Director of the Ferguson Career Center

Hampden-Sydney College

Hampden Sydney, VA

ID: 7247391
Posted: May 23, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Director of the Ferguson Career Center

Hampden-Sydney College, a liberal arts college in Hampden-Sydney, Virginia, invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for its next director of the Ferguson Career Center. This is an on-site leadership role; the anticipated start date is late summer 2024.

The director of the Ferguson Career Center (FCC) plays an integral role in supporting the distinct mission of Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC). H-SC is the tenth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States (1775) and is the oldest of the country's few remaining private colleges that specialize in educating and developing young men. Reporting to the dean of the faculty, the director supports the mission of H-SC by developing, planning, directing, promoting, and administering programs and services designed to educate and prepare students throughout their collegiate experience for work and professional life beyond graduation. The director provides strategic, innovative, and collaborative leadership to support career exploration, career decision-making and development, experiential learning, employer engagement, alumni engagement, successful planning and transition to post-graduation employment, and graduate/professional school enrollment for H-SC students. The director develops collaborative relationships and partnerships with campus stakeholders and local, national, and international employing organizations to accomplish the FCC's mission. Further, the director leads a team of four employees and stewards fiscal and physical resources to best serve the diverse needs of H-SC students and the broader community. The director is expected to participate in college committees, working groups, and initiatives and represent the college with external stakeholders and partners.

A master's degree and at least five years of demonstrated progressive leadership within a comprehensive career services operation or a related student life field are required. The ideal candidate will have increasingly progressive managerial and supervisory experience in career counseling, experiential education, or employer recruiting services and experience building collaborative relationships with academic departments and colleges to support career exploration, professional development, and first-destination success for students. In addition, documented experience building relationships with employers on behalf of students; knowledge of strategic planning, fiscal management, and assessment; and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are all required qualifications.

Application and Nomination
Hampden-Sydney College has selected Spelman Johnson, a premier executive search firm, to assist with leading this search. Review of applications will begin June 19, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. Submit a resume and cover letter via

• Contact Anne-Marie Kenney at [email protected] for confidential inquiries, nominations, and salary information.

• Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895 or email [email protected].

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Hampden-Sydney is one of three liberal arts colleges in the United States dedicated to the education of men. Our mission is to educate "good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of sound learning." As a community, we are dedicated to building a culturally diverse staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women and minoritized groups. Hampden-Sydney College values diversity, prohibits discrimination, and is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.