Assistant Director for Career Development

Hart Career Center

The Hart Career Center, reporting to the division of Student Affairs, is the university’s centralized career planning and employment assistance service for students and graduates.  The Assistant Director for Career Development provides oversight and leadership in the areas of career counseling, educational outreach, and career readiness. This is a full time, on-campus position, 10 months/yr. (August 1-May 31)  Generous benefits include health, retirement, considerable time off and tuition assistance.


  • Career Counseling; provide individual career guidance, coaching, and advising to students by appointment and drop-in hours; provide individual resume and cover letter view and assistance; coach students to develop short and long-term internship and job seeking strategies; provide support to students in consultation with Academic Advising
  • Educational outreach; conduct campus outreach activities regarding career development; design and present workshops and seminars related to career development, graduate school preparation and job search process; collaborate with other University departments, academic student affairs to provide services to students
  • Career readiness implementation; develop and carry out a strategy to engage students in interview preparation; coordinate targeted mentorship programs; connect students with alumni through the development of a mentoring database; develop career preparation resources for international, first generation, and underrepresented group
  • Marketing; oversee all marketing campaigns for the center, including social media, publicity and outreach; craft, implement and evaluate marketing efforts to promote career information to students; supervise marketing student and publicity coordinator paraprofessionals
  • Graduate/Professional School Preparation; assist students with the graduate school selection/application process; keep current on graduate school trends



  • Bachelor’s required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Three years’ relevant experience, particularly in career guidance and preparation
  • Knowledge of career development practices, student development theory and program administration 


Application Information:

Please download the application at  Feel free to also include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.  In addition to the aforementioned materials, applicants should provide a one-page statement describing their understanding of inclusion and how their experiences have prepared them to contribute to the IWU commitment of building a diverse and inclusive environment.  


Review of complete applicant materials will begin immediately; position is open until filled.  


Illinois Wesleyan University
Human Resources, Holmes 209
1312 N. Park Street
Bloomington, IL  61701 

Fax:  309-556-1710 (please use cover sheet)


The final candidate will pass a pre-employment background investigation.  Per the Governor's August 26, 2021 Executive Order regarding COVID-19 vaccination, personnel in the higher education setting will need to either provide proof of vaccination, or apply for a medical/disability or religious exemption. All those not fully vaccinated will be required to participate in weekly COVID testing.


Illinois Wesleyan University does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

Illinois Wesleyan University is strongly committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to supporting and further building our community in these dimensions.  Illinois Wesleyan University’s sexual misconduct policy may be accessed at  Illinois Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusive excellence; details at