The University of Texas Permian Basin welcomes applicants for the position of Director, Career Services. Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Leadership, the incumbent will provide vision and leadership for the University’s Career Services operation, to ensure that UTPB students realize career success. The Director will lead efforts to provide strategic career coaching services, resource management and programming that will support student self-assessment, career exploration, experiential learning engagement, and career preparedness. This is a leadership position that will require extensive employer outreach and the cultivation of relationships that will provide diverse career opportunities for students and graduates. The Career Services Director will also manage the day-to-day operations of the department and ensure that projects, department milestones/goals are met, and adhere to approved budgets.
General Responsibilities: • Provide leadership and direction for a comprehensive career services office • Support UT Permian Basin students in making informed decisions regarding undergraduate and post-graduate plans; provide resources and opportunities to encourage career exploration and self-assessment • Work with academic departments to grow internships and experiential education opportunities • Manage career fairs and events, programming, career coaching and on-campus/virtual recruitment events • Conduct employer outreach and foster relationships across diverse industries • Manage the current job management system (College Central Network) and investigate/advise about future technology platforms leading to more high-quality networking opportunities for students and employers in every relevant industry and region • Engage in various forms of assessment to determine student needs, effective service delivery models, and program development; coordinate graduating student outcomes efforts to inform post-graduate and other career-related outcomes; collect and disseminate data, as needed, for university reporting and accreditation purposes
Administrative/Financial Duties: • In collaboration with staff, determine annual and ongoing priorities for office, working diligently to bring these priorities to fruition • Establish the policies and protocols for the programs and services offered • Lead and track progress on departmental goals • Prepare the annual operating budget and monitor monthly activity in all career services’ accounts • Steward several endowments and gift accounts and regularly update benefactors • Create and monitor multiple reserve funds • Write and present grant proposals to obtain funds to support ongoing programs and for the development of new projects • Working in tandem with Advancement to on relationship development and cultivate gifts • Supervise support staff directly. Provide extensive guidance for staff engaged in outreach/marketing, programming, and management of the office • Identify student needs for information and advising on career planning, employment (job searches,) graduate education, and scholarships; in collaboration with staff, create programs, services, and publications to meet those needs • Develop, manage, and track internships and co-op programs that serve academic and industry needs
Career Advising/Programming Duties: • Advise students on an individual and group basis regarding career planning and employment issues • Interpret career development/vocational instruments • Develop and deliver workshops and career-related programs • Represent UTPB in various professional organizations and address a wide range of constituencies as chief spokesperson for the University’s undergraduate career planning function • Address alumni groups, parents, faculty, student organizations, and other administrators or career-related issues • Make concerted efforts to develop new partnerships with parents and faculty • Serve on committees to investigate new career-related opportunities • Evaluate candidates for positions in the department and serve on search committees elsewhere within the institution • Other duties, as assigned
WORK SCHEDULE: This is a full-time, exempt position and the expected work schedule is Monday through Friday. As an exempt employee, this schedule will vary based on the number of hours needed to meet the job responsibilities. The individual holding this position will need to be available early mornings, evenings, and weekends to meet the needs of the office.
HOW TO APPLY: All applicants must submit a UTPB electronic application in order to be considered.
Please include all required documents with your submission: resume, references, cover letter, and transcripts. *Unofficial transcripts of college work are acceptable for purposes of the application. Official transcripts are required upon hire.
The University offers an excellent compensation package, which includes a broad range of employee benefits and a generous retirement program (TRS). We invite you to learn more at www.utpb.edu.
UT–Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and underrepresented group members are encouraged to apply.
UTPB participates in e-Verify
• A Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Human Relations, Students’ Affairs, or closely related field • At least three (3) years of professional experience in career planning and employment, leading a career services office in an institution of higher learning or supporting clients in a business or community organization • Familiarity with NACE principles for ethical and professional practice • Knowledge of the career development process and available career development resources • Ability to work effectively within a culturally, socially, and economically diverse community with skills in communicating across cultures • Ability to collect and analyze both quantitative and qualitative data using various applicable computer software • The ability to successfully complete a criminal background check
• Graduate degree in related field
Internal Number: S187P
About The University of Texas Permian Basin
The only university named after a geological formation, The University of Texas Permian Basin is a University of Texas System institution, which includes nine academic universities and six health institutions statewide. Surrounded by one of the largest oilfields in the country, UTPB is home to over 5,500 students and approximately 250 teaching faculty. Located in Odessa, Texas, the University has an impact of nearly $250 million on the regional economy and is recognized for its affordability, awarding roughly $15 million in financial aid annually. With 35 undergraduate and 18 graduate programs of study to choose from – as well as the flexibility of fully on-line undergraduate and graduate degree programs – the University consistently ranks among the top 5 Texas public universities for students employed or accepted in graduate/professional school within one year of graduation. At UTPB, you get it all: the small-campus feel with the might of The University of Texas System.
As a regional, comprehensive institution, The University of Texas Permian Basin serves a diverse community of students from the region, the state, and beyond. Through excellence in student-centered teaching, lear...ning, research, and public service, the University cultivates engaged citizens and impacts lives while advancing technology and the public interests of West Texas. The University aspires to be a vibrant student-focused center of excellence for learning, culture, and economic development, preparing students for leadership and success in a complex and changing world. We invite you to learn more about us at: www.utpb.edu.
The University of Texas Permian Basin values the great variety of intellectual and cultural perspectives that contribute to our success. We strongly believe that our future depends heavily on our ability to embrace diversity and leverage the strength of inclusion. The University prohibits unlawful discrimination against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation and gender identity. The University's commitment to equal opportunity extends its nondiscrimination protections to gender expression. The Office of Human Resources prohibits discrimination on the basis of a disability. If you require an accommodation in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 432-552-2747. Note: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires The University of Texas Permian Basin to employ only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. New employees must present documents verifying identity and right to accept employment.
UTPB participates in E-Verify.