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Director, Career Services - Tufts Career Center
Tufts University

Date Posted Mar. 10, 2022
Title Director, Career Services - Tufts Career Center
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department Tufts Career Center
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Student Affairs


The Tufts Career Center provides comprehensive career development assistance to undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni from Arts, Sciences and Engineering and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. We provide individual career advising, drop-in hours, online resources, workshops, graduate school advising, career and internship fairs, networking and presentations with alumni and employers, job and internship search assistance, and online job and internship listings. We strive to transform students’ lives so that they can have a profound impact on the world. Through the Campus Recruiting Program, the Career Center works closely with recruiters/employers to arrange information sessions, resume collections and interviews.

What You'll Do

As a member of the Career Center’s senior staff, the Director, Career Services leads a student-facing Career Education team in the design, implementation, delivery and evaluation of programs and services for students. The Director supervises 3 Associate Directors and reports to the Executive Director of the Career Center.  This position works closely with staff throughout the Career Center individually and collectively through cross-functional working groups. The Director also partners with other non-academic departments throughout the school, such as Residential Life, Office of Campus Life, etc.  This is a hybrid position that is expected to be on campus at least 2 days each week.  This position requires on campus in-person interactions as well as availability outside of regularly scheduled hours.


Essential Functions:


  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, the Director takes part in leading strategic planning, establishing departmental policies and procedures and aligning programs and services with institutional mission.

  • Manages the Career Education team including hiring, training and assessing development opportunities for staff.

  • Oversees Career Center’s events, services and programs in collaboration with the Programming Team
    • Establishes annual program schedule
    • Oversees development and delivery of workshops
    • Responds to program requests and delegates programs as appropriate

  • Manages the career courses taught by the Career Education Team.

  • Develops relationships and partners with colleagues in other student-facing units (Athletics, Residential Life, Undergraduate Orientation, etc.).

  • Manages implementation and assessment of career resource tools, such as Big Interview, Forage, etc. (as needed).

  • Oversees and collaborates on Career Center marketing and communication efforts, including social media strategies and plans, eNews newsletters, and build out of website content.

  • Delivers one-on-one career advising to students.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:


Knowledge and experience typically acquired by:

  • Master’s degree and 7-10 years of experience in a career-related field within higher ed
  • Significant experience in career advising or coaching;
  • Experience with program development and delivery;
  • Supervisory experience with individuals and teams
  • Demonstrated facility with data collection, analysis, and reporting;
  • Demonstrated facility with technical systems and technical skills;
  • Strong relationship building and teamwork skills
  • Project management experience/skills;
  • Strong attention to detail and organization skills, and;
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, ability to build rapport with students, alumni, faculty, staff, employers, colleagues, and deans etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to scale new initiatives/efforts (as needed);
  • Proven creativity and innovation in programming and initiatives;
  • Knowledge of trends and new ideas/research in career development, career readiness.


An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.


Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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