Director of Career Services Center

  • D'Youville College
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Feb 19, 2021
Full time Careers Services & Placement Deans & Directors

Job Description


General Statement of Duties

Direct and manage the D’Youvilles’ career services as it assists all student, alumni, faculty, and employer clients in the development of career education, career identification and search, and pursuit of employment opportunities commensurate with formal academic pursuits. Continually expand the client/user base and scope of services to ensure provision of the widest array of services possible to the broadest mix of academic and corporate clients.

Distinguishing Features of the Class

Under general supervision of the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness & Planning the incumbent provides career counseling, job search, career related services to students and alumni, supervises   graduate assistant, graduate interns, student assistants and career counselors.

Examples of Duties (illustrative only)

  • Serves as the primary liaison between the university, its students and alumni, and potential employers on a state, regional, national, and international scale.
  • Responsible for fiscal planning and management for career services, including all operations and staffing matters.
  • Serves as adviser and interfaces with representatives of industrial, governmental, and educational employers to assist in the most effective use of career services' efforts. Also supports the marketing of other college and departmental efforts.
  • Develops new contacts with external organizations for the purpose of expanding employment opportunities for students and alumni.
  • Reviews and supervises the on-campus recruitment and interviewing processes as well as resume referral and job-listing services for current students as well as alumni. Coordinates and supervises staff professional development activities and training, to include travel for professional development workshops, seminars, and conferences.
  • Closely coordinates communication with deans, department chairs, and other faculty to ensure that the career services department is meeting the needs and desires of the academic departments.
  • Constantly monitors, analyzes, and evaluates current scope of services offered through career services and plans, implements, and directs new programs in coordination with other directors of student services and student activities efforts. Serves in a leadership role in various professional organizations including, but not limited to, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and those regional affiliates which provide broad opportunities for job development activities.
  • Provides career advising expertise to students and alumni regarding the job-search process, interviewing, resume, and letter writing, and all other facets of career planning. Conducts workshops, seminars, and other presentations to student, faculty, employer, and alumni groups.
  • Identifies student needs for information and advising on career planning, employment, graduate schools, and scholarships.
  • Conducts the annual graduate employment survey. programs through statistical studies and analysis/outcome assessments.
  • Facilitate and co-sponsor events with various on campus departments (Etiquette Dinner, Emerging Leaders Program, etc.)
  • Hosts career days on and off campus for both informational and recruitment purposes in conjunction with various professional placement organizations
  • Oversees development and expansion of career discovery program.
  • Management of the Career Services web pages
  • Maintain positive/professional relationships with academic affairs (faculty) and administrators
  • Instruct a section of Career Development/exploration when necessary

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of career/employment counseling and job search procedures and practices and interviewing and networking
  • Thorough knowledge of qualifications necessary for various careers
  • Excellent collaborative and time management skills
  • Ability to counsel and interview students effectively
  • Possess sound professional judgment, resourcefulness, initiative, global perspective and the ability to work with a diverse student population
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to assertively make and maintain contact with employers for students and alumni
  • Excellent computer and technological skills

Acceptable Training and Experience

  • Graduation from a recognized college or university with a master’s degree and five (5) years of responsible experience in career counseling or related field


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