Career Advising Director

Lexington, KY
Aug 09, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The position of Career Advising Director is responsible for creating and setting strategies, and developing an innovative, inclusive approach to Career Advising for diverse student body of the Lewis Honors College Career Advising Center. Providing advising, counseling and coaching sessions to assist with professional development and job/internship search strategies; Administer and interpret career instruments including Strong Interest Inventory, the Myers Briggs Type indicator and others. Plan and monitor budget allocated for programs and other Career Advising Center activities.

The Career Advising Director will oversee the day to day operations of the Career advising team, coordinating, scheduling, and assigning work, establishing performance measures, goals, objectives, and priorities of professional staff, student workers, and temporary employees. Develop and implement career advising services for select academic units; including the development of specialized programming as relevant to students needs and maintaining communication with faculty and staff; Develop effective educational programs and tools for career searches as appropriate for small and large group settings.

The Career Advising Director will build and strengthen relationships with external and internal stakeholders including faculty/staff, employers and other campus units; work with key stakeholders to create career/industry and employment specific events and workshops that facilitate student learning and skill development; collaborate with faculty and staff from the Lewis Honors College, the Stuckert Career Center, assigned academic units, and other campus partners to drive student career development services and initiatives. Provide dedicated partnership and support for the Employer Relations and Community Partnerships staff in the Stuckert Career Center to advance employer outreach and the cultivation of student career opportunities. Represent the Lewis Honors College in the campus Career Professionals Network. Lead staff meetings and other relevant meetings and functions. Present at University events including orientations, open houses and other functions to promote and represent the Lewis Honors College and the Stuckert Career Center.

The Career Advising Director will be responsible for tracking, assessing, and evaluating efforts supporting student career development, and connectivity within the academic units. The Career Advising Director will provide accurate data collection for student engagement in experiential learning and employment opportunities, e.g., internships, shadowing, co-ops, research, new jobs, and volunteer experiences. The Career Advisor will create outcome reports and materials to reflect efforts, connections, and engagement. Perform other duties (as assigned by supervisor and/or higher authority) to ensure the success of career services on behalf of UK, the Lewis Honors College, its students, and alumni.

Job Title
Career Advising Director

Requisition Number

Working Title
Director of Career Advising

Department Name
8C000: Honors College

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

5 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification

Current certification in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory

Physical Requirements

Sitting for long periods of time, repetitive motion tasks. Lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 25 pounds (very rare).
Intermittent job related travel.


Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00 pm


• Extremely well-organized with excellent follow-through ability. Effectively manage multiple tasks and competing priorities.
• Experience in counseling, advising or teaching of students/adults on their career/professional development.
• Ability to collaborate cross-functionally and to interface effectively with employers, students, alumni, faculty and university administrators.
• Ability to embrace and drive change and to organize and manage multiple priorities, programs, and projects, both independently and in a team.
• Proficient in the use of web-based software. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel required
• Must demonstrate effective oral and written communication, program planning, presentation, and computer skills.
• Ability to establish rapport and relate well to students, faculty, employers, and staff.
• Ability to work with a diverse population of team members and constituents.
• Willingness to work collaboratively with academic units.
• Service-oriented approach.
• Careful attention to detail.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Prefer a Master's degree in counseling, student personnel, human resources, higher education, communication, business administration, or related field.

Prefer a minimum of 5-6 years of experience working with college students and in-depth knowledge of the career needs of first and second-year students.

Experience in college/university career services and/or in sourcing college talent for an employer (a minimum three years of experience is strongly desired);s and/or in sourcing college talent for an employer (a minimum three years of experience is strongly desired);

Licensure and training as a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) and/or National Career Counselor preferred.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe your paid work experience, along with any certifications you have, in career counseling/advising.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe a time when you lead a group or committee and successfully received group consensus for a particular program or process.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you currently have a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) certification?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you currently have a Strong Interest Inventory Certification?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents