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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 staffing experience
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 learning.
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.
Master's degree in counseling or education.
Five or more years of experience in career development and/or employment counseling or the equivalent.
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.
Master's degree in student personnel services, counseling and guidance, or a discipline whose preparation is suitable for this position.
At 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.
This 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.
Percent of staff time spent student-facing
Median number of FTE professional staff
Median number of students per professional staff member
Percent of budget spent on personnel costs
Percent of career centers with employer partnership programs
Percent of career center leaders with title “executive director”
2019-20 Career Services Benchmark Survey Report