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Assistant Director of Career Development, Fine Arts

Position Deleted on 8/31/2011. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Baltimore, MD
Admin - Career Counseling and Placement
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time

Assistant Director of Career Development, Fine Arts

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is seeking an Assistant Director of Career Development, Fine Arts in The Joseph Meyerhoff Center for Career Development.

Position Description:

The Assistant Director develops and cultivates internal and external resources to support the career development process for MICA undergraduate and graduate Fine Arts majors as well as alumni. The position provides consultation to students and alumni in The Joseph Meyerhoff Center for Career Development and collaborates with a variety of constituencies (faculty, parents, alumni, employers) to cultivate experiences and job search processes beneficial to the MICA community. The Center serves over 1,900 undergraduate and graduate students from 18 different areas of study as well as alumni. The position provides services to Fine Arts students and alumni that enable them to successfully pursue work opportunities, further education, grants, residencies and fellowships; provides individual/group advising; programming; internship and job identification; and access to connections and resources; and with Director, cultivate external relationships with employers/organizations to facilitate opportunities for students. The position reports directly to the Director of Career Development.

Duties include:

  • Provide individual/group professional development advising to undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni in Fine Arts.
  • Conduct internship preparation meetings with groups of Fine Arts students, to ensure that students make the most of their experiential education.
  • Build symbiotic relationships with employers, and sponsors of residencies/fellowships, by phone and in-person.
  • Seek out and promote opportunities for Fine Arts students based on understanding of student needs/interests, and emerging fields for those with a Fine Arts background.
  • Develop relationships with alumni and community members, connecting them to faculty/students.
  • Coordinate the advising and application process for major awards, e.g., Fulbright U.S. Student Program, Jacob K. Javits Graduate Fellowship, and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship Program. Serve as liaison to external contractor as necessary in these processes.
  • Design, coordinate and/or teach professional development programs that relate specifically to the needs of Fine Arts students. Share responsibility for department-wide initiatives.
  • Build relationships with Fine Arts faculty, Academic Advising, the Library, Alumni Relations and others, to ensure coordination of career-related initiatives and extra-curricular career programs.
  • Serve as advisor to those Peer Career Advisors who are majoring in a Fine Arts subject, and guide their work in the JMCCD.
  • Write and/or promote career articles and other resources relating to the Fine Arts. Keep resource information for Fine Arts students/alumni updated on JMCCD website.
  • Contribute to social media initiatives, e.g., Facebook, to promote opportunities and student/alumni professional development.
  • Participate in Student Affairs division committees and related programs.
  • Gather and analyze data on Fine Arts students' preparation for life after MICA; their participation in, and assessment of career activities while in school; and, their success in achieving desired career goals.
  • Some evening/weekend work is required.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications:

  • BA/BFA with 4 years professional experience, or MA/MFA with 2 years of professional experience
  • An understanding of the professional development needs of fine artists, and their potential post-graduation options
  • Demonstrated skills in human relations, written and oral communications, organization, planning, creativity, and collaboration
  • Ability to identify and connect students to people and opportunities
  • Ability to use technology to achieve department goals
  • Successful Candidate will be required to complete a full background check

Valued but not required:

  • Experience working with college students
  • Knowledge of career development theory and application
  • Commitment to professional development and involvement in professional associations

Additional Information:

Salary: negotiable and commensurate with experience; includes extensive benefits package.

A review of applications will begin immediately; job announcement will remain open until position is filled.

Application Instructions:

To be considered for this position, please apply online include a letter of interest with desired salary and your current resume.

Names with contact information for 3 professional references may be requested.

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