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Assistant Director, Career Services

United States, Alabama, Auburn
1550 East Glenn Avenue (Show on map)
August 19, 2022
Position Details
Position Information

Requisition Number S1891P
Home Org Name Liberal Arts Administration
Division Name College of Liberal Arts
Position Title Assistant Director, Career Services
Job Class Code AE95
Appointment Status Full-time
Part-time FTE
Limited Term No
Limited Term Length
Job Summary
Assistant Director, Career Services

The Assistant Director of Career Services directs and oversees the career services function within Student Services in the College of Liberal Arts.

The College of Liberal Arts houses 43 majors in a range of fields including the fine and performing arts, communication, social sciences, health services, and aviation. There are more than 40 CLA student organizations that foster leadership development, enhance the classroom experience, and build community. The college currently serves more than 4,000 undergraduate students across all CLA majors.

CLA Career Services is committed to providing equitable access for all students through personalized career coaching and career development resources. Our office is dedicated to connecting students to experiential learning, internships, employment, and graduate school opportunities, while cultivating community with university partners and employers in order to elevate student career success.
About Auburn: At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship, and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.

Why employees choose Auburn: Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama's best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts, and more!
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Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.
Essential Functions

  1. Directs and oversees the daily operation of the career services unit within Student Services in the College of Liberal Arts.
  2. Supervises career specialists and any career services support staff in the College of Liberal Arts.
  3. Evaluates, reviews, and implements best practices in the areas of career development, career coaching, career events and workshops, career readiness, and employer relations.
  4. Assists students with the development and execution of their post-graduation plans to ensure timely preparations in order to drive successful career outcomes.
  5. Assists with the development and execution of career events and professional development programming.
  6. Works collaboratively with other Liberal Arts Student Services units to provide career related information to prospective students and current students.
  7. Collaborates with academic departments and faculty to increase opportunities for student professional development and to support successful student outcomes.
  8. Analyzes and utilize data to inform decisions related to career services practice and policy.
  9. Develops and implements operational guidelines and policies for the career services team in coordination with the Assistant Dean of Student Services and in accordance with Auburn University Policies.
  10. Oversees the college's participation in university-wide career services programs.
  11. Directs student informational programs, workshops, or classes to provide information related to career development and career competencies.
  12. Serves as a representative of the College of Liberal Arts on campus wide committees and administrative teams.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level Master's degree from an accredited institution
Field of Study
Degree in Business, Higher Ed, Adult Ed, Counseling, or other relevant degree.
Years of Experience 3
Area of Experience
Experience in career services or career counseling in a university or college setting. Must have at least 1 year mentoring, leading, or supervising employees.
Requirements for Additional Job Levels
Alternate Minimum Education and Experience (If available)

Education Level Indicated education is required; no substitutions allowed
Field of Study
Years of Experience Indicated experience is required; no substitutions allowed
Area of Experience
Requirements for Additional Job Levels
Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of career services principles and practices
Minimum Technology Skills
Minimum License and Certifications
Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications
Experience in supervision
Posting Detail Information

Salary Grade 35
Salary Range $51,900 - $86,400
Job Category Executive/Director/Management
Working Hours if Non-Traditional
City position is located in: Auburn
State position is located: Alabama
List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position
Posting Date 08/03/2022
Closing Date 08/19/2022
EEO Statement
Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/ EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.
Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to completing the online application, using the attachment feature of this website, please submit a cover letter outlining your qualifications for this position and a current resume. Please list the names and daytime phone numbers for three professional references on your application. Only complete applications will be considered for selection. A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required.
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