There’s a leadership shortage in higher education and career services departments are not immune to this shortage. Though we spend countless hours talking about the need for talented, innovative, change agents, it appears little is being done to actually identify, hire, and retain these superstars. How can career services do their part to change this?
A basic search on higheredjobs.com yields hundreds of vacant leadership positions across the US. Today alone, I counted over 800 executive openings, over 23K administrative vacancies, and another nearly 19K faculty opportunities. Yes, the economy is bright, yes colleges and universities are growing in service need, and yes, it is higher ed’s peak hiring season. Yet, these are not the only reasons why competition for top talent is fierce and nowhere to be found.
So, what are the reasons? Continue reading here
original post in the Career Leadership Collective July 17, 2017.