Director, T. Rowe Price Career & Innovation Center

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO

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Full Time
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Four-Year Institution
Envision yourself in a collaborative, inclusive, and innovative work environment that has a deep commitment to position our graduates for success in their professional and personal lives. Visualize applying your energy and skills for an organization that respects and cares about its employees enough to offer some of the best benefits of the industry while encouraging every team member to grow, collaborate, and provide input on how to consistently make the workplace a place people love to work. Imagine working at a college that welcomes everyone — students, faculty, staff, and community members — regardless of their backgrounds, beliefs, or traditions. If what was just described is what you look for in a workplace, welcome to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)!

Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the Director is a visionary leader-manager who provides strategic direction and oversees all aspects of the T. Rowe Price Career & Innovation Center, including but not limited to:

LEADING a new initiative to develop and grow a campus hub for current UCCS students and alumni. The hub will aid in professional development and career readiness by collaborating on a shared vision of Career Center services across a variety of campus units. CULTIVATING ongoing relationships with employers and community partners beginning with the Pikes Peak Region and extending to state, national and global employers. CREATING innovative programming based on national trends and emerging practices to include technology to reach students, alumni, parents, families, community members, employers and UCCS colleges and departments. ESTABLISHING AND LEADING an internal Career Center staff and an external advisory group to grow campus ownership, cross campus collaboration efforts and community involvement. OVERSEEING policy development regarding internship, job shadowing, co op, certification badging, experiential learning, and volunteer endeavors, etc., in collaboration with campus colleges and departments throughout the University of Colorado system. PROVIDING opportunities for alumni and current students to receive career guidance, professional development, career mentorship, internships, and employment. BENCHMARKING AND IMPLEMENTING current and future career guidance instruments, diagnostic tools, employment trends, and technologies used with students, alumni, and employers. MANAGING Career Center budget and expenditures. COLLABORATING with the UCCS Advancement Office, employers, and community partners in fundraising efforts. DEVELOPING Career Center publicity and marketing strategies, and analyzing data to achieve effectiveness, measurable goals, and outcomes.

Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. UCCS offers 53 undergraduate degree programs, 24 graduate degree programs, and 8 doctoral programs. UCCS is also home to the world’s only Bachelor of InnovationTM program, which allows our graduates to master multi-disciplinary skills and graduate ready to create real change in the world. UCCS was recently classified as a “High Research Activity” university by the Carnegie Foundation and takes pride in being the only higher education institution in southern Colorado that explicitly includes research as part of its mission. We have a strong focus in fueling student success by creating, using, and maintaining a multitude of offices – First Year Experience, Excel Centers, Academic Advising, and the Career Center just to name a few. Overall, UCCS is constantly focused of preparing our students to have success in the future, and we understand that every single employee on our campus has a significant effect on that focus.

The city, which was recently ranked as the number two Best Places to Live by U.S. News & World Report in 2022, known as Olympic City USA, rests at the base of Pikes Peak, the inspiration for the song “America the Beautiful” and a must-see for residents and visitors alike. The 14,115 foot summit is just one of dozens of area attractions, including scenic trains, museums, parks, a zoo and more. With a mild climate and 247 days of sunshine each year, the Springs boasts some of the state’s best recreation opportunities.

Job Duties:

Establishes Career Center policies and procedures

Coordinates with staff and faculty within the academic colleges who have career-focused responsibilities on centralized initiatives and career curriculum

Chairs Campus Career Development Alliance

Leads, supervises, trains, evaluates, and ensures professional development for employees to meet the goals and objectives of the department

Builds and maintains collaborative partnerships across campus and beyond

Works closely with other departments to develop a career-centered culture throughout campus, from recruitment to beyond graduation

Monitors local and national career trends, and adjusts strategies for the Career Center accordingly

Assesses, evaluates, and develops career services and programs in response to changing needs of students and University priorities

Collaborates with Office of First Year Experience and Academic Advising to serve students in career exploration and to help meet University retention and persistence goals

Oversees General Fund and Auxiliary budgets including revenues and expenses

Serves as an integral member of campus- and system-level, strategic student affairs teams and committees

Develops and delivers presentations on career-related topics for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and employers

Maintains effective donor stewardship provided to the T. Rowe Price Career and Innovation Center and manages ongoing relationships with donors and employers

Plans career fairs and other career-related events

Responsible for event management to include venue selection, technology support, catering, promotions, budget management, and procurement

Serves on the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs leadership team

Serves on the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs expanded leadership team

Other duties as assigned

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Job Competencies:

Knowledge of student development and student affairs practices and how to apply them in our work with an approach toward student retention

A student-centered approach to the work

Ability to manage new campus-wide initiatives and prioritize in a fast-paced environment

Ability to lead, manage, supervise, and train professional and student staff using emotional intelligence

Utilize open communication on campus with all interactions carried out in a professional manner

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Excellent attention to detail

Ability to advocate for internal and external campus partners, including campus collaboration partners, alumni, staff, employers, and students

Excellent work ethic serving as a University expert on career-focused topics and ability to represent the division and UCCS in a professional manner

Team-building skills and experience collaborating and cooperating across constituencies

Experience and commitment to working with diverse populations

Enthusiasm, creativity, innovativeness, and willingness to take well-informed risks

Knowledge of career-focused technology platforms and strategies for engaging students and employers remotely

Strong initiative and solid judgment abilities/skills

Knowledge of event management and the ability to plan, organize, execute, and coordinate events

Work Location: On-site

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

What We Offer:

Salary Range: Generally starting at $63,838 - $88,053

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers excellent benefits, some of which include:

  • Medical insurance, with the lowest cost option being $0 to the employee

  • Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance

  • Generous paid vacation and sick time accruals (14.67 hours of vacation and 10 hours of sick accrued per month, prorated if part-time)

  • Mandatory retirement plans. Employees contribute 5% of their annual compensation. CU doubles that and contributes 10%

  • Tuition Assistant Benefit available to you or a dependent

  • Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of employment

  • Off Campus Housing Resources

  • Tentative Search Timeline:

  • Priority will be given to applications submitted by 7/17/2022. However, this posting will remain open until filled.
  • The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will be the week of 7/25/2022.
  • The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be the 8/1/2022.
  • The potential employee start date is 9/15/2022.
  • The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

    Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

    The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution

    5 years of experience in hiring and supervising staff

    5 or more years of professional experience in relevant area


    Preferred Qualifications:

    Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution

    2 to 3 years of experience working in or with a university setting in a career services or workforce development role

    Experience serving both traditional and non-traditional student populations

    Demonstrated understanding of long-range strategic planning

    Analytical and assessment/evaluation skills and experience

    Previous experience in donor relations and stewardship



    Physical Requirements:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit.  Employee is occasionally required to move. Tasks may involve using a computer screen continuously for long periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. 



    UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

    Job Category: Student Services
    Primary Location: Colorado Springs
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Jun 13, 2022
    Unposting Date: Ongoing

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