Job Details

University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  • Position Number: 3829563
  • Location: Pembroke, NC
  • Position Type: Career Counseling and Placement


Director Career Services - 484


Division: Student Affairs
Department: Student Affairs Dept
Working Title: Executive Director Career Services - 484
Vacancy Type: Senior Academic and Administrative Officer

Min T/E Requirements:
Knowledge of career development theory, application, and current trends. Earned Masters degree required with three years professional experience in career and employer services or related area. Must have excellent supervisory, budgeting, communication, writing, planning, problem-solving, technology, leadership, team building, partnership building, and organizational skills. Ability to seek innovative solutions to problems is expected. Must be student-oriented and have a commitment to working in a team-based, collaborative environment along with the ability to work with a culturally diverse student population.

FTE: 1.0
Salary Range: Commensurate upon Education and Experience
Hiring Range: Commensurate upon Education and Experience
Position #: 484
FLSA Status: Exempt
Months per Year: 12
Work Schedule:
Work Schedule Type:

Primary Purpose of Organization Unit:
The Career Center provides comprehensive career services to all University of North Carolina at Pembroke undergraduate, graduate students, and alumni. The Career Centers goal is to provide high-quality career development programs and services that are customized to students developmental and professional needs. A key initiative is the expansion and enhancement of internship programs to impact a greater number of students through on an off campus partnerships (academics, colleges and schools, corporate, business, and alumni).

Primary Purpose of Position:
The Director of Career Services (Executive Director of Career Services) provides leadership and guidance for the Career Center with a mission to support student development and success by providing opportunities and resources for students to explore professional and career goals, participate in self-assessments, and develop skills that help prepare them for future careers. The Executive Director of Career Services serves as the leader of the Career Center by managing the departments state and non-state budgets, supervising six full-time professional staff, developing department goals and assessments with the team, coordinating and planning career-related programs, building on and off-campus partnerships, and maintaining policies and procedures.

Job Description:
Established in 1887 as a school for the education of American Indians, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke serves a distinctly diverse student body and encourages inclusion and appreciation of the values of all people. Located in the heart of Pembroke, N.C., UNCP boasts an enrollment of 8,200 in 41 undergraduate and 18 graduate programs and offers a personalized learning environment where faculty and staff are dedicated to engaged scholarship, high academic standards, creative activity and public service. Spread over 281 acres, the campus offers a sense of community and belonging-a place where faculty and staff feel supported, take pride in the university's mission, and are devoted to excellence in teaching, learning and research, and to developing leaders who make a difference in their communities.

The Director of Career Services (Executive Director of Career Services) is responsible for developing, implementing, and assessing programs that teach and encourage self-analysis and realistic career planning. This position serves as a major resource for students, alumni, faculty, staff, and members of the university community by building partnerships with stakeholders, employers, and faculty that promote experiential learning opportunities, like internships and student employment, to support student development, learning, and success. The Executive Director will work with Career Center staff to develop and implement marketing strategies that will encourage students, alumni, faculty, and staff to use services and engage with employers and university community stakeholders to build relationships with the campus community that support opportunities for students, including internships, career fairs, and more. This will include establishing and maintaining a Career Center Advisory Council to strengthen campus and community collaborative partnerships. In addition, the Executive Director will develop an assessment plan to evaluate programs, learning, and engagement for Career Center initiatives and post-graduation job placement. This will include conducting institutional assessments, like the First Destination Survey, employer and external stakeholder assessments to track employment trends that inform programming and opportunities, and developing and disseminating annual reports for key stakeholders.

In addition, the Executive Director will develop and maintain partnerships with Academic Affairs to identify opportunities for students to engage in internships and experiential learning opportunities that support student learning in their discipline. This will include developing a system to inventory and maintain information about internship opportunities and meeting regularly with Deans, Department Chairs, and faculty.

The Executive Director will provide broad oversight for an on-campus student employment initiative. This will include building relationships and working closely with all divisions and departments that employ students and working with Human Resources to identify streamlined processes for supporting and developing student employees across the institution. The Executive Director will be responsible for maintaining Handshake, an online job search system to which on-campus positions are posted, and developing and implementing an onboarding curriculum and training for student employees including but not limited to students working within the division of Student Affairs.

The goal of the Career Center is to engage at least 70% of students in an internship/experiential learning opportunity by May 2024, an approximate 10% increase over the current baseline, with a stretch goal of increasing 10% each year thereafter to reach all students.

This position provides instructional leadership to the university's effort to prepare students for diverse professions that meet the workforce needs of our area. The Executive Director will develop and instruct a wide range of career development and planning educational opportunities in formal classes, group and individual counseling sessions, seminars/workshops, clubs/organizations, and local agencies. The Executive Director will work with staff to provide individual and group career consulting and counseling to UNCP students (undergraduate and graduate) and alumni and participate in and/or present at various campus events to promote career planning awareness among students, alumni, faculty, staff, and guests visiting the university. In addition, the Executive Director will support Career Center staff in developing and implementing a career development program through a multi-year engagement model utilizing career peers.

In addition to these duties, the Executive Director is expected to be an active member of various university committees, provide instruction, direction, and performance appraisal for professional and student staff, maintain the Career Center website and ensure ongoing access to a variety of career-related online resources. The Executive Director will assess Career Center programs and initiatives and be responsible for reporting these assessment results to university administrators and others as needed. Other duties as assigned by the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs or Associate Dean of Students may be assigned as needed.



Management Preference:
Earned Masters degree required with three years of experience in career and employer services or related experience required. Preference for those with additional years of experience and demonstrating progressive leadership and responsibility in the career field within higher education. Preference for proven record of successfully implementing, enhancing, and developing partnerships to build career programs including strong internship pathways.

Knowledge of student development theory, application, and current trends. Familiarity and/or engagement with career related professional organizations at a national, regional, and/or state level.

Must have excellent supervisory, budgeting and fiscal management, communication, writing, planning, problem-solving, technology, leadership, team building, partnership building, and organizational skills. Ability to seek innovative solutions to problems is expected. Must be student-oriented and have a commitment to working in a team-based, collaborative environment along with the ability to work with a culturally diverse student population.

Lic or Certifications Required by Statute or Regulation:

Job Opening Date: 01/24/2023
Job Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Posting Category: Managerial/Non-Faculty Professional
Posting Number: EPA00757

Special Instructions to Applicants:
This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable). In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process.

UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and national origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

To apply, visit https://jobs.uncp.edu/postings/9664






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