Career Center Director Position Opening

UNC Charlotte seeks an innovative, energetic, visionary, collaborative, and student-centered professional with proven leadership to serve as Director of the University Career Center for Work, Service and Internships. This full-time, 12 month, position reports to the Associate Provost for Academic Services within Academic Affairs and is part of an exciting team working on institutional priorities of ensuring access and long-term success of all students. The Center is a central, comprehensive center serving undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni. The staff of the Center works collaboratively with the various colleges to meet their unique needs and to support their career-related efforts. The Director is responsible for the leadership and management of the overall operations of the University Career Center, including 19 full-time staff, 6 part-time staff, and approximately 15 student employees. For a complete description, visit (also attached). Anticipated start date is July 1, 2015. Salary is commensurate with experience.


Master’s degree required; terminal degree preferred. Degree(s) in education, counseling, communication, or related field preferred. A comprehensive understanding of business/industry trends, and of today’s world of work and its relationship to students’ academic preparation required; counseling/advising experience preferred. At least 8 years of progressively responsible management experience in a field related to career services, including at least 5 years within higher education. Demonstrated superb leadership and effective management skills including proven success with supervising, developing, and empowering staff; fiscal management; policy development; strategic planning; and use of modern career-related technologies. Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team; exceptional verbal and written communication skills to clearly and effectively interact with a variety of diverse audiences and constituencies; interpersonal skills and political acumen; a record of networking and building effective bridges and collaborative relationships with various constituencies; experience with strategic planning and assessment; familiarity with NACE standards and knowledge of best practices related to state-of-the-art delivery of career services. Ideally, the successful candidate will have experience at a large, public, research university; and with professional associations.

To Apply:

Only electronic submissions will be accepted through (position 702). Attach the following along with your electronic application: letter of interest, resume and contact information for four references. Application review begins February 23, 2015 and continues until the position is filled. Position is subject to criminal background check. UNC Charlotte is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.