Director, Career Services

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Posting Information

Posting Information

Posting Number2019279Posting/Functional TitleDirector, Career ServicesUniversity Pay Plan TitleDirector, Career ServicesLocationSan MarcosDepartmentCareer ServicesRecruitment TypeOpen to AllJob TypeFull-TimeMonthly SalaryCommensurate with experienceJob Category ExemptRequired Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.

Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in business, college student affairs, or related field in higher education. The successful candidate will have a comprehensive understanding of the critical emerging issues facing higher education and current best practices in career and professional development, experiential education, and overall student affairs administration in addition to knowledge of career development theories and a deep understanding of the issues surrounding integration of academic and career preparation. Further, candidates must have demonstrated experience with the supervision of professional and support staff; the management of fiscal budget development and oversight, strategic planning, and program development; and strong relationship development and an ability to build strategic partnerships with internal and external constituencies. The next director will have exceptional speaking and writing skills, the ability to communicate to a variety of constituents, and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Handshake, and other career management applications and software.

Preferred Qualifications

Five years of work experience in career services or a related field; progressive administrative and leadership advancement; bi-lingual (Spanish) skills; a high degree of cultural competency and sensitivity to relate to individuals of varied backgrounds; high energy and a drive that will engage and inspire others; involvement in professional association(s); and a collaborative mindset are all preferred qualifications.

Job Description

Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs and serving as a member of the Student Affairs Council, the Director, Career Services is responsible for providing visionary and transformational leadership and administrative direction to the Career Services Office. Specifically, the director will lead efforts to collaborate with academic units to develop career awareness and career counseling activities as a component of student retention and success programs; foster relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, e.g. alumni relations, employers, and community members; support lifelong career management for students and alumni; build student self-awareness and self-advocacy; and manage the student employment process and other experiential learning opportunities, both on-campus and off-campus.

Job Duties

The director will maintain and grow the existing hybrid model (a strong Central Office with College-level career programs) that encourages strong collaboration. In addition, the director must develop partnerships with recruiters from domestic and global organizations, government, and non-profit agencies. Working with a talented staff of 20 full-time employees, the director manages a department budget of over $2 million and will lead efforts to enhance the operating budget.

Additional Information to Applicants

Application and Nomination
Review of applications will begin March 19, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Heather J. Larabee at [email protected] Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Job Open Date02/20/2019Job Close Date (posting closes at midnight)Open Until FilledYesNormal Work DaysMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, FridayNormal Work Hours Start8:00AMNormal Work Hours End5:00PMPosting NoticesLegal and Required Notices

Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

Why work @ Texas State?

• Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
• Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
• Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program
• Great professional development opportunities: choose from a variety of workshops, training, online learning and even access educational leave opportunities and reimbursement for academic courses
• An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus
• Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions

By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you’ll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation.

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