Assistant Director for Career Engagement
Hart Career Center
Founded in 1850, Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) is an independent, residential, liberal arts institution with roughly 1,700 students. Nestled
between three metropolitan areas (Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis), the Bloomington-Normal community is home to four
institutions of higher education, numerous eateries, activities, and civic engagement
opportunities. Through the promotion and affirmation of diversity in all its forms,
IWU creates a campus environment where students, faculty and staff will engage people
from different backgrounds and encounter a plurality of experiences.
The Assistant Director for Career Engagement supports students through the development and promotion of internships and other
forms of experiential learning. They are responsible for the management of a centralized
internship program serving all majors. The position involves direct student advising.
- Internship program administration and development; administer and expand the IWU Internship
Program for all academic terms; establish a working relationship with local and regional
organizations and businesses to develop new internship opportunities; coordinate application
procedures; develop appropriate training and evaluation measures for ensuring program
accountability and quality.
- Career counseling; advise IWU students on the career experiences stage; present seminars
and outreach programs covering a variety of career-related topics; help interpret
career assessments used to assist students in the career development process.
- Career engagement; develop additional career engagement opportunities; strengthen
existing job shadow program by increasing database of participants; explore opportunities
for new ways to promote and engage students in job shadows, informational interviewing
and alumni networking.
- Seminars and outreach programming; connect with Gateway instructors and other faculty
to present to classes.
- Grant administration; develop and submit annual grant proposal for the Illinois Cooperative
Work Study Grant through IBHE; manage, administer and track grant funds and monthly
intern payroll; cultivate and maintain relationships with community grant partners;
comply with grant requirements by submitting quarterly and final reports, and coordinating
annual audit of grant financial records.
- Bachelor’s required, Master’s degree preferred; work experience may substitute if
it relates to the responsibilities of the position.
- Three years’ experience, particularly in career development practices, recruiting
and program administration.
- Valid Driver’s License.
- Local travel is occasionally required.
Please download the application at www.iwu.edu/human-resources/Positions.html. 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
Review of complete applicant materials will begin immediately and the 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 on our campus.
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
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 www.iwu.edu/human-resources/SexualMisconductPolicy.html. Illinois Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity
and inclusive excellence; details at www.iwu.edu/diversity.