Director of Career Development


The University of Mount Olive is currently seeking a highly motivated and dedicated individual to serve as the Director of Career Development. As a key member of the Learning Commons team, the individual in this role will play a crucial role in supporting overall student success and increasing retention and persistence to graduation. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop and implement engaging career development programs that align with the institution’s strategic objectives for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in both seated and online classes. Collaborating with campus and community partners, as well as employers, will be a key aspect of this role, allowing for meaningful connections that enhance our students’ career opportunities. The ideal candidate will be skilled in event planning, marketing, and evaluation to ensure the success of our large-scale events. To ensure the success of initiatives focused on student retention and career development, it is imperative that the candidate displays effective multitasking and prioritization skills and the ability to establish a prominent presence within the campus community.

This campus-based position is 12 months with a schedule of 8:00 am-5:00 pm on Monday through Thursday and 8:00 am-4:00 pm on Friday, with evening and weekend work as required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Creating, delivering and evaluating quality career development programming for undergraduate and graduate students for both the traditional and online modalities
  • Providing career coaching and access to a variety of employment resources to help students and alumni set and reach their employment goals
  • Providing practical training and assistance in basic job search techniques (e.g., applications, résumé and cover letter preparation, interviewing skills, etc.)
  • Planning, organizing, implementing, and evaluating on-campus and/virtual career fairs, job fairs, employer recruitment, and other career-related events
  • Facilitating networking opportunities among students and alumni/contacts in business and industry
  • Collaborating with several institutional departments to identify and implement joint initiatives which would introduce new career related opportunities and developmental opportunities to students
  • Developing a strategic outreach plan which includes analyzing recent graduate employment data; demographic student and alumni employment data; creating an annual employer recruitment report; and ongoing monitoring and evaluation of this initiative
  • Demonstrating assessment technique and continuous improvement efforts through the development and submission of an annual assessment plan and report for the Office of Career Development in accordance with the Institutional Effectiveness Policy
  • Managing the Office of Career Development budget
  • Serving as a system administrator and trainer for end-users utilizing the Handshake platform and as web content editor for Career Development website and internal sites
  • Representing the Office of Career Development to faculty, staff, and students at various events and/or meetings
  • Participating in university committees, task forces, and initiatives such as student retention

 Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree with two years of experience with career services, academic advising, or academic support in a secondary or post-secondary environment.

 To Apply:

Submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references by email to Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Mount is an Equal Opportunity Employer.