The Executive Director of Career Engagement is a visionary and innovative administrator who leads all aspects of the College to Career Hub, a new career center at MSU Denver that will connect students, faculty, alumni, and employers to support workforce development initiatives at the University. This position will have significant interaction with faculty, in developing learning- centered programs and procedures, assessing program outcomes, and building scaffolded student learning opportunities across the curriculum and University. As MSU Denver seeks to be the national leader in educating students for tomorrow’s careers, the Executive Director is forward-thinking with innovative ideas on scaling student career and experiential learning opportunities. With an ambitious goal of engaging 100% of students in robust, virtual career planning in the next three years, the University is committed to creating services that are scaled, highly evaluated, and focused on the specific needs and interests of MSU Denver students. To that end, successful team members think critically about student identities and career planning, invest time in data analysis, and are broadly connected to all aspects of the MSU Denver community.
The Executive Director will lead efforts to merge the existing Career Services and Applied Learning Center, creating streamlined employer engagement strategies, and create a strategic plan to meet the goals of Colorado’s master plan for higher education. This position is responsible for overseeing research, strategic planning, program implementation, budgeting, and assessment of the College to Career Hub. The Executive Director provides overall leadership and direction for units within the Hub in support of student career success. The Executive Director oversees a comprehensive assessment plan that correlates student-learning outcomes and post-graduate outcomes. The Executive Director works closely with the data analytics department to develop reporting systems for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating retention data to all stakeholders. Leadership responsibilities include leading staff in strategic planning, assessment, and reporting program evaluation efforts.