Associate Director of the Career Development and Advising Center

Lawrenceville, GA
Apr 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Statement:

Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is the 31st member of the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century liberal arts institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. With a current enrollment of over 12,000 students, enrollment is projected to exceed 13,000 students in 2017, including both residential and commuter students. GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture, and extremely affordable tuition are changing the game in higher education and changing the future for students at all levels, of all ages, and from all walks of life. Gwinnett County (pop. 850,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology.

Position Title:
Associate Director of the Career Development and Advising Center

Job Category:

Career Development/Advisement - 4006510330

Student Affairs

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume


The Associate Director of the Career Development and Advising Center is a mid-level position in Student Affairs reporting to the Director of the Career Development and Advising Center (CDAC). CDAC works collaboratively with Academic Affairs, the Office of Development and other college departments to develop and manage a multi-pronged and integrated, campus-wide program to support students' educational to career success for an ever-changing global economy. Under the supervision of the Director of CDAC, the Associate Director maintains center-wide responsibility for assessing and improving program effectiveness. In collaboration with the Assistant Director, the Associate Director manages the initiatives related to student engagement with CDAC.


o Analyze and determine the appropriate career exploration programs and initiatives targeted for the 21 st century student. Develop innovative approaches. Assess program and initiative effectiveness.

o Serve as primary career counselor/advisor in the CDAC. Manage career counseling both for individual students and in groups.

§ Administer, interpret and debrief career assessment instruments.

§ Support undecided in selection of major; cooperate with academic advising, transitional studies and other related campus entities.

o In collaboration with the Assistant Director, develop and present career strategies-related workshops and seminars using creative methodology.

o Manage Student Career Ambassadors program.

o Supervise work study students.

o Develop marketing strategies and oversee marketing initiatives for CDAC.

o Manage CDAC online presence including developing and updating content for webpage, social media and other applicable platforms. Manage student online presence. Collaborate with Assistant Director for requirements applicable for employer.

o Serve as liaison to student organizations.

o Coordinate CDAC outreach to faculty and other campus constituencies.

o Manage career resource library.

o Serve on committees, advisory boards and special projects as determined by the director.

o Participate in local, state and regional meetings and professional associations as appropriate.

o Represent the director in her absence.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience with excellent benefits.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:

Required: Master's degree (or higher) from an accredited college/university required. Three or more years' experience in college or university career services.

Preferred: Licensed Professional Counselor designation, or demonstrated progress toward that designation.

Special Requirements

A creative mindset and commitment to innovative approaches to the delivery of career services in an open access college. Thorough understanding of and commitment to the goals and responsibilities of career services models and theories. Effective interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communications. Ability to interact with all constituencies of a rapidly growing public college. Demonstrated competency in training and project management. In-depth knowledge of career counseling and career development theories. Knowledge of approaches to career development for individuals with special needs, non-traditional students, first generation students and other specialized populations.

Position Disclosure:

Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and credit check if applicable to the position, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or religion. Georgia is an open records state.

Physical Requirements

Position may require local travel. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Work Hours:
Position may require non-standard work hours (nights and weekends).

Position Status:



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