Executive Director of University Career Services

North Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 29, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Executive Director of University Career Services

The Executive Director of University Career Services (UCS) provides strategic leadership and vision for UCS staff who assist undergraduate students with developing a Four Steps to Career Success plan that includes self-awareness, career exploration, experiential learning and high impact experiences, and self-marketing and professional branding, in addition to engaging in industry and graduate school exploration and finding part-time jobs, internships, and employment. Staff work with current and potential employers of UNC students, and also provide assistance to graduate and professional students to find part-time jobs, internships, and full-time employment. UCS programs include helping students learn about career fields, establishing linkages between students, employers and alumni, and providing advising to students applying to graduate and professional school. The Executive Director works collaboratively with non-UCS career professionals in the Professional Schools and the College of Arts and Sciences, Alumni Affairs, and other academic partners across the University. As a department head in Student Affairs, the Executive Director participates in goal setting and strategic planning at both the Department and Division level, serves on the Student Affairs Leadership Team and reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

Educational Requirements
Minimum requirement includes Master’s Degree in student personnel/higher education administration, counseling, or related field.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of progressive experience in a college career services office or similar management related experience in the field of career development, student development, competency development, competency development and experiential learning, and/or corporate relations/corporate recruiting;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with career counseling theory, techniques, and interest assessment tools; 
  • Experience delivering programs to students, parents, and employers; 
  • Management and budget experience; 
  • Employer relations and development experience; 
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, data driven program assessment;
  • Experience in marketing and public relations;
  • Exceptional communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills in a collaborative, diverse and multi-disciplinary environment;
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in the planning and delivery of programs and services;
  • Understand and appreciate the values of a liberal arts education at a Research Institution;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical standards of professional practice as well as personal and professional integrity; 
  • Demonstrated success partnering with others and fostering a spirit of engagement; 
  • Utilization of technology in the delivery of student programs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understand and appreciate the values of a liberal arts education at a Research Institution;
  • Active member of career related professional association(s);
  • Possesses an entrepreneurial, creative and innovative outlook.

Please apply online at https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/191276

Special Instructions
Resume, cover letter, and a minimum of three (3) professional references with contact information are required.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.