Assistant Director of Career and Calling

Job Title: Assistant Director of Career and Calling
Position Number: FT-PROF-ASC-08052016
Departments: Career & Calling
Reports To: Director of Career and Calling
Job Status: Non-Exempt

Position Summary

This is a full-time position responsible for providing assistance in the direction and vision of the Office of Career and Calling, personal and social development as well as vocational and educational training for students and alumni. The Assistant Director serves as a vital resource for students, alumni, faculty and staff. This position reports to the Director of Career and Calling.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist the Director in planning and implementing specialty programs involving employers such as career fairs, on-campus recruiting, information sessions, business etiquette dinners, career development seminars, lecture series, and other career oriented programming
  • Assist the Director with launching industry-partners group that leads to greater communication with employers in the following areas: recruiting and hiring best practices, job market trends, development of internship/co-op programs, strategic employer relations, increased placement activities and opportunities, company field trips, and tracking hiring data
  • Assist the Director in the collection and analysis of data on student career services utilization and graduate outcomes
  • Assist the Director with devising a strategic marketing strategy to students and alumni regarding career services and events and delivering data showing positive results
  • Assist the Director in the maintenance and development of career services online platform available to students and alumni
  • Represent the Office of Career and Calling in the community in order to increase the number of employers involved in the industry-partners group and delivering data showing positive results
  • Plan and deliver career & professional development seminars for students that create networking opportunities with employers and exposes students to the workplace early in their academic career
  • Collaborate with the Internship Coordinator by engaging faculty members in respective colleges regarding internship and employment opportunities as well as recruiting and interviewing events
  • Collaborate with the Internship Coordinator by spreading awareness regarding student employment (work-study) on campus including the annual campus employment job fair and establishing employment best practices for on campus employers
  • Collaborate with Internship Coordinator on developing and implementing strategies to recruit employers to participate in Office of Career and Calling events
  • As a member of the career services team, provide career counseling to students and alumni; deliver career development tips to students through class presentations and career events utilizing emerging technology for a specific college(s)
  • Administers and interprets career assessments to assist students in identifying vocation, degree choices, and their calling
  • Responsible for launching and maintaining a student mentoring program involving alumni and employers
  • Partner with student organizations by co-planning industry-focused career fairs and professional development seminars and facilitating communication between employers and organization leaders
  • Partner with First-Year Success Coaches to incorporate career planning into major/degree selection for incoming freshmen


  • Show consideration for others, listen effectively, cooperate well with others, establish and maintain internal and external relationships, remain calm under stress, and persevering
  • Demonstrate good judgment, a self-starter, and ability to generate and implement solutions in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team and work with students and alumni on a one-on-one basis as well as groups
  • Work to further the university’s vision as stated in the “Ten Pillars”
  • Exhibit and active Christian faith


  • Master’s degree in higher education administration or related field
  • Ideal candidate must have a minimum of three years’ experience working in a Career Services, Staffing or Human Resources environment
  • Knowledge of Career Services industry best practices and experience with CRM platforms such as Simplicity, Handshake, GradLeaders, Taleo, Prove It, or Talisma


Additional Information

Houston Baptist University is committed to maintaining a teaching faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith. The Preamble to the By-Laws of the University sets forth a statement of belief which each University employee is expected to support and personify. Your submittal of an application for employment indicates your acceptance and affirmation of these statements.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of personnel.


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