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Director of Experiential Learning & Assistant Director of Career Services

St. Thomas University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 24, 2023

**This is an on-site position. Remote workers will NOT be considered.**


The Director of Experiential Learning and Assistant Director of Career Services will oversee the University's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Experiential Learning initiative, including planning and implementation of related academic administration, data collection and analysis, and evaluation of plan objectives.


St. Thomas University (STU) is a private, non-profit university that offers 39 undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate degrees at its 144-acre campus in Miami Gardens, Florida and through distance learning. Its academic offerings include one of the oldest (and most highly ranked) undergraduate programs in Sports Administration in the country. STU has been ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report in Social Mobility for regional universities in the South, which means it takes students from the lowest financial strata and catapults them to much higher financial strata in only ten years. In the past three years, STU has set enrollment and fundraising records. St. Thomas University is the only Catholic Archdiocesan-sponsored university in Florida, and one of the only eight Archdiocesan universities nationwide.

The Director of Experiential Learning and Assistant Director of Career Services will join our university at an exciting moment. Having just commemorated our 60th Anniversary, we are charting the course for the University's sixth decade of impact. Among our goals is the expansion of our team of "STUwards" (what we call our employees) to help us better serve our diverse community of students who are being prepared to become ethical leaders in our global community.


As a professional who works closely with students and is charged with modeling professionalism for them and who represents STU externally, the—ve Director of Experiential Learning and Assistant Director of Career Services generally fulfills these duties and responsibilities:

Manage processes for student experiential learning certification and assessment

Works closely with Program Directors and faculty to manage experiential learning event certification process

Collaborates with Faculty and Instructional Designers to align course learning outcomes for courses designated as experiential learning courses

Creates and maintains database to record all experiential learning events

Ensures all students who partake in experiential learning events take Standard Experiential Learning Assessment (ELA)

Manages Standard ELA process (including training faculty on assessment rubrics)

Maintains assessment data

Analyzes assessment data and prepares regular reports for STU leadership regarding Experiential Learning initiative, including Annual QEP Evaluation and Report and associated SACSCOC accreditation reporting related to the QEP

Develops partnerships to create experiential learning opportunities for students

Promotes Experiential Learning initiative to students, faculty, staff, and STU partners

Manages Experiential Learning budget

Maintains Experiential Learning online resources

Supervises Experiential Learning Success Coaches (graduate assistants)

Identifies opportunities for process improvements and growth of experiential learning at STU

Participates in academic research at STU related to Experiential Learning initiative

In conjunction with other Career Services staff, presents at New & Transfer International Student Orientation, Student Club meetings, residence hall meetings, and other university functions, as requested

Supports planning and implementation of career-related events, including one Career Fair per semester

Provides a full range of support to students, faculty, alumni, and employers by responding to inquiries, requests for information, and assistance in person, online, or by telephone for career-related services and employment opportunities

Represents STU and the Office of Career Services at campus and local events and in the community at off campus meetings to enhance employer relations

Maintains the Career Services database and Handshake with up-to-date employer contacts and opportunities for Work Study, Internships (and other Experiential Learning) and Employment

Assists employers in posting jobs, coordinating campus interviews, and other promotions or internships on Handshake and within Bobcat Connect

Utilizes office software to keep notes of student/alumni advising appointments and walk-ins and industry software such as: Starfish scheduling system, Handshake internship and job search engine software, Focus 2 self-assessment, and InterviewStream interview preparation tool; and, directs and answers questions that students, alumni or employers may have about the software

Along with other Career Services' staff, conducts classroom presentations on services, programs, and events, as well as conducts workshops on career-related topics to students and alumni to promote and expand participation

Conducts student outreach by tabling on-campus, representing the Office at Career Services events, events held in conjunction with other departments (e.g. Alumni, Athletics, Gus Machado College of Business, etc.)

Conducts student orientations/training sessions for students and supervisors

Oversees data gathering and research for employment trends, interviews, resumes, career planning and other projects as assigned employment

Assists with creation of newsletters of internships, job opportunities, fellowships, and other opportunities.

Develops/updates student experiential learning forms, manuals, orientation packets and student/advisor handbooks

Provides on-going communication with campus community and external employers


Performs other duties as assigned.


Ability to inspire trust and confidence and be seen as a key resource to students, faculty, staff, and external partners.

Ability to analyze data and translate insights into reports.

Experience with outcomes-based assessment

Proven project management skills with experience managing deadlines.

Ability to understand and address complex interdependencies and competing priorities.

Strong writing and oral communication skills.

Excellent technology skills, including demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 products, office management programs, databases, internet, social media sites, and online learning management systems (Canvas or similar).

A dynamic, emotionally intelligent team member.

Ability to exercise appropriate discretion and high ethical standards in all interactions.

Ability to work effectively with students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds.

Ability to effectively network within the local environment to secure internship and job placement opportunities for students.

Ability to work in a self-directed environment to meet assigned deadlines.

Published research or conference e presentation experience.


The incumbent reports directly to the Provost and works with the Director of Career Services towards overall policies, goals, and budgetary limits and has direct accountability for results.


Delegation and supervision of work for up to three student workers.


Master's degree required; doctoral degree preferred

Minimum five years previous experience in higher education with a preferred minimum of two years of teaching or research experience

Familiarity with industry-specific software, including a Learning Management System, Starfish scheduling system, Handshake internship and job search engine software, Focus 2 self-assessment, and InterviewStream interview preparation tool; willingness to train and learn new software, as needed

Available for occasional weekend and evening engagements

Tuition Benefit

After 1 year of continuous full‐time service, employees are eligible to enroll in STU’s bachelor and master courses, tuition‐free. The program will cover a maximum timeframe of 125% of credit hours attempted toward the degree program. Employees may enroll in STU’s doctoral program, with a 40% tuition discount, under the same conditions.

Catholic Identity

St. Thomas University is a Catholic university sponsored by the Archdiocese of Miami committed to academic and professional success guided by its Catholic identity. All employees are therefore expected to respect the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and support the University’s religious mission. All employees hereby acknowledge their familiarity and support of the religious affiliation, mission and values of St. Thomas University.

Equal Employment Opportunity

St. Thomas University is an equal opportunity employer that promotes a diverse and inclusive organization. It is the policy of the University to fill each vacancy with the candidate who represents the best fit for the position and to promote and transfer employees from within whenever possible and practical. Employment decisions are made on the basis of the candidate’s personal capabilities, qualifications, and ability to assist the University in fulfilling its mission without discrimination. With regard to the latter, the University’s program of recruiting employees for mission aims to inform prospective employees of the University’s mission and to help them and hiring personnel determine how they will support and contribute to the University’s mission.


St. Thomas University is an E-Verify® Employer. E-Verify® is an Internet-based system that allows an employer, using information reported on an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to determine the eligibility of that employee to work in the United States. STU will utilize E-Verify® to verify employment eligibility for all newly hired employees.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $75,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Miami Gardens, FL 33054: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Master's (Required)


  • higher education: 5 years (Required)

Work Location: In person

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