Assistant Director/Career Center Liaison to College of Liberal Arts

Colorado State University

Deadline March 10, 2014
Date Posted February 7, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary 45,000-48,000
Employment Type Full-time

The Career Center at Colorado State University combines career development, exploration, and networking/recruiting services for the entire University.  The Liaison is a key link between the Career Center and the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) offering both career and employment counseling services to the students and alumni of the College.  The Liaison has a dual reporting relationship to the Senior Associate Director of Career Counseling and the CLA Dean.


Fort Collins is an award-winning city located on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with the foothills and 14,000-foot peaks visible to residents. Easy access to hiking, skiing, rafting and other outdoor sports is a great advantage to CSU students, faculty and staff.  Located at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills, Fort Collins was ranked sixth "Best Place to Live" in America in 2010 by Money Magazine.  Located north of the Denver metro area, CSU is about a one hour drive to Denver International Airport.



  • Create strategies for a large complex college and manage one seasonal counselor and one intern. 
  • Serve as the CLA primary career and employment counselor and coordinate activities between the College and the Career Center. Establish effective communication and referral network between all departments in the College and the Career Center.
  • Establish knowledge base of designated CLA departments and understand their unique career needs.
  • Provide information on and assistance with career planning, job and internship searching, interview skills, applying to graduate school, resume/cover letter writing, and major/career exploration to students and alumni of the College individually, in groups and remotely.
  • Utilize career assessments such as the MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory to help students with career and self exploration.
  • Coordinate closely with College faculty and staff and Career Center colleagues to expand the number of participating employers offering internships and full time opportunities to students and alumni of the College.
  • Coordinate with CLA Academic Support Center to provide a referral network for students and help advisors understand services.
  • Involve CLA faculty and staff in Career Center activities, including participation in special seminars, hosting employers, interviews, and alumni events.
  • Implement partnerships with the Associate Director of Alumni Career Services, the Alumni Office, Development and faculty to develop and expand CLA alumni network to assist current CLA students in exploring career and employment options.
  • Help to market and support the CLA College to Career program with the CLA Development Office which connects students and alumni in each of the CLA Departments. 
  • Market Career Center programs, internship and employment opportunities, and career development activities to students, alumni, faculty and staff through a variety of workshops, written materials and the Career Center and College websites.
  • Create content for CLA specific Career Center newsletters.
  • Gather and analyze data and statistics related to student plans after graduation in support of the Career Centers University wide placement report and provide college specific reports to CLA. Assist in obtaining feedback from employers regarding job performance of the Colleges graduates to assist academic programs in updating the curricula and course offerings to be responsive to employer needs
  • Participate as a staff member in the full activities of the Career Center and function as a key member of the University-wide Career Center counseling team.
  • Create innovative programming,      workshops and classroom presentations to assist students in their career      development and job search process.
  • Familiarity      of information technology utilized in the Career Services such as      web-based research, web design, on-line career assessments, and recruiting      systems.
  • Demonstrated      ability to work independently and as a team member to creatively solve      problems, to create programs, and to resolve differences.
  • Demonstrated commitment to      diversity and an understanding of and appreciation for cultural, ethnic      and individual differences.


Required Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in career counseling, counseling, higher education or related field. Degree must be earned by start date.
  • Minimum 1 year experience managing      and supervising others and creating strategic plans.
  • Experience      in marketing and outreach to people, products, and/or services to internal      and external clients, collaborating and building partnerships.
  • Demonstrated      experience in presentation development and delivery to audiences ranging      in size from 5-250+


Preferred Qualifications:

  • An undergraduate degree in a major related to the College of Liberal Arts.
  • Professional experience in higher education and/or government/non-profit agencies.
  • Familiarity with and the ability to utilize social networking sites (i.e. LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.), blogs, and other current networking and job search tools.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member to creatively solve problems, create programs, and resolve differences.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information technology utilized in the Career Center and the College such as web resources, MS Office, databases and career counseling software.
  • Demonstrated ability to work easily and productively with a variety of clients (e.g. students, faculty, professional staff, and employers).
  • Understand and articulate needs and concerns of historically under represented and ethnically diverse populations, persons with disabilities, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender individuals, women and non-traditional students and veterans. Demonstrate a professional commitment to diversity and inclusion.


Salary Salary commensurate with experience, mid to high 40s, plus benefits, which includes tuition benefits, 24 days of vacation, 15 sick days, and 10 holidays annually. 


Anticipated Start Date July 1, 2014


To Apply:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for full consideration, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references by Monday, March 10, 2014,  at 3:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. The letter must address qualifications listed in the position job description (which is also posted on The Career Center web site  References will not be contacted without prior notification to candidates.


Apply online by submitting applications materials uploaded in a single, combined document (Word or PDF format only) through the Division of Student Affairs application website located at  Applicants needing assistance or accommodations may contact Connie Horak at or (970) 491-5708.  You will receive email confirmation when your application materials have been received.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.


Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

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