Associate Director for Career Development

Responsible for the strategic planning, implementation, coordination, and control of activities within comprehensive career development functions. Develops strategic vision and planning for career development, including internal and external initiatives and programs. Strategic direction will be based on career, economic and workforce conditions, current trends and issues in today’s- and tomorrow’s- work world, and benchmarking our programs and services with key educational institutions. Goals and initiatives will be aligned with overall department, division and campus strategic goals. Manage multifaceted relationships with staff, faculty, alumni, and students. Serve on divisional and institutional committees as assigned. Serve as active member of Career Center’s leadership team. Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Career Center. In the absence of the Director, serve as the point person for overall Career Center matters.

For more information and to apply, visit the UNCW job board, here.

Career Development Coordinator

The Career Development Coordinator will work in the Career Development Center and serve as the career liaison for a number of functional areas in Student Affairs including the departments of University Housing and Student Engagement and Leadership via student clubs and organizations. The Career Development Coordinator will support the mission of the Center by delivering comprehensive career exploration and planning services with specific attention to the needs of “deciding” students through one-on-one career counseling, workshops/presentations, and outreach and programming. Due to the nature of the position, the successful candidate will be required to live in a furnished, on-campus apartment. The successful candidate must be able to work in a team oriented, collegial environment.

For more information and to apply, visit Appalachian’s site.

Career Advising Fellowship(s)

Elon University’s Student Professional Development Center (SPDC) is pleased to announce two fellowship positions to begin August 3rd. The individuals appointed to these full-time, 10-month positions will assist in all aspects of the operation but in particular focus on supporting staff with: (1) career advising 1:1 appointments, classroom presentations, and employer relations; (2) collaborating with Student Life and additional offices across campus to continue leading career programming initiatives, with special interest in the Station at Mill Point Neighborhood; (3) building relationships with offices/departments across campus that align with professional interests to further support the work of the SPDC; (4) teaching Elon’s student “Transitions Strategies” courses (one credit hour weekly courses preparing students for their professional life after college offered every semester); (5) supporting Elon’s growing list of student professional development programming and events; and (6) assisting with marketing efforts of the office such as blog writing. Please visit the Elon University Careers blog for more information on the activities, lives, and professional growth of the 2019-2020 fellows and their SPDC colleagues at: Search by “Career Fellows” tag for Fellowship content.

For more information and to apply, visit Elon’s site here.

Associate Director of Career Development and Career Coach for the Reich College of Education

The Associate Director will serve a dual role. They will provide leadership and vision to strategically direct comprehensive university-wide career development programming, supervise a team of professionals providing direct career services to students, and serve as the career coach for the Reich College of Education. The Associate Director will serve as a member of the Career Development Center Leadership Team. They will supervise the team of professionals providing direct career services to students. This position will report to the Director of Career Development and Economic Engagement. The successful candidate must be able to work in a team oriented, collegial environment.

For more information and to apply, visit their job board here.

Assistant Director of Career Counseling

The Assistant Director of Career Counseling provides career counseling, student programming, marketing and online career resources and services to meet the needs of students and alumni in collaboration with faculty, employers, alumni and staff members. They will assess, measure and evaluate student learning and development outcomes, supervise graduate interns and paraprofessionals to produce high quality career development outcomes and teach career planning workshops and classes to help students and alumni achieve their career goals.

For more information and to apply, visit the UNC Pembroke job listing here.

The transition to Career Communities: What we learned

In an effort to reshape how career education happens at the university, UNC Charlotte’s career center recently made the transition away from a traditional “liaison model” towards an “industry cluster” concept.  This webinar will explore the year long process of data analysis/research/debate, the work done to restructure the office and services, implementation, and what we have learned in the first full semester.  Participants will gain a perspective on what it took to move this process forward, the successes and challenges the career center experienced, and the surprises encountered along the way.  This presentation will consist of a short slide deck followed by Q&A.   

Stephanie Bird, Associate Director of Career Education; Career Community Program Lead

December 12 at 10am:

BIO: Stephanie serves as Associate Director for Career Education and works with students interested in the Healthcare, Science and Research Career Community. She leads the Career Coaching team in guiding the university students, faculty and staff on exploring career communities and how they fit into the world of work. Prior to her current role, Stephanie served as the Senior Assistant Director for Career Branding where she assisted freshmen and sophomores in their career development. She also works closely with the students in targeted Prospect for Success curriculum launched for the university- wide Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). She understands the importance of students being engaged during college and is especially passionate in assisting students in their career development.

Prior to joining the University Career Center team, Stephanie worked at Georgia Southern University as the Career Development Specialist for the College of Engineering & Information Technology and the College of Science and Mathematics. She assisted students in those colleges in exploring career options, locating internship and co-op options as well as securing employment after graduation. Stephanie received her Master of Science in Counselor Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs from Radford University and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Virginia Tech.

Patrick Madsen, Director of the University Career Center; big fan of Stephanie Bird!

BIO: Patrick Madsen became the Director of the University Career Center at UNC Charlotte in August 2015. He leads a team of career team members towards the development of a career curriculum for students and a talent acquisition program for employers seeking to recruit.  His background includes a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from North Carolina State University, a master’s degree in Counseling from East Carolina University, and a doctorate in Organizational Leadership/Student Affairs from Nova Southeastern University. 

Currently, Dr. Madsen has more than nineteen years of experience in higher education and fifteen years of experience teaching at the university level.  Dr. Madsen has presented on topics including career counseling and student development, leadership and followership, and organizational communication at the regional and national level.  International travels and consultations have taken Dr. Madsen from regional consultations with corporations to consultations with administrators in Azerbaijan, Serbia, Sweden, and Germany.  Dr. Madsen was selected as an international expert on career services and higher education for the Fulbright Specialist program, a five year honor.

Career Development Counselor

The Career Development Counselor is responsible for providing counseling services on an individual and group basis to students and alumni, and coordinating and supervising career planning programs and resources to assist them with all stages of the career development process. The Career Development Counselor will utilize interest, values, and personality inventories to assist students with major and career decisions.

For more information and to apply, visit UNC Wilmington’s job board.

Assistant Director for University Career Services

The Assistant Director for University Career Services (UCS) is responsible for providing career counseling and support to students when selecting a major and career direction, planning for their career goals, learning effective job search skills and strategies, and finding part-time jobs, internships and post-graduation employment. The Assistant Director will work with alumni, employers and potential employers of UNC students, and also assist graduate students to find part-time jobs, internships and employment. UCS services include helping students learn about career fields, career planning, career assessments, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, networking, job searching, and graduate school planning. The position may serve as an instructor of EDUC 111, EDUC 211, or EDUC 311 as appropriate, accomplished through a secondary faculty appointment. The Assistant Director reports to one of the two Associate Directors of UCS. The position may be located in either Hanes Hall or in the Hardin Hub for Career and Academic Advising, and required to adjust work hours to meet student and organizational needs.

For more information visit UNC- Chapel Hill Jobs

Director, Career Center

The Director of Career Center oversees the operations of the UNCW Career Center and provides leadership, vision and direction to attain the university’s strategic goals through Career Center student support programs focusing on student success with career exploration, employment searches and graduate school applications. This position plays a central role in helping produce the successful career outcomes higher education promises and society now increasingly demands.

For more information visit UNCW Jobs