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  • Assistant Director, Exploratory Academic Advising
    Career Discovery & Success (Orgn: 18100)
    Auburn University

    Career Discovery and Success seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Director, Exploratory Academic Advising to join our team to lead and support the University's strategic goals for student achievement.

    About Career Discovery and Success:

    Career Discovery and Success believes career development occurs in all facets of the student experience, and that all students are entitled to comprehensive, high-quality services that support academic planning, the development of and articulation of career competencies, career decision-making, and connections with industry opportunities.

    Our mission is to support positive academic and career outcomes by offering exceptional and innovative advising and career services to our students, faculty, staff, employer partners and alumni. This mission undergirds our vision to be an office of career service excellence that empowers everyone across the University landscape to integrate career development across all dimensions of the student experience, while inspiring others through our work within the field.

    The cornerstone of our mission and vision are our values, which connect to those of the University. We value individual growth and development, diversity and inclusion of thought and culture, collaborative innovation, mutual respect, integrity, and stewardship. These values guide us in the strategic pursuit to live our mission and envisioned purpose.

    The Exploration Center within Career Discovery and Success supports academic and career exploration, planning, and decision-making. The Exploration Center is a foundational contributor to student success and provides essential programs and services to all students, along with specific programs, services, and academic courses for those students who identify as exploratory.

    As a leader within the Exploration Center, the Assistant Director, under the supervision of the Director and in coordination with other Assistant Directors, builds student services and programs while leading a team of professionals in setting bold goals and making innovative plans to establish intentional, outcome-driven student support. These leadership efforts foster opportunities for career and academic exploration, planning, and competency development. Through their work, the Assistant Director expands the coordinated support between exploratory academic advisors and career counselors, develops strategic engagement and communication across functional teams within Career Discovery and Success and across the Auburn University Advisor Caucus and Career Services Network to enhance exploration opportunities and the sharing accurate major and career information to support strategic departmental, division-wide, and university initiatives.

    About Auburn: At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship, and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.

    Why employees choose Auburn: Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts, and more!

    It’s a Lifestyle: The Auburn/Opelika area is a page right out of Southern Living magazine with an idyllic small-town feel, perfecting a unique balance between a close-knit community and driving consistent growth and development. Paralleling the exponential growth of Auburn University, the Auburn/Opelika area boasts services and amenities that cater to any interest. We’re proud of our top school systems, city services, award-winning restaurants, and the infectious spirit of life in a college town. You can find us nestled halfway between the beach and the mountains in a lower-cost-of-living area, two hours outside of Atlanta or Birmingham. If you’re new to Auburn, we’d love to introduce you. If you’re already acquainted with Auburn, we’ll keep it simple: it’s time to come home!

    Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting

    Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.


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