Director of Career Services


  • Full Time
  • Dallas, TX

Director of Career Services (Confidential) – Dallas, TX

Excelon Associates is delighted to present a confidential opportunity for the role of Director of Career Services located in the Dallas Metro area on behalf of their client. This crucial position is dedicated to enhancing the career development pathways and employment opportunities for students, graduates, and alumni through strategic oversight, development, and administration of comprehensive career services.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Program Development: The Director will be responsible for the planning, development, and administration of extensive career assistance programs tailored to the needs of students, graduates, and alumni.
  • Industry Collaboration: Establishing and nurturing effective relationships with industry constituents and partners to secure employment opportunities is a key duty.
  • Strategic Initiatives: The role involves creating and implementing innovative strategies to support graduating students in their career aspirations.
  • Compliance Oversight: Ensuring the department’s adherence to government, accreditation, and regulatory standards is a critical function.
  • Operational Leadership: The Director will oversee the operational aspects of the Career Services office, including the planning, organization, and supervision of activities.
  • Team Management: This includes supervisory responsibilities such as assigning work, appraising performance, coaching employees, and resolving workplace issues.
  • Reporting: The Director is expected to compile and submit regular reports as mandated.
  • Problem Resolution: Identifying challenges, formulating solutions, and coordinating with the necessary personnel for implementation falls under this role.
  • Travel Requirements: The position may require occasional travel as part of its duties.

Supervisory Duties:

  • The Director will directly supervise employees within the Career Services department, undertaking responsibilities in line with the organization’s policies and applicable laws, including interviewing, hiring, training, and managing employee performance.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Ethical Conduct: The Director is expected to demonstrate integrity, respect, and adherence to organizational values.
  • Effective Communication: Mastery in both verbal and written communication, with a strong ability to listen and comprehend, is essential.
  • Collaboration: The ability to maintain positive relations, offer support to colleagues, and actively engage in conflict resolution is valued.
  • Customer Focus: Managing customer expectations with sensitivity and responsiveness is crucial.
  • Delegation Skills: Competency in delegating tasks, setting clear expectations, and monitoring delegated activities is required.
  • Reliability: The Director should be responsive to service requests, follow directions accurately, and fulfill commitments.
  • Professional Knowledge: A thorough understanding of job-related skills, continuous learning, and effective resource utilization is expected.
  • Decision Making: Exhibiting timely and informed decision-making skills, including relevant stakeholders in the process, is important.
  • Leadership: The role demands strong leadership skills, including directing team activities, fostering growth, and providing constructive feedback.
  • Organizational Skills: The ability to prioritize tasks, manage time efficiently, and set clear objectives is key.
  • Team Orientation: Encouraging a team-focused environment and valuing collective success over individual achievements are essential qualities.

Qualifications:

  • Educational Background: A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university is required.
  • Professional Experience: A minimum of two years of relevant experience is necessary, with a preference for ten years of experience.

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