Dir, Career Curriculum Initiatives

Rochester, NY


General Purpose:

Provides strategic leadership and vision for the Greene Center’s curriculum initiatives which involve any programs, initiatives or projects that relate to integrating career education into curricular offerings. Cultivates relationships with campus partners – most notably faculty members - to deepen partnerships and develop opportunities for students and alumni to explore interests and gain skills through experiential learning. Develops course offerings, programs and resources, and implements continuous evaluations; manages all aspects including curriculum development, learning outcomes assessment, lesson planning, hiring/training/mentoring of instructors, coordinating speakers, and other course logistics. Collaborates with College Advising Services and Registrar to coordinate course scheduling, promotion, and enrollment.



  • Helps set the strategic vision for curricular integration of career education and lead staff in developing and implementing shared strategic priorities; monitor and report progress toward strategic goals and objectives.

  • Consults with faculty to identify opportunities to integrate career education, employer projects, skill-building technology and other experiential learning into the curriculum and student experience

  • Supervises, train, evaluate and provide work direction and problem-solving assistance for 1-2 staff members and 3-5 adjunct instructors

  • Consults and effectively collaborate regularly with office staff to share student and other relevant information and to create/implement curricular initiatives that anticipate or respond to trends in preparation, recruiting and hiring.

  • Conducts analysis to align skill and career development opportunities to course offerings and learning outcome.

  • Assess student attainment of learning outcomes and identifies new interventions to address gaps.

  • Determines need, strategize staffing and recruit instructors for courses being taught by the Career Center or in collaboration with other units. Determine what part of adviser/educator role should be allocated towards teaching or managing coursework.

  • Manages allocation of operating budget for curricular initiatives.

  • Supports and assists direct reports in setting performance goals, reaching goals, and engaging in self-appraisal. Conduct annual appraisals of team.

  • Encourages staff development and growth. Showcase and encourage successful staff effort at the campus, local, regional, and national levels.

  • Continually improves and seek professional development opportunities/feedback on supervision style and approaches to better enhance staff development, morale, and cohesion


  • Oversees experiential course offerings (CASC 104, BUS 100, CASC394, CASC394i) through the Career Center.

  • Develops curriculum for course offerings, programmatic and resource development, and implementation and continuous evaluation.

  • Oversees, manages, and coordinates career courses within the College including course scheduling, classroom space, technology support, and supplies

  • Manages all aspects including curriculum development, learning outcomes development/assessment, lesson planning, hiring/training/mentoring of instructors, coordinating speakers, and other course logistics.

  • Serves on various cross-functional teams to promote the vision and direction; contribute to the strategic planning in order to evolve center services and programs.

  • Represents UR and the center in local and national professional associations and conferences in order to stay current with industry standards and changes, revise programs to reflect trends, and increase the center’s visibility among professionals in the field.

  • Participates in university committees providing representation of the career center on community issues.

  • Plays an active role in the collection of assessment and engagement data that serves as a driver for strategic decisions within.


  • Teaches 1-2 career courses a semester and develops proper syllabus, lesson plans and overarching learning outcomes for all Greene Center courses.

  • Assists students in exploring career options and identifying sources of experiential education to further learn about their careers and industries of interests and to develop necessary skills/knowledge.

  • Develops, administers and interprets assessment instruments to assist students and alumni with self-appraisal. Conduct periodic evaluations of career development tools as necessary.

  • Investigates use of and develops virtual/online technologies and resources in the delivery of content to students as appropriate (e.g., web sites, on-line surveys, blogs, podcasts, etc.).

  • Stays current on changing economic and labor conditions and industry trends and impact on curricular offerings.

  • Researches, develops and delivers industry-specific programming and invite relevant guest speakers based on assigned academic and industry areas.


  • Stewards relationships between faculty and employer partners to integrate projects into the classroom

  • Regularly engages with College faculty to identity opportunities to integrate experiential learning into courses and share Greene Center engagement and outcomes data

  • Partners with Writing Program on career education learning outcomes for WRTG 27x course offerings

  • Leads integration and assessment of College Competencies into coursework and programs.

  • Serves as liaison to designated academic departments and university departments to assess and meet needs of academic stakeholders and to promote collaboration across departments and majors by focusing on exploratory programming.

  • Serve on College/University committees as assigned.

Other duties as assigned.

Requirement of Work:


  • Master’s Degree. Emphasis on teaching/education, student affairs, higher education or related field required

  • 5-7 years of related experience in higher education, recruitment, or related field

  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at UR.

  • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally in the office environment and to interface with employers, students, alumni, faculty, and university administrators.

  • Ability to embrace and drive change and to organize and effectively manage multiple priorities, programs, and projects.¿

  • Exceptional communication (written, oral, presentation). Demonstrated proficiency designing and delivering presentations.

  • Demonstrated experience leading teams and developing positive relationships, partnerships, and alliances.

  • 5-7 years experience in higher education, recruitment, or related field.

  • Experience advising students on career-related topics

  • Outcomes assessment and evaluation strategies.

  • Ability to assess and report student-learning outcomes. ¿


  • Management experience.

  • Ability to use social media and database systems, e.g. Handshake, Experience, Symplicity

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Location: The College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 054
Schedule: 8 AM-5 PM; OCC WKNDS