A successful candidate will play an active role in FMU's existing
academic success. The Director of the Intentional Readiness for
Occupational Acquisition & Retention (iROAR) Center, shall have
primary responsibility for providing a long-range vision for the
office, offering supervision and professional development for
students, and building collaborations with other divisions. This
student-centric role will carry out the mission of the career
services office. Provides career counseling and referrals to assist
students with the career development process, including clarifying
objectives and obtaining occupational information.
Responsibilities include being an active leader in coordinating
with faculty, parents, and alumni to assist students in
coordinating well-developed career planning skills and to apply
them to a wide range of employment and post-graduate
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Build partnerships between the university and external
communities (business, the public sector, and not-for-profit
entities) emphasizing aggressive development and marketing to
expand internship and full-time employment opportunities for all
- Establishes office policies and procedures, prepares regular
reports, and collects and analyzes research data relevant to the
career planning and placement of students and alumni.
- Provide students and alumni individual assistance in defining
career options, developing employment skills, and job-search
- Develop, coordinate, and facilitate training and skill
development workshops to include resume preparation, job-search
strategies, and career information technology including the
internet, interview skills, and experiential learning
- In collaboration with University Advancement and Student
Affairs, establishes and maintains effective and cooperative
working relationships with students, alumni, faculty, employers,
and the general public. Initiates contact with employers.
- Coordinate resources in support of programming and independent
student accessibility including internet, electronic media,
employer directories, employment vacancy bulletins, etc.
- Collect and report placement data for internship and full-time
opportunities (using email, surveys, phone, etc.) Collaborate with
other staff with oversight responsibility for data collection.
- Provides career coaching, career planning assistance through
appointments with individuals, online assistance, and regularly
scheduled workshops with groups.
- Assists students with career development and planning process,
including obtaining information on companies, current opportunities
for employment and hiring practices, and making the transition from
school to career.
- Plans and implements job fairs and on-campus recruiting
- Distributes information on internships, summer jobs, and local
- Provides and updates computer software and library
- Counsel students about graduate school choices, admission, and
general financial aid.
- Maintains the organization, updating, and distribution of
credential files. Educates students on credential file
- Maintains online recruitment system and works closely with
webmaster to maintain/update career services website.
- Promotes office to students, alumni, and employers through a
variety of marketing efforts.
- Assists in the development of a budget, reconcile expenditures
and maintains fiscal responsibility.
- Supervises career development staff including Career Readiness
- Supervises student employees (i.e., Intern, Federal Work-Study,
- The omission of specific duties does not preclude the
supervisor from assigning duties that logically relate to the
- Ability to handle information of sensitive and confidential
nature in the utmost professional manner. Demonstrate a high level
of professionalism, initiative, resourcefulness, and personal
- Maintain the privacy and confidentiality of information,
protect the assets of the institution, act ethically and with
integrity, and adhere to FMU’s Code of Conduct and policies and
- Effective analytical and decision-making skills. Excellent
communication (oral and written), organizational, and time
management skills. Effective interpersonal skills and ability to
work with diverse constituents.
- Attention to detail and adaptability to a changing environment
is extremely important as well as dependability.
- Manage, prioritize, and accomplish multiple tasks/projects
simultaneously in a deadline-driven environment.
- Moderate physical activity. Requires handling objects of
average weight up to fifty (50) pounds or standing and/or walking
for more than four (4) hours per day.
- The position requires a master’s degree in human resources,
training, and development experiences directly related to the
duties and responsibilities specified.
- Minimum of five (5) years experience in Career Development in
higher education or similar industry.
- Experience working in corporate environments is desired.
- Proficiency in MS Office Suite, as well as knowledge and
understanding of the organizational structure, workflow, and
- Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours.
- Pre-Employment screening is required: criminal background check
and drug testing.
Qualified applicants are asked to upload a cover letter of
interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and/or certifications, if
We offer a competitive salary commensurate to experience. In
addition to the completed application, candidates must submit a
list of three professional references (at least one from a previous
employer) that includes names and contact information. Review of
application materials will begin ASAP and will continue until the
position is filled. No phone calls, please.
Florida Memorial University is an Equal Employment Opportunity