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Assistant Director of Career Labs

Indiana Wesleyan University
Indianapolis, IN

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Job no: 493747
Work type: Administrative (Full Time)
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Categories: Admissions/Recruiting/Enrollment

Job Title: Assistant Director of Career Labs

Reporting Relationship: Executive Director of Workforce Engagement

Unit: National & Global

Department: Career Services N&G-NGBL

Campus Location: Indianapolis Ed Center North

Summary of Position: We’re looking for a strategic innovator who has a passion for helping people move from where they are to where they want to be.

The Assistant Director of Career Labs will be the dynamic assistant of IWU National & Global’s new Mobile Career Lab. Instead of waiting for someone to enroll before providing access to a great coach and resources for finding direction and building a career, we are flipping the script and offer accessible career coaching to anyone wishing to upskill or reskill. Often, access to those resources requires knowing where to look and how to navigate complicated systems. This position will support drop-in centers and mobile lab attendance at festivals, events, and community centers, meeting people where they are to initiate life-changing conversations and support.

We are building programs that help individuals identify learning pathway options that are at the intersection of their skills, interests, and talents and chart the education and credentialing they might need to achieve their goals (whether or not it involves an IWU option). Through that work, we’ll provide follow-up and coaching as they pursue their next steps.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as the second in command for Career Lab initiatives, responsible for developing and growing career accelerators within identified regional education centers and developing and launching a mobile lab
  • Serve as an expert on best practices and new idea generation for a holistic career and education coaching/advising model that begins prior to enrollment and assists students through their degree and into employment
  • Provide individualized support through the student navigator coaching model co-leading the content and process training for Mobile Career Lab Guides
  • Serve as a career navigator and coach, including scheduling and driving, and staffing the mobile career lab at events across IWU’s regional presence. This will include weekend events
  • Assist with development of additional MCL vehicles including the funding process
  • Demonstrate experience and understanding that enables one to serve diverse populations with excellence, including a focus on serving historically underserved and underrepresented groups in higher education
  • Develop enrollment support and tracking, helping students who elect to pursue an IWU program or degree make a smooth transition into the program of choice
  • Build partnerships in communities we serve to enhance Career Lab services, referrals, and funding including state and federal workforce development initiatives, local employers, and area universities and education providers
  • Create, and execute novel ideas to enhance the reach of the Mobile Career Lab with a high level of excellence
  • Actively develop partnerships across IWU’s organization to help implement new initiatives
  • Demonstrate a Christian worldview and upholds the University's Christ-centered mission in interactions with students, faculty, and staff
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred


  • Experience executing complex programs with multiple constituents
  • Experience managing projects or developing new initiatives
  • Experience in building partnerships and working with a diverse range of people
  • Record of strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience in mental health, substance abuse recovery, or related fields preferred
  • Ability to work under strict deadlines with a high degree of urgency and accuracy

Required Skills

  • Clean driving record
  • Willing to travel frequently over weekends (potentially Thursday-Saturday trips) to other IWU regional sites and areas in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky for Mobile Career Lab bookings
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills. Strong ability to prioritize tasks, work autonomously, and produce results quickly
  • Capacity to handle multiple tasks at one time and to execute ambiguous assignments
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills used to support the Mobile Career Lab Guide team and build partnerships
  • Strong writing ability including grant and report writing preferred
  • Comfort with technology, including Microsoft Suite, and the ability to learn new platforms quickly (such as Smartsheet, Salesforce, and other CRM and project management tools)
  • Fast learner and curious

Diversity Statement

IWU commits to create a community that reflects kingdom diversity. We will foster an intentional environment that exhibits honor, respect, and dignity. Acknowledging visible or invisible differences, our community authentically values each member’s earthly and eternal worth. We refute ignorance and isolation and embrace deliberate and courageous engagement.


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Advertised: 16 Apr 2024 US Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 16 May 2024 US Eastern Daylight Time


A vision that began over 100 years ago has taken full form as today's Indiana Wesleyan University – a Christian comprehensive university committed to liberal arts and professional education.

IWU is an energized community. Its spiritually rich learning environment, academic commitment and caring instruction develop in students the knowledge, skills and disposition to change the world for Jesus Christ.

The following profile information will help you know a little more about IWU:

  • The Indiana Wesleyan University Story is one of faithfulness, remarkable growth, innovation, and the joyful expectation of God's next chapter for the University.
  • IWU was initially accredited in 1966 by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and has maintained its Accreditation since then. Other agencies and associations also accredit individual IWU programs.
  • IWU is committed to several Distinctives, ranging from a Christ-centered educational experience to a commitment to comprehensive student support.
  • We are resolute in upholding our Mission and Values, including our mission to be a Christ-centered academic community committed to developing students in character, scholarship and leadership.
  • Our Academic Structure encourages innovation in education and honors academic achievements by students and faculty alike.
  • IWU is an institution of The Wesleyan Church, a worldwide body of evangelical Protestant believers with its roots in John Wesley's Methodism.

Indiana Wesleyan University is the largest member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and one of the largest employers in Grant County, Indiana.

Nearly 3,000 students are enrolled in traditional programs on the University’s 350 acre residential campus in Marion, Indiana. Most buildings on the Marion campus have been built in the past 25 years, so students live and learn in a visually striking environment with well-appointed residence halls and academic facilities, all on a campus that is only an hour away from both Fort Wayne and Indianapolis.

IWU-Marion offers more than 80 undergraduate degrees and an expanding list of graduate degree programs to residential students representing more than 80 Christian denominations and 10 foreign countries.

More than 8,000 adult learners attend classes through IWU-National & Global online or at education centers in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. IWU-National & Global offers over 100 degree programs at the associate's, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels.

Wesley Seminary, founded in 2009, is headquartered on the Marion, Indiana, campus of IWU. Wesley Seminary offers a practical online path for working ministers to obtain a graduate- or doctoral-level degree while applying weekly knowledge to their local ministry contexts.

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