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Assistant Director - Advising and Career Center

Code: 15372 Posted: 03/19/2019

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Assistant Director – Advising and Career Center.

The Assistant Director will provide leadership within the Advising and Career Center with a primary focus on developing and supervising career development initiatives to meet the needs of students and alumni. The Assistant Director will collaborate with the Director of Academic and Career Advising, Advising and Career Center staff, faculty, campus partners, employers, and community organizations to design, implement, and assess a comprehensive array of career-related services, activities, and programs. Additionally, the Assistant Director will aide in the development and maintenance of corporate and organizational partnerships and will work to increase alumni engagement.

Essential Job Functions


  • Assist in the development and implementation of a strategic plan for career services
  • Supervise a variety of career development activities and initiatives, including career fairs, recruitment events, workshops, presentations, and networking events
  • Advise/coach students and alumni on career options, employment outlook, developing career readiness competencies, and key skills (e.g., resume and cover letter creation, job search strategies, interviewing, networking, creating a personal brand)
  • Develop and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with faculty members, academic leadership, various campus partners, and employers
  • Office supervision, including having direct supervision of professional and student staff and providing office oversight in the absence of the director
  • Other duties as assigned

Essential Knowledge And Abilities

  • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize multiple work assignments and projects, and the ability to adapt to changes in priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work with diverse groups of students, faculty, staff and employers
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Current understanding of pertinent career development practices and theories, including NACE career readiness competencies
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as a member of a team
  • Strong interpersonal skills and leadership capacity


  • Master’s degree required
  • Minimum 3 years in college or university career services, or related experience
  • Minimum 1 year of supervisory experience, experience with supervising professional staff and managing budgets beneficial
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf

Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/

Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications
  • CV/Resume

Review of Applications

Applications received by Monday April 15th, 2019 are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Lynn Gransee

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