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Director, of Career Services

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Director, of Career Services
Employment Class Code E1
FLSA Classification Exempt
Reports to Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs for Student Life
Salary Grade D
Work Week 40 hours (minimum)
Position Summary

Assumes responsibility for all aspects of the University of Hartford’s Career Services department, providing leadership and direction to a comprehensive career development program that serves students and alumni of diverse undergraduate and graduate programs. Performs all duties in full support of the University’s mission, understanding that the positive and effective execution of these duties are instrumental to the education of the University’s students.

Job Duties

This job description of the job is for identification and administrative purposes only. It is not intended to be a complete statement of all duties, which may be assigned by the supervisor according to varying needs.

Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Working in partnership across campus, and especially with the Office of the Provost, towards the development of a holistic University initiative around career education and readiness for all students, prepares and implements short and long-range strategic goals for the Career Services department. Manages all administrative and programmatic operations in an effort to provide students and alumni with services and support in making developmentally-appropriate career and related educational decisions. Oversees the development and presentation of courses, workshops and events designed to facilitate career readiness of students and alumni. Identifies and develops resources to be available to students, alumni, employers, and other constituents through print, electronic and social media. Assists students and alumni in making effective career decisions through individual counseling.

Essential Duty? Yes
Percentage Of Time 30%
Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Plans, staffs and manages departmental operations in an effort to develop and deliver programs and services that meet the needs of students, alumni and faculty as well as support the strategic plan of the University. Recommends and implements policy and/or procedural changes designed to continuously improve departmental operations. Develops and oversees departmental budgets, ensuring prudent fiscal management and oversight at all times. Recruits, hires, trains, supervises and evaluates departmental personnel.

Essential Duty? Yes
Percentage Of Time 25%
Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Establishes, cultivates and maintains effective working relationships with local, regional, national and international employers as well as other external constituencies in an effort to actively support students and alumni in their search for internships and employment. Represents the department and the University to internal and external stakeholders, including employers, economic development agencies and professional organizations.

Essential Duty? Yes
Percentage Of Time 15%
Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Provides oversight and supports the experiential education mission of the University through the development of new and innovative information and resources on internships, co-ops and student employment opportunities.

Essential Duty? Yes
Percentage Of Time 10%
Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Oversees needs assessment for students, faculty and alumni, adjusting and/or re-deploying departmental resources as needs evolve. Conducts and supervises research on outcomes, best practices and benchmarks regarding career development, internships, employer relations and the first destinations of graduates.

Essential Duty? Yes
Percentage Of Time 10%
Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Researches, acquires, develops and maintains appropriate information systems and media to facilitate the career-readiness of students, to assist them in self-assessment as well as to find effective internships and/or employment after graduation.

Essential Duty? No
Percentage Of Time 10%

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number PS139P
Working Conditions

Normal office situation. Requires travel, including overnight stays.


Master’s Degree required.

Physical Effort

Typically sitting at a desk or table.
Typically standing and/or walking. Intermittently sitting, standing, stooping.
Moderate lifting or carrying 26-50 lbs.

Impact of Actions

Makes recommendations or decisions which usually affect the assigned department, but may at times affect operations, services, individuals or activities of others outside of the assigned department.


Analytical. Work is non-standardized and widely varied requiring the interpretation and application of a substantial variety of procedures, policies or precedents used in combination. Frequently, the application of multiple, technical activities is employed; therefore, analytical ability and inductive thinking are required. Problem solving involves identification and analysis of diverse issues.

Decision Making

Highly Complex. Supervisor is available to review established departmental and/or organizational objectives. Independent judgment is required to recommend departmental or organization objectives, evaluate new approaches to problem solving and assess changing facts or conditions.

Internal Communication

Requires regular contacts with internal personal of importance and influence involving considerable tact, discretion and persuasion in obtaining the cooperation of others. Requires the handling of delicate relationships and complex situations.

External Communication

Requires regular external contact to discuss issues of moderate importance and to respond to inquiries. Requires continuing contacts with the public involving the enforcement of regulations, policies and procedures.

Customer Relations

Contact with customers involves providing service in person to resolve serious complaints, maintain key relationships, make significant adjustments, handle high profile meetings or deal with very sensitive relations.

Managerial Skills

Responsible for making recommendations within a department in the areas of compensation, staff selection, disciplinary action, complaints, staff performance appraisal and similar supervisory duties. Plans, assigns and evaluates the work of subordinates for effective operation and results.

Knowledge & Skills

Advanced Professional Skills. The professional theory and practice of entry level professional skills but applied at the advanced level of a seasoned professional. Requires extensive knowledge of the professional discipline and a working knowledge of related fields. Understands information in several unrelated professional disciplines.

Special Skills

The ability to work effectively with diverse groups.

Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Technical School, Certification or Apprenticeship
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation