Job Information

University of Utah Associate Director of Career Education & Assessment in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 07/01/2021

Requisition Number PRN26790B

Job Title Associate Director, Student Services

Working Title Associate Director of Career Education & Assessment

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area President

Department 00304 - Career & Professional Dev.

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $63,500 - $67,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Associate Director of Career Education & Assessment ( ADCEA ) is a leadership role in the Career & Professional Development Center ( CPDC ). The ADCEA is responsible for the office’s student-facing career education and assessment strategies and manages a team of 3 full–time Assistant Directors who oversee Programming, Grad Coaching, and Career Exploration & Curriculum initiatives for the office. In-turn, these Assistant Directors supervise a team of 6 career coaches.

In close collaboration with CPDC’s Director, Associate Director for Outreach & Engagement, and Operations & Finance Specialist, the ADCEA also serves on CPDC’s Executive Team, which is responsible for the office’s strategic direction, oversight, and mission-driven operations.

The ideal candidate is someone with the passion and skill for leadership and staff development and a keen understanding of university-level career services and career counseling/advising. The candidate must also possess a strong technology and assessment background that underpins an appreciation for demonstrating the quantitative impact of CPDC’s work. Interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to build key relationships are also a must.

The ADCEA role is a hybrid in-person/virtual role which will require multiple days of in-person/in-office work each week.



  • Lead a team of 9 career education professionals (3 direct-reports who manage 6 coaches) who deliver a diverse array of career education, career coaching, and career services programs targeted at University of Utah students and recent graduates
  • Manage the collection, analysis, and presentation of data related to student utilization, satisfaction, learning outcomes, and a host of additional metrics related to CPDC’s services and impact
  • Serve on CPDC’s Executive Team, charged with the strategic planning and budgetary oversight of the office
  • Participate in the hiring, on-boarding, ongoing development, and regular assessment of career education staff
  • Manage technology platforms used for student appointments (Handshake), presentations, and staff collaboration (Teams)
  • Work proactively to foster collaboration with Academic College Deans, Department Chairs, and Faculty to establish an overall strategy within each college to facilitate and increase students’ awareness and participation in career planning and use of CPDC programs and resources. Conduct annual meetings and reports for Deans and key college leadership.
  • Lead and coordinate the efforts of career education staff to reach short and long-term goals aligned with CPDC’s strategic initiatives
  • Ensure that excellent customer serviced support is provided to all students, alumni, parents, and University guests both in-person and via electronic media interactions.
  • Work with Associate Director of Outreach & Engagement to integrate the efforts of that team with those of the career coaches/career education team
  • Participate as a member of the CPDC Leadership Team (comprised of the office’s Executive Team + 4 Assistant Directors), facilitating information exchange between the Leadership Team and staff on key initiatives.
  • In the Director’s absence, the ADCEA may represent the Director in leadership roles and meetings. Will have the responsibility to resolve areas of staff concern or respond to requests from AVP , VP, or Senior Administration.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related area, or equivalency required (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Six years of progressively more responsible management experience; and demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective communication skills also required.

Master’s degree in Business Administration or related area preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.