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Director, Co-op Education, Career Development Services
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Date Posted Nov. 15, 2021
Title Director, Co-op Education, Career Development Services
University New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark , NJ, United States
Department Career Development Services
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Education - General

Director, Co-op Education, Career Development Services
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Newark, NJ 07102

Position Summary:
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) seeks the Director of Undergraduate Engineering Cooperative Education. A Top 100 National University, US news & World Report 2020, and Princeton Review, Best ROI School 2020, NJIT is recognized for our outstanding academics, generous financial aid, relatively low cost of attendance, and stellar career services.

The Director manages the strategic, programmatic and operational functions related to the formal undergraduate engineering Co-op Program at NJIT. This effort includes leveraging existing campus-wide initiatives and industrial connections, developing new opportunities to forge strategic partnerships with employer partners, and coordinating co-op opportunities with the academic units of the Newark College of Engineering (NCE). The Director will work in partnership with existing Career Development Services (CDS) specialized work teams in the delivery of professionally managed career advisement, employer development, experiential education, and career related on-campus events. The Director identifies and cultivates relationships with prospective co-op employers through various business development techniques. Working in collaboration with NCE academic units and the CDS student advising team, the Director will increase NCE undergraduate student co-op participation. The Director develops and implements assessment metrics as related to the overall university and college vision, goals, and objectives for determining program success.

Prerequisite Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree from a mainstream university/college in a related field; Minimum five years’ experience in a four-year university career services organization, or in an academic department with responsibility for administering a mainstream, structured co-op program; Experience working with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and employers with minimal direct supervision; Demonstrated leadership and business relationship building skills and experience; Accomplished oral and written communication skills along with presentation and interpersonal skills; Computer proficiency in a Windows and MS Office Professional Suite environment; Experience with Career Center CRM.

Professional experience with a co-op program in a major metropolitan area; Experience with Handshake, Symplicity or other specialized platforms; at least one engineering or engineering technology academic degree; Documented experience as an author of reports, presentations, demonstrations or archived papers on cooperative education.

Applicants must apply online at: submit letter of application, curriculum vita, one-page description of philosophy and interests, name of at least three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries can be sent to Marhaba, Taha F.
As an EEO employer NJIT is committed to building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment and strongly encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women.

Diversity is a core value of NJIT and we are committed to make diversity, equity and inclusion, part of everything we do. We celebrate the diversity of our university community and recognize the cultural and personal differences. We strive to cultivate an inclusive campus culture that promotes excellence among our faculty, staff and students. Building a robust and diverse community is critical to NJIT’s continuing status as a premier institution of higher education and a leading polytechnic university.

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