New Director of Career Development Berea College Berea KY

New Director of Career Development Berea College Berea KY

New Director of Career Development   Berea College   Berea KY

Position: New Director of Career Development

Company: Berea College

 Berea College (Berea, Kentucky) is searching for a new Director of Career Development. In addition to providing a complete slate of traditional career development programs, resources, and services (e.g. individual consultations, workshops, resume reviews, career fairs, employer development, career technology and resources management), the Director of Career Development will work closely with others on campus such as internships, academic advisors, and first-year programs to encourage students’ self-assessment, exploration, and preparation for vocation throughout their undergraduate careers. The Director will also work closely with others in the Center for Transformative Learning and teach an 8-week Career Development course each semester.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Regular and predictable attendance is essential. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Career Counseling and Consultations

  • Help students explore and assess values, aptitudes, vocational and avocational interests and opportunities

  • Work closely with first-year programs to link vocational discernment and exploration with possible choices of major and Labor Program work assignments

  • Support students’ development of individual career action plans that include high-impact learning opportunities (such as internships, study abroad, service-learning, etc.)

  • Review and provide feedback on students resumes

  • Career Readiness Programming

  • Organize and oversee a full range of career development, graduate/professional school, and job search programs and services, including but not limited to: Workshops, Career Fairs, and Graduate/Professional School Events (e.g. Cornell Weekend, Vanderbilt Day)

  • Teach an 8-week Career Development course each semester

Employer Relations and Graduate/Professional School Connections

  • Serve as the main point of contact for organizations, companies, and individuals interested in posting positions or recruiting on campus

  • Serve as the main point of contact for graduate and professional schools interested in connecting with potential students

  • Oversee job postings in career services software and other campus locations

  • Coordinate employer and graduate school campus visits




Within the Center for Transformative Learning

  • Work closely with the Director of Internships to coordinate efforts

  • Partner with the Director of Faculty Development to develop faculty outreach programs and encourage cooperation

  • Coordinate training on resume review, etc., with students working for the writing center (Peer Consultation)


    At Berea College

  • Collaborate with the Director of First-Year Programs to embed early discernment processes into curriculum and programming

  • Cooperate with the Alumni Office to track alumnus professional development and develop meaningful partnerships

  • Partner with the Labor Office to aid students in effectively leveraging their student work experiences

  • Work together with the Development Office to report to donors, as necessary

  • Provide assistance to faculty, academic advisors, and labor supervisors working with students in areas of career development



  • Cultivate key relationships with alumni, employers, service agencies, graduate and professional schools, and others

  • Engage in ongoing professional development and participate in state and national professional associations

Management and Leadership

  • Supervise 2-3 professional staff members

  • Supervise and provide training for 2-5 student peer educators as part of the Labor Program

  • Develop and maintain print and electronic career development and job resources (including CareerBridge, a CSO career enterprise management software)

  • Oversee operational budget and various donor-funded, student-grant funds

  • Track and assess programs and services



Required Education: Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel, or another appropriate field

 Required Experience: A minimum of 5 years of experience providing direct career development services


Special Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated expertise in vocational and career assessment instruments and relevant computer-based technologies in career exploration and job searches

  • Collaborative working style, strong administrative skills, excellent communication skills, flexibility, and creativity

  • The ability to articulate the value of a liberal arts education and its relevance to vocation

  • Proficiency in counseling techniques

     Necessary Licenses or Certifications:

  • Valid Driver’s License required

  • Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), National Certified Counselor (NCC), or other recognized professional designation(s) preferred

  • Certification in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, or other career assessments preferred

    Physical Requirements:

  • The ability to negotiate campus spaces, read a computer screen for long periods of time, and fully assess and understand verbal communication

     Environmental Conditions:

  • Generally an indoor office setting

     Ability to Operate the Following Vehicles or Equipment:

  • Standard office equipment and job-related technologies and equipment



    Applications are being received at . Review of applications will begin Monday, April 27th and will continue until the position is filled.


    More information about Berea College Employee Benefits can be found at this link:



    Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. With an emphasis on service to the people of Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600 students from 40 states and 60 countries and is among the most racially diverse private liberal arts college in the United States. Berea admits only students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards each of them a four-year tuition scholarship. Berea's students excel in the College's supportive but demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate from college. Graduates distinguish themselves in a variety of fields, including social service, government, ministry, the arts, business, education, medicine, and science, and many go on to earn graduate degrees.


    Location: Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop. 15,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and is approximately two hours from Cincinnati and Louisville.


    More information about Berea College is available at .


    Posted by: Mackenzie Rincon