Senior Director

Columbus, Ohio
$105,000 - $120,000 Annually
Apr 13, 2017
Job ID: 427325
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Senior Director  

The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH


Center for Career and Professional Success

College of Arts and Sciences    


The Senior Director for the College of Arts and Science’s Center for Career and Professional Success will lead the new Center for Career and Professional Success at The Ohio State University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Manage the transformation of the college’s existing career services office into the Center for Career & Professional success, a unit that will carry out the dean’s vision for an integrated and strategic approach to the career development of our students. Components of the new approach include identifying students who are most in need of service; broadening the involvement of college staff and faculty, as well as alumni, in the career development of our students; collecting career outcomes data that can be used to facilitate career planning discussions; and establishing more pipelines and partnerships with employers.

Tasks will initially involve implementing a proposed organizational chart, developing a funding model that will build upon the use of corporate sponsorships and alumni gifts, and defining services to be delivered to students, alumni, and employers during the 2017-2018 academic year. Other short-term goals for the office are to create a corporate sponsorship program; develop a mechanism for department advisors; faculty; and career advisors to track an individual student’s participation in experiential learning as well as their ability to articulate the skills they are developing outside of the classroom; develop a career communities program (a network of alums who want to take on leadership roles in supporting the career preparations of students); create a career planning curriculum for second-year students; and develop and implement a career outcomes measurement plan.

The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. We host nearly 80 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, our students—undergraduate and graduate—have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in the field.

Required for the position is a Master’s degree in higher education administration, student development, career development, human resources, counseling, or related field in Arts and Sciences; experience as a supervisor in higher education that involved working with senior administrators; experience in program planning, administration, and evaluation; budget experience. Strongly desired skills are: minimum of 3 years of experience as a supervisor in a college-level career services office with employer recruiting activity; knowledge of career advising, experiential learning, employer relations and corporate recruiting practices; experience working with career outcomes data; successful track record of alumni relations and/or engaging corporate sponsors. Record of active participation in regional or national professional associations; experience with CSM systems (preferably Symplicity); and demonstrated public relations and marketing skills to be used on behalf of the college as a whole and the office specifically.

The individual must be willing and able to attend and/or manage events in the evening hours, including some travel and weekend work. The position also requires the successful completion of background check(s) including professional references and criminal history.

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until April 30, 2017. Applicants should go to to apply for the position.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.