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Director, University Career Strategy

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 3, 2022

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Career Services, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Executive, Executive Directors
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Career Discovery & Success (Orgn: 181000)

Division Name

Provost and VP Academic Affair

Position Title

Director, University Career Strategy

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Director, University Career Strategy

Career Discovery and Success leads and supports the University’s strategic goals for student achievement by supporting students’ post-graduation outcomes through a coordinated approach to comprehensive, innovative, and high impact career services across the campus landscape. The Director for University Career Strategy will focus efforts to support students in launching and navigating their careers by developing and operationalizing a scalable and cohesive career education strategy that further engages academic units, faculty, staff, and campus partners. With an emphasis on effective communication and strong partnerships, the director facilitates the collaborative development of best practices, training, and professional development across distributed career advisors, coaches, champions, instructors, and strategists to establish continuity in service delivery and instruction, as well as drive innovation in career development and educational practices. The primary focus is to work towards equitable access to career development services for students that support equitable post- graduation career outcomes across distributed, college-based career services units.

This position reports to and works closely with the Executive Director for Career Discovery and Success and will supervise a team of career strategists, which may be embedded in academic units or responsible for leading career communities organized by career clusters and/or identity groups. The Director will develop and implement strategies that will create innovative, dynamic, equitable, and high- quality career education for students through direct student services and instruction. This position will provide opportunities for faculty and staff development and training, enhanced collaboration and communication between career services and academic advising, as well as campus-wide resource evaluation and acquisition to support continuity across distributed, college-based career services units. Through data-driven strategic planning, the Director drives innovative practice focused on career competency development and articulation within the curricular and co-curricular student experience.

The Director will focus the development of interventions and tactics to support student outcomes through career advising/coaching, instruction, and opportunities to scale engagement while maximizing resources that support engagement in experiential learning, job search strategies, graduate and professional school preparation, and career competency articulation. This position will work in partnership with and serve as the primary liaison to college-based career services unit directors, the director for academic advising, Academic Insights and the Biggio Center. Some nights and weekends, as well as limited travel are required.

About Auburn : At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.

Why employees choose Auburn : Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts and more!

Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting

Our Commitment : Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

Essential Functions

1. Identifies and prioritizes strategic goals and associated metrics for success and integrates regular assessment that evaluates interventions and tactics that drive innovative practice within career development and education across campus, while supporting strategic and operational plans.
2. Develops strategies that align with university strategic goals and academic college initiatives to support the innovative integration of career development and education within the student experience.
3. Serves as the primary partner within Career Discover and Success to college-based career services unit directors, director for academic advising, Academic Insight, and Biggio Center.
4. Ensures a high level of service delivery through high-impact onboarding, training, and supervision practices that are evidence-based and grounded in career development theory.
5. Leads the development and operationalization of a community of career development and education personnel derived from college-based career services units within the areas of career advising/coaching, instruction, and student-facing programming, which works in collaboration with the director for academic advising to support the establishment of student success teams.
6. Leads, supervises, and mentors a team of highly skilled career strategists who work directly with students, faculty, and staff within academic colleges, as well as within career cluster and identity group communities.
7. Develops data-driven instructional tools, effectively evaluates resources, and maximizes instructional technology within career education. Supports faculty and staff development to drive career development integration.
8. Facilitates training and professional development opportunities for campus partners working in or supporting career development and education, specifically career advisors, coaches, and instructors, while also offering faculty and staff development opportunities.
9. May perform other duties as assigned to support strategic initiatives and operations related to career services and student success.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level

Master's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Higher Education Administration, Counseling, Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Design, Human Resources, or related field.

Years of Experience


Area of Experience

Coordinating and/or providing career development and education services.

At least 2 years’ experience supervising, mentoring, or leading full-time staff is also required.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Knowledge of student development and counseling theories, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act ( FERPA ) guidelines, legal and ethical guidelines regarding employment and experiential learning, JLD Federal guidelines, and NACE Professional Standards for career services.

Ability to work with diverse groups across campus, including faculty, students, and staff. Ability to communicate and effectively build relationships with campus stakeholders.

Ability to evaluate program data and make timely decisions to benefit student achievement and career success.

Ability to manage, analyze and report qualitative and quantitative data.

Alternate Minimum Education and Experience (If available)

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Years of Experience

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Requirements for Additional Job Levels

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Desired Qualifications

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Posting Detail Information

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$68,700 - $114,500

Job Category


Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment.

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.

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  2. Cover Letter
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  1. * Please select how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.
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  2. * Do you have a master's degree or higher from an accredited institution in Higher Education Administration, Counseling, Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Design, Human Resources, or a related field?
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  3. * How many years of experience do you possess in coordinating and/or providing career development and education services?

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  4. * How many years of experience do you possess supervising, leading, or mentoring employees?

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