The Director of Career & Workforce Development
shall have the primary responsibility of developing and
implementing comprehensive programs and initiatives to ensure that
students are well-prepared for success in the workforce. The
successful candidate will lead efforts to foster career growth,
skill development, and successful transitions from academia to
professional life. This position, housed within the Division of
Academic Engagement and Student Success, will play a crucial role
in shaping the professional trajectory of students within the
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Develop and implement a strategic vision for career and
workforce development aligned with the university’s goals and
- Collaborate with academic departments to integrate career
development initiatives into the curriculum.
- Design and oversee programs that enhance students'
employability, including internship opportunities, workshops, and
networking events. Along with creating and implementing initiatives
to support students in exploring and choosing career paths.
- Cultivate and maintain relationships with employers, industry
partners, and alumni to create internship and job opportunities for
- Utilize data analytics to assess the effectiveness of career
development programs and make data-driven recommendations for
- Prepare regular reports on student outcomes and program success
for key stakeholders.
- Stay informed about industry trends, labor market demands, and
emerging career paths to inform career development strategies.
- Collaborate with faculty to ensure that career and workforce
development programs align with academic, industry, and
public/private sector employment expectations.
- Ensure that Career and Workforce Development initiatives align
with the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
career readiness competencies, including Critical Thinking,
- Teamwork/Collaboration, Digital Technology, Leadership,
Professionalism/Work Ethic, Career Management,
- and Global/Intercultural Fluency.
- Develop, manage, and approve operating and personnel budgets
associated with the career and workforce department.
- development initiatives.
- The omission of specific duties does not preclude the
supervisor from assigning duties that logically relate to the
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills with faculty, staff, and student
- Exceptional customer service and organizational skills.
- Presentation and public speaking skills.
- Strong computer and analytical skills.
- Demonstrated ability to foster a growth mindset and support the
holistic development of students.
- An empathetic and compassionate approach to student support,
with the ability to motivate and inspire.
- Strong organizational and time management skills, with the
ability to multitask and prioritize effectively.
- Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in student
- Moderate physical activity. Requires handling objects of
average weight up to fifty (50) pounds or standing and/or walking
for more than four (4) hours per day.
- Note: In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA),
those functions of the job that are identified as essential are
required to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
Requests to facilitate the performance of essential functions will
be given careful consideration. Minimum
- Master's degree in a relevant field (e.g., Counseling,
Education, Career Development) required – Doctorate preferred.
- Strong understanding of NACE career readiness
- A minimum of 2+ years of experience preferred.
- Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule that may include
working nights and weekends . (if applicable)
Florida Memorial University is an Equal Employment Opportunity
- Criminal background check
- Drug testing.