Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) is a unique and vibrant learning institution. It is a non-profit, regionally accredited college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, with state-of-the-art campuses in the Financial District of Manhattan and the Hub district of the South Bronx. For over 50 years, MCNY has offered highly motivated learners a powerful model of Purpose-Centered Education that promotes personal transformation and constructive change in workplaces and communities. MCNY enrolls approximately 1,000 students annually into its accelerated degree programs with convenient onsite and remote schedules for added flexibility.
MCNY is excited to announce a brand-new role that will focus on Career Education and Professional Development for students and alumni of the College. The incumbent will help bring to life a new vision and purpose for the department as well as hire new staff and assist in the design and development of a career resource center. The role will play an integral part in bringing contemporary career educational and professional development best practices to MCNY.
Reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, the Director of Career Education and Professional Development will provide strategic vision, leadership, and assessment for comprehensive career and professional development services that meet the changing needs of undergraduate and graduate students and alumni. The individual will design and manage the process of helping students gain the knowledge, experience, and skills necessary to complement their education, ensuring every student has resources that will equip them to be competitive and fulfilled in post-college life.
- Develop a strategic vision and develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive career education and professional development program that aligns with college and unit-wide priorities and goals.
- Lead staff in developing and implementing a comprehensive department strategy and shared strategic priorities to ensure that stakeholder needs are met, and that students and alumni have access to relevant and timely career information.
- Set the strategic direction of employer, internship and field placement engagement and build and maintain relationships with employers, alumni, and families to steward extern, intern, full-time and programming opportunities in collaboration with employers and staff. Work with employers and staff to create new relationships and expand existing relationships.
- Develop understanding of the unique needs within the various schools (Audrey Cohen School of Human Services and Education, School of Business, and School of Public Administration and Affairs) and academic programs; prioritize and direct initiatives to develop programs and resources relevant to the needs of the various school and congruent with workforce needs.
- Engage in extensive outreach on- and off-campus, working with external and internal constituents to create a shared vision around career and professional preparedness and success. Establish and maintain a robust network committed to supporting the mission of MCNY and all constituents.
- Coordinate efforts with campus offices including admission, development, and alumni engagement, schools and other College departments to ensure efficient relationship management and development with community members.
- Supervise, mentor, and guide the professional development of the staff in the Office of Career Education and Professional Development.
- Serve as a contributing member of the VPEMSA’s Management Committee as well as various cross-functional teams or task forces to promote the vision and direction of MCNY’s Office of Career Education and Professional Development; contribute to the strategic planning of the institution.
- Ensure effective use of technology in the development and delivery of services. Identify, analyze, and report on key performance indicators to measure the efficiency of service delivery. Compile and share first destination metrics and other data with internal and external constituencies. Monitor employment trends affecting career opportunities and preparation of students.
- Oversee the department’s budget and ensure that resources are aligned with priorities.
- Oversee the management of office operations and ensure all college policies, regulations, and internal customer service expectations are followed.
Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and ten (10) years of leadership experience; OR Master’s degree and eight (8) years of leadership experience. Professional experience must be in Career Education, Services or Development in the context of higher education.
Skills and Knowledge: Executive level communication skills (listening, verbal, written); interpersonal abilities; leadership/management skills; knowledge of the principles of organization and personnel management; strategic planning; knowledge of college student development and Student Affairs best practices.
MCNY is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy work environment. Therefore, effective September 7, 2021, students, faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and submit proof. Individuals who qualify may request a medical or religious exemption. Questions regarding an exemption should be emailed to JSantiago@mcny.edu. Individuals granted an exemption will need to provide a weekly negative test for Covid-19.
Qualified candidates should submit their cover letter and resume to MCNY Talent or mail to Metropolitan College of New York, Human Resources, 60 West Street, New York, NY 10006.
MCNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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