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Executive Director of the Career Center

Georgia Institute of Technology

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Executive Director of the Career Center

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Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
Executive Director of the Career Center

Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with numerous economic and cultural strengths. The Institute serves more than 45,000 students through top-ranked undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs in engineering, computing, science, business, design, and liberal arts. Georgia Tech's faculty attracted more than $1.4 billion in research awards this past year in fields ranging from biomedical technology to artificial intelligence, energy, sustainability, semiconductors, neuroscience, and national security. Georgia Tech ranks among the nation's top 20 universities for research and development spending and No. 1 among institutions without a medical school.

The Position
Reporting jointly to the vice provost for undergraduate education (VPUE) and the vice provost for graduate and postdoctoral education (VPGPE), the executive director of the career center (EDCC) will coordinate, oversee, and implement comprehensive career services and professional development activities for all colleges and students. The EDCC will directly oversee all career center operations and will implement a transformative vision for career services focused on scaling and integrating career development into the fabric of the campus, with the primary career center serving as a collaborator across campus and an activator for a robust 'hub and spoke' career ecosystem. The EDCC will serve on the VPUE and VPGPE leadership teams and expected to contribute to the overall leadership of these divisions. This position will interact consistently with the Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE) and Graduate and Professional Education (GPE) leadership, students, faculty, academic associate deans, alumni, and employer representatives. The EDCC will advise and counsel OUE and GPE leadership, students, faculty, and employer representatives.

The required qualifications include a master's degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience and seven to ten years of job-related experience within career services, academic or student affairs, corporate relations, advancement, human resources, or other relevant higher education or corporate experience; and five years of experience leading teams, which includes supervision of professional staff. Preferred qualifications include a PhD, EdD, or terminal degree, ten years of experience in college or university career services, seven years of experience leading teams, and experience leading change and innovation, resulting in high-performance outcomes.

Strong candidates for the position will possess: experience with strategic planning, expertise and understanding of emerging trends and innovations within the field of career services in higher education, strong ability to collaborate with multiple and diverse constituents to accomplish goals, analytical mind and problem solver with an ability to think systemically, leadership in using data and metrics to assess and evaluate outcomes, experience leveraging technology to streamline and increase the impact of programs and work, previous experience leading a career services office in higher education, demonstrated experience in generating revenue opportunities through external partnerships with corporations and donors, and demonstrated experience leading through influence and collaboration, ideally in the context of a decentralized, research-intensive university.

Application Process
Review of applications will begin on April 12, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895 or email

The compensation for this position will be competitive, along with relocation assistance and a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, paid leave, retirement, and more. This position is in person, and the expected start date is June/July 2024.

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The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for all. To that end, and in accordance with federal and state law, Board of Regents policy, and University policy, Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests. Further, Georgia Tech prohibits citizenship status, immigration status, and national origin discrimination in hiring, firing, and recruitment, except where such restrictions are required in order to comply with law, regulation, executive order, or Attorney General directive, or where they are required by Federal, State, or local government contract.

All members of the USG community must adhere to the USG Statement of Core Values, which consists of Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values shape and fundamentally support our University's work. Additionally, all faculty, staff, and administrators must also be aware of and comply with the Board of Regents and Georgia Institute of Technology's policies on Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom.

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