Career Center Director Associate

Job description

The primary responsibility of this position is to oversee the operations necessary for the delivery of University-wide career advising services along with collaborative programming on behalf of the Stuckert Career Center, with emphasis on career community partnerships with each University college. The Associate Director will provide leadership for University-wide career development strategies, including but not limited to, developing college/discipline specific career readiness programs and activities for a diverse domestic and international student body. Professional staff supervision and staff development will be focal points of the position, including performance management and data-informed practices designed to maximize quality service delivery and outcomes. This position will require understanding and prior experiences of career development practices and methods, including career coaching, career assessment, and experiential education. This position will identify and develop strong relationships with academic advising, employer relations, and other complementary university program areas.

Job Title
Career Center Director Associate

Requisition Number

Working Title
Associate Director, Stuckert Career Center

Department Name
8Z421: Career and Academic Support

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


Physical Requirements

Sitting and/or standing at workstation for extended periods; may require lifting and/or carrying light-weight objects; and walking to/from meetings/events.


Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm; and occasional evenings and weekends.


Extremely well organized with excellent follow-through ability. Effectively manage multiple tasks and competing priorities. Experience building and developing a team and supporting professional development opportunities for staff. Experience supervising multiple staff and managing commensurate scheduling and service delivery decisions. 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 5-7 years of experience working with college students.
Prefer 3-4 years supervising employees.
Experience in college/university career services (a minimum five years of experience is strongly desired).

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 share the most challenging experience that you have had supervising a staff member.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * What activities and strategies have you incorporated to encourage and support staff professional development?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please share any experience you have providing specialized career development support for college students from specific academic majors/concentrations.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above
  5. * Please identify two professional accomplishments that you have achieved and summarize how they have prepared you for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * What advice would you give an undergraduate student who is exploring academic and career possibilities?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents





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    Job No:
    Posted: 7/14/2018
    Application Due: 7/17/2018
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