The Director, Career Services will provide strategic and tactical direction to the NYU Wagner Office of Career Services (OCS). Reporting to the Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs, the Director will be responsible for: a) providing strategic oversight, management, and refinement of a suite of programs to meet the career goals of Wagner’s students and alumni in the areas of public and nonprofit management and policy, healthcare management and policy, urban planning, international development, public finance and financial management, social innovation, and advocacy; b) providing oversight, cultivation, and development of local, national, and international public service employers that strategically increase job and internship opportunities for Wagner students; c) establishing unit wide goals and priorities in accordance with Wagner’s mission, priorities, and degree programs; d) overseeing and managing the Office of Career Services staff; e) serving as a member of various School, University, and industry committees; and f) managing the department's operational budget.
Master’s degree in Public Administration, Counseling, or Higher Education Administration is preferred.
Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible experience managing complex programs and leading staff or equivalent combination of education and experience. The Director also must have experience in coaching and/or advising, and must have experience overseeing a variety of projects and activities, including budget management.
Career services or counseling experience in an academic environment.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
This position requires knowledge of nonprofit and public sector employment trends (both domestically and internationally), excellent interpersonal, written, oral, and presentation skills, and demonstrated strategic planning and organizational skills. The ability to prioritize activities and enforce adherence to deadlines is a must.
NYU Wagner prepares public service leaders to translate ideas into actions that have an effective and lasting impact on the public good. Our faculty’s research changes the way people frame, understand, and act on important public issues. We provide our students with critical skills, access to all that New York City has to offer, and a deep understanding of context surrounding public service challenges—which they use to improve cities and communities across the globe.
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