Director, Alan D. Marks Center for Career Services and Entrepreneurship

Responsible for developing and executing strategies by which Juilliard prepares students for a professional career. Helps to facilitate integrated career education and entrepreneurship initiatives across the disciplines and within the ever-evolving co-curricular framework. The Director spearheads assessment strategies with a goal of measuring the direct impact of career services and entrepreneurship programs on the short and long-term career success of Juilliard graduates. The Director leads the Student Development department’s assessment process to measure the success of the continuum of programs that address other essential life skills, with a goal of standardizing assessment strategies, metrics, and reporting.Responsibilities:

Provide consultation and support to the Assistant Director and Student Engagement Team for the development of career skills and entrepreneurship workshops. Work closely with Juilliard leadership and professional organizations to identify emerging career trends and innovations. Conceptualize and implement long-term performing arts residencies, concert series, and summer programs with domestic and international organizations. Manage collaborative relationships, including developing residency terms, selecting and supervising appropriate Juilliard personnel, approving copy for promotion, drafting and negotiating contracts, and post-program assessment. Develop assessment strategies with a goal of measuring the success of career services programs on short and long-term career success, student/alumni satisfaction, and other departmental mission-based objectives. Support Student Development offices by providing a cohesive strategy for assessment that measures the success of co-curricular programs and initiatives from admission through graduation. Provide on-site management and consulting for high-profile performances featuring students, faculty, and alumni. Oversee the high-volume Hire Juilliard Performers “gig” referral service. Individually advise students, alumni, and groups on various aspects of career planning Give regular presentations on developing professional materials as well as other career essentials. Assist students in packaging and applying transferable skills set to a variety of professional environments. Develop and update templates, PowerPoints, and “how-to” guides for professional materials including résumés, curriculum vitae, bios, cover letters and concert programs. Manage and mentor office staff, temp staff, apprentices, and work-study students. Develop and maintain information about Career Services and Entrepreneurship on the Juilliard website and internal community pages. Monitor annual Center budget including revenue generated from grants, credential file service, private teaching directory fees, administrative fees and payments associated with Hire Juilliard Performers, and annual grants. Manage ongoing assessment of performance opportunities and associated revenue, program learning outcomes and attendance, and student appointments. Meet regularly with Alumni Affairs as well as all other Student Development offices to create collaborative programs and activities. Work collaboratively with Student Affairs to engage students through Juilliard Orientation, ongoing programming, and survey assessment. In collaboration with Community Engagement, assist with training of community service groups in areas of interactive performance and public speaking.

Entrepreneurship:

Serve on and/or chair various grant selection committees associated with career and entrepreneurial projects. Provide and facilitate consultations, grant resources, group meetings, and support for all student entrepreneurs. Provide administrative support for various aspects of student independent projects—student collaborative endeavors utilizing Juilliard space and resources that are separate from school curriculum. Provide copy and interviews for internal and external communications about Entrepreneurship at Juilliard in written materials and on the Juilliard website. Curate programs, including informational sessions, panel discussions, roundtables, interviews, residencies, intensives, and faculty meetings, about the relationship between entrepreneurship and the performing artist.

Qualifications:

Master’s Degree and experience in a performing arts discipline, Higher Education Administration, Music Business, Arts Administration, and/or Career Counseling. 5+ years of administrative experience in career services, assessment, student affairs, or advising at a college, university, or performing arts institution. Highly conversant in issues facing careers in the performing arts including awareness of job opportunities, requirements, and lifestyles in the performing arts industry. Experience creating survey tools and models for educational program assessment. Strong computer skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of music, dance, and drama. Experience as a performer and/or experience within the performing arts industry preferred. Classroom teaching experience and/or experience developing lesson plans, curricula, and lecture presentations a plus.

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