Director of Career Planning

Director of Career Planning

The College of Wooster, a highly selective liberal arts college located in northeastern Ohio, seeks a creative, dynamic, and visionary leader with proven experience in the field of career development to join its vibrant campus community as the Director of Career Planning.

Known as America’s Premier College for Mentored Undergraduate Research, every student works one on-one with a faculty mentor for one year to conceive, organize, and complete a significant piece of original research, scholarship, or creative expression. This Independent Study project, known to generations simply as I.S., is the centerpiece of Wooster’s commitment to mentored research and a badge of distinction for all graduates as they head into the world of work. Participating in mentored research helps develop independent judgment, creativity, project management and time-management skills, self-confidence, and strong written and oral communication skills: precisely the abilities prized by employers and graduate schools alike.

Reporting to the Dean of Advising, Planning & Experiential Learning (APEX), the Director of Career Planning provides visionary and strategic leadership for initiatives that promote holistic career-readiness and is responsible for the management and implementation of career success strategies aligned with institutional goals and priorities.

The Director works to implement scaled career education and development initiatives for each stage of the student lifecycle. As the chief ambassador for career education and development, the Director will work with College leadership, academic departments/faculty, and across other functional areas of the College to create innovative partnerships and opportunities that will serve students from their first year to their post-graduate careers. The Director will lead a team of Career professionals to develop scalable programs that increase engagement with students and employers, enhance student satisfaction, and produce effective outcomes. The Director will also bring their expertise and experience in the field to partner with other APEX staff to continue strategic planning focused on the ideal staffing and collaborative structure to ensure that students integrate their range of experiential learning and co-curricular opportunities into their career planning development.

The ideal candidate will be a creative, dynamic, and a visionary leader with proven experience in the field of career development. They must demonstrate a strong commitment to working collaboratively with staff from all areas of academic support as well as other areas of the College. Additionally, they must demonstrate a strong commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity so that all students are positioned for success at Wooster and beyond. For additional details, visit the full position profile:

For best consideration, please send all inquiries, nominations, and applications – electronically and in confidence to:

Susan VanGilder, Managing Director

Kamilah Allen, Senior Associate

Storbeck Search

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