Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

Human Resources

Director of Career Services

Date Opened: 2-19-2013
Closing Date: when filled

Southwestern University invites applications for a creative, energetic, experienced Director of Career Services.  Position responsibilities: develops the strategic goals, objectives and assessment plan for the Career Services office, provides assistance to students throughout their tenure at the university and beyond in developing, assessing, and implementing life-long career planning options that support contributions toward the well-being of society. The Director supervises staff, manages the departmental budget, and participates directly in career counseling and educational presentations.  The Director cultivates close working relationships with students, faculty, alumni, and employers, and provides leadership within the Student Affairs division.  The Director develops and maintains effective community relations through joint programs, volunteer work, and membership in local civic organizations.                                                      

Position requirements: master’s degree and five years of relevant experience with increasing responsibility in Career Services leadership; excellent interpersonal skills; expertise with career services technology; appreciation for the liberal arts; and, a rich understanding of the constant changes in the world of work which impact the department’s mission. Two or more years outside of the higher education field is preferred. This is a full-time, twelve-month, benefits-eligible position reporting to the Vice President of Student Life.

Southwestern University offers competitive salary and benefits including health, dental, life, long term disability, retirement, 15-paid holidays, three weeks vacation, sick leave, tuition assistance, access to athletic facilities, free parking and discounted meal rates.  Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education.   Southwestern University is deeply committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and especially encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia.  For information concerning the University, visit our website at

Interested persons may submit a letter of interest; resume; the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references; and salary history and expectation to:  Director of Career Services, Job #515, Southwestern University, Office of Human Resources, P.O. Box 770, Georgetown, TX, 78627-0770, or FAX:  512-863-1880, or e-mail to:

Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  The projected start date is July 1, 2013.  Only those resumes that include all the information requested will be considered. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process.  Southwestern University is an equal opportunity employer.  EOE/M/F

Posted February 19, 2013.