Director, Career Services
DeVry, Inc. - Federal Way, WA

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Provides university-wide leadership in assessing graduate and undergraduate career services outcomes compared to stated objectives (metrics and levels of student and employer satisfaction); marketing of those outcomes both internally and externally; and building marketable partnerships with current and future employers of graduates. This position is also responsible for the development and maintenance of training and retention programs for career services staff. As a staff role in the central administrative office of DVU, it is understood that this responsibility includes systemic leadership through a matrix organization to career services employees who are responsible for their individual market and location outcomes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maintains, updates and provides annual review of key metrics and marketing results used to promote our Career Services outcomes.
  • Establishes annual objectives for University results on key metrics and an annual marketing plan for promotion.
  • Engages local leadership in setting annual objectives based on recent results and market trends. This includes programmatic and location goals.
  • Establishes means of quantifying student/graduate levels of satisfaction with Career Services.
  • Establishes Career Services staff recognition programs based on measured outcomes and quality of service to students and employers.
  • Establishes means of assessing employer satisfaction with the quality of graduates as part of the interviewing process or initial evaluation of early on the job performance. Needs to be sensitive to confidentiality between employer and employee/graduate.
  • Contributes content to the course requirements in systems. Insures Career Services is part of new student orientations and provides content in courses.
  • Oversees reporting and key assessment of results and outcomes.
    • Compares outcomes over time and by location and program.
    • Evaluates tracking and reporting processes.
    • Ensures ongoing compliance and integrity of data
    • Establishes annual staffing review and models in light of established goals and volume of graduates to be served.
    • Competitive assessment of industries and salaries of graduates
    • Maintains Career Services Policy Manual
Implement strategies for staff selection, development and retention:
  • Provides standard training programs for new staff that is augmented by local requirements.
  • Reviews and renews all position descriptions in Career Services.
  • Training and renewal training of all staff should include student advising and marketing; promotion of DeVry to prospective employers; reporting of results and use of the information system; and ethical standards.
  • Assesses turnover annually of Career Services staff and participates in and identifies future leadership through the DeVry Leadership Academy.
Build and maintain employer partnerships:
  • Identifies annual major employers of DeVry graduates, grad and undergrad, who would be prime candidates for a variety of partnership arrangements.
  • Develops and creates partnership programs that encourage enrollment support in DeVry Inc. and DVU educational offerings; preferential treatment of DeVry graduates in the selection process; and financial incentives for participation.
Lead marketing campaigns, internal and external, that support:
  • Employer interest in DeVry graduates
  • Employer involvement in DeVry University to support recruiting of new students
  • Expansion of employer partnerships that benefit employers and DeVry students/graduates
  • Assists in developing stronger ties to alumni
  • Competitive salaries for graduates
  • Promotes annual calendars of location and virtual special events and employer activities, i.e., Career Fairs, special workshops.
  • Completes other projects and duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in student/career services in higher education; marketing; human resources; or employment services.
  • Demonstrated track record of successful management and leadership.
  • Experience in leadership of marketing campaigns.
  • A background or experience in training and development.
  • Must have top notch verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • PC skills in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel (required).
We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.

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It isn't exactly Ivy League, but DeVry is in the big leagues of technical, health care, and business schools. The for-profit...