Director of Career Services


St. Lawrence University invites applications for a Director of Career Services position. Reporting to the Vice President and Dean of Student Life, the Director of Career Services is responsible for the leadership, vision, and strategic direction for the department and supervises 7 staff members and ten student employees serving as Career Services Interns. The new Director will oversee the maintenance, design and implementation of state-of-the-art career development strategies and programs for St. Lawrence students, as well as the evaluation and assessment of their effectiveness. Essential responsibilities include the following:


  • Lead a high-performing Career Center as it successfully engages University stakeholders and members of the surrounding community in the career development and career transitions of St. Lawrence students and alumni
  • Beginning with the first year student, ensure that students understand the importance of linking academic interests with career preparation through such activities as experiential education including research opportunities and internship experiences
  • Foster a student culture that is purposefully engaged and professionally-minded by helping students to develop understanding and skills critical in bridging the liberal arts to the workplace. To professionally prepare new graduates for the transition into the job market or graduate school setting
  • Ensure productive and continuing goal-directed partnerships with faculty and staff members, alumni, student organizations, parents, trustees and employers
  • Identify and develop local, regional, national and international partner organizations who will look first to the University to fill their employment needs
  • Expand corporate relationships for the purpose of increasing the numbers of available opportunities for internships and other experiential learning opportunities as well as for full-time employment.


Career Services is committed to empowering students and graduates to develop their sense of purpose through formal study and active engagement beyond the classroom. The talented staff work to establish a network of support to help students navigate their own development with confidence as they explore career options, advance their personal brand, expand their experiences and thrive in a dynamic world. By strengthening ties throughout the campus and establishing connections and relationships beyond, the office achieves dramatic results. Within 6 months of graduating from St. Lawrence in 2017, 95.4 percent of students were either employed, accepted into graduate school, or pursuing other post-baccalaureate education.


Accolades (a few examples of St. Lawrence University recognitions with which the office is associated): SLU Earns Top Rank among Peace Corps Volunteering Schools; SLU Earns Recognition for Alumni Network, Internships; and ‘Best Colleges’ Praises SLU’s Career Services, Student Government. 




Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates must possess a master’s degree.
  • The requirements include seven years of full-time employment including at least four years of progressive leadership and supervision in positions in career services, which involve significant responsibility in budget management, strategic planning, and personnel management.


Preferred Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited university is preferred.
  • Preference will be given to candidates whose years of progressive leadership and supervisory experience are in a college, university, or comparable setting related to career exploration and provision of career programs and services.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.


Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.


The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job ID: 250434604

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