Assistant Director of the Career Development and Advising Center

Lawrenceville, GA
Jun 18, 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:
Assistant Director of the Career Development and Advising Center

Job Category:

Career Development/Advisement - 4006510330

Student Affairs

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume

The Assistant 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 Assistant Director maintains center-wide responsibility for assessing and improving program effectiveness. In collaboration with the Associate Director, the Assistant Director manages the initiatives related to employer engagement with CDAC.


  • Develop a multi-pronged program to effectively and efficiently connect students with internship, career and on-campus opportunities as well as graduate/professional school options. Assess effectiveness.
  • Work independently as well as collaboratively with entities on campus including the Office of Institutional Advancement and faculty internship advisors to identify and solicit employer engagement with GGC students.
  • Develop and implement effective and engaging methods to communicate opportunities to students.
  • Serve as account manager to develop, nurture and maintain employer relationships.
  • Establish and cultivate relationships with targeted employers, organizations and graduate/professional schools. Develop ongoing marketing strategies to bring greater visibility of the college to relevant employers and industries.
  • Serve as liaison between employers and graduate/professional schools and all divisions at GGC to ensure cohesive and consistent relationships.
  • Manage career fairs both on campus, with career consortiums, and virtually.
  • Manage on-campus interviews, information sessions and related activities.
  • Develop, implement and manage a career shadowing program.
  • Develop, implement and manage programs, events and initiatives that bring employers and graduate/professional schools to campus.
  • Represent CDAC by serving on various campus committees and serving as a representative in the community to promote the college, academic programs, and graduates.
  • Manage the online job posting system and related online software programs.
  • Collaborate with Associate Director of CDAC to maintain a vibrant online presence to engage employers and graduate/professional schools.
  • Under the supervision of the Associate Director of CDAC, support students in all phases of career development individually and in groups.
  • Collaborate with Associate Director of CDAC to develop and present workshops and seminars that promote professional presence as students interact with employers and graduate/professional schools using creative methodology.
  • Manage employer and graduate/professional school resource materials.
  • Participate in local, state, and regional meetings and professional associations, as appropriate.

  • Salary: Commensurate with education and experience with excellent benefits.

    Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:

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

    Preferred: Master's degree.

    Special Requirements
    A creative mindset and dedication to innovative approaches in 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 public college. Demonstrated competency in training and project management. Knowledge of career counseling and related theories. Experience with the use of career-related software programs specifically as they relate to campus interviewing, student/employer/job databases, resume referral, automated sign-up, and related activities.

    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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