Director, Career Services, (large private university)
Director, Career Services (large public college)
Director, Career Services (medium public college)
Director, Career Services (medium public college)
Director, Career Services (small private college)
Direct and manage the university career services as it assists all student, alumni,
faculty, and employer clients in the development of career
education, career identification and search, and pursuit of
employment opportunities commensurate with formal academic
pursuits. Continually expand the client/user base and scope of
services to ensure provision of the widest array of services
possible to the broadest mix of academic and corporate clients.
Master's degree in a discipline
directly related to staffing, employment, career development and
planning, or other human resources concern. Academic preparation in
a student counseling discipline will be considered if supported by
directly-related employer college relations, recruitment, or
A minimum of 10 years of combined
university career services and/or corporate recruitment management
experience is preferred.
Manages the operational, budget, and personnel functions of the career services
office. Provides employment and internship programs services for
the College of Business and Economics, and the School of Graduate
Studies. Serves as a division of student affairs officer with the
responsibility to operate a unit that enhances student
Master's degree in business, educational administration, counseling, college student
personnel, or related field required. A minimum of five (5) years
of experience in career planning and employment work, preferable in
a centralized operation. Experience in program development,
supervision and evaluation, budgeting, and computerization
necessary. The individual must be able to interact effectively with
people, possess excellent communication skills and leadership
ability, and be dedicated to the National Association of Colleges
and Employer's principles and practices of career planning,
employment, and recruitment.
This description attempts to indicate the kinds and levels of
responsibilities given this title and shall not be construed as
defining all specific duties and responsibilities of the particular
position. It is not intended to limit or modify the right of
supervisors to assign, direct, and control the work of their
employees. Statements of employee duties are not intended to
exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or
level of responsibility.
The director of career
services provides leadership and direction for a comprehensive
career planning facility with a mission to support the college's
students in making informed decisions regarding undergraduate and
post graduate plans by providing resources and opportunities to
encourage career exploration and self-assessment.
Counsels students on an individual and group basis regarding career planning and employment
issues. Interpret vocational instruments. Develops and delivers
workshops and career-related programs.
EducationMaster's degree in counseling
ExperienceFive or more years of
experience in career development and/or employment counseling or
Under the general supervision of the vice president for student affairs, directs the
operation, policy-making, and development of career services for
students and alumni. Career services focuses on providing
counseling and assistance concerning career and vocational
decisions. Administers cooperative education program.
EducationMaster's degree in student personnel
services, counseling and guidance, or a discipline whose
preparation is suitable for this position.
ExperienceAt least three years of
professional experience in university/college setting or in
business in a human resources or training and development function
is required. Full-time experience on a college/university student
services staff is preferred. Important knowledge and capabilities
necessary include career counseling techniques, knowledge of job
trends and career development skills, effective public relations
and networking abilities, and excellent verbal and written
communication skills. An understanding of the principles of college
student development and the policies and structure of a typical
four-year, public university is preferred.
Special RequirementsThis employee must be
able to effectively direct existing, comprehensive career services
programs, and to develop new ones on his/her own initiative.
Dependability, creativity, good judgment, professionalism, and
dedication to sound principles of student development are paramount
among necessary characteristics for this position.
The director of career services supports the mission, goals, and objectives of the
college and department of student life.
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