CUNY Student Career Program Director in Brooklyn, New York


Medgar Evers College, The City University of New York (Medgar Evers) believes that education has the power to positively transform the lives of individuals, and that education is the right of all. A dynamic and vibrant institution, its mission is to provide higher education for the underserved populations of Central Brooklyn through high quality, professional and career oriented undergraduate degree programs. A four year liberal arts college, Medgar Evers is a beacon of educational opportunity, culture, and success to the New York City community and beyond. The College is dedicated to making a positive impact on the surrounding community and pioneering initiatives that will create success for even the youngest learners in Central Brooklyn.

Reporting to the Dean of Student Affairs, the Student Career Program Director will lead, and oversee a comprehensive career services program for Medgar Evers College. The Director will formulate the plan to address the immediate and long term career development needs related to career services. The successful candidate will provide strategic and creative direction to the Career Center's programs and events, including opportunities for career exploration and preparation, career decision making including individual assessments and interpretations, career advising and planning, the development of job search skills and strategies workshops, and connection to internship and employment opportunities.

Typical duties will include:

  • Provide innovative and strategic leadership, program development, and administration of a comprehensive student centered career center serving all students with creative and forward-thinking direction with the vision to develop new programs and initiatives that address evolving employment and educational trends and needs.

  • Develop and monitor the department's long-range strategic plan, using best practices and a strong commitment to internal and external data collection, analysis, and ongoing program evaluation.

  • Develop corporate/employer relations strategies that expand employer involvement with the college and the recruitment of students.

  • Lead, motivate, provide supervision and development of staff, and serve as an advocate for the needs of the Center, staff, and students.

  • Facilitate continuous improvement of services and resources to ensure the Center remains responsive to student career development needs relative to employment trends, emerging job markets, and changes in education that impact employers, students, and alumni.

  • Build cross-functional expertise among staff and create a synergistic team that is equipped to meet the goals of the Center, the College, and the University.

  • Enhance the Center for Career Development brand, visibility, and value to internal and external constituents.

  • Support student success and utilize best practices in enhancing the operation of a comprehensive career services office

  • Establish and build collaborations and rapport with multiple constituencies, specifically employers, students, Faculty, alumni, staff, and others in the college setting.

  • Foster an understanding of the skills and competencies needed for career success in a global economy.

  • Utilize technology and social media to expand the current and evolving resources and services available for students, staff, and employers.

  • Participate on college and university-wide committees as assigned, and in campus-wide student outreach and support activities.

  • Provide assistance with major college-wide events such as commencement, orientation, and registration.

  • Work schedule may include some evenings and weekends.


Bachelor's Degree and eight years' related experience required.

  • Previous experience as a Career/Internship Center Director or Associate Director and /or prior HR Recruitment/Director experience.

  • Outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills, and the capacity to convey the distinctive value of the college, our students, and academic and career services programs to multiple stakeholders in a dynamic and compelling manner.

  • Proficiency in career related software and Microsoft Office to include spreadsheets, database, and reporting tools.


Directs the career services function for a College or Unit.

  • Establishes goals, objectives, and plans for providing career services; assesses and reports outcomes to management and the overall College community

  • Directs overall operations of physical and virtual career centers, including staff, facilities, and technologies

  • Plans and implements marketing strategies for identifying and cultivating a diverse group of potential employers

  • Plans, promotes, and markets services and information to students, including information resources, career counseling, informational programs, and assessment programs

  • Hires, trains, and manages full- and part-time staff as well as student interns

  • Collaborates with other academic and administrative units to promote the goals of the career office

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Higher Education Officer




Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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July 22, 2018. Review of resumes to begin June 6, 2018.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Job Title: Student Career Program Director

Job ID: 18692

Location: Medgar Evers College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular