University of Phoenix Director of Career Development in Tempe, Arizona

Opportunity Details


The Director of Career Services provides innovative and strategic leadership, program development and administration of the career development component of the Phoenix For Life program. The mission of the Career Services and Alumni Engagement department is to provide career growth partnership, connections and personal growth benefits to students and alumni for life.


Strategic Leadership :

  • Provide strategic planning and vision for the career development function.

  • Create and implement a comprehensive career development process for the students and alumni of the university that is specific to occupation and experience level.

  • Implement a career coaching model that serves students and alumni with excellence.

  • Select, train, and manage a team of high-performing, highly engaged career coaches and career development professionals.

  • Facilitate reporting and assessment of career development processes.

  • Manage budget of career development function.

  • Coordinate with alumni and employer relations leadership to prepare and connect graduates with employers and career opportunities.

  • Coordinate with Communications leadership to create and deliver communications strategy.

  • Work with Marketing department leadership to support overall goals and objectives, and bring success to all divisions of the Marketing team.

  • Select and integrate career development solutions into technology and websites.

Career Development and Job Search Process:

  • Provide career services to students and alumni in various phases of career development to identify the next career step, become qualified for it, and ultimately be hired.

  • Identify and implement best-in-class career development processes, tools, and social media engagement to deliver career development program.

  • Work with academic and operations leaders to train and integrate career development processes throughout the student experience.

  • Train ground campus staff to deliver programming and coaching.

  • Work with ground campuses to offer career development events.

  • Collaborate with alumni engagement function to infuse alumni into career services programming.

  • Collaborate with employer relations function to infuse employers into career services programming.

  • Create and implement online webinars and workshops that support the career development process.

  • Work with Academics to infuse career development concepts into the academic curriculum.


Basic Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling or related field.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in higher education or related field with experience in career development and career counseling.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Strong skills in organization and communication.

  • Knowledge of career development practice.

  • Ability to obtain confidence and support of key university leaders.

  • Ability to provide staff leadership to support team/university goals and objectives.

Company University of Phoenix

Job Family Marketing

Virtual Eligible Yes

Requisition ID 2017-8891

Position Type Full-Time

Job Locations US - AZ - Tempe