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Director, Career Services (Hybrid)

DePaul University
Chicago, IL

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Diversity and Inclusion Statement Guided by an ethic of Vincentian personalism and professionalism, DePaul compassionately upholds the dignity of all members of its diverse, multi-faith, and inclusive community. We seek to hire collaborative, open-minded, and dedicated professionals who are committed to advancing our university mission to making education accessible to all, with special attention to including underserved and underrepresented communities. Successful candidates thrive in an environment where ideas and perspectives representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds and experiences are welcome and supported.
The Highlights

Reporting to the KGSB Assistant Dean, the Director of the Career Management Center (CMC) will develop and manage all aspects of career management: career advising, career programming, employer relations, operations and data collection. This role will oversee the seamless blend of career and professional advising, course selection and academic outcomes in order to ensure that KGSB students are prepared for industry and functional area roles. 

The Director leads the CMC in the creation and management of high quality career education programming, counseling services and employment resources to Kellstadt students and alumni, helping them identify and develop short and long-term strategies to achieve their career goals. The Director will inspire, energize, and direct a talented team of trained career coaches and administrative staff. 

Is This You?
  • Creates and manages strategic initiatives for the CMC - manages a team of career advisors, ensures high quality services are provided to the KGSB population, collaborates cross-functionally with the other KGSB teams to maximize resources and achieve strategic goals.

  • Creates and manages employer relations/outreach strategies to strengthen the DePaul Kellstadt brand within the marketplace as well as provide career opportunities.

  • Facilitates alumni engagement opportunities with the Kellstadt community through event participation, job/internship leads, and overall support for career management initiatives. Builds mutually beneficial relationships with faculty, alumni, staff and student leaders of organizations to enhance the Kellstadt student experience, increase CMC visibility and satisfaction of services.

  • Directs and analyzes the collection, maintenance, and reporting of relevant career outcomes and services data for U.S. News rankings. 

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Your Education & Experience
  • Bachelor's degree required

  • Master's degree preferred. 

  • Preferred minimum of 5 years experience in career advising services, recruitment/staffing, college relations, Human Resources, training and development, or comparable background.

  • This position requires a deep understanding of market trends and changes in hiring patterns across multiple functions and industries.  

  • Knowledge of career issues, career development and advising essential. 

  • Knowledge of and a proven track record in relationship building.

  • A successful track record of driving outcomes and meeting or exceeding goals and objectives is required.

  • Demonstrate success in managing projects and staff in dynamic, complex, and fast-paced environments within a competitive market.

  • Excellent portfolio of events and programs that establish an ability to think creatively about professional students and their career development as well as an ability to collaborate across a variety of systems and organizational situations.
    Experience with data collection, analysis, and report writing are essential.

  • Proven ability to work across disciplines with faculty, colleagues and managers.  

  • Demonstrated leadership track record.  Established track record as a collaborator in the workplace, within the immediate department and within the larger institution, as well as a record demonstrating effective leadership as a strong and motivational manager.  

  • Excellent presentation skills required.

  • Allocate resources on areas of highest impact for employer and student experiences is essential.

  • Leverage communication strategies to promote the KGSB brand in the business community and gain greater recognition and presence.

Managerial Responsibilities
  • Supervise, manage, coach and evaluate performance of CMC advisors and operations staff members.

Financial Responsibilities
  • Manages the annual career services budget and monitors the expenses and assets of the department as well as identifies future needs and costs.  

Other Skills & Abilities Required
  • Ability to be entrepreneurial and to make creative independent judgments and decisions. Original thought required. Knowledge of recruiting software and Windows application. A strong sense of collegiality and personal and professional integrity. Self-starter. Attention to detail.   

Additional Information
For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter.

  • Will require some evening and weekend work, on occasion.


  • Working for a stable and well-known University that values diversity and inclusion.
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits.
  • Generous paid time off, sick time, holidays, floating holidays, and more!
  • Matching retirement plan up to 10%.
  • Tuition waivers for employees and dependents!
  • Full-Time Benefits
  • Part-Time Benefits

Required Background Check: Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check. Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check.
Required COVID-19 Vaccination: Employment at DePaul University is contingent upon receiving all recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, including the booster, or having a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. To request a religious or medical exemption, please email [email protected]
Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect: Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following pages:
Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS)
Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act

Title IX Contact Information
Federal Title IX policy requires that all colleges and universities make known the contact information for the person responsible for coordinating its efforts to comply with Title IX responsibilities. The Title IX Office is on the Lincoln Park campus on the 3rd floor of the Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue. The Title IX Office can be reached at 312-362-8970 or [email protected]

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.


Working at DePaul University

Enrolling more than 23,000 students, DePaul is the ninth-largest private and largest Catholic university in the country. It offers over 200 graduate and undergraduate degree programs through nine colleges and schools. Nearly one third of DePaul’s students are of color—the most diverse of any private university in Illinois—and about 30 percent of each year’s freshmen class intend to be the first in their families to earn a college degree. DePaul’s success extends beyond recruitment—it is among the nation’s top 100 universities in awarding degrees to students of color.

Educating Chicago’s business leaders, lawyers, judges, teachers, artists and public servants for more than a century, DePaul enjoys an excellent academic reputation. It has earned impressive rankings from U.S. News & World Report for its business and law programs as well as distinctions for diversity and community service. A host of higher education guides have recognized DePaul for everything from its economic value and happy students to its hot and trendy campus and great town-gown relations.

DePaul prides itself on the strength of its academic programs, especially the programs in entrepreneurship, real estate, and the part-time MBA; computer science, network assurance and digital media; psychology and philosophy; music and theater; health and intellectual property law; and adult learning initiatives. Despite its size, the university is committed to providing students with personal attention; the student/faculty ratio is just 16:1. Professors who teach graduate students also teach undergraduates in small-group settings.

DePaul’s goal, expressed in the VISION twenty12 strategic plan, is to become one of the finest urban, Catholic universities in the United States. It is focused on creating nationally recognized, rigorous programs of study; preparing women and men to be at the forefront of their chosen fields as ethical and socially engaged leaders; and further strengthening its financial and operational foundations.

DePaul was founded in 1898 by the Congregation of the Mission (or Vincentian) religious community, which follows the teachings of 17th century French priest St. Vincent de Paul. Established to provide a high quality education to immigrants and others who were denied access to college, DePaul continues to embrace this mission today, recruiting and graduating significant numbers of students from disadvantaged and underrepresented groups.


Located in Chicago, Illinois, DePaul has two primary campuses and four suburban locations. The Loop Campus is in the heart of the downtown business and cultural district and is home to four of DePaul’s colleges, a theater, a residence hall and most administrative functions. It is separated by a 20-minute trip on Chicago’s “el” train from the Lincoln Park Campus, close to Lake Michigan and Wrigley Field. Considered one of the nation’s most beautiful urban campuses, Lincoln Park is home to five colleges, the main library, numerous residence halls, a student center and the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center, open to employees and students.

Both campuses are located in thriving business and residential districts that are well served by public transportation, providing a full array of housing choices for employees. Chicago boasts six professional sports teams and some of the best theater, music and art venues in the nation. As an international business hub and conference center, Chicago enables employees to build strong professional networks and remain on the leading edge of their fields.

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