Director of Engineering Career Development - University of Virginia in Charlottesville Virginia

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University of Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

United States

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The University of Virginia (UVA) seeks nominations and applications for a dynamic leader to fill the position of Director of Engineering Career Development at the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS). Under the direction of the Senior Associate Dean and consistent with the mission of the School, the Director manages all facets of career development by providing strategic and tactical leadership and direction to the SEAS career development team and all affiliate staff assigned to the career development function.


This position has primary oversight of the operations of Engineering Career Development within SEAS, including managing individual career counseling, implementing graduate and professional school fairs, and designing seminars, workshops, and programs that assist students in the exploration and development of their future career plans. In addition, the Director is responsible for representing SEAS on matters involving career development within the University community and to external stakeholders. This position will maintain and nurture existing relationships, as well as develop new relationships, with a significant base of employers – local, regional, national and international – who have an interest in recruiting and hiring UVA SEAS students and alumni for career-related internships and full-time positions.


The Organization:

The University of Virginia is distinctive among institutions of higher education. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University sustains the ideal of developing leaders who are prepared to shape the future of the nation. The University is public, while nourished by the strong support of its alumni. The students who attend have been chosen because they show exceptional promise. The University remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. Since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2.



  • Master’s degree preferred in engineering, student affairs, human resources or related business/engineering field.
  • Minimum 8 to 10 years of progressively responsible experience in a university career services, human resources, engineering, or business development setting.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with multiple constituencies.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills; excellent presentation and analytical skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; ability to develop strong relationships with employers, alumni, and faculty.
  • Demonstrated leadership, supervisory, organizational and strategic planning experience.
  • Ability to develop and manage budgets, and direct multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated program development and events coordination experience.
  • Proficient computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint); prior experience with web-based career resources (including social networking sites) and career services management software/technology (NACELink/Symplicity) desired.
  • Willingness to travel 40% of the time.


How to apply: Please prepare and upload a cover letter stating your interest in the position, along with a CV, to and search posting number 0614239.


The position will remain opened until filled and will be carried out with full confidentiality; candidates will be notified before references are contacted.


For further information, please contact Jeremy Duff, Senior Executive Recruiter at


The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Keyword Phrases

  • Director of Engineering Career Development
  • Director of Engineering
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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: 8-10 years
Level of Job: Director
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: Cover Letter