10018262 Director for Career & Leadership Development

Job description

Staff Application - please complete and email with supporting documentsSchool/Department: Career and Leadership Development Primary Location: Macon Position: Staff Job Type: Full Time Position Close Date: Until Filled Description:

The Director provides visionary and strategic leadership while overseeing the development and delivery of programs, services, and resources; serves as the center’s chief ambassador and collaborates with a variety of internal and external stakeholders in order to foster effective relationships and partnerships; and maintains a student-centered, forward thinking operation, oversees assessment functions and the articulation of outcomes to internal and external stakeholders, and serves as a spokesperson with the media on career-related issues of students.


• Leads and strategically supports the Center for Career and Leadership Development staff who will advise, counsel, and mentor students; creates and implements effective and relevant programs to facilitate and enhance student development on and off campus.

• Leads efforts to identify and expand connections with employers and external constituents to create and sustain excellent internship and employment opportunities for students.

• Utilize data to remain responsive to student career development needs, evolving market and employer hiring trends, shifts in demand and professionals skills needed to succeed in the current environment.

• Lead and mentor a growing team of career and leadership professionals as one progressive, cohesive, and action-oriented team within the university.

• Partner effectively with the alumni and advancement teams to enhance external cultivation and networking opportunities.

• Consults with academic deans and faculty colleagues to ensure that programs and services address student needs and incorporates faculty involvement in identifying opportunities to bridge the skills development that takes place in the classroom.

• Builds, consults, and advocates across campus and throughout Middle Georgia State communities in support of innovative career programs for integrative undergraduate and graduate programs.

• Articulates the vision and services provided by the Center for Career and Leadership Development.

• Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Student Affairs.


• Knowledge of the principles and practices of career development models, career assessments, career counseling and counseling theory, employment trends, legal issues in employment, and employer cultivation in the context of higher education

• Knowledge of the local, regional, and national job market.

• Knowledge of state and federal employment laws.

• Knowledge of career competencies and ethical guidelines developed by the National Association of College and Employers (NACE).

• Knowledge of budget management principles.

• Knowledge of effective assessment strategies to inform programs and practices.

• Skill in the program development and delivery models for career services to a diverse student body.

• Skill in career management systems and software programs.

• Skill in decision making and problem solving.

• Skill in developing relationships with employers to develop job and internship opportunities.

• Skill in oral and written communication, marketing and public relations.


The Vice President for Student Affairs assigns work in terms of unit goals and objectives. The supervisor reviews work through conferences, reports and observation of unit activities. GUIDELINES Guidelines include department, University, and University System of Georgia policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application.


• The purpose of this position is to direct the university’s center for career and leadership development and its programs and services. Success in this position provides effective career resources to students and alumni. • The work consists of varied leadership, management and career development duties. The unique nature of each student’s needs contributes to the complexity of the position.


• Contacts are typically with co-workers, other college personnel, faculty, staff, students, business leaders, potential employers, alumni, and members of the general public.

• Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, to provide services, to motivate or influence persons, or to justify, defend or settle matters.


• The work is very active, requiring physical activity/mobility. Also requires travel to various campus locations.

• The work is performed in an office and in various on campus and off campus settings including classrooms, event venues, etc.


This position may have direct supervision over two or more career advisors and a coordinator for leadership programs. Potential for additional staff.


• Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a Master's degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.

• Extensive experience relevant to the major duties of the position, usually having had a similar position for five to seven years.

• Must be able to work flexible hours when necessary.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately. Position open until filled.

TO APPLY: Application materials should be emailed as a Microsoft Word or Adobe.pdf attachment to: [email protected] with the subject line “Director for Career & Leadership Development- Macon 7.3.19”. Application materials are to include a resume, an MGA Faculty application; a letter of interest which includes salary requirements; curriculum vitae; four professional references and unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts of all institutions attended. Paper application materials will not be accepted.

Staff Application - please complete and email with supporting documentsA Unit of the University System of Georgia





Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 7/5/2019
Application Due: 9/3/2019
Work Type: