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Assistant Director of Marketing, Communication, and Event Planning
University of Illinois, The Career Center
Champaign, IL

June 20, 2012

Job Description:

The Assistant Director is a full-time (100%) 12-month appointment in The Career Center, a unit of Student Affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Founded in 1867, the Illinois campus is one of the original 37 public land-grant institutions. It is one of the top comprehensive research public universities in the nation. The successful candidate will be working on a campus with academically talented and diverse student population, including 19 percent international students, 12 percent Asian American students, 5 percent African American students, and 6 percent Hispanic/Latino students from a total enrollment of over 42,000 students. It is a traditional residential campus with nearly 10,500 students living in campus housing. The Assistant Director provides leadership for Marketing, Communications, and Event Planning and is a member of the Career Connections team which provides services and activities designed to connect students to opportunities and resources on- and off-campus. This position specifically focuses on developing and administering the Center’s marketing plan, communicating with external and internal constituents, and planning for various events and programs of The Career Center. In addition, the person is a resource to other professional staff on marketing, event planning, public relations, and outreach to student organizations. The Assistant Director contributes to the vision and strategic planning of The Career Center, serves as a team member for The Career Center, conducts individual career and pre-professional counseling, assesses learning and service outcomes, interprets assessment instruments/admission tests, plans and presents programs and workshops, coordinates events and activities, utilizes career technologies, communicates electronically, develops print and virtual resources, and has direct contact with students on a daily basis in a variety of settings. Job Description: A detailed job description is available at

Job Requirements:

Master’s degree required. Preferred in counseling related field, educational administration/leadership, human resources, communication, advertising or similar. Coursework in counseling and career development theory and practice preferred. 1-3 years of relevant work experience required. Preference will be given for advising/counseling experience related to career and student development (including practicum or internship experience) as well as marketing and/or event planning.

How To Apply:

To apply, please complete a candidate profile at and upload a cover letter, resume and a list of names and contact information (address, phone number, email) of three professional references. For full consideration, all application materials must be received by June 25, 2012. Please contact Bernadette So, or 217-333-7079, with questions.

Additional Information:

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (















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