Assistant Director, Career Services

Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 01, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Liberal Arts Administration

Division Name

College of Liberal Arts

Position Title

Assistant Director, Career Services

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Oversees all career coaching activities and provides guidance to mentorship programs within College of Liberal Arts.

Essential Functions

Essential functions and activities include but are not limited to:
1. Provides individual and group career coaching/career development opportunities for students and/or alumni to assist in making career decisions, career artifacts, career readiness, and job/internship plans and searches to ensure successful employer engagement.
2. Collaborates with the director on vision and execution of all career coaching, related student focused activities, teaching assignments, training, and assessment.
3. Collaborates with director on the vision and design of a career coaching program and leads execution and delivery.
4. Supervises mentorship programs, career coaching staff support, and promotes the programs to students, alumni, and College partners.
5. Participates in assessment and strategic planning with emphasis on student learning outcomes and supporting the mission of the College and the university. Develops surveys and other data collection tools in support of this activity.
6. Instructs or assists in teaching professional development courses offered by the department.
7. May manages hiring, training, and coordination of duties of all coaching and ancillary staff involved in providing career coaching services (e.g., career exploration, career management education, career management preparation, job/internship search, etc.) to students and alumni, including scheduling walk-in hours and student populations assignments. Provides leadership in setting and enforcing coaching policies and standards. Contributes to annual performance reviews and employee management responsibilities. Collaborates with team on program development and execution.

Education Level

Master's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Degree in Business, Higher Ed, Adult Ed, Counseling, or other relevant degree.

Years of Experience


Area of Experience

Experience in career services or career counseling in a university or college setting. Must have at least 1 year mentoring, leading, or supervising employees.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Education Level

Indicated education is required; no substitutions allowed

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Indicated experience is required; no substitutions allowed

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of budgeting practices, promotional strategies, qualitative and quantitative assessment and University policies and procedures.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

-Knowledge of student development and experience in the job market.
- Individual must be a team player as they will be connecting with many units inside and outside of Auburn University; must be able to perform tasks independently; able to perform varied duties with different stakeholders: students, faculty, staff, employers, alumni; able to coordinate and manage others working together on projects related to career.
- Experience with Handshake, Linkedin, Qualtrics, and Outlook are also desired.

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$51,900 - $86,400

Job Category


Working Hours if Non-Traditional

List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Posting Date


Closing Date

EEO Statement

A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

In addition to completing the online application, using the attachment feature of this website, please submit a cover letter outlining your qualifications for this position and a current resume. Please list the names and daytime phone numbers for three professional references on your application. Only complete applications will be considered for selection.

A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

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  1. * How were you made aware of this opportunity?
    • AU Employment website
    • Employment websites (Indeed, HigherEd Jobs, etc.)
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • Newspaper
    • Professional Journal
    • Listserv
    • HR email
    • Social Media
    • State Employment Service
    • Walk-in
    • Other
  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University.
    • Not a current Auburn employee
    • Current Auburn employee in position less than one year
    • Current Auburn employee in position more than one year
  3. * Do you have a Master's degree or higher from an accredited institution in Business, Higher Ed, Adult Ed, Counseling, or other relevant degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a minimum of 3 years' experience in career services or career counseling in a university or college setting? Must have at least 1 year mentoring, leading, or supervising employees.
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Please describe your related experience in detail and provide the job titles of the positions in which you obtained it. 'Please see resume' is not a valid answer.

    (Open Ended Question)