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Assistant Vice President of Career Services

Career Leadership Collective LLC
Chicago, Illinois
Posted Date
Aug 19, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Assistant Vice President is a newly elevated position from a director role given the level of responsibility for the strategic direction, mission, and oversight of Career Services. This position will oversee all aspects of career operations and advising, from direct student advising and coaching to alumni and employer relations.  This position is essential to foster student success through career development and employment opportunities for Loyola undergraduate and graduate students. The elevation of this role will have a direct impact on student, faculty, and employer engagement, and serves as an integral part of the institution’s student success priority.



Direct and manage university career services as it assists all student, alumni, faculty, and employer clients in the development of career education and discernment, career readiness and management, and pursuit of employment opportunities commensurate with formal academic pursuits. Continually expand the client/user base and scope of services to ensure provision of the widest array of services possible to the broadest mix of academic and corporate clients.


  • Serves as the primary liaison between the university, its students and alumni, and potential employers on a state, regional, national, and international scale.

  • Serves as a member of the Student Success Leadership Team alongside the Assistant Vice President for Student Academic Services and the Associate Vice President for Student Success.

  • Responsible for fiscal planning and management for career services, including all operations and staffing matters.

  • In collaboration with the Employer Relations Team, develops new contacts with external organizations for the purpose of expanding employment opportunities for students and alumni.

  • Reviews and supervises the on-campus recruitment and interviewing processes along with the Employer relations Team

  • Coordinates and supervises staff professional development activities and training, to include travel for professional development workshops, seminars, and conferences.

  • Closely coordinates communication with deans, department chairs, and other faculty to

  • Constantly monitors, analyzes, and evaluates current scope of services offered through career services and plans, implements, and directs new programs under the supervision of the Associate Vice President of Student Success.

  •  Serves in a leadership role in various professional organizations including, but not limited to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and those regional affiliates which provide broad opportunities for job development activities.

  • Supervises five member leadership team and administrative support staff.

  • Leads large portfolio of career professionals

  • Manages career advising, business career services, pre-health advising, and employer relations and communications.

  • Oversees day-to-day operations of the Career Services to ensure services focus effectively on current and recent students.

  • Provides leadership and articulates the vision and mission for Career Services. Fosters a positive team dynamic among staff in the unit, focused on student success.

  • Collaborates with colleagues in academic affairs;

  • Facilitates assessment, collects and disseminates outcomes data.

  • Fosters the use of technology as a professional differentiator.

  • Builds and expands partnerships with alumni and employers.

  • Responsible for fiscal planning and oversight of the annual operating budget.

  • Develops and implements annual strategic plans, policies, procedures and protocols.

  • Represents Career Services on University committees relevant to employment, academic support services and initiatives.

  • Expands post-graduation opportunities for students through partnering with potential employers, service organizations and graduate schools.

  • Advises and advocates for the development of university-wide policies, procedures, systems, and tools that support successful.
    preparation for employment and transition into post-graduation experiences. Participates in all phases from idea generation to implementation, evaluation and result reporting.

  • Publishes an annual report with outcomes data on post-graduation outcomes.

  • Performs related duties as required.


Technology Skills

  • Experience with career services, applications, information technologies and databases.

  • Microsoft Office 365


Reasoning Skills

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.



  • Master’s degree or equivalent; or at least 10 + years related experience and/or training, with experience demonstrating success with career outcomes in a college setting.



  • Ability to work effectively with students in a holistic manner with an enthusiasm for providing student-centered services in the Ignatian tradition.

  • Ability to foster partnerships with employers and campus partners.

  • Ability to work with University leadership across units negotiating competing demands.

  • Strong track record of supporting career development for students who are historically under-represented in higher education.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate and communicate with employers, faculty, staff, students and families.

  • Demonstrated experience and ability to hire, train, evaluate and supervise professional staff.

  • Experience developing and implementing student programming at the post-secondary level.

  • A commitment to academic excellence, social justice, service, values-based leadership, global awareness, and diversity.

  • Ability to embrace, promote and articulate the University’s Jesuit Catholic identity.



  • Resistance Capital – demonstrated ability and comfort in challenging conventional methods that may be problematic.

  • Linguistic Capital – demonstrated ability to bridge varied, competing goals and viewpoints.

  • Navigational Capital – demonstrated ability to transform barriers into bridges; help under-represented talent navigate workplace barriers.

  • Thorough understanding of and commitment to the goals and responsibilities of the centralized career services concept.

  • Nationwide professional contacts in both the university and employment sectors.

  • Demonstrated public relations/marketing abilities to be used on behalf of the university as a whole and career services specifically.


  • Competitive and commensurate with experience.

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