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The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), the flagship institution of the state of Texas, seeks a seasoned, dynamic, and highly collaborative leader to serve as its inaugural Executive Director for Career Development (ED). Reporting to the Senior Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, the ED will serve as a transformational campus leader and senior administrator who will provide strategic leadership, vision, direction, and administrative and fiscal oversight of the College to Career (CtC) initiative. The ED will develop and lead the CtC initiative as a collaborative, action-oriented, and enterprise focused program facilitating the delivery of cross-university career services. Working with career services offices within the various colleges, schools, and units (CSUs), the ED  will ensure that high-quality career development services are available to all relevant stakeholders, including undergraduate and graduate students; employers and other community partners; alumni; parents; and university leadership, staff, and faculty. As convener and chair of the College to Career Governing Committee, this individual will serve as the provost’s primary representative on institutional career development initiatives at the university and spokesperson in the broader community, in higher education, and through the media.

This is an exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurial and inspirational leader with a strong commitment to the liberal arts and an understanding of career development best practices in supporting the academic enrichment, career readiness, and post-graduate success for students and alumni, particularly low-income, first-generation, as well as others traditionally underrepresented on college campuses. The ideal candidate will be politically and operationally savvy in building upon the high caliber of career development programming already occurring at UT Austin in the planning and launch of the new Center for Career Exploration and Development – a new physical space, with a team of professional staff, designed to supplement career development offerings within individual schools. Through collaboration with campus career centers, the ED, will determine the Center’s resources which may include career counseling and assessment, advising for major selection, and helping students connect their academic experiences with possible career destinations.

The ED will also collaborate in efforts to engage key external constituencies, especially parents, alumni and employers, to ensure awareness of and involvement in career services-related activities. This role will facilitate engagement of these constituencies to collaborate on new approaches to career services, leveraging expertise and relationships to position UT Austin as a leader in the delivery of career services.

UT Austin has retained Isaacson, Miller to assist in the search. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and applications (including CVs and letters of interest) should be sent electronically and in confidence to:

Sean Farrell, Vice President

Marc St. Hilaire, Associate

Isaacson, Miller, 1300 19th Street, NW; Suite 700

Washington, DC 20036

Apply at the website: www.imsearch.com/6516    

The University of Texas at Austin is committed to providing an inclusive educational environment in which all students, faculty, and staff can learn, research, create, work, and thrive free from all forms of harassment, discrimination, and misconduct. As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UT Austin complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.




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Posted: 3/21/2018
Application Due: 5/20/2018
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