Director of Career Success Center #S04434P – University of Texas at Dallas

he Director will report to the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies of the School and work closely with the Dean, Assistant and Associate Deans, Department Heads, and other stakeholders. The Director will be responsible for developing and nurturing relationships with NSM-oriented employers to ensure that our undergraduate and graduate students and alumni benefit from quality internships, job opportunities, capstone projects, and strong employer relationships. The Director will also create and deliver professional development programming to NSM students and alumni to ensure their career readiness.

  • Lead strategic planning for developing employer relations and create a comprehensive approach to employer engagement by partnering with offices across campus involved in corporate or alumni relations.
  • Lead in developing, implementing, and improving core employer relations activities, including employer outreach, communication systems and protocols for working with employer inquiries, and tracking employer interactions.
  • Establish annual targets for developing job and internship opportunities in selected industries and geographic areas, including CPT/OPT opportunities for international students.
  • Lead the identification of core metrics such as internship, capstone projects, and employment opportunities and placement by student, company, and program; and their ongoing reporting.
  • Lead efforts to implement employer-focused events and programs such as career panels, open houses, information sessions, treks to organizations, networking events, industry-focused programs and events, and career fairs in collaboration with the University Career Center.
  • Collaborate with the International Students and Scholars Office to set up policies and procedures within the Center to process CPT/OPT approval requests from international students.
  • Process internship approval requests from NSM students.
  • Provide support for growing NSM undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • Lead and implement innovative programming and initiatives to support the professional development needs of NSM students, e.g., Green Fellows program.
  • Serve as the primary liaison to faculty and Department Heads for guidance and support for programming to enhance student professional development.
  • Serve as a liaison for connecting students to broader University programs and resources related to professional development and career planning, e.g., Green Fellows program.
  • Teach a professional development course in a classroom setting.


Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related progressive experience.

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