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Assistant Director for Graduate Student & Alumni Programs

Old Dominion University
Old Dominion University, Norfolk
Salary commensurate with education and experience
Posted Date
Apr 20, 2023

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Assistant Director for Graduate Student & Alumni Programs (FP048A)

ODU is seeking candidates for an Assistant Director for Graduate Student & Alumni Programs (full-time, 12 month) position. The Assistant Director for Graduate Student & Alumni Programs designs, implements, and evaluates student-facing services and programs to advance student and alumni career readiness at ODU. The Assistant Director designs and executes programs and signature events in support of the Student & Alumni Programs area, focusing on the needs of graduate students and alumni.

Additionally, this position will support the establishment and management of the “Career Champions” program that provides career literacy education for campus partners desiring to contribute to the career readiness of ODU students. 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 Graduate Student & Alumni Programs generates and curates information, resources, programs, processes, and services that increase graduate 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.


Required Education: Master’s degree in Human Resources, Higher Education, Human Services, Counseling, or a related field of study; or a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Higher Education, Human Services Counseling, or a related field of study with work experience equivalent to a Master’s degree.


Required Qualifications:


  • Considerable knowledge of highly effective career coaching or counseling practices and techniques for working with college students, diverse adult learners, and working professionals. Understanding of 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.


Conditions of Employment: 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


Review Date: This position is open until filled. 


To apply, please visit 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 Norfolk, is Virginia's forward-focused public doctoral research university with more than 23,000 students, a top R1 research ranking, rigorous academics, an energetic residential community and initiatives that contribute $2.6 billion annually to Virginia's economy.

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