Mar 09, 2022

Director of Career Services

  • Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Steubenville, OH, USA
Full time Counseling Education: University/College

Job Description

Date:  March 9, 2022

Position Available:  Director of Career Services

Position Reports to:  Dean for Personal Vocation

Department:  Career Services, Office for Personal Vocation

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Schedule:  Full-time; Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., some evenings and weekends, occasional travel


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The Director of Career Services directs Franciscan University’s services and programs for students and alumni related to career exploration, job- and internship-searches, and the development of career competencies. The Director plays a key leadership role in Franciscan University’s institutional-wide efforts to promote a culture of personal vocation where students, staff, and faculty ask and begin to answer the question “What is God calling me to do?” and become more and more capable of continually discerning and responding to that call, both while they are at Franciscan University and throughout their life.



  1. Develop, direct, promote, measure, and assess services and programs for students and alumni that promote career exploration and self-understanding, including but not limited to individual counseling, assessments, print and online resources, referrals, coaching/mentoring, networking, and events.
  2. Develop, direct, promote, measure, and assess services and programs that assist students and alumni with researching and applying for internships and jobs, including but not limited to use of online resources such as Handshake and LinkedIn, resume and cover letter preparation, and interview preparation.
  3. Identify, promote, and assess internship opportunities for students. Assist faculty, supervisors, coaches, advisors, and others to help students to develop career competencies through academic coursework, field experiences and internships, student and leadership positions, and other experiential learning opportunities.
  4. Provide career counseling and coaching to individual students and alumni.
  5. Provide overall leadership and management for the University’s First Destination Survey.
  6. Serve as the University subject-matter expert for best practices in student career exploration and preparation, internships, and employment trends.
  7. Administer department within allocated budget, and in accord with University principles and policies, industry best practices, and federal and state regulations.
  8. Develop and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with employers, alumni, faculty, other University departments, advisory boards, and the University administration.
  9. Recruit, train, supervise, evaluate, and motivate a staff including exempt and non-exempt employees, graduate assistants, and student employees.


This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list. Additional duties, expectations and responsibilities may be added or changed as needed to meet the goals and needs of Franciscan University and the Office for Personal Vocation.



Must understand, support, and embrace the mission of Franciscan University of Steubenville and possess the following:


Work Experience

  • 5 years experience in college/university career services, corporate recruiting, human resources, career development, or comparable experience.
  • 3-5 years of progressively responsible leadership and supervisory experience.



  • Action Oriented: Displays initiative; doesn’t wait to be told or asked to do something. Comfortable acting in the absence of clear guidance or instructions.
  • Motivating and Developing Others: Identifies individual motivational drivers and leverages them to optimize performance and results. Is effective at soliciting and using input from others to create buy-in. Helps others continually reflect on their strengths, weaknesses, and development opportunities. Is effective at using delegation, coaching and performance management to help others grow.
  • Drive for Results: Maintains a clear focus on the intended outcomes of a given goal, project, or assignment. Can be consistently counted on to follow through, meet commitments and deliver results.
  • Teamwork: Appreciates and leverages individual differences in perspective, style, and skills. Shares information openly to ensure everyone has what they need to perform effectively. Is effective at gaining cooperation both within and outside of one’s own department or area.
  • Managing and Measuring Work: Clearly articulates expected outcomes for both completed work products and interim milestones. Effectively identifies and organizes steps, tasks, resources, and timing needed to accomplish goals. Monitors the work process, progress and results providing appropriate review and feedback loops.
  • Written and Verbal Communication: Clearly and comfortably expresses one’s views and thoughts to different listeners/audiences. Presents effectively in multiple settings; one-on-one, small/large groups, peers, staff, and managers. Knows when to use written communications instead of verbal communications.



  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in business, educational administration, counseling, college student personnel, or related field strongly preferred.


  • Certification as a Global Career Development Facilitator is helpful.


Technical Skills

  • Proficiency or experience in web-based career services applications including Handshake and Pathway U.
  • Proficiency in standard desktop software applications (e-mail, MS Word, and MS Excel, etc.)
  • Proficiency in virtual communication platforms (e.g., Zoom).
  • Proficiency in creating and implementing print and electronic marketing materials.


Workplace Factors

  • Some evenings and weekends required.


Candidates must submit an online application, a resume and a cover letter that demonstrates their fit for the position based on their experience, accomplishments, and skills as well as their desire to advance the mission of Franciscan University.


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Franciscan University of Steubenville is committed to principles of equal opportunity and is an equal opportunity employer.

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