Director of Career Development

Turlock, California
Mar 03, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

California State University, Stanislaus is pleased to announce the following position and invites nominations or applications.


Director of Career Development


The Director is a full-time, 12 month, MPP (Management Personnel Plan) position and reports directly to the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs.


The Director provides leadership in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities of Career Services; provides leadership with institutional planning and coordinates the development of strategic plans related to Career Services.  Under the general direction of the AVPSA the Director plans, initiates and directs short-term and long-term goals and objectives for Career Services as part of the university’s and division’s strategic planning process.  The Director of Career Development participates in strategy meetings with the other Directors of the Academic Success Center, attends all on-going Student Affairs Council meetings, and serve on other campus-wide committees as a representative of Student Affairs.


The Director provides direct management oversight for Career Services. This includes recruiting, hiring, training, supervising and evaluating employees and volunteer faculty and staff; management of Career Fairs and employer recruiting visits to campus.  The Director will develop and deliver workshops for students on topics such as, but not limited to, choice of major, resume building, resume writing, letters of application, preparing for job interviews, etc., and is responsible for development of a robust list of employers and for maintaining cordial working relationships with employers.


The Director of Career Development, working closely with the AVPSA and the other Directors of the Academic Success Center, will create, implement and expand innovative programs to improve student success. These include, but are not limited to, job and career placement. The Director will use the CAS assessment instrument, or other instruments as appropriate, to assess program services and delivery effectiveness, to improve student success outcomes, and to assess operational efficiencies.  Similarly, the Director will oversee surveys of employers and alumni to assess program services and effectiveness.


At the direction of the AVPSA, the Director may also engage in special studies or research projects that include an assessment of the impact on both University and CSU system-wide policies and programs, with proposed options or recommendations that are based on a thorough analyses and presentation of the facts. To effectively carry out these tasks, the Director will interface with various individuals/departments on campus, as well as individuals at the Office of the Chancellor of the CSU, other campuses within the CSU, and external entities, agencies, and individuals, as appropriate.


Qualifications and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in education administration, sociology, psychology, student affairs or related discipline with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in college level career services or industry related activities which includes experience in career advising of students individually and in groups.  A master’s degree  in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work or a job-related field may be substituted for one year of professional experience.


The successful candidate must be knowledgeable about employment recruiting strategies, student career placement strategies, and the policies, procedures and practices of academic career services. In addition the candidate must have experience advising students individually or in groups on career choice and placement as well as leadership experience in a student centered career services program together with a thorough understanding of employment recruiting strategies and career placement strategies.


In general the candidate will have experience in personnel management and problem-solving; the ability to maintain confidentiality; manage complex issues; develop appropriate recommendations based on the evaluation of research results; gather, organize and analyze complex data for reporting purposes; prepare clear and understandable reports and/or presentations; communicate clearly and concisely (orally and in writing); establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with individuals/groups contacted in the course of work, including all individuals/groups within a diverse, multicultural community.

Salary Range:  Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.  This is a 12-month, full-time, CSU Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position with an excellent benefits package. For detailed information on management benefits please refer to the following benefit web page: 

Anticipated Starting Date and Application Procedure:  The position will remain open until filled. Initial screening of candidates will begin the week of January 30, 2017.  The successful candidate will be eligible to start in the position April 1 or as soon as possible.

In addition to submitting a standard CSU Stanislaus employment application (download electronic application at, applicants should submit a resume with a cover letter addressing qualifications, as well as names and contact information for five professional references using one of the following methods:




For questions, please call Dr. Martyn Gunn at (209) 667-3177 or email

THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six county region of approximately 1.5 million people. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and approximately 400 full-time faculty. Over eighty percent of full time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 41 undergraduate majors, 24 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, and a doctorate in education serving 8,900 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences, and performing arts.

CSU Stanislaus continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 373 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks CSU Stanislaus as one of "The Top Public Universities-Master's" institutions in the West in its America's Best Colleges ratings. CSU Stanislaus also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.  Additional information is available at the University's Web site:

Information contained in this announcement is subject to change with or without notice. 


Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351.  California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD.  As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool.  Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at:  


The annual Campus Security and Fire Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Stanislaus State; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.  The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault and, campus fire statistics.  You can obtain a copy of this report at:  To request a printed copy call: (209) 667-3572; fax: (209) 667-3104; or email:  Information regarding campus security reports at other locations can be found at:  Clery Act:  In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, crime report statistics are available at:


The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.  


A background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.  In addition, this position may be designated under the California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code and, if so, will be subject to filing the Fair Political Practices Commission Form 700.


December 12, 2016