relationships in Denver and other relevant markets such as Washington, DC and New York. Plan Career Connections trips and visit Korbel student interns on site as needed.

· Review students resumes submitted through Korbel Careers and give feedback.

· Actively participate in staff meetings, committees and other such activities to ensure smooth office functioning.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
· Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.

· Ability to understand data such as percentages.

· Basic understanding of research design and survey development.

· Ability to develop and manage project budgets.

· Must be able to synthesize and understand complex and changing information to help students and alumni develop alternative career goals and job search strategies with changing situations.

· Ability to solve practical problems.

· Good judgment, problem solving and decision-making skills.

· Must be able to build strong relationships with students and employers and act as a liaison with other university departments.

· Ability to use technology including databases, contact management systems, Word and Excel.

· Ability to transfer materials to and from events.

· Must be able to hear and speak clearly to communicate with students and employees.

· Ability to interact effectively with diverse groups having competing interests and priorities.

Required Qualifications
· Bachelor's degree.

· Minimum of 3 years of experience in a combination of the following: student advising, employer outreach, curriculum development, teaching/training and international affairs work.

· Experience working with multicultural and/or international organizations, employers and individuals.

· Specialized knowledge about the job market for graduates of Masters and PhD programs of International Affairs including knowledge about likely employers, application processes and pathways into the specialized field of International Affairs.

· Knowledge of advising/coaching methods and public speaking/presentation skills.

Preferred Qualifications
· Master's degree.

· MBTI Certified.

· Strong knowledge of International Affairs.

· Career development advising experience related to international affairs.

· Broad experiences with NGO, private and public employers.

· Knowledge of and experience in the field of international affairs.

· Experience supervising students.

· Demonstrated interpersonal skills to foster and maintain effective relationships with students, colleagues and faculty at JKSIS and other University personnel.

· Experience with Banner and Symplicity.

Work Schedule
Monday – Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Some evenings and weekends, and travel.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by October 23, 2016.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. CV or Resume

2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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