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Career Development Manager

Apply now Job no: 500022
Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh, Fox Cities, and Fond du Lac Campuses
Categories: Non-Instructional Academic Staff

Official Title: Career Development Manager
Business Title: Career Development Manager
Employment Class: Non-Instructional Academic Staff
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: 45,000-49,000
FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment: 12 Month, Annual, Fixed-Term Renewable
Position Summary:

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Coordinates and delivers career development programming, resource materials, and/or advising to students and alumni. Educates students, alumni, and other stakeholders about career development and opportunities and maintains relationships to aid in effective career planning. Supervises unit staff and/or has significant program management authority/responsibility, and strives to create a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive work environment.


Coordinate and deliver career development programming, resources, and advise students and recent alumni. Manage a program within the unit that could include one of the following: Internship Program, Career & Professional Development Supervision of Student Staff/Interns, and/or Career Development/Exploration.  Strive to create a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive work environment for students and staff. Actively engage in the unit's mission, vision, and values to successfully meet goals. It is a 1.0 academic year contract. This position will work primarily with students and will advise in an industry(s). This position requires work in the evening and weekend hours with notice. Responsibilities include: 

Student and Faculty Outreach & Program Management 75% 

  • Meet individually with students to assist them in preparing for their job/internship search. 
  • Strengthen/maintain faculty relationships through collaboration in maximizing the students’ experience in acquiring knowledge and skills for career readiness. 
  • Engage students in presentations at classes, club meetings, or department advising sessions on a variety of career development topics. 
  • Provide feedback on career related assignments in partnership with faculty. 
  • Develop and co-deliver programs/events targeted to students and recent alumni. 
  • Capture student's attention through utilizing technology in delivering services. 
  • Attract, recruit, and retain high impact experiences for students each semester to receive internship credit.  
  • Monitor students' experiences with learning contracts, goals, and documentation for academic credit and/or university recognition.  
  • Conduct internship site visits to maintain relations as well as further expand opportunities.    
  • Monitor, track and collect student outcomes in First Destination Survey to increase knowledge rate. 
  • Evaluates program and implements improvements. 
  • Educates or advises students and recent alumni individually, or in groups through various mediums about career exploration, self-assessment, skills, materials development, and career decisions
  • Develops and delivers career development programming and resource materials across various mediums to provide education to students
  • Responds to questions and provides information regarding student services, policies, procedures, and employment preparation
  • May identify and maintain a professional network of employers or other stakeholders to facilitate career exploration and employment opportunities for students

Supervision 15% 

  • Hire, train, and coordinate workflow for student staff and interns in the office.
  • Create, coordinate, and deliver training for student staff and interns on a variety of topics.
  • Supervises unit staff and/or plans, organizes, allocates resources, assesses performance, and leads the operational activities for a significant portion of the unit's career services portfolio

University Involvement and Development 10% 

  • Market the office to students, faculty, staff, and employers. 
  • Seek out opportunities for professional development both on and off campus. 
  • Organize programs and events, promote University to maintain relationships. 
  • Participates in campus-wide career services community providing input to leadership regarding the development of advising, recruitment, and co/curricular programs offered by the school/college/unit
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Career & Professional Development. 



Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in related field required 

Minimum of two (2) years' experience in higher education, college recruiting or closely related experience 

Working knowledge of student career development process and current career trends 

Previous experience in student programming 

Excellent presentation skills along with strong oral and written communication skills 

Demonstrated ability to multi-task and make decisions in a fast-paced and changing work environment 

Experience with MS Office, online databases, and operating AV equipment 

Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion


Education: Master's Degree in related field preferred 

Direct experience working in an area of career development 

Knowledge of learning outcomes and processes of an experiential learning program for students 

Experience with employer engagement and outreach 

Recruitment, training, and supervision of student employees/interns Able to balance many tasks simultaneously and work well independently 

Ability to sell services and events to a variety of constituents  

Teaching experience

To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:  Cover Letter, resume, and three professional references

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by April 26, 2022 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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For the UWO Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWO Police Department, at (920) 424-1212 for a paper copy.


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Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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Reasonable Accommodations

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, UW Oshkosh will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action, (920) 424-1166 or