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Assistant Director, Student Programs & Career Commons Supervisor

Old Dominion University
Old Dominion University, Norfolk
Salary commensurate with education and experience
Posted Date
Dec 13, 2022

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Career Services
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Employment Type
Full Time

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Assistant Director, Student Programs & Career Commons Supervisor (FP190A)

ODU is seeking candidates for an Assistant Director, Student Programs & Career Commons Supervisor (full-time, 12 month) position. This position will report directly to the Deputy Athletic Director of Athletics and will serve as head equipment manager overseeing all equipment functions, assuming all supervisory functions. The Assistant Director for Career Commons & Student Programs designs, implements, and evaluates student-facing services and programs to advance student and alumni career readiness at ODU. The Assistant Director manages CDS’ drop-in services (Career Commons) and outreach/program requests. Additionally, the Assistant Director designs and executes programs and signature events in support of the Student & Alumni Programs area. This position is vital in providing career and professional development for the ODU community to increase the number and quality of educational opportunities available to students.

The Assistant Director for Career Commons & Student Programs generates and curates’ information, resources, programs, processes, and services that increase student and alumni readiness and competitiveness for employment opportunities and experiential education. In addition, the Assistant Director will participate in CDS services and delivery of programs and support CDS and SEES strategic goals.

Given the nature of the positions in Student Engagement & Enrollment Services that provide support to student services and/or student-centered programs, the employee occupying this position may be required to work during a university closing. There may be occasions where the employee will be asked to work during university closings as directed by their supervisor. These instances may include working from a remote location (e.g., telework).


Required Education: Master’s degree in Human Resources, Higher Education, Human Services, Counseling, or a related field of study.

Required Qualifications: Considerable knowledge of highly effective career coaching and/or counseling practices and techniques with college students, diverse adult learners, and working professionals. Understanding of career coaching, higher education/adult learning, and basic event planning processes. Working knowledge of career center programs and processes. Working knowledge of career development theories, career readiness competencies (NACE), and high-impact career practices (NACM). Effective presentation and communication (verbal and written) skills. Demonstrated ability to effectively meet deadlines and to provide outstanding customer service to varied stakeholder groups. Working knowledge of personal computers and network environments; word processing, spreadsheets, database software, electronic mail, internet use, and presentation software. The ability to work with current and prospective employers in one-on-one, small, and large group settings. The ability to initiate and maintain relationships with local, regional, national, and international employers. The ability to support the career exploration and development needs of students and alumni in one-on-one or group settings.

Preferred Qualifications: Considerable prior experience providing career coaching for college students or adult clients.

Review Date: This position is open until filled.

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Old Dominion University, located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement. Its 24,000 students, including over 6,000 graduate students, form a diverse and multicultural community in six academic colleges. Through a collaborative and innovative approach to education and research, the University focuses on student learning and addresses critical needs in the professions. ODU’s programs are offered on the main campus, at higher education centers in the region, and at numerous distance learning sites.

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