Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Atlanta


Job Purpose: The Executive Director serves as the Institute's senior leader in overseeing and implementing career services, cooperative education and internships and professional development activities. The position will champion the effort to scale and integrate career development into the fabric of the campus, with the main career center serving as an activator for a robust career ecosystem for all students from all colleges and majors. This will include integrating into existing campus-wide initiatives, developing new opportunities to forge strategic partnerships, and initiating new relationships across academic colleges and with current and new employer partners.

Major Responsibilities:

- Oversee and direct the strategy, goals, and activities of the career center.
- Establish a strategic implementation plan to oversee the transformation of the current office as well as the career development ecosystem across the campus, including entrepreneurship programs; develop and grow deep relationships with academic colleges, faculty, and staff to integrate and embed career and professional development.
- Lead the effort in developing scalable and innovative career education solutions to reach all students, equip others on Georgia Tech's campus, and create robust relationships with employers.
- Create innovative and scaled solutions which are embedded into the campus community, ensuring all students are engaged in their career development.
- Recruit, hire, lead and mentor all career staff within the career center.
- Oversee and manage the budget and fiscal needs of the office, including partnering to generate revenue for the office and the campus.
- Develop and foster strong networks across campus with all academic colleges, academic advising, retention and student success.
- Develop and foster strong networks with other administrative units, including: Pre-Graduate & Pre-Professional advising, the office of Graduate Professional Development and Postdoctoral Services, Student Life, the Office of Development, International Education, and Alumni Affairs.
- Create a compelling brand and narrative which results in a strong identity and vision for career staff, students, faculty, the Georgia Tech campus community, and external partners. Intentionally grow existing and new employer partnerships that provide opportunities for all students and majors; provide a vision and strategy to engage with regional, national, and global employer partners.
- Leverage data to effectively draw insights, create strategies, and create visuals that tell the story of success to students, prospective families, alumni, employers, and other key stakeholders.

Basic Qualifications:

- Education: Master Degree
- Work Experience: Seven to ten years job related experience
- Certifications: N/A
- Skills: This job requires experience within career development, higher education, human resources, or other relevant corporate and community experience. The ideal candidate will also need to have experience leading teams, which includes supervision of professional staff.

Qualifications Preferred Qualifications:

- Preferred Education: PhD or Terminal Degree
- Preferred Work Experience: N/A
- Preferred Certifications: N/A
- Preferred Skills: Preferred skills include experience in college or university career services. Experience leading teams, which includes supervision of professional staff. Experience leading change and innovation, resulting in a high level of performance outcomes. Expertise and understanding of emerging trends and innovations within the field of higher education. Strong ability to collaborate with multiple and diverse constituents to accomplish goals. Analytical mind and problem solver with an ability to think systemically. Leadership in using metrics to assess and evaluate work. Experience leveraging technology to streamline and increase the impact of programs and work. Previous experience leading a career services office in higher education. Demonstrated experience in generating revenue opportunities through external partnerships with corporations and donors. Experience with data and assessment, preferably within the context of higher education and career services.

Additional Information:

Impact & Influence: This position will interact on a consistent basis with: Institute leadership, faculty, development. This position typically will advise and counsel: Institute leadership, faculty, deans, associate deans. This position will supervise: Management and Assigned Staff.

Department Description A unit of the Provost’s Office, the Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE) challenges students to become accomplished learners who are able to make meaningful connections among work, study, and community. OUE currently includes: the Center for Career Discovery and Development (C2D2), the Honors Program, Undergraduate Academic Advising, Summer Session Initiatives, the Center for Academic Enrichment (CAE), the Center for Academic Success (CAS), Pre-Professional and Pre-Graduate Advising, and the Serve-Learn-Sustain (SLS). More information may be found at

  • education
  • human resources