Director of Mines Career Center

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Work type: Administrative Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Academic Affairs, Student Life

Position Title: Career Center Director
Job Description:

The Director of Mines Career Center is one of thirteen directors within Campus Life and Student Success (CLASS), in the Division of Student Life at Colorado School of Mines. Under the general supervision of the Associate Dean of Students, the Director of Mines Career Center oversees all Career Center strategic direction, operations, and programs related to student professional and graduate-school preparedness. Further, the Director oversees on-campus recruiting as well as employer and outside constituent outreach/development. Internal and external relationships should directly strengthen co-curricular learning opportunities for students while they are at Mines and opportunities for graduate school and industry placement for students who have graduated, or are nearing graduation. Director oversight includes management of two annual institutional Career Fairs, one each semester, both with 250+ employers. Additionally, Director is responsible for Career Center data stewardship and reporting.  The Director will supervise a team of six full-time, professional colleagues who work in the Career Center. Last, the Director has oversight with multiple financial accounts ensuring fiscal responsibility with funds spent and planning for future fund allocations.



  • Direct Supervision: Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate three direct supervisees including the Associate Director for Employers Relations, Associate Director of Career Advisement and Professional Development, and Career Center Administrative Assistant.
  • Office Supervision: Supervise non-direct supervisees by way of collaborative hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation with Associate Directors who are responsible for day to day supervision of three additional Administrative Faculty positions (Undergraduate Career Advisor, Graduate Career Advisor, and Recruiting and Employer Outreach Coordinator).
  • Assess, prioritize, coordinate, and implement training and professional opportunities for staff development.

Administration & Operations

  • Director will provide oversight and will be responsible for administration of two institutional Career Fairs, one each semester, both with 250+ employers. Oversight will include delegation of responsibilities as well as direct administration of many Career Fair responsibilities.
  • Director will actively participate in a number of Career Center student-facing programs, events, and efforts. Director may, from time to time, also lead such events and efforts.
  • Director will ensure portfolio of Career Center programs are developmentally appropriate, thoughtful of audience and institutional efforts/priorities, and sustainable.
  • Director will steward Career Center funds in alignment with institutional policies and Career Center priorities.
  • Director will support sustainable advancement of CSM250 (Engineering Your Career Pathways course) with Associate Director.

Career Center Relations

  • Director will take lead on strategically development of internal and external partnerships and relations. Relationships should directly strengthen co-curricular learning opportunities for students while they are at Mines and opportunities for graduate school and industry placement for students who have graduated, or are nearing graduation.
  • Director will work collaboratively with Associate Director for Employer Relations to strategically identify, cultivate, and pursue new external partnerships and opportunities which align with Mines’ priorities and efforts. External efforts may, from time to time, include a commitment to travel, conference attendance, and national prominence within field.

Strategic Planning

  • Director will collaboratively consider, set, implement, and assess the strategic direction of Career Center. Strategic direction of Career Center should reflect University priorities and efforts, industry and post-secondary trends/realities, CLASS core competencies and priorities, and equal-parts value of educational experiences during a student’s tenure at Mines with post-graduation outcomes.
  • Director will work with University Institutional Research and Career Center to make informed, data-driven decisions related to strategic direction and effort of Career Center.
  • Director will work with Career Center to consider, implement, and assess college-tenure developmental career readiness learning outcome model.  
  • Director will work to advance the CLASS, Mines, and Career Center commitment to diversity, inclusion, and access by way of intentional programs, efforts, and planning.

Other Duties

  • Contribute to division, university, and CLASS strategic planning and assessment efforts.
  • Represent Colorado School of Mines, CLASS, and/or Division of Student Life by serving on various university committees, as well as externally to students, parents, guests, the general public and local community.
  • Assist as needed with all Student Life programs, events, and specialty weekends.
  • Meet with students and/or attend job-related events on campus on evenings and weekends, as well as during the typical work day
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent (e.g. graduate degree) degree from an accredited four-year institution of higher education
  • Significant years of supervision of multiple full-time professional employees
  • Professional budget management experience
  • Demonstrated evidence of professional commitment to diversity, inclusion, and/or access
  • Impeccable communication and interpersonal relations in the workplace
  • Experience in education (k-12 and/or post-secondary), career advisement or recruitment, or corporate/industry relations
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced graduate degree in a related area of research or study (e.g. M.B.A., Ph.D. in Education, Master’s in Student Affairs, etc.).
  • Demonstrated experience in assessment and data-driven decision-making.
  • Professional experience in corporate recruitment, college administrative work within career services and advisement, or college advisement and student-development.
Department Description: The Colorado School of Mines Career Center is an award-winning, premiere career advisement and first-destination office within Campus Life and Student Success (CLASS), within the Division of Student Life. The hardworking Career Center staff are driven by a genuine belief Mines' graduates will address the great world problems of today and tomorrow. The Career Center supports all undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent graduates. The Career Center is composed of two professional staff teams: student advising and professional development as well as recruiting and employer relations. As a full-service office, the Career Center supports students upon entrance to Mines via a developmental co-curricular model. More, the Career Center actively recruits and fosters new industry, research, and graduate-school relations. The Mines Career Center takes pride in our top-tier industry and research relations, laudable first-destination outcomes (e.g. routinely greater than 90%), and best-in-country starting salary offers. More information is available at
How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required). References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.
Total Rewards: Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit:
Background Investigation Required: Yes

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