Director, Career Development Center - (STA001125)

Director, Career Development Center - (STA001125)

Department: D0063 Career Development Center 



The Director, Career Development Center develops services and resources for students, alumni, and potential employers. Promotes clear, informed decision-making related to career choice including initially choosing a major, developing career options, and changing careers in later life. Promotes knowledge, skill, and confidence in all aspects of the job search process including job search correspondence, etiquette, networking, and interviewing. Provides opportunities for employers to recruit at the university.


  • Oversees related budgets, assessment, marketing, events, programs and services
  • Develops relationships with business and community leaders, deans and department chairs in an effort to promote the departments services and the university as a source of employable job candidates
  • Represents the university at national and regional professional organizations
  • Ensures compliance with university policy, professional ethical standards, and state and federal regulations
  • Counsels and teaches students and alumni in individual and group settings


  • Performs other duties as assigned


Direct Reports: Supervises full-time and part-time employees

Delegation of Work: Regularly assigns work to subordinate(s)

Supervision Given: Provides recommendations on hiring employees, promotions; salary increases; scheduling work hours of other employees; on coaching and counseling; training; handling employee grievances and complaints; and granting time off.



  • Knowledge of trends, issues, and accepted practices relevant to the position



  • Candidates must have strong analytical and problem solving skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills and customer service skills
  • Business development skills



  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse university community
  • Ability to set and achieve outcomes based performance goals
  • Ability to manage multiple projects; strong planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information
  • Ability to supervise, train employees


Primary Work Location: Works in an office environment 

Physical Demands: Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment, which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements.


Position is physically comfortable; individual has discretion about sitting walking, standing, etc.


Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks.


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The University of Houston-Downtown is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.