Job Positions

Assistant Director

Categories: South Central Region 7


Career Center


Kansas State University

Date Posted:

Jul 22 2021 2:03PM

Close Date:

Aug 4 2021

Position Description

The Assistant Director serves as Career Center liaison to the College of Health and Human Sciences. The assistant director will be accountable for the coordination, supervision and reporting of all college-based career services. The assistant director is also a member of the Director’s Advisory Council that collaboratively provides leadership for center-wide activities, policies and procedures in order to effectively deliver comprehensive career development and employment services.


Advising (35%):
Provide students and recent graduates with individual assistance in defining career options, developing employment skills and job searching.
Assist students in identifying print and electronic career resources, which match their career interests. Advise students through in-person meetings as well as online consultation.

Programming (25%):
Develop, coordinate and facilitate training and skill development workshops to include resume preparation, job search strategies, and employer research and interview skills.
Present to large and small groups through classroom presentations, center-sponsored workshops, student group outreach and other customized programs.

Employer Relations (25%):
Work with the employer relations associate to build partnerships between the University and external constituents (business, public sector and non-profit entities).
Facilitate employment connections through the promotion of on-campus interviews, internship/job listings, employer resume referrals, career fairs, and career meet-up events.

College/University Relations (10%):
Work with and advise faculty, college administrators and other university personnel on opportunities for enhancing students’ career development and participation in experiential learning.
Maintain existing quality relationships and develop new contacts through outreach efforts, communication and ongoing assessment of needs.
Coordinate follow-up studies of recent graduates with college contacts to determine first destination status.

Additional Responsibilities (5%)
The assistant director will co-supervise a university support staff member, a Program Assistant, and students. The assistant director will also:
Lead and/or support designated center-wide initiatives.
Participate in staff meetings, team projects and other planning activities.
Complete an annual performance evaluation.
Take part in professional development.
The assistant director will provide additional services as assigned by the Associate Director.

Application Process

Submit your application and required materials via the Kansas State University K-State Jobs applicant portal.

Institution Information

Kansas State University is a comprehensive, research, land-grant institution serving students and the people of Kansas, the nation, and the world. Since its founding in 1863, the university has evolved into a modern institution of higher education, committed to quality programs, and responsive to a rapidly changing world and the aspirations of an increasingly diverse society. Together with other major comprehensive universities, K-State shares responsibilities for developing human potential, expanding knowledge, enriching cultural expression, and extending its expertise to individuals, business, education, and government. These responsibilities are addressed through an array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, research and creative activities, and outreach and public service programs. In addition, its land-grant mandate, based on federal and state legislation, establishes a focus to its instructional, research, and extension activities which is unique among the Regents' institutions.

Additional Information

The Career Center is a unit within K-State’s Division of Student Life, the Career Center works side by side with faculty members, academic advisors, student life staff and others throughout the campus community to promote career readiness. The career readiness of students and strong recruiting interest from industry is part of the reason why a high percentage of new graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate education within six months of graduation. With an 80+ percent response rate, annual post-graduation reports by the Career Center provide evidence that the K-State family is preparing students to be valuable employees.

Contact Information

Mary Ewing 785-532-1691


Required Qualifications

Requires a bachelor's degree and 3 years’ experience in university student services, teaching, human resource management or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree Team-oriented individual Problem-solving abilities Excellent communication skills Strong interpersonal skills Intercultural competency