Assitant Director-Career Center

Birmingham, Alabama (US)
$42,598.40 - $66,788.80
30 May 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

To oversee career enhancement/professional development services and programs for all students, alumni, and prospective students. Professional development programs include: career consulting individually and in groups, career education seminars, experiential learning programs, outreach events, career development for credit courses, career resources, and other similar career development programs and services. To work with the Career Service Management System (CSM) to establish and facilitate students accomplishment of career learning objectives. To develop collaborative relationships with internal/external constituents creating more awareness of career development and its impact on student development and employability. To promote mission and contribution to UAB s Strategic Plan, as well as providing exemplary customer service to all constituents.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Career Center seeks a dedicated professional with a passion for educating and empowering students and alumni for personal and career success. As a member of the Career Education and Readiness Team within the UAB Career Center, the person in this role will focus on career development initiatives for individuals from the assigned school/college.
The successful candidate will have strong passion for empowering students and alumni to accomplish their personal and career goals. This position reports to the Associate Director of Career Education and Readiness.
Career Coaching

  • Manage a coaching student caseload of students in assigned school/college ranging from (1,800-5,400).
  • Assist students by conducting resume/cover letter critiques and job-search strategies and providing guidance regarding application procedures.
  • Advise individuals and groups regarding experiential learning, develop and facilitate innovative workshops, and develop, lead and advertise the experiential learning resources we offer.
  • Connect undergraduate students to positions related to their academic major/career interest.
  • Coordinate programming focusing on the freshmen population.

Programming and Presentations

  • Teach career management course(s) and employ creative ways to teach and engage students on career management and exploration.
  • Conduct outreach to current/prospective students to promote the UAB Career Center.
  • Coordinate programming focusing on the freshmen population.

Career Center Support

  • Collaborate with the academic departments to plan, execute and market career development events and outreach programming (e.g., Career Fairs).
  • Support career-related student clubs and organizations.
  • Understand how to use and activate Handshake, FOCUS 2, Interview Stream.


  • Build and grow relationships, not only with students but also with department heads, academic advisors, faculty and employers
  • Understand cultural sensitivity to effectively work with a robust international student population
  • Exceptional work ethic and professional demeanor
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Effective communicator both verbally and in writing

(Annual Salary: $42,598.40 - $66,788.80)

Bachelor's degree in a related field and three (3) years of related experience required. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.

Bachelor's degree in counseling, vocational rehabilitation, human resources, psychology, communication, education, or closely related field required; Master's in counseling, student affairs, higher education administration, psychology, communication or closely related field preferred.

 Must have acquired 1-3 years of experience in an office environment. Graduate assistant training in a counseling or career services unit within a Student Affairs or Student Services organization may be substituted for required practical experience.
 Must have the ability to multi-task and demonstrate exceptional time management skills; ability to demonstrate consistent organizational skills including the documentation of counselling sessions or case notes; must be able to express a consistent, motivated, student-centered, and enthusiastic work style; must be able to contribute individually and within a team-based environment.
 Ability to integrate technology into interpersonal coaching, presenting information, and documenting effort/progress is preferred. The ability to provide career counseling to diverse populations including adult learners and students with prior military service is preferred.
 Knowledge and application of varied communication styles (informational, promotional, specific to digital channels, etc.) is preferred.
 Experience with organizing and managing student engagement through Handshake.
 Experience administering, interpreting, and sharing results from career-based assessments and inventories (e.g., FOCUS 2, Self-Directed Search, MBTI, Strong Interest Inventory, etc.) preferred.
 Occasional evenings and overnight travel are required.


 Resume, Cover Letter, and three Letter of References