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Director of Career Services

South University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Dec 1, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Career Services, Counseling, Disabled Student Services, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Wednesday, December 1, 2021 What's next for you is the first priority for us! With over 45 programs from associate to doctoral degrees, South University is a private institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities that spark the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population.

Our 120-year story—past, present and future—is a history formed by the many individuals who have developed the education and spirit of community that have become our pledge to the students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters of South University. Online and at our 8 locations and 2 learning sites, we take pride in our welcoming environment; one-on-one support and personalized attention that helps students define goals and identify the means to pursue them. Our small classes feature hands-on experiences that not only shape students' skills and excellence in their chosen fields but also shape their characters through encouraging community involvement, volunteerism and the pursuit of life-long learning.

Visit today to learn more about what makes us stand apart as a place to Belong, Believe and Become, a place where you can make a difference in the lives of students eager to learn and grow.

South University, the right direction for a brighter future.






Tuition Assistant Program

Long/Short Term Disability

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Program

401K Match

Generous Paid Time Off

12 Paid Holidays

* includes domestic partner coverage


The Director of Career Services is responsible for managing all aspects of the Career Services, including student success, graduate outcome plans in relation to the target goals set, the development of strong relationships between employers, graduates, and university departments, marketing graduates to national, regional and local firms, and overseeing all Career Services programs and services offered to students, graduates and alumni. Technical knowledge of the specific area of assignment may also be required.


  • Meet annual goals for college in employment for graduates as designated by South University; comply with all South University and Career Services policies.
  • Markets the university's Career Services program and its graduates for existing employer relationships as well for the development of new employer relationships.
  • Work closely with the University Director of Career Services, Program Directors, Deans of Student Affairs, and Campus Presidents/Directors to ensure desirable outcomes are reached for graduates.
  • Planning, supervision and assistance in delivering career programs and workshops (self-assessment, resume writing, interviewing, salary/benefits negotiation, job search strategies), virtually and in person designed to prepare students for the job market.
  • Provide individual career guidance for students and graduates seeking jobs, remotely or in person
  • Ensure data collection and data entry is timely and accurate; maintain graduate files in compliance with South University policy.
  • Manage service operations to ensure key constituents (students, graduates, alumni and employers) receive quality services and support.
  • Manage on-site recruiting activities
  • Work with Deans of Student Affairs to provide recruiting activities for remote campuses
  • Oversee Alumni Association with Student Affairs Department
  • Other duties as assigned along with Dean of Student Affairs


  • Bachelor's Degree required; Master's degree in a related field preferred.
  • Five or more years of strong management experience and/or career counseling experience in a corporate or academic setting.
  • Knowledge of the career decision making and placement process.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a range of populations
  • Persuasive sales techniques both over the phone and in person
  • Interact effectively as a member of a team and work collaboratively across all


The environment is dynamic and goal oriented requiring multi-tasking of responsibilities at all times. This position requires the ability to work effectively with a variety of personalities both within the school and with the public. A caring and self-directed nature is essential. Must possess a desire and ability to study, practice and obtain additional knowledge and skills on an ongoing basis to remain well versed in financial aid program offerings, policies and procedures. The operating environment requires strict adherence to all regulatory requirements and internal policies. The position works extensively with admissions and enrollment team department personnel. Outside contacts include prospective students and applicants, their families and guests, and others such as government agencies, public school systems and private businesses.

The duties and characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, video conference, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.

South University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures and perspectives can thrive.

Other details Job Family All Positions Pay Type Salary Required Education Bachelor's Degree
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