Director of Career Services, SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Posted: 01/17/18 | SHARE:


Employment is with the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly)

SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) is New York's globally recognized leader in higher education and technology innovation, research and development.  SUNY Poly serves as a major resource for pioneering research and development, technology deployment, education, and commercialization for the international nanoelectronics industry.

SUNY Poly is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment. Potential applicants who share this goal, especially underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Director of Career Services is responsible for the overall management and direction of the Career Services Office ensuring a high quality, student-centered support and service.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with campus and external constituents including Deans, academic departments, alumni, employers, graduate schools and students to enhance existing career development programs/job/ internship opportunities to increase  student retention and outcomes-based placement;
  • Establish and cultivate relationships with employers  (new and existing)  industry partners, and other potential recruiters to develop internal and external full-time and engaged learning opportunities;
  • Serve as the point of contact for employers posting opportunities through the online database (Purple Briefcase) and manage on-campus recruitment and employer information sessions. 
  • Advise and mentor students seeking support and guidance in career preparation (goal development, resume & cover letter review, interviewing strategies);
  • Plan, schedule and deliver presentations on career development and job search skills (resume writing, interviewing, networking, etc.) in group and classroom settings;
  • Serve as lead in collecting, compiling, reporting and disseminating first destination survey information.
  • Utilize social media, PolySync, Purple Briefcase and other communication means to market Career Services information and programs to students, alumni, and other constituents of the college.  Maintain content on the Career Services website and develop marketing materials.
  • Work closely with Applied Learning (AL), HILT and special programs such as CSTEP and EOP to support student success.
  • Provide budgetary oversight and assess programs/services,
  • The Director is responsible for Career Services programming and services at both the Utica and Albany campuses. Occasional evening and weekend responsibilities are required.
  • Other reasonable duties as assigned.



A Master's degree from an accredited by the US Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization.  In addition, significant experience in career counseling and placement.  Managerial and supervisory experience is required. 

Applicants must address in their applications their abilities to work with a culturally diverse population.  This position is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a background check; this position may require annual background checks.

Additional Information:

SUNY Polytechnic Institute offers exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, pension plans, competitive pay, generous paid time off, tuition assistance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, SUNY Polytechnic Institute will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, creed, religion, color, citizenship, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, gender identification, genetic information, familial status, marital status, pregnancy, status as a domestic violence victim, criminal conviction, disability, military status, disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces Service Medal veteran, active duty or wartime campaign badge veteran, or other characteristic as protected by law.. Please feel free to review your equal employment opportunities protections and laws pertaining to these protections at


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Application Instructions:

Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume, three work-related references, letter of application, along with The SUNY Polytechnic employment application.

Closing date for receipt of applications: until position is filled.

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