Assistant Director of Student Engagement Career Resource Center


Position Title

Assistant Director, Career Resource Center - Student Engagement


Career Resource Center


Full Time/Exempt

Position Summary

The Career Resource Center serves as a professional resource to help students explore and realize their career aspirations and passions. As a member of a dynamic team committed to student success, the Assistant Director- Student Engagement will share the innovative, entrepreneurial spirit needed to continue building a student-centered, results-oriented department. The Assistant Director will oversee all areas of student engagement including but not limited to career tracks, workshops, and student assessments, while providing career advising and engagement with internship from identification through completion of the internship program. To be successful in this position, the Assistant Director is expected to be familiar with and implement best practices in Career Services as recognized throughout higher education. This is a 12-month, full-time position, reporting to the Director of the Career Resource Center.

Essential Job Duties

Student Engagement

  • Program Management: Manage the revitalization and implementation of a comprehensive student development program; manage all activities where students are involved.
  • Student Development: Establish guidelines and implement programs which strengthen student involvement and engage students through classroom training, workshops, events and outreach activities.  
  • Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting: Report and summarize progress of new and existing students programs, recommending suggestions for improvement; coordinate with relevant academic and administrative departments to disseminate information and implement changes in programing to increase student participation.

Event Planning

  • Employ strategic incentives to increase student participation in signature events, including the annual Career Expo, Map your Major and all other on-campus initiatives throughout academic year.
  • Responsible for continuous evaluation of student engagement and participation in events and implementing changes to initiatives as needed.

Career Advising, Counseling, and Programming

  • Provide individual and group career advising to undergraduates, graduate students, non-traditional students and alumni
  • Meet student career development needs through use of technology, assessment and other career resources
  • Conduct outreach workshops for the campus community

Additional Responsibilities

  • Market services, resources and programs through creative use of technology
  • Help students and employers with the Handshake recruiting portal questions
  • Serve as a liaison to the Jacksonville University’s colleges 
  • Provide support for activities related to campus wide experiential learning initiative

Special Skills

  • Familiar with the appropriate use of varied career assessments and resources;
  • Comfortable with use of social media as a marketing and job search strategy;
  • Able to use career management software to extract information for reporting purposes
  • Understand career development needs of diverse populations
  • Comfortable designing and presenting information for audiences of 10-150 participants

Work Conditions

  • Work is primarily indoors but requires the incumbent to be in an outdoor environment when traveling between campus buildings and while off campus;
  • Standard office hours are 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM;
  • Majority of advising work (75%) is within the CRC department
  • Attendance at evening and weekend events is required;
  • Off campus, local, state and regional travel is required;
  • Incumbent will be exposed to frequent noise caused by telephones and office machines.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds;
  • Must be able to bend, stoop and reach;
  • Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a key board and other business machines;
  • Near vision sufficient to read written communications and computer display screens;
  • Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and by phone

Prerequisites Required for Position

Minimum Education Requirement

  • Bachelor degree required, Master degree in counseling, higher education/student affairs or related field preferred.

Minimum Work Experience

  • Familiar with best practices in career services;
  • Experience in a college Career Center or similar setting;

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with experiential learning and Student Engagement strongly preferred;
  • Comfortable with data analysis and assessment methods in higher education;

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

To Apply

Please send application materials to Lissette Minehart at