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Director of Career Services

Categories: South Central Region 7


School of Information


University of Texas at Austin

Date Posted:

Apr 30 2021 11:44AM

Close Date:

May 31 2021

Position Description

Provide strategic vision, planning, and direction for the Career Development Office (CDO) of the School of Information. Ensure high-quality career services are available to all relevant stakeholders, including undergraduate and graduate students; employers and other community partners; and alumni.


Direct operations, budget, staff, and activities of the CDO. Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate the undergraduate placement specialist and administrative associate. Oversee career development programming, including individual counseling, workshops, panels, and other informational and instructional activities. Develop outreach initiatives to engage students in career development services. Provide career counseling for School of Information graduate students and recent alumni to include strategic career planning, job search strategies, and employer connections. Serve as back-up to undergraduate placement specialist. Develop and maintain relationships with employers. Identify emerging employer needs. Build corporate and external relations to include corporate sponsorship opportunities in close concert with the Director of Development and Alumni Relations. Design and apply qualitative and quantitative data collection methods to collect and analyze employment data to advise deans, faculty, and students on the changing demands for information professionals for purposes of program and curricular development and for student recruitment. Identify and remain abreast of emerging employment topics and focus areas in the field of Information Studies. Collaborate with Texas Career Engagement and career advising colleagues across campus. Plan and execute the school’s annual open house and serve as a resource to faculty in planning capstone poster sessions.

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Institution Information

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest employers in the great city of Austin, offering thousands of career opportunities in a wide variety of fields. Deeply committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and talented workforce, the university offers competitive salaries, full benefits, an extensive support network, and above all, an enriching and highly collaborative working community that is deeply passionate about our vision for higher education and public service.

Additional Information


Contact Information

Dona Kurtz,


Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in education, counseling, information studies, or a related field. Four years of professional experience in career services or in a career coaching role. Excellent interpersonal, analytical, communication and presentation skills. Supervisory experience. Knowledge of recruitment practices in diverse employment sectors and industries and a thorough knowledge of occupational trends and needs throughout the broad realm of the information professions. Experience with public-facing roles that require a high degree of interaction and engagement. Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

An entrepreneurial mindset and demonstrated ability to create programs with little financial and human resources. Five or more years of experience building and maintaining relationships with students, alumni, faculty, and recruiters. Experience with career services in a higher education setting. Ability to present information effectively to individuals or large groups. Technical acuity with software and Web apps such as Excel, Google Drive, Box, Qualtrics, etc.