Director of Career Development Center

SUNY College at Plattsburgh in New York

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted April 4, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary 65,000.00-75,000.0
Employment Type Full-time

The State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh announces the position of director of the Career Development Center.  The Career Development Center (CDC) has embarked on a dynamic period of transformation and is central to initiatives outlined in SUNY Plattsburghs current campus plan.  The office serves approximately 5,800 full-time undergraduate students, 500 graduate students, and recent alumni.  Current staff includes a director, two career counselors, one secretary, two graduate assistants, undergraduate peer advisors, and student assistants.  This position, which reports to the vice president of student affairs, will provide leadership and expertise in the career development and professional preparation of students. This position is responsible for facilitating collaboration across the institution and developing partnerships with the academic, alumni, student and community constituents to integrate career services into the total academic environment.

The Center provides career advising, assessment, and counseling; develops workshops, career education programs, alumni networking opportunities; advises on job search and internship strategies; offers access to jobs and internships through job fairs and on-line postings; and supports all aspects of the graduate and professional school application process.  Major events each year include Career Night, Part-time Job Fair, the Graduate and Professional School Fair, and Cardinal Networking Nights.

Responsibilities include: Provide guidance and communication of career opportunities and career related activities to students; faculty and staff; community businesses and organizations; and government agencies.  Assist faculty and staff in providing guidance for the exploration of career choices for students through the development of campus resources.  Promote innovative approaches in support of students career development and job readiness. Develop strong and vibrant employer relations and an effective on-line vacancy referral system. Increase alumni involvement in preparing students for their job search and/or graduate school options. Provide supervision for three staff members and encourage their continued professional development. Encourage initiative, teamwork, collaboration, and creative thinking. Expand the application of technology in delivering services. Manage budget. Lead all assessment efforts for the office with special emphasis on student learning outcomes.  Traditionally the Director has met with individual students, presented workshops and provided direct career counseling services, in addition to administrative responsibilities.  This position will require evening and weekend work as needed.

Required Qualifications: Masters degree; Minimum of five years of leadership experience in the career services and/or recruitment industry, working with academic and/or corporate environments; Demonstrated knowledge of college student development; and the willingness and ability to perform work on evenings and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications: Masters degree in Student Affairs, Counseling, Higher Education or related field; Experience with supervision, budgeting, student learning outcomes and office assessment; Demonstrated success in building and nurturing relationships with internal and external constituencies such as students, academic partners, employers and alumni; Familiarity with the development of internship opportunities;  Knowledge of social media trends and technology for career centers (e.g., NACELink or similar system);  Strong record of high-quality public relations and customer service.


SUNY Plattsburgh is an equal opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity.


Salary: $65,000 minimum, plus excellent benefits. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Application materials received by April 20, 2014 will be guaranteed full consideration.  To be considered for the position you must provide a complete application and materials. Please apply to and include a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three current references. Official transcripts from an accredited institution will be required prior to employment.

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