The University of Louisville is seeking a Director of Career Services to provide leadership in a customer-centered program of career planning and job placement for undergraduate, graduate students, and alumni. The mission of the Career Development Center is to counsel students on career options, prepare them for the job search process, secure internship opportunities, and help them find a job after graduation. The Director is responsible for the overall operation of the Career Development Center including individual career counseling, coordination of programs assisting students in exploration of major and career plans, development of job placement programs, working collaboratively with academic areas to ensure all students are being served, coordination of on campus interviewing opportunities, employer development, oversight of university wide internship program, management of the department’s resources, and implementation and evaluation of departmental services.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Direct operation of the Career Development Office including selection, training and development of career center staff.
Coordinate career development and job search programs and activities, including but not limited to, individual student counseling, career readiness workshops, Cards Career Navigator program, student assessments, career fairs, mock interviews, campus employer interviews, internship programs, and peer advising.
Work with academic deans and/or other administrative unit heads to develop a comprehensive approach to career development, internship development, and job placement services that meets the needs of the students in each unit.
Coordinate efforts to develop and maintain collaborative relationships between the career services programs in academic units and the Career Development Center. The goal would be to design and nurture a coordinated Career Services system that respects the autonomy of the academic units on campus while also equipping all students with skills and knowledge that would better prepare them for the workforce.
Collaborate with campus departments in developing programs and services designed to support institutional Student Success efforts
Maintain the Career Center’s role in the campus planning and implementation of the 2017 Quality Enhancement Plan.
Build and maintain effective relationships with local and regional corporations, non-profits, government organizations and community partners to identify potential employment and internship opportunities for students and alumni.
Communicate local, regional, and national trends related to career options and the job market with university faculty, staff, and students as needed to maximize student job placement.
Promote career services, programs, and resources to student, faculty, staff, alumni, employers, and other university stakeholders.
Work with Institutional Research and other university departments to collect and maintain annual job placement data for our students and alumni.
Oversee maintenance and expansion of the Cards Career Connection job database.
Prepare and monitor annual budget in consultation with VPSA and UBM
Develop relationships and program ideas that would support the mission of the University.
Serve as a member of the Division of Student Affairs leadership team and assist with other program initiatives as needed.
Assist with other program initiatives as needed.
Master's degree in College Student Personnel Services, Higher Education Administration, Counseling or related field and five years of related experience. Additional experience may be used on a one-to-one basis to offset the educational requirements. The university offers market competitive salary and benefits.