Associate Director of Career Services

Southern Virginia University invites qualified individuals to apply for full-time employment as the Associate Director of Career Services.

General Duties

  • Advise students on professional opportunities including internships, full-time employment, grad-schools, shadowing and mentoring opportunities
  • Aid students to select majors and professional concentrations
  • Engage with students in personal exploration exercises
  • Work to increase professional opportunities for students (employers and advanced degrees)
  • Coordinate and host on campus events
  • Assist students with individualized career strategies and applications
  • Manage student staff
  • Assist with the instruction of select classes
  • Present regularly to large groups of students, staff, and faculty
  • Regular travel will be required
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal skills and technological capabilities are needed
  • Candidate must be comfortable speaking publically to large groups
  • Candidates must possess well-developed clinical assessment skills and high standards of ethical behavior and demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with co-workers and with other departments within the university
  • Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s degree preferred)
    • At least 2 years of management experience required
    • Preference will be given to candidates with teaching and career counseling experience

    Southern Virginia is an equal opportunity employer. Review of applications will begin immediately. To be given full consideration, applications should be submitted as soon as possible. Completed applications will include a cover letter, resume and letters of recommendation and/or professional references. These materials should be submitted (preferably electronically) to:

    Office of Human Resources
    Southern Virginia University
    One University Hill Drive
    Buena Vista, VA 24416

    Or electronically to