Director of Career Services

Buies Creek, North Carolina
Mar 19, 2018
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Career Services
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Student Success, the Director of Career Services provides innovative and strategic leadership, program development, and administration of career services. Career Services is student-focused and centralizes the functions of full-time employment, on-campus student employment, internships, part-time employment, post-graduation employment, and career counseling. This position serves as a key member of the student success team within the division of Student Life, supporting the division's values, goals, the university’s mission, and strategic plan.

(**Anticipated Start Date for this position is July 1, 2018)


  1. Cultivate a culture of continuous improvement by identifying and integrating best practices;
  2. Benchmark services against peer and aspirant institutions;
  3. Introduce creative approaches and solutions to the design and delivery of programs and services;
  4. Maximize available technology in Symplicity for data management, marketing and communication;
  5. Actively participate in ongoing professional development and collaborations across staff and functional responsibilities;
  6. Design and delivery graduation survey;
  7. Provide in-depth analysis and reporting on data for AACSB certification and annual departmental assessment reports;
  8. Conduct ongoing assessment of employer relation efforts and provide feedback as to the effectiveness of such efforts.
  9. Occasional evening and weekend hours required.
  10. Position demands honesty, integrity and the ability to work within the Christian mission of Campbell University.

Career Coaching

  • Provide individual career guidance and counseling to students and recent alumni, including internship and post-graduate employment search, mock interviews, review resumes and personal statements;
  • Facilitate skills-based workshops and trainings;
  • Co-develop and execute programs and events with other career service units throughout campus to connect students with the broader community including employers, alumni, and families.

Employer Engagement

  • Create and implement employer outreach strategies to strengthen the on-campus recruitment program; initiate employer and alumni outreach for job/internship leads;
  • Facilitate relationships between employers and the university community, including students, faculty, staff, alumni association, advancement, etc.;
  • Manage on-campus recruitment visits and recruitment-related programming including information sessions, coffee chats, and workshops; identify and coordinate faculty partnerships;
  • Work with employers to develop marketing strategies for enhancement of employer presence on campus;
  • Discuss student feedback with employers and notify director of problematic employer activities/behavior and significant trends;


  1. Master's degree; 4 years of progressively responsible experience in Career Services or similar experience in career development in a business environment;
  2. Minimum 2 years’ full-time experience building relationships both internal and external stakeholders to the campus;
  3. Proven ability to develop long-range planning and budget administration;
  4. Extensive knowledge of career development and student development;
  5. Strong written and oral communication skills;
  6. Demonstrated commitment to work with diverse populations;
  7. Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office and Symplicity or other CSM systems)


  1. Master's degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling, human resources or a closely related field;
  2. Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible experience in a college or university career center;
  3. Experience working with student employment, financial aid, and academic departments, and advancement offices
  4. Ability to use both data and judgment in decision making;
  5. Excellent interpersonal skills especially those in the areas of collaboration, conflict resolution, problem solving and decision-making;
  6. Strong organization and planning skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and constituents;
  7. Ability to work well without close supervision.

Experience with student success, enrollment and issues of retention.