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Asst Dir II, Acad Student Serv

Apply now Department: 3670009040 Career Center
Job no: 514571
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Academic Advising / Support, Administrative / Professional
Pay Grade: 09A

About This Role:

The Assistant Director will serve as Career Center liaison to the College of Engineering. The Assistant Director will be accountable for the coordination, supervision and reporting of all college-based undergraduate career services. The Assistant Director will also be a member of the Director's Advisory Council that collaboratively provides leadership for center-wide activities, policies and procedures in order to effectively deliver comprehensive career development and employment services. 

Advising (35%)

  • Provide students and recent graduates with individual assistance in defining career options, developing employment skills and job searching. 
  • Assist students in identifying resources and information to support their career interests. 
  • Advise students through in-person meetings as well as online consultation.

Programming (25%)

  • Develop, coordinate and facilitate training and skill development workshops to include resume preparation, job search strategies, employer research and interview skills. 
  • Present to large and small groups through classroom presentations, center-sponsored workshops, student group outreach and other customized programs.

Employer Relations (25%)

  • Work with the Employer Relations Associate to build partnerships between the University and external constituents (business, public sector and non-profit entities). 
  • Facilitate employment connections through interview opportunities, internship/job listings, employer resume referrals, career fairs, and career meet-up events.

College/University Relations (10%)

  • Work with and advise faculty, college administrators and other university personnel on opportunities for enhancing students’ career development and participation in experiential learning. 
  • Maintain existing quality relationships and develop new contacts through outreach efforts, communication and ongoing assessment of needs.
  • Coordinate follow-up studies of recent graduates with college contacts to determine first destination status.

Additional Administrative Responsibilities (5%)

  • The Assistant Director will co-supervise a Program Assistant and student employees as needed.
  • Lead and/or support designated center-wide initiatives.
  • Participate in staff meetings, team projects and other planning activities.
  • Complete an annual performance evaluation.
  • Take part in professional development.
  • The Assistant Director will provide additional services as assigned by the Associate Director


Why Join Us:

The Career Center facilitates the career readiness of all students throughout the K-State community.  The Career Center offers an extensive career library, free assessments for exploring majors/careers, job search training, career advising, employer connections, and a staff dedicated to assisting students in the career development process.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

Requires a bachelor's degree and 3 years experience.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in university student services, teaching, human resource management or related field.
  • Masters degree
  • Team-oriented individual
  • Problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong Interpersonal skills
  • Intercultural competency

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  • Letter of interest (documents may be addressed to Pat Hudgins, Associate Director)
  • Resume
  • Names, emails and phone numbers of three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:


Immediately. For best consideration, apply by February 20, 2023.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$46,000-$50,000 ($22.12 - $24.04 hourly)

* Please note: the minimum salary for this position is $45,642. Actual salary will be determined based on the candidate's experience, education, internal equity and departmental funding. Salary offers are typically made between the minimum and midpoint of the salary range. The range indicated includes both the typical hiring range and potential future progression.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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