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Assistant Director, Career Services

University of Denver
Colorado, USA, Denver

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Student Affairs, Career Services
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

The Daniels College of Business (DCB) of the University of Denver offers a variety of baccalaureate and graduate degree programs including a Bachelor of Science, (DCB currently enrolls undergraduate students in eight majors: Accountancy, Business Analytics,
Finance, Hospitality Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Real Estate and the Built Environment). Master of Business Administration (Denver MBA), Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA), Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA), and an online Master of Business Administration ([email protected]), Master of Science in Accountancy, Management, Applied Quantitative Finance, Business Analytics, Real Estate and the Built Environment, and Marketing as well as non-degree Executive Education and professional development programs. Daniels is ranked among the top business schools and is the only business school in Colorado to receive rankings and recognition from BusinessWeek, the Financial Times, U.S. News & World Report and Forbes.

Daniels Career Services (DCS) supports approximately 1,600 undergraduate, 600 graduate students, plus alumni of DCB. The primary areas of operation are in student-facing advisory roles and in employer facing recruitment roles. The department operates under a cross-functional support model with Student Services, Office of Graduate Admissions and Marketing, Executive Education, Experiential Education and External Relations.

Position Summary

The University of Denver seeks an energetic, talented and innovative career coach and advisor for a full-time position in the Career Services office at the Daniels College of Business. The successful applicant will join a dedicated team that directly supports the career planning, development and employment outcomes for the students and alumni of the college. Priority is placed on developing and facilitating innovative and ground-breaking strategies, methodologies and programs that improve student and post-graduate
employment outcomes. This position will also support the instruction of the Daniels Professional Development Program, a one-credit course required business course focused on topics such as resume and cover letting writing, career exploration, interviewing and job search strategies and understanding the recruiting process.

Essential Functions

Coach & Advise Students:

  • Work with both assigned and ad hoc groups of DCB students and alumni in all aspects of career planning and job and internship search strategy.
  • Use career services tools and data entry platforms to track and report student career progress.
  • Communicate regularly with students, marketing/reaching out to them as appropriate on regular schedule.
  • Develop and share both general and industry sector specific understanding of the related professions to help guide and inform student career paths.
  • Manage a student caseload that requires managing your time, communicating and following-up with students.

Resource Management:

  • Develop, deploy and support career planning and professional development resources with the intended outcomes of improving student engagement and competencies and industry connectivity.
  • Benchmark and assess the effectiveness of career services activities, programs and resources through data collection and analysis.

Career Programming Support:

  • Serve as collaborator on numerous student career preparation, student engagement and employer relations programs.
  • A critical component of this role is to serve as a facilitator/instructor for the Daniels Professional Development Program core business course offered virtually and in-person.
  • Develop strong relationships with academic department chairs, directors and faculty to facilitate the support of career and professional development activities and events.
  • Collaborates with DCS Employer Relations, and cross-functionally with other student facing units, in supporting relevant career programming such as: orientation sessions, workshops, print and online resources for delivering career content to all Daniels students and alumni.

Research and Marketing of Career Resources and Lead Generation:

  • Coordinate with Daniels Career Services staff to create and distribute up-to-date career services information relevant to current and prospective students and alumni.
  • Collaborate and communicate directly with employers, alumni, and corporate partners to create recruiting opportunities.
  • Recommend specific companies and organizations to appropriate students.

Data Collection and Analytics Support:

  • Work with team to identify opportunities for student engagement and outcomes reporting through data collection, tracking and analysis.
  • Assist with collecting student employment data for internships and full-time offers.
  • The position will support the collection of data and outcome reporting to MBA-CSEA, AACSB and NACE standards and guidelines for post-graduation outcomes.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Understanding of theoretical knowledge of higher education issues such as student development, career counseling and the unique needs of non-traditional and students across a wide range of developmental stages, or a broad understanding of careers typically pursued by business students and early career professionals and an in-depth understanding of the college recruiting process.
  • Ability to interact with corporate recruiters to facilitate the successful recruitment of students.
  • Excellent public speaking, interpersonal, verbal/written communication skills. Ability to facilitate content in 1:1 settings to audiences greater than 50 individuals.
  • Familiarity with virtual communication platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc. and comfort with leveraging platforms for virtual instruction and facilitation.
  • Ability to communicate with as well as develop and maintain relationships with students from a wide variety of social, ethnic and economic backgrounds. In addition, the Assistant Director will interact with corporate representatives ranging from CEOs to new graduate business hires.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills, including the ability to independently prioritize work, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set goals and enforce deadlines, while maintaining the flexibility to re-assess and prioritize goals.
  • Computer literacy, Microsoft software: Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
  • Must be able to work with a high level of independence, perform under pressure, plan by anticipating problems and forecasting outcomes, and deal with difficult individuals while maintaining composure.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree
  • At least 2 years of prior experience in a higher education and/or graduate management career services role, or a similar level of professional experience with recruiting or executive search

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree with a preference for Business Administration. Masters degree a plus.
  • 4 years of professional business experience focused on accountancy, product marketing and development, operations, consulting, or finance or combination of business and higher education experience
  • Experience with recruiting software programs.
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis.
  • Experience in content planning/development.
  • Active memberships in professional organizations and experience working and consulting with diverse populations.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) April 8th, 2022. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 9.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $52,000 - $56,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.


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