Virginia Commonwealth University — Assistant Director, Career and Industry Advising

Assistant Director, Career and Industry Advising


Virginia Commonwealth University is conducting a national search for two Assistant Director, career and industry advising, positions in the Office of VCU Career Services. Career Services plays a vital role in fulfilling the University’s mission and supporting student success. Both of these roles will divide responsibility between career advising, building partnerships, and identifying career opportunities for students, as they become engaged citizens in a diverse community. Student engagement, within the role, consists of one-on-one career advising to students and alumni, workshops and presentations to classes and student organizations.

Each Assistant Director position will have academic liaisons within the University. One position will serve as liaison to the School of Education. One position will serve as liaison to the School of Government & Public Affairs.

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The position of Assistant Director, career and industry advising, provides career guidance to primarily undergraduate students. The ideal candidate for this position will excel in a collaborative environment, demonstrate strong coaching skills, and possess excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in student affairs, counseling higher education, or a related discipline.
  • Minimum two years of experience working in career services in higher education or a related area.
  • Experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or demonstrating a commitment to do so.
  • Ability to work with a range of constituents including students, employers, alumni, faculty, and staff.

VCU is a community-engaged, research-intensive institution that strives to leverage its diversity and urban location to educate students and develop innovations that solve challenges to society.

All applications for this position must be submitted electronically at and include a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without checking with the candidate.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.