Loyola Marymount University — Assistant Director of STEM Professions

Reporting to the Director of Employer Engagement, and ultimately to the Assistant Vice Provost for Career and Professional Development, the Assistant Director for STEM Professions will provide career coaching to students primarily interested in engineering, science and technology, serving as liaison to Seaver College of Science & Engineering. The successful candidate will be charged with developing, supporting, and maintaining high quality STEM resources and programs in CPD.

Position Specific Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  1. Provide one-on-one career coaching to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as alumni, with particular focus on students within the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering (FSCSE) and students interested in STEM professions. Implement workshops, information sessions, employer site visits, and industry panels to introduce students to a wide range of professionals and careers.
  2. Partner with Seaver college’s faculty, departments and other units across campus, to develop and support career and professional development programming.
  3. In partnership with FSCSE and key CPD staff, coordinate large-scale signature networking events for students considering careers in STEM industries. Collaborate with alumni stakeholders to shape event goals, identify and recruit alumni committee members, and select speakers. Cultivate student interest and provide post-event programming that encourages action toward career goals.
  4. Cultivate and maintain employer and alumni relationships that benefit student and young alumni career readiness. Connect with employers and alumni to cultivate experiential opportunities. Promote opportunities to students, faculty, parents, and campus partners.
  5. Manage up to three undergraduate Peer Advisors and/or Graduate Assistants with an interest in supporting science and engineering students and the academic internship and internship funding programs. Train, mentor, and guide student staff in developing content for workshops, webpages, and event management. Collaborate with student staff to host career panels, employer information sessions, and career readiness programs.
  6. Teach courses related to internship and job preparedness for students focused on STEM professions.
  7. Contribute fully to the career services profession, representing the university through involvement in national and regional professional associations, and in strategic partnerships with LMU employers, alumni, parents, and other external stakeholders.
  8. Serve as an active contributor for the Division of Enrollment Management, Career, and Professional Development, participating in campus-wide events and committees as requested.
  9. Collaborate and communicate effectively with staff, faculty and campus partners across the university.
  10. Demonstrate a commitment to outstanding customer service, and a work ethic of efficiency and courtesy consistent with the University’s mission.

Loyola Marymount University Expectations
Exhibit behavior that supports the mission, vision, and values of the university. Communicate and employ interpersonal actions that model high standards of professional, responsible, accountable, and ethical conduct. Demonstrate a commitment to outstanding customer service.

Requisite Qualifications

  • Typically a Master’s degree or equivalent experience. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.
  • Minimum of three years academic advising, career development/counseling or coaching students within the STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) field or related area. Preferred experience working with undergraduate students; familiarity with career development/counseling theories and methods; specialized knowledge of the science and technology fields, and management or supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of career development/counseling theories and methods. Knowledge of education career fields and opportunities for experiential learning. Knowledge of the academic environment and experiential learning best practices.
  • Ability to collaborate with faculty, administrators, campus partners and employers.
  • Demonstrated computer competency and preferably knowledgeable of Microsoft Office Suite and database management and systems.
  • Event planning and production skills.
  • Strong communication skills (both written and oral). Public presentation skills required.
  • Strong organizational skills. Team player with solid interpersonal skills.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Constantly required to sit, feel, use finger movement, speak clearly, hear conversation, see near and far. Frequently required to stand and walk. Occasionally required to lift, carry and push up to 25 lbs., stoop, kneel, reach high and low, use depth perception.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment is normal.

MENTAL DEMANDS: Mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Frequent calculating, interrupted work, variety of interrelated tasks, sustained concentration, use of reasoning, judgment, resourcefulness, analytical ability, and ingenuity.

COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENT:

To ensure the safety and well-being of our community, Loyola Marymount University requires that all students, faculty and staff are vaccinated or have been approved for a qualifying medical or religious exemption.

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