ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF CAREER SERVICES AND INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT
Company: University of Washington
Posted on: June 24, 2022
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DIRECTOR OF CAREER SERVICES AND INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT ASSISTANT
DIRECTOR OF CAREER SERVICES AND INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT Req #: 205483
Department: GLOBAL INNOVATION EXCHANGE (GIX) Job Location: Bellevue
Posting Date: 04/12/2022 - Closing Info: Open Until Filled -
Salary: Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate
with qualifications and experience. Shift: First Shift - As a UW
employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our
campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer
their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and
dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional
growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted
for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and
The Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) is a self-sustaining
initiative of the University of Washington, founded in
collaboration with Microsoft Corporation and Tsinghua University,
to develop responsible leaders in innovation and technology. In
collaboration with corporate, government and non-profit
organizations, GIX delivers transformational learning experiences
through graduate education, professional development, and an
engaged community of partners, sponsors and members. GIX is
headquartered in a 68,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in
Bellevue's Spring District, a growing center of business, retail
and residential activity located eight miles from the UW
We have an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Director of
Career Services & Industry Engagement who will be responsible for
managing the career development program and academic-industry
relationships for the MS in Technology Innovation (MSTI) program,
GIX's flagship graduate-degree program offering.
We are seeking an experienced professional with a high degree of
personal initiative who is adept at working in a dynamic and
collaborative work environment. The individual in this position
must develop a deep understanding of the program and communicate
effectively with students, industry professionals and colleagues of
widely varying academic backgrounds, work experiences, and
The Assistant Director will oversee/participate in MSTI program
activities and events that engage industry professionals and must
be available for occasional evenings and weekends, as needed.
Occasional international travel and local commutes between the UW
campus in Seattle and the Steve Ballmer Building in Bellevue are
This position supports the success of the academic program by
building fruitful relationships with mentors, potential employers,
and industry partners and ensuring successful career outcomes and
continued engagement with program alumni for the MSTI (connected
devices and robotics tracks), as well as the GIX Dual Degree
Program (MSTI + MSEDSIT at Tsinghua University in Beijing). Under
direction of the Director of Academic Programs, the Assistant
Director will have the following responsibilities:
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
In collaboration with GIX's Director of Partnerships and Engagement
Programs, ensure that industry (i.e., corporate, nonprofit, and
government) relationships support MSTI program needs. Serve as the
primary point of contact for industry, nonprofit and government
partners to ensure a successful experience engaging with the MSTI
programs. Ensure successful launch project experience for partner
organizations and mentors:
--- Work closely with MSTI faculty to foster a sustainable,
collaborative and outcome-oriented working relationships between
student project teams and sponsors.
--- Establish clear timelines with milestones, and ensure timely
completion, communication, and execution of processes and tasks
related to launch projects that involve industry engagement.
--- In coordination with the Director of Academic Programs and
Director of Partnership and Engagement Programs, implement and
coordinate student, faculty, and sponsor participation in events
and meetings including design-thinking workshops, project
definition meetings, student and consortium member engagement,
mentor participation, and final project presentations.
--- Provide regular updates to faculty and leadership regarding
project status, sponsors, and mentor engagement.
--- Ensure regular meetings and communications with project mentors
--- Anticipate and troubleshoot project issues.
--- Evaluate experience and suggest improvements.
--- Collaborate with marketing team to generate collateral used for
industry partner recruitment.
Manage industry engagement efforts related to the MSTI academic
--- Work with Director of Academic Programs to develop and manage
an MSTI program industry advisory group to ensure industry
relevance of specific aspects of curriculum and learning
objectives. Coordinate with Director of Partnerships & Engagement
Programs to ensure program industry advisory board is complementary
to GIX's industry engagement efforts and strategies.
--- Engage and steward industry members in our networks who may
engage with the MSTI as guest lecturers, mentors, subject matter
experts, and advisory group members.
--- Work with Director of Partnerships & Engagement to coordinate
speakers in GIX speaker series and other GIX programs that
integrate with MSTI courses and activities.
--- Be prepared to represent industry engagement opportunities for
GIX and make appropriate GIX staff and faculty introductions.
--- Coordinate student engagement in the GIX mentor program;
correspond with mentors, facilitate pairing of students and
mentors, and support program events. Respond to student inquiries
about the mentoring process.
--- Coordinate with Director of Partnerships & Engagement Programs
on engagement with mentors and alumni programs and activities, to
ensure they maintain active meaningful engagement with MSTI
students after graduation.
--- Contribute to maintenance of CRM system and tracking of
information related to pipeline of potential partners, Consortium
members, and other relevant contacts.
Career Development Services
Develop and implement programs, activities, counseling, and
advising focused on student career development.
--- Develop relationships with hiring managers, connect with
recruiters, and host hiring and professional development and
--- Counsel students and alumni on career options and
opportunities, including customized services for specific
populations. Search and promote new job opportunities and
--- Help students and alumni identify their interests, values,
skills, and personalities, and understand how these factors relate
to academic/career satisfaction and choices. Use standard
quantitative and qualitative assessments to help them assess career
--- Meet with students for individual and small group advising to
discuss and coach them on their resumes, cover letters,
applications and/or interviews.
--- Research, evaluate, and update written and electronic career
and educational resources.
--- Research and organize economic and employment trend data, and
design materials for presentation to students and campus
--- Develop, conduct, and/or arrange workshops to cultivate and
improve students' skills.
--- Track and document qualitative and quantitative data regarding
student and alumni career outcomes. Work with marketing and
recruiting team to promote the student and alumni career placement
--- Develop and maintain excellent professional relations with the
recruiters and hiring managers in relevant industries. Create,
maintain and enhance relationships with corporations and other
organizations to develop and modify existing and potential employer
resources, and promote GIX programs.
Degree Program Services
Participate in and contribute to development of MSTI program
activities, represent the MSTI, and supervise staff hired to
support externally facility activities and programs.
--- Attend and participate in, and/or support recurring annual MSTI
program events (e.g., orientation, visit day, graduation).
--- Attend and participate in, and/or support MSTI student
recruiting efforts as needed.
--- Advise on MSTI marketing and communications efforts with
industry and academic programs lens.
--- Collect, manage, and present programmatic data to show trends,
evaluate program performance and show programmatic progress toward
OKRs and goals
--- Hire and manage Program Coordinator to provide administrative
support for the program and externally facing activities.
--- Participate in networking and professional community of
practice opportunities that contribute to increasing program
visibility, partner recruitment and career development
--- Other duties as assigned
--- Minimum of four years of experience in academic career
services, corporate recruitment or corporate training.
--- Proven administrative, organizational, interpersonal, and
--- Flexibility and ability to prioritize concurrent projects under
pressure of deadlines with consistent accuracy and attention to
--- Basic computer knowledge and proficiency with MS Office,
electronic calendaring systems.
--- Excellent oral and written communication skills, used in
situations requiring conflict management and an awareness of
cultural differences; demonstrated experience and ability to
communicate effectively, including empathetic listening,
presentations and public speaking.
--- Commitment to diversity and experience working with individuals
from different cultural, ethnic, geographic, and experiential
--- Ability to work independently and collaboratively with internal
and external peers and managers.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum
qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a
--- Master's degree in education, business, social sciences or
--- Advanced knowledge of career development theories, adult
development theory, counseling process, career decision making,
learning styles, and job search techniques.
--- Knowledge of needs assessment theory, processes, and practice,
workshop and program design.
--- Knowledge of UW programs, career services, employer, alumni,
and faculty needs and expectations, recruiting and staffing
methods, and employment trends.
--- Experience with content management systems (e.g., WordPress)
and ability to learn new software tools and interest in
NOTE: This position may require off-site travel, including
overnight and out-of-state travel, to recruitment events. This
position must be able to work flexible hours as necessary due to
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life
programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this
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