Summary of Responsibilities:

The Director of Student Career Services at Highlands College is responsible for leading and implementing career development programs and services for students and alumni. This role involves providing student and alumni-facing career coaching, coordinating workshops and events, developing resources, reporting on program effectiveness, and providing innovative solutions to the field of career services. The Director will ensure the delivery of high-quality career services to prepare and support students in their transition to the ministry workforce.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Administrate the Placement Pathway, which provides students with career services, resources, and professional development opportunities.
  • Provide career coaching to students and alumni, including resume reviews, interview preparation, and job search strategies.
  • Develop and deliver workshops and seminars on career-related topics such as networking, job search techniques, and professional development.
  • Coordinate career fairs, networking events, and employer visits to campus in collaboration with the Placement Relations Director.
  • Review and regularly update all career services publications, resources, and curriculum, ensuring they remain current and innovative.
  • Collaborate with other departments and campus resources to integrate career development into the overall student experience.
  • Stay current on trends and best practices in career services and higher education to operate as a subject matter expert in career services.
  • Gather and maintain resume books of participating students and alumni for employers seeking candidates.
  • Host employer and donor groups and tours on campus as required.
  • Maintain membership and active involvement in relevant professional organizations.
  • Perform related duties as required.

Other Duties

  • Participate in ministry at Church of the Highlands and Highlands College by leading small groups.
  • Affirm and uphold the Statement of Faith and the Core Values and DNA of the College, exemplifying all by word and lifestyle.


Personal Characteristics

  • Commitment to the mission and values of Highlands College and Church of the Highlands
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and teammates.
  • Innovative and creative problem solver who can successfully operate in the fast-paced, evolving career services field.
  • Ability to act hospitable, gracious, and flexible in a fast-paced environment.


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field is required: related fields include but are limited to career development, human resources, counseling, and student services. A master's degree is preferred.


  • At least three years of professional experience in career services or higher education is preferred.
  • Experience in vocational ministry preferred. Team leadership or management experience is required.
  • Knowledge of career assessment tools and resources.
  • Familiarity with career assessment tools and resources.

Extent of Public Contact:

  • Very high

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. without assistance.