Associate Director of the Career Center

Posted: 05/30/17 | SHARE:


Position Overview:

The Associate Director position exists to exercise daily oversight of Career Center functions, and to provide direct supervision for several professional staff members.  The Associate Director will use knowledge of career development theory and practice to guide office programs and create new programs.  The Associate Director will assume primary responsibility for creation and implementation of outcomes-based assessment planning and collection and interpretation of data.  The Associate Director will also provide career counseling/advising to students, and will plan and present multiple workshops and programs, including a multi-week non-credit bearing career development class.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Provide day-to-day oversight of office functions; lead staff meetings
  • Take lead role in all departmental assessment efforts
  • Supervise professional staff in functional areas including recruiting, student engagement, and career counseling
  • Coordinate Career Center staff outreach to academic departments
  • Create and manage programming for students that integrates career development into academic departments and majors
  • Lead multi-week career development course offered multiple times per year
  • Provide direct service/career guidance to students through individual appointments

Additional Job Responsibilities:

  • Create and implement career programming for specific class years, and for students at all points along the career development spectrum
  • Coordinate with Institutional Research and Assessment to report and analyze Career Center data

Describe Supervision Received and Exercised:

The Associate Director will operate with a great deal of autonomy, and will be responsible for daily decision making for office functions.  The Associate Director will consult with the Director for guidance in significant office priorities and directions.  The Associate Director will have responsibility for organizing and leading office staff.


Education/Experience/Skills (supported by job duties):


  • Minimum of 5-6 years experience in career development in a higher education setting
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Significant experience in assessment and proficiency with data analysis
  • Ability to present information to groups in a compelling way
  • Proven ability to set and accomplish goals
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent career counseling skills
  • Master’s degree in relevant field      


  • Background in career development and student development theory
  • Experience managing office logistics and building strong teams

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