Director, Career Development Center

Athens, Alabama
Mar 13, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Director of the Career Development Center reports to the Vice President for Enrollment

and Student Support Services and provides direction and oversight for the development,

implementation and assessment of Career Management, Cooperative Education, Disability

Services, ADA/504 Compliance and Personal Counseling.


  • Develop, execute and assess programs, policies and procedures to achieve Career

Development annual goals of the Enrollment Management Plan.

*Develop, manage and assess Career Development Center activities.

  • Lead and supervise the Assistant to the Director of the Career Development Center, the

Disabilities Specialist, and Mental Health Counselor.

  • Develop training, materials, databases, reports and analysis of Career Development

programs grounded in best practices and research.

  • Participate in department budget development and implementation including

management of income from career fairs, special events, and grants.

  • Provide oversight to the Federal Work Study and Campus Student Worker Programs.
  • Provide oversight to the ADA/504 compliance functions.
  • Serve as a member of an integrated leadership team dedicated to effective enrollment
  • Meet annual goals established by the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services.
  • Maintain up to date technological skills and use efficiently in performance of job
  • Comply with all policies of the University.
  • Complete other tasks as assigned.


  • A Masters level degree is required.
  • Three years of experience in a postsecondary institution is required.
  • Three years of Management experience required.
  • Demonstrated ability to set and communicate priorities and manage multiple, often competing, priorities required.


  • Understanding of employment trends, job market, career development and employer relations is preferred.


  • Excellent interpersonal, administrative, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with polished presentation skills.
  • Understanding of career development issues affecting students and the ability to identify and career coach.
  • Computer literacy and the understanding and appreciation of database software and online resources.
  • Willingness to respond to the needs of students and employers.