Director Career Services

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

ID: 7056833
Posted: April 8, 2019

Job Description

Job Description
The School of Architecture’s Career Services Director will plan and deliver comprehensive career services programming for students in professional architecture programs including resume and portfolio development, advising as to specific career paths within architecture, providing comprehensive information with respect to the path to licensure and registration, conducting searches for both short term and full time employment, and advising on alternative careers. Develop and maintain strong relationships with employers and alumni, plan on-campus career fairs and interview days, and participate in all aspects of recruitment. Teach students skills required for successful interviewing, follow up, salary negotiation, and all related matters, including becoming fluent in Handshake and LinkedIn. Participate in all-campus assessment activities as well as Architecture programming outcomes to ensure consistent and high quality programming.


• Bachelors Degree required, Masters degree preferred.

• Minimum of 5 years of experience in academic advising or career services advising required.

• Familiarity with the architecture field or related fields preferred.

Job Specific Qualifications
• Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, and strong attention to detail.

• Ability to work effectively with students, staff, alumni, faculty, administrators, and employers.

• Ability to think strategically and analytically with the ability to move items from vision to action is required.

• Ability to independently interpret and make recommendations for improvement in advising policy and procedure.

• Able to resolve conflict and easily offer resolution to situations of a sensitive nature with demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population.

• Leadership, supervisory, and fiscal management experience required.

• Must be proficient with Microsoft Office and have working knowledge of database management and relevant Career Services platforms such as Handshake and LinkedIn, is preferred.

• Provide leadership and strategic direction for Career Services in the School of Architecture.

• Represent the School on internal SU career services councils, at on- and off campus recruitment events, and participate in related admissions and alumni events as needed.

• Advise senior administrative team on best practices, policy, and procedures in all matters related to delivery of high quality career services programming.

• Using platforms such as ‘Handshake’, ‘LinkedIn’, and other social media based platforms, as well as more traditional formats, develop and expand employer and alumni networks in support of student and alumni career development opportunities.

• Develop and strengthen relationships with current employers and expand the base of employers who currently recruit our students to include innovative leading firms.

• Develop and deliver training, counselling and advising programming for students at all levels, both undergraduate and graduate, to ensure that they are knowledgeable and skilled in all aspects of career planning, from career exploration, resume preparation, portfolio development, interview and negotiation skills, to the path to professional licensure, and potentially alternate career paths.

• Educate students on use of all platforms related to their career development

• Manage high-quality on campus recruitment programming to maximize opportunities for student success after graduation as well as during summer and short term internships.

• Ensure students are well prepared for on campus recruitment and provide required services to employers as well as students.

• Develop measurements to identify various areas of improvement and evaluate best practices.

• Implement modifications in procedures and practices that are identified through surveys and data analysis.

• Conduct annual salary surveys and surveys related to assessment.

Physical Requirements
Application Instructions
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter for consideration.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.


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