Dean of Career Development & Industry Relationships

Miami, FL

Summary:   Working in support of the Deans of Student Success, this role will advise and counsel regarding career assistance actions / activities and expanding job opportunities available to graduates from all program areas.  Proactively researches and identifies employers that would benefit from hiring an Arts Institute graduate and ensures positions are presented to students.  The Dean ensures that the Career Advisors receive the proper training on all federal, state, local and accrediting body standards, while ensuring that all hiring data is tracked and recorded as required.  Responsible for compliance with all accrediting body, federal and state laws and regulations regarding the tracking and reporting of student outcomes and placement.  

Incumbent must assure that the Art Institutes (Aii) philosophy: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion - is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position.

Key Job Elements:

  • Drives the research and identification of available positions for presentation to Art Institute graduates.  Using innovative recruiting techniques, sources positions through all available sources (i.e., internet and company job boards) connecting graduating students with positions that match their degree, location and skill set.
  • Completes extensive market research to build a robust and detailed network of companies and associations that could expand The Art Institutes base of employers and helps to identify trends relevant to academic program areas. The primary goal is to lead the effort to grow and maintain an elite brand and the diverse set of employers engaging with Art Institute graduates.
  • Provides expertise in assisting with the planning and delivering of career programs and workshops (self-assessment, resume writing, interviewing, portfolio development, negotiating and job search strategies) across all campus locations.  Shares best practices to ensure delivery of services meets expectations across the system.
  • Collects and validates graduate employment information per policy and accreditation/state standards, ensuring compliance with policy and procedures manual for placement data.
  • Knowledgeable in the area of Gainful Employment data collection and representation of employment outcomes that accurately reflect the occupational offerings related to the institutions programs of study in comparison to completion rates and financial costs associated with completion as outlined by the Department of Education.
    • Ensuring compliance by tracking and recording job retention through collection of employer information and pay stubs; tracking employer outreach; tracking career placement and apprenticeships; logging case notes and keeping all required forms and documentation (or reporting) updated regularly.
    • Ensuring compliance by being organized; delivering continuing education policies and career placement policies per Federal and State regulations for all campuses.
    • Ensuring compliance by remaining current on existing and emerging laws, regulations and guidelines affecting career services; ensure that all funding mandates and reporting requirements are met in accordance with the institution’s mission, goals, values and philosophy.
  • Measure the outcomes of all interactions with students (current, graduating and alumni), compile and report campus and system-wide data related to all programs and activities.  Provides timely and detailed reporting as necessary.
  • Promote usage of and maintain the student job posting website to ensure all postings are current and available.  Engage with Academic leaders across all campuses to increase usage by both students and companies.
  • Other duties as assigned

Reports To:  VP – Student Affairs

Supervises: Indirectly supports Career Advisors

Interacts With:  Presidents, Deans of Academic Affairs, Department Chairs, Dean of Student Success, Student Success Advisors and faculty

Job Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • Knowledge:
    • Master’s degree in a related field required.
    • Five or more years of solid experience in career advising, human resources recuring experience highly preferred.
    • In depth knowledge of principles, practices, methodology, and procedures supporting the preparing and placing of students in the work force.
    • Knowledge of Art Institutes policies pertaining to the career advising process.
  • Skills:
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills with both faculty and student populations.
    • Superior organizational and problem resolution skills.
    • Strong basic computer software (MS Office) skills in addition to industry recruiting software.
  • Abilities:
    • Ability to plan, develop, coordinate, and direct career advising programs and initiatives.
    • Ability to train staff as needed.
    • Ability to interact effectively as a member of a team and work collaboratively with other departments.
    • Ability to listen to customers (e.g. students, staff, etc.) and to understand and respond positively to their requests. 

JOB CODE: 1000106