Director of Career Development

Full-Time Position - Posted 1/25/2023

Position Summary

The Director of Career Development position offers individual career coaching, internship, and job-search advising to students and alumni, develops and presents workshops, and cultivates positive relationships with students, employers, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents. The Director of Career Development also serves as primary administrator of career services' technology systems, and provides leadership and assistance in data collection, management, and reporting. This is a full-time position.

Role qualifications

  • Strong ability to generate good will with students, staff, employer and the larger employer community; servant attitude; articulate.
  • Commitment to the Articles of Faith, Mission, and Objectives of the University; and desire to be a role model for students by demonstrating an active Christian faith in personal example and in work related responsibilities.

Position Responsibilities

  • Handshake: Maintenance and management of the campus job board system through development and delivery of updated and relevant content.
  • Represents CDC through speaking engagements, workshops, departmental programs, and on-campus and or off-campus recruitment efforts.
  • Cultivate and expand new & on-going relationships with employer partners to establish full-time, part-time and internship opportunities.
  • Evening and weekend attendance at college functions as required.
  • Assist in the development and coordination of all JBU career development events, and affiliated programs.
  • Assigns and monitors work of Career Development staff and student team members and providing guidance and leadership.
  • Assists students in clarifying academic and career goals through individual career coaching sessions and career assessment that integrate theological perspectives on calling and vocation.
  • Assists students in using career resource library and finding information on the web.
  • Participates in the design and delivery of career-related workshops, programs, and panels.
  • Helps students develop and refine resume writing, interviewing, and job-search skills.
  • Assists with the planning and promotion of career development services to students, alumni, faculty, and employers through wide-array of marketing efforts.
  • Assists with the updating of existing marketing materials and/or development of new materials.
  • Other duties as assigned by Dean of Student Care and Vice-President of Student Development.

Essential skills and Experience

  • Three or more years in human resources, project management, career development, student development, or related field.
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
  • Counseling and testing skills. Supervisory skill. Management and organizational skills. Project management abilities.
  • Strong communication skills, including written, verbal, and interpersonal.
  • Technology, Web and data analytics skills.


Master’s degree preferred in student development, counseling, or related field. Will consider bachelor’s degree with experience in career services work, HR or related field.

Reporting to this position

This position reports to the Dean of Student Care.

Physical demands and work environment

Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk; stand; sit; use hands; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The employee is expected to adhere to all University policies.


JBU desires to increase the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students to honor how all humans are created in the image of God, to reflect better the diversity of the Kingdom of God, to further our Christian commitment to justice, and to increase the quality of our educational experienceJBU is pursuing the goal of teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from ethnic minorities and women. For more information, visit our diversity webpage.

About JBU

Information describing the university is available online.


Please complete the application and then upload it along with your resume and cover letter to the "Upload Your Documents" page. Only complete materials will be reviewed. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by the university.​ 

Contact information:
Office of Human Resources
John Brown University
2000 West University Street
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Phone: 479.524.7197