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Director of Career Center (Student Career Program Director, HEO) - Student Services

Hunter College
New York City, New York
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Sep 5, 2023

Director of Career Center (Student Career Program Director, HEO) - Student Services 

Job ID 27176 

Location Hunter College 

Full/Part Time Full-Time 

Regular/Temporary Regular  


The Director of Career Center provides leadership and direction for a comprehensive career planning program that bridges the traditional career services office and the academic departments. The Director will report to the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and build on a Hunter mandate to guide students in making informed decisions regarding undergraduate and post graduate plans by providing resources and opportunities to encourage career exploration across the college. 

In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, the Director of Career Center will be responsible for the following duties: 

  •  Providing innovative and strategic leadership, program development, and administration of a comprehensive career center that serves all students, drawing on creative and forward-thinking direction, and with the vision to develop new programs and initiatives that address evolving employment and educational trends. 
  • Leading, motivating, and supervising a staff of full-time career counselors and multiple administrative assistants. 
  • Building relationships with all academic departments and schools, to facilitate their programming and teaching around career readiness, and help embed career-thinking around the college. 
  • Building relationships with career advisors who work in other parts of the college, such as the Cooperman Business Center or the Public Policy Program. 
  • Identifying student needs for information and advising on career planning, employment, graduate schools, and scholarships. In collaboration with staff creating programs, services, and web publications to meet those needs. 
  • Collaborating with the Alumni office for internships, career advice and mentoring for students. 
  • Developing and monitoring the department's long-range strategic plan, using best practices and a strong commitment to internal and external data collection, analysis, and ongoing program evaluation. 
  • Developing corporate/employer relationship strategies that expand employer involvement with the college and the recruitment of Hunter students to jobs and internships. 
  • Ensuring access to up-to-date career resources and technical services, including vocational interest assessments, resume building tools, interview skills, internship and job listings, and others. 
  • Producing and directing regular career fairs and information exchange programs. 
  • Reviewing and updating annually all career services publications, websites, and brochures. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


Bachelor's Degree and eight years' related experience required.   


Education: Master's degree in student personnel services, counseling and guidance, or a discipline whose preparation is suitable for this position. 

Experience: At least ten years of professional experience in university/college setting. Full-time experience in student services staff is preferred, ideally in career development. Important knowledge and capabilities necessary include career counseling techniques, knowledge of job trends and career development skills, effective public relations and networking abilities, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. An understanding of the principles of college student development and the policies and structure of a typical four-year, public university is preferred. 


Directs the career services function for a College or Unit.

- Establishes goals, objectives, and plans for providing career services; assesses and reports outcomes to management and the overall College community
- Directs overall operations of physical and virtual career centers, including staff, facilities, and technologies
- Plans and implements marketing strategies for identifying and cultivating a diverse group of potential employers
- Plans, promotes, and markets services and information to students, including information resources, career counseling, informational programs, and assessment programs
- Hires, trains, and manages full- and part-time staff as well as student interns
- Collaborates with other academic and administrative units to promote the goals of the career office
- Performs related duties as assigned.   


Higher Education Officer    




Salary commensurate with education and experience. ($83,878 - $141,858).

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development.  We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off.  Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.    


Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website To search for this vacancy, click on SEARCH ALL POSTINGS and in SEARCH JOBS field, enter the Job Opening ID number 27176
Click on the "APPLY NOW" button and follow the application instructions. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should follow the instructions to set up an account. 
Please have your documents available to attach into the application before you begin. Note, the required material must be uploaded as ONE document under CV/ Resume (do not upload individual files for a cover letter, references, etc.). The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters – also DO NOT USE SYMBOLS (such as accents (é, è, (â, î or ô), ñ, ü, ï , –, _ or ç)).
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please include:
- Cover Letter and/ or Statement of scholarly interests
- Curriculum Vitae/ Resume
- Names and contact information of 3 references
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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. 


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