Director of Student Career Development

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Aug 01, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 10932

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Directs the career services function for a College or Unit.

- Establish goals and objectives and develop strategic and operational plans for providing career services; assesses and reports outcomes to management and the overall College community

- Directs overall operations of physical and virtual career centers, including staff, facilities, and technologies

- Plan and implement marketing strategies for identifying and cultivating a diverse group of potential employers

- Plans, promotes, and markets services and information to students, including information resources, career counseling, informational programs, and assessment programs

- Hires, trains, and manages full- and part-time staff as well as student interns

- Collaborate with other academic and administrative units to promote the goals of the career office.

Job Title Name: Student Career Program Director


Higher Education Officer




Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee, the Director of Student Career Development will:
- Provide innovative and strategic leadership, program development, and administration of a comprehensive career center serving all students with creative and forward-thinking direction with the vision to develop new programs and initiatives that address evolving employment and educational trends and needs and maintain a student-centeredness.
- Lead, motivate, and provide supervision and development of staff, and serve as an advocate for the needs of the Center, staff, and students.
- Build cross-functional expertise among staff and create a synergistic team that is equipped to meet the goals of the Center, the College, and the University.
- Enhance the Center for Career Development brand, visibility, and value to internal and external constituents.
- Support student success and use best practices with regards to the operation of a comprehensive career services office within college environment including enhancing career exploration, preparation, and placement.
- Develop and monitor the department's long-range strategic plan, using best practices and a strong commitment to internal and external data collection, analysis, and on-going program evaluation.
- Responsible for building rapport and collaborations with multiple constituencies, specifically students, faculty, alumni, staff, employers, and others in the college setting.
- Develop corporate/employer relations strategies that expand employer involvement with the college and the recruitment of students.
- Foster an understanding of the skills and competencies needed for career success in a global economy.
- Facilitate continuous improvement of services and resources to ensure the Center remains responsive to student career development needs relative to employment trends, emerging job markets, and changes in education that impact employers, students, and alumni.
- Utilize technology and social media to expand the current and evolving resources and services available for students, staff, and employers.

Work schedule may include some evenings and weekends.


Bachelor's Degree and eight years' related experience required.


- Master's degree in related field (Counseling, Psychology, Higher Education Administration, or related program) required
- Outstanding oral, written, and presentation skills, marketing acumen, and the capacity to convey the distinctive value of the college, our students, and academic and career services programs to multiple stakeholders in a dynamic and compelling manner
- Certification in career related assessment tools (i.e. MBTI) desired
- Experience in a higher education setting preferred and possess an understanding of the cultural, social, and educational needs of a multi-ethnic campus community
- The ability to provide outstanding customer service in a fast paced, deadline driven environment
- Proficiency in career related software and Microsoft Office to include spreadsheets, database, and reporting tools


$68,803 - $106,071


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


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