1886 Director, Career Center


TITLE Director, Career Center




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Services

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Vice President for Student Affairs


The Director, Career Center provides leadership and direction for the Career Center, which provides services and programs that aid individuals in their career development and job search. The Director, Career Center monitors all aspects of the daily operations, assesses the effectiveness of programs, policies, and procedures, supervises professional, support and student personnel, administers the departmental budget, and collects, analyzes, and disseminates data on graduate outcomes.


Education: A Master's degree is required.

Experience: Five or more years of experience working in higher education is required. Experience in career services, cooperative education, or corporate recruiting is preferred. Supervisory experience in career services in higher education is preferred.

Skills: Demonstrated ability to supervise, motivate, and direct staff (full-time, student, and graduate assistants) is required.  The ability to clearly communicate ideas, facts, and abstract concepts to people who represent all constituencies of the University is required. The ability to research and remain current on issues and trends in career services is required. The ability to organize, plan, coordinate, and direct activities designed to promote the career success of students is required. The ability to collect, analyze, and interpret data (e.g., student outcomes data) is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.


1. Ensures the success of the Career Center by coordinating, in collaboration with staff, the development of goals and objectives and monitoring progress toward achieving those goals and objectives.

2. Facilitates effective and efficient operation by developing appropriate policies and procedures, while promoting a strong service-oriented image to students, employers, administration, faculty, and staff.

3. Builds a staff of professional, clerical, graduate assistant, and student employees by selecting, training, assigning, supervising, and evaluating qualified individuals.

4. Manages funds by developing, planning and controlling annual departmental budgets.

5. Facilitates successful outcomes for graduates by developing and coordinating effective employer relationships, developing and maintaining a career services management system, and planning and administering programs such as on campus interviews, career fairs, resume workshops, and similar events.  

6. Coordinates the collection, analysis, and dissemination of first-destination data on graduates to meet state reporting requirements and to support University objectives.

7. Oversees implementation and effective utilization of career services software to support office operations, student services, and the collection and analysis of student outcomes data through collaboration with Enrollment Services and Computer Services staff.

8. Plans and delivers classroom presentations, job search/career related workshops, and related programs designed to prepare students for the career development process and to connect them to other Career Center services. 

9. Ensures coordination and cooperation with colleges, departments, and academic advisors in the delivery of career development services.

10. Informs students, alumni, and employers of the Career Center and career/labor trends by developing appropriate communication and public relations activities.

11. Assists students and alumni in their personal career development by providing career counseling, career information, and job search strategies.

12. Promotes the University and the Career Center through participation in professional organizations.

13. Facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

17. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Services.

18. Contributes to the overall success of the Career Center by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Services.


The Director supervises all employees within Career Center and is supervised by the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Services.