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Director of Career Services


East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina

May 3, 2018

Job Description:

East Carolina University (ECU) is a large public doctoral research university located in Greenville, North Carolina. Currently the fourth largest institution in the University of North Carolina System and growing, ECU has a population of nearly 29,500 students in 12 colleges and schools, including the Honors College and Graduate School. The university offers 84 bachelors, 71 masters, 2 intermediate, 5 professional doctoral, and 13 research doctoral degrees, as well as 82 departmental certificates. Ninety-six percent of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls; 26 percent of all undergraduates live on campus, and 88 percent of all undergraduates are from the state of North Carolina. The renowned Brody School of Medicine is annually recognized as one of the top ten institutions in the nation for preparing family doctors by the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the College of Nursing prepares the largest number of new nurses annually among North Carolina’s four-year universities. Committed to being a national model for student success, public service, and regional transformation, ECU accomplishes this mission through education, research, creative activities, and service, while being good stewards of its entrusted resources. Greenville is widely recognized as the thriving cultural, educational, economic, and medical hub of eastern North Carolina. While retaining its southern charm and hospitality, Greenville has grown into the 10th largest city in the state and is now a thriving, small metropolitan city of nearly 100,000 in the heart of Pitt County. Whether it’s attending world-class events featuring vibrant art and live music, checking out the culinary scene in the Uptown and Dickinson Avenue Arts districts, paddling the scenic Tar River waterway and swamps, biking or hiking the Greenville Greenway system, or discovering legendary BBQ joints and craft breweries on the Pitt County Brew & ‘Cue Trail, Greenville has something for everyone. Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and serving as a key member of the Division of Student Affairs Leadership Team, the Director of Career Services is responsible for providing innovative, strategic leadership and comprehensive career development services to the ECU community. The director oversees a broad portfolio of responsibilities that support an institutional focus on student success and excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and also provides overall vision and leadership for the Career Center, which serves the University’s undergraduate and graduate students, as well as alumni and employers. The director facilitates continuous improvement and leads change to ensure the department and staff are responsive to student career development needs and evolving market trends. Additionally, the director oversees the cultivation and development of new employers and job opportunities for students and alumni; optimizes available technology for communication and the effective delivery of services; implements effective data collection, analysis, and reporting systems that demonstrate career-related outcomes and inform strategic resource allocation and direction; and actively supports ongoing professional development and collaborations across staff and functional responsibilities. The director manages a $1.25M budget, including salary and benefits, and supervises a high-performing staff of twelve, including four direct reports. 


Job Requirements:


Master's degree in Business or Educational Administration, Counseling, College Student Personnel, or related field required (doctorate preferred), with a minimum of five (5) years of experience in career planning and employment work, preferably in a higher education environment. The successful candidate should possess experience in designing, delivering, and evaluating comprehensive career services or related experience in human resources/workforce development; experience in supervising and evaluating professional staff and managing a budget; and the ability to cultivate partnerships with new and existing employers. The successful candidate must show a demonstrated commitment to develop strong working relationships and to interact effectively with internal and external stakeholders, as well as demonstrated public relations, marketing, communication, and leadership abilities.


How To Apply:

Review of applications will begin Monday, June 4, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to J. Scott Derrick at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895. Visit the ECU website at Pursuant to its obligation under applicable Federal law, East Carolina University will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and that employees are treated during employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin and to employ and advance in employment qualified employees and applicants who are protected veterans and individuals with disabilities at all levels of employment. Further, East Carolina University is committed to equality of opportunity and prohibits discrimination against applicants, students, employees, or visitors based on race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status. For more information about the East Carolina University Affirmative Action Policy, please contact the Office for Equity and Diversity at (252) 328-6804 or visit the website at




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