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Director, Career Development Center

Fresno State University
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 26, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Chief Academic Officers & Vice Presidents, Student Affairs, Career Services, Counseling, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time
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Director, Career Development Center
(Administrator II)

Compensation and Benefits

Salary is competitive and negotiable depending on the strength of qualifications. This is a full-time, exempt position under the CSU Management Personnel Plan (MPP).

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here .

Job Summary

Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Student Success Services, the Director of Career Development Center is responsible for providing leadership and management to the development and implementation of innovative career programs and services designed to support achievement of academic and career goals. The Director has oversight for all programs and initiatives which include career development, counseling, event planning, employment services, alumni services and programs, job development, recruitment services, and internship programs.

The Director of Career Development Center is charged with expanding the career services internship program and cultivating new, and sustaining current, campus and community partnerships. This position will be an advocate for the infusion of career development into co-curricular planning assistance for students across the campus. The Director of Career Development Center will coordinate communications with deans, department chairs and others to ensure career services engages the schools/colleges and departments.

This position is further charged with developing effective working relationships and building strong partnerships with corporate employers, alumni, and others. Additionally, the Director of Career Development Center will develop and implement a career development model that aligns with the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Strategic Plan.

Key Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with leading organizations or functions that deliver career services, including career development, career counseling, career planning, recruitment, employment and internships
  • Experience with program development, evaluation, budgeting, fiscal management, and human resource management
  • Sound knowledge of student development theory and sensitivity to issues and needs of students from low-income, diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds
  • Knowledge of national trends in career services
  • Strong leadership and supervision skills with a proven ability to manage and lead a complex career services department

To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities, please click the Position Description button above.

Education and Experience

  • Master's degree
  • Three to five (3-5) years of recent progressively responsible management experience in a higher education related to career services, career planning and development, recruitment and employment services.

Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by August 6, 2021 will be given full consideration by the search committee.

Please click “Apply Now” to complete the employment application for California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most recent resumé/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information for three professional references.

Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.

Equal Employment Opportunity Information

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State has identified as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office and every two (2) years thereafter.

Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

Advertised: 23 Jul 2021 Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: 06 Aug 2021 Pacific Daylight Time

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