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Director of Career Services

Triton College
River Grove, Illinois

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C-Level & Executive Directors
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Student Affairs, Academic Advising, Career Services, Student Activities & Services
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Institution Type
Community College
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Provides overall leadership in the development and implementation of policies and procedures for Career Services including job placement, career planning, career development services, cooperative education, and associated adult learner services. Manages the operational, budget and personnel functions of the office.


1. Manages the Career Services operation to ensure efficient, timely, and effective programs and services for its users.

2. Develops short and long range operating plans, including budgets, programs and services, personnel technology/other equipment, and space.

3. Provides guidance and leadership to staff, including training, staff evaluation, professional development, and related personnel matters.

4. Develops strong, ongoing relationships with area employers that hire recent college graduates. Promotes Career Services' employment-related services to this constituency.

5. Plans and coordinates all college events and services that prepare students for internships and employment and provide employment opportunities.

6. Plans and implements a comprehensive community-wide information program to promote Career Services functions.

7. Monitors budget allocations for personnel, materials, supplies, travel, other contractual and meeting expenses for Career Services and any grant-related budget

8. Articulates career services with area employers and community-based organizations.

9. Conducts ongoing assessments as required to identify emerging student needs in the area of career development and evaluate departmental performance.

10. Participates in local and state level professional activities which support the mission of Career Services.

11. Responsible for the coordination and preparation of semi-annual job placement reports.

12. Responsible for the overall administration of grant related activities for Career Services including writing, monitoring, reporting and identifying funding opportunities to assist in sustaining and growing Career Services initiatives and activities.


Associate Vice President, Academic Innovation & Workforce Education


Departmental staff 




Holds a minimum educational requirement of a Master's degree in business, educational administration, counseling, college student personnel or related field.


Has a minimum of five (5) years of managerial experience in career planning and employment work, preferably in a centralized operation. Experience in program development, supervision and evaluation, budgeting, and automating business processes is required.


Has knowledge of career planning and job placement materials and procedures, employer recruitment strategies, and associated career development programs and services.


Has demonstrated the ability to manage and supervise personnel in a career planning and/or job placement setting; has excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to develop innovative career development and placement programs for students and community members.  



Triton College is an institution of higher education dedicated to student success. Located 14 miles from downtown Chicago, the school offers outstanding educational value in a student-centered setting rich in academic and cultural resources, career-oriented learning opportunities, and engaging social activities.

Triton’s attractive 110-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities, thriving arts and athletics programs and a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. Our culturally diverse community of students, faculty and staff collaborates to promote integrity, open dialog, teamwork and mutual respect, while striving for excellence in all that we do.

We empower success in life-changing ways. Our degree and certificate programs feature practical courses and flexible scheduling options. Triton transfer students are readily accepted into colleges and universities nationwide. Career program students learn skills needed to succeed in a highly competitive job market that will allow them to make significant contributions to business and industry. Continuing Education students participate in courses geared toward recreation, personal enrichment, workforce development and lifelong learning.

More than 10,000 students enroll at Triton each year, yet every student receives ample individual attention in small, accessible classes. Our highly qualified faculty combines distinguished academic credentials with valuable real-world experience. Tuition is extremely affordable and financial assistance and scholarships are available.


Triton College is committed to empowering your success in life-changing ways. Our positive learning environment prepares students to effectively compete in our global economy, realize their career aspirations, and achieve personal growth.

What sets Triton College apart?


Triton College features small class sizes and a wide range of quality, real-world focused programs that provide a pathway to completing your degree at a four-year university, obtaining a well-paying job, or advancing in your career. Hands-on learning experiences in degree, certificate, continuing education, and adult education programs promote achievement.


Our faculty brings many years of professional and teaching experience to their classrooms. Placing a priority on engaging students with practical knowledge, faculty members use proven instructional methods to bring content to life. They also participate in ongoing professional development to share successful teaching approaches and best practices that will help students meet and complete course requirements.


Most four-year institutions around the country accept Triton's college credit courses as transfer credit. You can stay close to home while meeting your general education requirements at Triton, then transfer these credits to another university to complete your degree.


Triton is a vibrant and diverse community that promotes learning and achievement. State-of-the-art facilities, support services, and flexible class scheduling options provide students of all ages with opportunities and resources to excel and gain important skills for succeeding in life. Extra-curricular student clubs, organizations and activities offer many ways to get involved with our unique community on- and off-campus.


When you complete your studies at Triton, you can be confident that you will receive a positive return on your investment. Triton College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, an important distinction that employers look for when hiring prospective employees. Triton's affordable tuition offers significant annual savings compared to other colleges and universities, and financial assistance is available.

With all that Triton College has to offer, why spend more to attend college elsewhere? All the advantages you are looking for are right here!

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River Grove
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