Director Career Services-Phoenix for Life

University of Phoenix
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The Director of Career Services provides strategic leadership for the Career Development and Employer Relations components of the Phoenix For Life program both internally and externally. The mission of the Career Services and Alumni Engagement department is to provide career growth partnership, connections and personal growth benefits to students and alumni for life.


The University of Phoenix offers students and alumni lifetime career growth partnership through the Phoenix For Life process.  Career growth resources and services are embedded throughout the student experience and delivered both through online self-serve resources, as well as by student facing staff and faculty through offerings such as programming, curriculum integration, student services offerings, and career coaching.  Additionally, students and alumni can utilize career planning resources, access employer contacts, apply for jobs, and connect with alumni for mentoring and job shadowing through our online careers platform PhoenixLink. Career activation does not end with the first job after graduation, however, but extends through life as the University continues to partner with our alumni by helping them determine what their next career step is, become qualified for it through lifelong learning, and connecting to it through university employer relationships and our large alumni network.


  • Provide vision, strategic planning and implementation of the university career development function that serves alumni and current students.
  • Provide vision, strategic planning and implementation of the university employer relations strategy, with a focus on obtaining and growing employer relationships that result in exceptional graduate career outcomes. 
  • Represent the University externally and manage high-level partnerships. 
  • Select, train, and manage a team of high-performing, highly engaged employer relations and career development professionals.
  • Collaborate with Academic and Operations leaders to integrate career development and employer hiring processes throughout the student experience. 
  • Ensure accurate and complete reporting and assessment of career development and employment related data. 
  • Oversee related technology solutions, websites and contact strategies.
  • Manage budget of the function under the direction of the VP of Career Services & Alumni Engagement.
  • Approximately 25% travel will be required.




Basic Requirements:
• Master's degree in related discipline
• Six years of successful experience in career services and employer relationship management.
• Proven experience in obtaining and managing high level partnership relationships.

Additional Qualifications:
• Ability to obtain confidence and support of key university leaders.
• Ability to provide staff leadership to support team/university goals and objectives.
• Ability to oversee multiple tasks with attention to detail, a motivated/enthusiastic work style.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a broad range of internal and external constituents including students, employers, alumni, faculty, and staff.
• Possess a dynamic, professional demeanor with exceptional organization, written and oral communication skills.


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