Student Career Program Director

Queens, NY
Jun 10, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Queens College (City University of New York) is an engine of social mobility, a public institution serving New York City's highly diverse and global population. Our 19,000 students realize their potential through our undergraduate and graduate degrees, honors programs, and experiential learning opportunities (including internships, service learning, and research). Located in the heart of Queens, at the crossroads of public higher education and the NYC workforce, Queens College graduates the most teachers, counselors, and principals in the NY metropolitan area, has more computer science majors than any NYC college, has the third largest business and accounting program of any school in NY State, and has renowned programs in the fine and performing arts, humanities, social sciences, and STEM.

We are searching for a career education leader with a proven record of success. The Director of the Center for Career Engagement and Internships will report to the President of the College. The Director will work very closely with both the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Vice-President for Academic Affairs/Provost. The ideal candidate will be eager to work with the college faculty and administration to develop and implement a unique vision for career education nested within our curriculum and mapped to our Strategic Plan, and will work closely with employers. The Director will develop creative and meaningful programs to engage our students to build and maintain employer partnerships that contribute to expanding existing career pipelines and create new relationships and opportunities. The Director will seek out and cultivate novel relationships within our community to create career opportunities for students from a broad range of majors, and to prepare them as they enter the workforce. The Director will also leverage our extensive network of over 120,000 alumni. Additionally, the Director will be a strategic, dynamic, creative, flexible, transformational leader responsible for assessment, outcomes, and for growing the office into a modern center focused on using industry best practices to ensure the success of our students, strengthen student engagement, enhance career preparation, and increase alumni involvement. We look for a leader with the ability to customize their effort to the needs of diverse stakeholders and to wear multiple roles in a fast-paced, demanding role.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: overseeing daily operations of the office, including the office budget; supervising and evaluating the professional and administrative staff; working alongside the Office of Communication to develop materials used to promote the office's accomplishments and student success stories; implementing a career readiness and professional development strategy for students; collaborating with faculty, deans, and academic departments; providing strategic and creative direction to the office's programs and events; reviewing outcome assessment information to analyze the effectiveness of the Career Center's programs and processes and make adjustments; creating and maintaining relationships with students, alumni, and employers; collecting, maintaining, analyzing, and reporting assessment data; developing action plans to address areas of opportunity and continually enhance established programs; utilizing professional, employer, and alumni network to increase quality internship and employment opportunities; leveraging alumni relationships to increase alumni involvement in programs and events; providing coaching and advisement for students; providing ongoing staff development and support. Responsibilities also include the utilization of technology innovations and enhancements that incorporate social media tools to help engage students and employers more quickly and efficiently.

We especially welcome candidates whose experience and qualities will aid Queens College in increasing faculty and staff diversity in order to reach the same level for which our student body is recognized and lauded. Our faculty and staff serve as mentors to our diverse students, stimulating their academic success and personal development. Those who join the Queens College community foster a culture of inclusion, respect, collegiality, and collaboration across departments and disciplines, and commit to the campus-wide goal of being a college that is affordable, accessible, and intellectually and culturally rich. Queens College students and professionals are engaged as leading citizens in our global society and are committed to the vitality of New York City and its communities, embodying our campus motto "Discimus ut Serviamus: We learn so that we may serve."


Bachelor's Degree and eight years' related experience required.


Earned Master's degree in education, human resources, industrial and labor relations, organizational psychology, social work, or related field; previous experience as a career/internship center director or associate/assistant director; prior experience as a recruiter, hiring manager, or HR specialist; experience working with employers and faculty in internship, curricular, or experiential learning projects; demonstrated proficiency with web-based resources for career readiness and internship development; knowledge and experience using social media to effectively communicate with students; demonstrated ability to lead evidence-based change; knowledge of assessment methods and use of data in strategic planning; experience leveraging alumni networks.


Directs the career services function for a College or Unit.

  • Establishes goals, objectives, and plans for providing career services; assesses and reports outcomes to management and the overall College community
  • Directs overall operations of physical and virtual career centers, including staff, facilities, and technologies
  • Plans and implements marketing strategies for identifying and cultivating a diverse group of potential employers
  • Plans, promotes, and markets services and information to students, including information resources, career counseling, informational programs, and assessment programs
  • Hires, trains, and manages full- and part-time staff as well as student interns
  • Collaborates with other academic and administrative units to promote the goals of the career office
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Higher Education Officer




Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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Open until filled with review to begin July 7, 2017.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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Location: Queens College

Job Title: Student Career Program Director

Job ID: 16908

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular