Director, Career Services

  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Prairie View, TX, USA
  • Sep 10, 2021
Full time Careers Services & Placement Deans & Directors

Job Description


Prairie View A&M University

Director, Career Services

Job Title
Director, Career Services

Prairie View A&M University

Student Engagement

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Prairie View, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

To provide strategic direction and staff supervision to the Career Services department.


  • Provides oversight of a unit that coordinates a myriad of career counseling, job placement, personal and professional development, internship preparation, and exposure to industry experts experiences through activities such as, but not limited to, career fairs, summits, professional development trainings, workshops, and much more. Serves as a key member of the Bank of America Career Pathways Grant cross-collaboration Team lead by the Assistant Vice-President for Student Experience.
  • Effectively utilizes fiscal resources; effective control and accountability for physical property associated with accounts assigned to the position; prioritizes annual expenditures in a manner that supports the unit's mission; manages and develops professional staff.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert, working in partnership with university partners, to develop and deliver career exploration and preparation materials and experiences for first-, second-, third-year, and graduating students. Ensures that learning objects, goals, metrics are properly assessment and available to report; fosters richer partnerships and support the diverse needs of Academic Affairs.
  • Supervises and provides continued growth and development opportunities to the Unit's career management professionals that is growing in size.
  • Serve as a Campus Security Authority.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

  • Master's degree in Counseling, Student Affairs or closely related field.
  • Ten years of related experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An earned Doctorate degree.
  • Ten years of professional experience in career services working directly with college students.
  • Administrative experience in career development/planning or recruiting in a higher education setting.

Job Closing Date:

  • 10/20/2021

Required Attachments:

Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Application Submission Guidelines:

All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.

The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or should you need assistance with the online application process.

Background Check Requirements:

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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About Us
For more than 140 years, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) has been igniting passion in its students. With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools. The University has an enrollment of more than 8,500 students. Designated an institution of “the first class” in the Texas Constitution, PVAMU is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state and a member of The Texas A&M University System. The University is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service.

PVAMU is conveniently located near the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor. The developing Northwest Houston Corridor offers newly developed suburban communities, a variety of shopping and dining near the Houston Premium Outlets and is a short, 35-minute commute into downtown Houston. For more information, visit Your career opportunities with a “University of the first class” begins here!

Prairie View A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (936) 261-1730.

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