Associate Director of Career Services

Hart Career Center


The Associate Director of Career Services provides leadership for career development (counseling, career readiness, and graduate/professional school preparation) and career engagement (short-term career exploration/engagement and other career networking opportunities). This position provides critical operations management and supervision (students and professionals) with extensive career counseling with students.  This is a full time, on-campus position. Generous benefits include health, retirement, considerable time off and tuition assistance.


  • Career Counseling/Readiness; provides vision for and direct counseling regarding career issues at all stages of development and provides expertise on graduate and professional school preparation. Provide confidential individual career counseling. Administer and interpret career assessment instruments, to assist students with making choice of academic major or career direction. Assist students with job preparation activities. Advise students about the graduate school admissions process.
  • Educational Outreach/Career Exploration Programming; provides vision and leadership for an effective career outreach program, including short-term career engagement, skills workshops and industry panels. Collaborate with faculty to bridge classroom to career initiatives. Plan, organize and implement a comprehensive career engagement outreach plan. 
  • Supervision and Office Management; Co-manage the office staff with the Director, including supervising 3 staff, staff meetings and staff development. Review, revise and establish office policies and procedures commensurate with the university’s mission and career development needs. Manage operating budget and departmental assessments, including annual report and First Destination Survey.


  • Master’s degree required; significant career development experience may substitute for some education requirement
  • Minimum of 8 years’ relevant experience
  • Knowledge of career and college student development theory, career development technologies; counseling experience


Please download the application at Feel free to include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.   IWU is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. 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 applicant materials will begin immediately; position is open until filled.  Submit to:

Illinois Wesleyan University
Human Resources, Holmes 209
1312 N. Park Street
Bloomington, IL  61701
Fax:  309-556-1710

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 reside and be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire.  Continued employment is conditioned upon maintaining work authorization throughout the employment term.

Illinois Wesleyan University is 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 is an EEO Employer.  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