San José State University seeks a seasoned, visionary, and collaborative career services leader to shape the campus' career education and external relations.
In the heart of Silicon Valley on a California State University campus recognized nationally for rich diversity and transformational student opportunity, the executive director(ED) of SJSU’s Career Center leads the central career services department to ensure that every Spartan emerges with career self-knowledge, employability skills, professional connections, and career opportunities. The ED aligns the department’s efforts with SJSU’s strategic plan, Transformation 2030, and the campus’ strategic enrollment management plans.
Operating within a team of leaders reporting to the Associate Vice President of Health, Wellness, and Student Services in the Division of Student Affairs, this role partners to ensure that students are equipped to flourish academically, professionally, and personally. The ED will provide leadership for:
Assessment and innovation to design services and programs that align with career trends and client needs
Management of operations supported by a $2.5 M budget
Career education—co-curricular and integrative—of all SJSU’s 35,000 undergraduate and graduate students
External relations to generate engagement with and investment from SJSU’s 9,200 local and 32,000 global employer connections
Organization and people development for the staff of 17 experienced career services professionals
To achieve these goals and perform these responsibilities, the executive director continually builds client knowledge to ensure that the center’s services and programs generate inclusion, cultural relevance, and high value to its primary clients: students, alumni, and employers.
SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.