Assistant Director of Career Development

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Work type: Staff
Location: Channel Islands
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Probationary, Full Time, Student Services, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

University Advancement

Student Services Professional IV


Leadership: Leads and provides day-to-day supervision for a team of full-time professionals and graduate intern(s) in the design of creative approaches to integrated experiential learning for the preparation of diverse leaders in a global community. Establishes and develops delivery of broad and complex career-focused programs and events that incorporate the needs of organization partners and constituents. Establishes and directs strategic planning and assessment efforts for career development. Directs and manages comprehensive career services that assist students/alum in the lifelong process of career assessment, decision making, planning, and continual development. Leads short-term and long-range planning, implementation, and evaluation of career services programs for the University. Directs the overall career counseling delivery model including in person and online services. Directs the day-to-day operation and workflow of the Career Center. Collaborates with CDAE staff to facilitate and evaluate CDAE programming. Coordinates the hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation process for CDAE graduate intern(s).

Career Education: Provides one-on-one career counseling to students/alum by assisting their engagement in the career development process and understanding of how the process is related to career choice and work performance by identifying, assessing, and understanding their competencies, interests, values, and personal characteristics. Develops and presents various workshops and seminars on current career and employment related topics including resume writing, job search, interviewing, major-specific career exploration, job, and internship search. Collaborates with CDAE staff to develop, present, and assess workshop curriculum. Reviews efficiency of process for career services delivery in the Career Center and provides frameworks for developing systems that ensure integration and efficiency of communication, information management, and workflow as well as the technological tools needed to support them. Provides support and information to faculty on career education. Creates and implements strategies for outreach and marketing of career education. Manages and maintains career resource library and materials, including information technology equipment, software, videos, publications, and other career resources. Develops innovative strategies with the use of technology to better deliver career education to students/alum. Partners with campus constituents in the design and implementation of creative programs that connect students with employment or other learning opportunities within their specialty. Writes and maintains specific career education sections of the CDAE website and contributes to publications.

Internship Education: Implements and evaluates a strategic plan to build and sustain faculty partnerships to increase student engagement with internships and post-graduation employment opportunities. Leads CDAE team to establish a central internship hub for industry and students to engage in internships which includes: 1) assisting students in acquiring internships related to their academic experience; 2) building partnerships with employers to increase internship opportunities and educating employers on how to facilitate quality internships; and 3) working in partnership with faculty and staff in Academic Affairs to facilitate academic-credit internships (e.g., orientation, training, evaluation, placement tracking).

Assessment and Evaluation: Establishes and manages assessment process for career development programs. Solves complex problems including campus-wide topics in organizational, policy, and procedure, recommending course of action, presentation of findings, and implementation of proposed solutions. Evaluates and selects career-related software to provide online resources for career preparation. Designs and develops comprehensive assessment plans including surveys, assessment tools, and mechanisms for tracking and reporting data, both for internal and external audiences to assess progress in relation to strategic priorities and evidence-based best practices. Establishes and manages assessment process for the Graduating Student Survey administered to all graduating students to collect post-graduate outcomes data.

Performs additional related duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in higher education, counseling, career development, or related field; master’s degree preferred. Minimum of four years of experience in career development with expertise in managing a comprehensive career services management system, demonstrated interest and effectiveness in working with and advocating for student development related to applied experience, career readiness, evidence of outstanding oral and written communication skills, and demonstrated ability to work effectively work faculty and employer stakeholders. Career Services software experience, Myers Briggs Type Indicator, and Strong Interest Inventory certifications preferred.

Thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques of career development theories. Experience in selection and use of appropriate counseling interventions and responses to promote and teach decision-making and goal setting skills. Leadership experience in career and professional development at higher education or related institutions; knowledge and understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion in relation to career preparation and development. Strong interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills with thorough knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation. Demonstrated ability in establishing and maintaining cooperative and effective working relationships with a diverse, multi-cultural environment of students, faculty, administrators, alumni, and corporate partners to cultivate relationships that lead student access to internships, graduate education, post-graduate service, and employment. Ability to work in a complex, invigorating, and dynamic community. Demonstrated ability to effectively initiate, plan and organize recruitment events including job fairs and to appropriately address issues and requests that arise at recruitment events. Knowledge and ability to use analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills with the ability to work creatively and independently. Initiative, creativity, and resourcefulness in anticipating and addressing student needs. Knowledge and ability to design, measure, and summarize student learning outcomes, satisfaction surveys, and first-destination data. Knowledge and experience working successfully and providing leadership within culturally diverse and historically underserved communities. Proven ability to develop, facilitate, and assess trainings and workshops (e.g., career planning, graduate school preparation). Ability to independently create, prioritize and implement a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions Ability to utilize all forms of office technology and frequently used software (e.g. MS Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel, Adobe Photoshop and Mac applications). Must be organized and follow directions with minimal to moderate supervision and handle multiple tasks with constant interruptions. Must be able to interpret and apply policies and procedures independently and use judgment and discretion to act when precedents do not exist. Must maintain the confidentiality of student information at all times (as per FERPA). Knowledge of and ability to use supervisory principles, practices, and techniques to accomplish results through delegation and motivation. Knowledge of effective work policies, practices, and procedures.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

** Review of applications will begin March 11, 2024. **

Hiring Range:  $5,732 - $6,208 per month

Advertised: Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: Pacific Daylight Time

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