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Student Affairs - Executive Director, Smith Career Center
Bradley University
Peoria, IL

March 15,  2013

Job Description:

Bradley University seeks an Executive Director for the Smith Career Center; reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs. The Executive Director, Smith Career Center will provide strategic leadership on campus and be a forward-looking representative to current and prospective employers and other key constituents. The Executive Director has administrative oversight of Bradley University’s comprehensive career center including career services for students and alumni, employer relations and job development, career fairs and campus interviews, a post-destination study of graduates, the Marjorie and Bill Springer Center for Excellence in Internships, the America Reads Tutoring Program, and Employer Testing Services. Core focuses of the Executive Director will be on employer relations and development; communication and collaboration amongst constituents; providing strategic leadership and resource alignment; and supporting students’ goals and aspirations.

Job Requirements:

A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of leadership experience in career counseling, career services, student affairs, human resources, or a related field is required. A Master’s degree and seven plus years of related experience are preferred. The successful candidate must have a proven track record of progressive responsibility within career and employer development. Candidates must have outstanding skills of imagination, communication, planning, leading a complex organization, and relationship building with constituencies.

How To Apply:

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position, current resume, and contact information for three professional references to Review of applicants will begin on March 25, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. To view the full position announcement with application procedures, please visit:

Additional Information:

The Smith Career Center is a centralized career center providing services to undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni. The Smith Career Center has an active campus recruiting program and hosts several career fairs each year. Bradley University is a private, independent university offering undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal and fine arts, the sciences, business administration, communications, education, engineering, and the health sciences. A Bradley education emphasizes academic excellence, experiential learning and leadership development. The residential campus of 6,000 students blends large school opportunities with a small school personality where there is a commitment to excellent teaching and personal attention to students. Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups on our campus. Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check.

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