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Program Director for Student Engagement for the Career Center

Northfield, MN - Posted on: Friday 08/05/16


Position Information

Organizational Unit Career Center
Posting Number 13227
Job Title Program Director for Student Engagement for the Career Center
Benefits Eligible? Yes
Grade 11

Position Specifics

Classification Exempt (Paid monthly)
Status Full Time
If part time, hours to be worked weekly
Working Schedule 12 Months
Position Type Regular
If temporary please provide Start Date
And End Date
Position FTE 1.0

Position Summary Information

Purpose of this Position

The Program Director for Student Engagement for the Career Center position exists to increase student participation in developmentally appropriate career-related programs and services.

Essential Job Functions - Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement outreach plans to drive high levels of student participation in career-related programming and services.
  • Supervise, select, and train 15-20 Student Career Assistants (student staff/peer leaders).
  • Partner with student groups to serve as Career Center liaison (posse, student organizations, athletes, TRIO, etc).
  • Oversee career-related participation in large campus-wide programming, including New Student Week.
  • Develop and implement plans for engaging students who are currently not utilizing the Career Center.
  • Collaborate with Associate Director in coordinating Career Center staff outreach to academic departments, and ensure that faculty have access to career-related resources to appropriately advise students.
  • Provide direct service/career guidance to students through individual career counseling appointments and 
    walk-in meetings.
  • Teach career-related workshops and cohort-based Career Kickstarter classes.
  • Manage spring break (and other) student immersion trips, as designated by supervisor.

Additional Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with staff, faculty, and alumni in creating a variety of programs, services, and resources.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in relevant field.
  • 3 years’ experience in higher education and career services.
  • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Background in career development and student development theory.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with students.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Teamwork experience.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • 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.
  • Excellent career counseling skills.
Preferred Qualifications
Special Instructions to Applicants

As per the Carleton Upward Mobility Program, priority consideration for internal applications will be given to those who apply by the close of business Wednesday, August 10, 2016. Pending the review of those internal applications, external applications will be considered at that time. External applications are welcome at any time.

Carleton College is a AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 08/01/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
To Apply http://jobs.carleton.edu:80/postings/2883