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Assistant Director, Career Advising

Company: Nova Southeastern University
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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Welcome to NSU! Nova Southeastern University offers competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package including tuition waiver, retirement plan, excellent medical and dental plans and much more! Thank you for considering Nova Southeastern University as your future place of employment. Nova Southeastern University is an equal opportunity employer.

Apply Now Job Number: 499720
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Department: Law-Admin
Categories: Academic & Career Advising / Support

About Us:

We are excited that you are considering joining Nova Southeastern University!

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) was founded in 1964, and is a not-for-profit, independent university with a reputation for academic excellence and innovation. Nova Southeastern University offers competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package including tuition waiver, retirement plan, excellent medical and dental plans and much more. NSU cares about the health, welfare and its students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors and is a tobacco-free university.

We appreciate your support in making NSU the preeminent place to live, work, study and grow. Thank you for your interest in a career with Nova Southeastern University.

NSU considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Job Title: Assistant Director, Career Advising - 998572

Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida

Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits

Job Category: Exempt

Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience

Pay Basis: Annually

Subject to Grant Funding?: No

Essential Job Functions: The first priority of all members of the College of Law and Office of Career Development is to serve the College of Law's clients. Therefore, team members will not be limited by this job description in an effort to assist our clients, but will perform whatever tasks are assigned by supervisor(s). Team members will be readily available, visible, and accessible to greet visitors. Every effort will be made to answer client inquiries. If unable to answer an inquiry, the team member will insure that the client is assisted by another member of the team or the College of Law staff.

1. Acts as backup for manager in his/her absence.
2. Assists in formulating strategic business plans for assigned unit(s).
3. Develops and facilitates workshops and sessions on career development topics and soft-skill development.
4. Assists students in identifying industry-specific experiential learning and career opportunities.
5. Prepares students for later educational experiences by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities.
6. Evaluates students' abilities, interests, and personality characteristics through the use of assessment tools.
7. Collaborates with academic advisors to determine students' curricular options, such as degree programs, concentrations, and courses.
8. Develops, organizes and prepares materials for students to guide them through the job search process in their profession, and/or refers them to available resources.
9. Instructs individuals in career development techniques, such as job search and application strategies, resume writing, and interview skills.
10. Conducts ongoing advisement sessions to ensure students' career development needs have been met.
11. Collaborates with faculty and staff members involved in helping students or graduates identify and pursue employment opportunities.
12. Maintains accurate and complete student records as required by laws, policies, and administrative regulations.
13. Compiles, maintains, analyzes, and prepares reports on data related to activities such as student engagement and retention, academic progress, experiential learning, and career success.
14. Represents institution and/or assigned program(s) at community and campus events, in meetings with other institution personnel, and during accreditation processes.
15. Promotes the university by participating in community, state, and national events or meetings, and by developing partnerships with industry and/or professional associations.
16. Maintains or monitors department and/or program websites.
17. Oversees the daily performance of assigned career development portal(s).
18. Uses the computer in the analysis and solution of business problems, such as improving processes, automating workflows, or optimizing facility scheduling.
19. Generates reports to audit data quality, ensure accuracy, and increase productivity.
20. Adds new material to file records or creates new records as necessary.
21. Maintains data integrity and confidentiality.
22. Acts as advisor to student organizations, ensuring adherence to college and university policies and procedures.
23. Advises student organizations and assists with their efforts to arrange special events, such as fundraisers, receptions, and symposiums.
24. Provides accurate and complete disclosure of all required employment data to accrediting agencies. Compiles statistics and creates reports as required for the National Association for Law Placement and other organizations as needed.
25. Tracks and investigates complaints relating to potential employers unethical or discriminatory hiring practices and recommends appropriate actions when warranted.
26. Participates in the compilation and study of occupational, educational, and economic information to assist students and career development team in determining and carrying out career and educational objectives.
27. Ensures compliance with university policies and procedures; county, state, federal, and international regulations; professional association guidelines; and accreditation requirements.
28. Serves as trainer and mentor for junior employees.
29. Completes special projects as assigned.
30. Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Marginal Job Functions:

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: KNOWLEDGE:

1. Psychology - General knowledge of human behavior and performance, individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
2. Therapy and Counseling - General knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
3. English Language - General knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
4. Education and Training - General knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
5. Customer and Personal Service - General knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of user satisfaction.


1. Active Listening - Advanced skills in giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
2. Speaking - Advanced skills in talking to others to convey information effectively.
3. Reading Comprehension - Proficient understanding of written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
4. Social Perceptiveness - Advanced skills in being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
5. Critical Thinking - Advanced skills in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
6. Writing - Proficient skills in communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
7. Judgment and Decision Making - Proficient skills in considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the appropriate one.
8. Active Learning - Proficient skills in understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
9. Complex Problem Solving - Proficient skills in identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
10. Service Orientation - Advanced skills in actively looking for ways to help people.


1. Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
2. Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
3. Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (including finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
4. Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).


1. Speech Recognition - Must be able to identify and understand the speech of another person.
2. Speech Clarity - Must be able to speak clearly, so others can understand you.
3. Near Vision - Must be able to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
4. May be required to work nights or weekends.
5. Travel - Must be able to travel on a daily and/or overnight basis.
6. May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties.
7. May be required to accomplish job duties using various types of equipment/supplies, to include but not limited to pens, pencils, mobile devices, and computer keyboards.

Job Requirements:

Required Certifications/Licensures:

Required Education: Juris Doctorate

Major (if required):

Required Experience: Zero (0) to two (2) years of career advising experience in an academic environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Is this a safety sensitive position? No

Background Screening Required? No

Pre-Employment Conditions:

Sensitivity Disclaimer:

Advertised: 02 Apr 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
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