Director of Student Career Development

New York, NY
Jun 21, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Community College


Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director of Student Career Development will:

  • Provide innovative and strategic leadership, program development, and administration of a

comprehensive career center serving all students with creative and forward-thinking direction with the vision to develop new programs and initiatives that address evolving employment and educational trends and needs and maintain a student-centeredness.

  • Lead, motivate, and provide supervision and development of staff, and serve as an advocate for the needs of the Center, staff, and students.
  • Build cross-functional expertise among staff and create a synergistic team that is equipped to meet the goals of the Center, the College, and the University.
  • Enhance the Center for Career Development brand, visibility, and value to internal and external constituents.
  • Support student success and use best practices with regards to the operation of a comprehensive career services office within college environment including enhancing career exploration, preparation, and placement.
  • Develop and monitor the department's long-range strategic plan, using best practices and a strong commitment to internal and external data collection, analysis, and ongoing program evaluation.
  • Responsible for building rapport and collaborations with multiple constituencies, specifically students, faculty, alumni, staff, employers, and others in the college setting.
  • Develop corporate/employer relations strategies that expand employer involvement with the college and the recruitment of students.
  • Foster an understanding of the skills and competencies needed for career success in a global economy.
  • Facilitate continuous improvement of services and resources to ensure the Center remains responsive to student career development needs relative to employment trends, emerging job markets, and changes in education that impact employers, students, and alumni.
  • Utilize technology and social media to expand the current and evolving resources and services available for students, staff, and employers.

Work schedule may include some evenings and weekends.


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

  • Master's degree in related field (Counseling, Psychology, Higher Education Administration, or related program) is preferred.
  • Outstanding oral, written, and presentation skills, marketing acumen, and the capacity to convey the distinctive value of the college, our students, and academic and career services programs to multiple stakeholders in a dynamic and compelling manner.
  • Certification in career related assessment tools (i.e. MBTI) desired.
  • Experience in a higher education setting preferred and possess an understanding of the cultural,

social, and educational needs of a multi-ethnic campus community.

  • The ability to provide outstanding customer service in a fast paced, deadline driven environment.
  • Proficiency in career related software and Microsoft Office to include spreadsheets, database, and reporting tools.


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 $75,971 - $117,120

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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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: Borough of Manhattan CC

Job Title: Director of Student Career Development

Job ID: 17004

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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