Rio Grande Valley
Jul 17, 2019
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Career Services
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Position Information

Posting NumberSRGV4036Working TitleDIRECTOR OF CAREER CENTERNumber of Vacancies1LocationRio Grande ValleyDepartmentCareer CenterFTE1.0FLSAExemptScope of Job

Responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of the Career Center, the director serves as the primary liaison between the university, its students and alumni, and potential employers at the local, state, and national levels.

Description of Duties

•Provides leadership in the development and articulation, with stakeholders, of the vision and mission of the university’s Career Center.
•Provides oversight for operations of the Career Center to ensure efficient, timely, and effective services and initiatives in line with leading edge practices in career education and workplace learning.
•Collaborates with faculty and other stakeholders to ensure all UTRGV students are provided access to resources which help them explore potential careers, engage in the right kinds of experiences which will help them prepare to enter the workforce or further education, and develop a personal brand so they can articulate the value of the marketable skills they have developed in their time at the university.
•Directs the hiring, professional development, and supervision of the departmental staff and administration of assigned departmental budget.
•Develops short and long-range plans, conceptual designs, budget requirements and documentation for the department.
•Oversees and participates in the hiring, training, and evaluation of staff.
•Interacts regularly with and seeks feedback from university and college/school leadership, other faculty/staff, students, and employers to ensure the Career Center is meeting the needs of UTRGV students and alumni who are entering the workforce, within the scope of unit resources.
•Oversees, develops and ensures timely and accurate data collection, analysis and reporting for assessment of Career Center initiatives and services, as well as tracking of career-related outcomes at the institutional level.
•Closely monitors, analyzes, and evaluates current scope of services, programs, and initiatives overseen by the Career Center and makes recommendations about future directions based on a model of continuous improvement.
•Leads change to remain responsive to student career development needs and evolving market trends.
•Advises Career Center staff, faculty, and academic advisors on labor market trends, career pathways and employment opportunities, as well as ways to support the institution’s commitment to internships and experiential learning opportunities as part of our career development strategy.
•Develops and strengthens networks among UTRGV and various professional organizations, including, but not limited to, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), regional affiliates, and industry/community partners which provide broad opportunities for job development activities.
•Develops, reviews, and revises UTRGV policies and guidelines within area of expertise and responsibilities.
•Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received

General direction from the assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given

Specific supervision of assigned staff.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Preferred Education

Master’s degree from an accredited institution.



Required Experience

Five (5) years of experience providing professional development and career-related support to students, including experience at the administrative level in career services or in a supervisory role of professional staff in a student support services area in a higher education setting.

Preferred Experience



Use of standard office equipment. Preferred experience in the use of student information system software and statistical and report writing skills.

Working Conditions

Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment; some travel and weekend/evening work is required. UTRGV is a distributed institution, which requires presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is performed primarily in a general office environment across the Rio Grande Valley.


Excellent supervisory and organizational abilities. Strong communication skills and ability to successfully collaborate with faculty, administrators within higher education and professional staff. Commitment to customer satisfaction. Experience in developing productive relationships with clients, both internal and external to the university community. Strong program development, implementation, and assessment skills.

Physical Capabilities


Employment CategoryFull-TimeMinimum SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosted SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosition Available Date07/16/2019Grant Funded PositionNoIf Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956) 665-2451 and/or [email protected]

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Quick Link Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current UTRGV employee?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you now, or previously, employed by The University of Texas System or any of its institutions?
    • Yes - I currently am employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • Yes - I have previously been employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • No - I have never been employed by the UT System or its institutions
  3. * Please select your highest level of completed education.
    • 6th grade education
    • 10th grade education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associates Degree, Technical, or Trade School Degree/Certification or 60 Hours of College Hours
    • Bachelors Degree from an accredited university
    • Masters Degree from an accredited university
    • Ph. D. or other terminal degree from an accredited university
    • None of the above
  4. * Please provide the field of study for your education:

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please indicate the number of years of full time work experience you have directly related to the position in which you are applying for:
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 year
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 years
    • 5 years
    • 6 years
    • 7 years
    • 8 years
    • 9 years
    • 10 years
    • Over 10 years
  6. * Do you meet the minimum requirements for this position?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Reference Letter 1
  5. Reference Letter 2
  6. Reference Letter 3
  7. Certifications and Licenses
  8. Training Certificates
  9. Other Document
  10. List of 3 References
  11. Unofficial Transcripts 2
  12. Unofficial Transcripts 3
  13. Letter of Interest
  14. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  15. Additional Document