SUNY Oneonta Director of the Career Development Center in Oneonta, New York

The Career Development Center at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for the position of Director of the Career Development Center. Reporting to the Vice President for Student Development, expectations are to be a pivotal and highly visible individual, working closely and collaboratively with faculty, staff, alumni, and parents to expand possibilities for student learning, leadership, and employment. Located in the hills of Central New York, SUNY Oneonta is a mid-size, public, liberal arts and sciences college with a pre-professional focus. The College enrolls approximately 6,000 students in a wide variety of bachelor’s degree programs and a number of graduate certificates and degrees. The College sits at #13 on the 2018 list of "Top Public Regional Universities" in the North published by U.S. News & World Report and is ranked #153 in the Northeast on the 2017 Forbes magazine list of "America's Top Colleges." SUNY Oneonta received INSIGHT magazine's Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award in 2017 and 2014, accepted an invitation to join the Colleges of Distinction in 2015, and has been included in the Princeton Review's "Guide to Green Colleges" every year since the guide's inception in 2010. The Career Development Center supports learning through a comprehensive career services program encompassing the following areas: employer partnership development, career counseling, job search assistance (resume writing, cover letter writing, interviewing skills, identifying job leads, using the internet and social media, etc.), graduate school counseling and information, internship assistance, and other areas related to career success. The Director will also collaborate with admissions, academic units, and alumni affairs to promote the career development of our students. To learn more about the College or the Office, please visit or
Duties include but not limited to: managing the Career Development Center operation to ensure efficient, timely, and effective programs and services to its users; developing short and long range operating plans, including budgets, programs and services, personnel, technology/other equipment, and space; providing guidance and leadership to staff, including training as needed, staff evaluation, professional development, and related personnel matters; planning, coordinating and conducting all university events that prepare students for employment and provide employment opportunities; developing strong, ongoing relationships with area employers that hire recent college graduates while promoting Career Development Center's employment-related services to this constituency; participating in professional development activities to ensure professional growth and knowledge needed to provide effective leadership and program development; serving as a member of the Student Development leadership team.
Key priorities for the Director include collaboratively creating and communicating a unique and re-imagined process for career education at SUNY Oneonta; implementing scaled career education solutions which are integrated into the academic mission of the college; gathering and strategically communicating big data associated with career engagement, career outcomes, and career readiness of SUNY Oneonta students and alumni; and ensuring the intentional growth of connections between SUNY Oneonta and the employment community.
The Director is the lead visionary and external-facing member of management for a robust and emerging coordinated career network SUNY Oneonta. The Director will collaborate to bring growth, organization, and implementation of scaled career education, career opportunities, and career development initiatives that touch all stakeholders. The Director will work with external constituents, in collaboration with deans, directors and other University leaders, academic departments/faculty, student development colleagues, enrollment management, and College Advancement to create innovative partnerships, signature programs, alumni connections, and opportunities that will serve students from their first year to their post-graduate careers.
Required qualifications: bachelor's degree in business, educational administration, counseling, college student personnel or related field; a minimum of 5 years of experience in career planning and employment work, preferably in a centralized operation; experience in program development, supervision and evaluation, budgeting, and computerization; experience with interacting effectively with people; excellent communication skills and leadership experience.
Preferred: master’s degree in business, educational administration, counseling, college student personnel or related field; understanding of the National Association of Colleges and Employers principles and practices of career planning, employment, and recruitment; experience working with and serving diverse populations.

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