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Director of Career Placement

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, Connecticut 06825
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Sacred Heart University - Director of Career Placement, Jack Welch College of Business

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About Sacred Heart University:

Sacred Heart University, the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its main campus in Fairfield, Conn., and satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland. More than 8,500 students attend the University's five colleges: Arts & Sciences; Health Professions; Nursing; the Jack Welch College of Business; and the Isabelle Farrington College of Education. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its guides Best 381 Colleges 2017 Edition, "Best in the Northeast" and Best 294 Business Schools 2017 Edition. U.S. News & World Report ranks SHU among the best master's universities in the North in its "Best Colleges 2017" publication. The Chronicle of Higher Education also names SHU one of the fastest-growing Roman Catholic universities in its 2016 almanac. SHU fields 32 division I athletic teams and has an award-winning program of community service.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Executive Director of Career Development & Placement, the Director of Career Placement for the Jack Welch College of Business (JWCOB) oversees all career development functions for the JWCOB as well as student programming, event planning, and internal marketing related to internship and employment planning for the college. He/She oversees the collection and analyzing of internship and outcome data for the college and collaborates with other placement directors to manage external relations, employer development, and on-campus recruiting for the office. He/She provides career planning and job search counseling to all students and alumni in assigned majors.


Duties include:

  • Provide comprehensive career coaching to JWCOB students in skills such as self-exploration, branding, networking, resumes, cover letter creation, LinkedIn, interview preparation, career selection, internship and full time employment and job offer negotiations.
  • Maintain consistent communication with employer partners and proactively identify internship and full-time employment opportunities.
  • Source and identify prospective employer partners and manage relationship development.
  • Partner with JWCOB Director of Student Experience on career related programming activities and events.
  • Proactively outreach to faculty and key administrators to increase collaboration with faculty in assigned College/majors and to support the career development needs of their students.
  • Identify and secure employer partners for participation in on-campus and events.
  • Oversee the marketing of JWCOB services to employers, students and the University community.
  • Plan, implement and oversee office events and student programs including career fairs, etiquette dinners, employer information sessions, career panels, and on-campus interviews.
  • Oversee the gathering of internship and outcomes data for JWCOB and for internal and external publications.
  • Develop and maintain an external presence with local employer partners.
  • Host employer partners strategy meetings to discuss student expectations and hiring process
  • Administer workshops, seminars and class presentations related to student and faculty needs.
  • Utilize Career Management Platform software to facilitate career development activities and communications.
  • Support Associate Directors and other Assistant Directors in execution of signature office programs/events.
  • Contribute to management of the departmental web site as needed.
  • Liaise with Alumni and leverage relationships related to existing students career planning and placement.
  • Attend University-wide functions or events, at the discretion of the Executive Director of Career Development or Sr. Vice President, Student Affairs & Athletics.
  • Assist with departmental Strategic Planning and other collaboration with Executive Director and JWCOB Dean.
  • Complete special projects as requested.


  • Masters degree in related field preferred. Bachelor's degree required.
  • 3-5 years of experience in higher education in the career development function. Prefer candidates with experience providing job search counseling to undergraduate students.
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications and the Internet. Willingness and ability to learn new software including the office's career management system.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Comfort speaking to groups
  • Strong customer-service orientation
  • Energetic and able to think 'out of the box'
  • Interest in working directly with students in a student services capacity
  • Strong knowledge of and interest in the field of career development and job market trends


Additional Information:

Some evening and weekend hours will be required.

Position serves as supervisor to two (2) Associate Directors of Career Placement, JWCOB.

All formal offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background screening.


Application Instructions:

Please apply online, by visiting; faxes and emails will not be accepted.

A cover letter is required.

As an AA/EO employer, Sacred Heart University strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

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