An Associate Director, Career Services earns an average salary of $57,862 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$44,371 - $78,800
MEDIAN: $57,861

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$44,371 - $78,800  
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$44,539 - $79,577  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 143

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Job Description for Associate Director, Career Services

An associate director of career services helps the director manage the overall functions of an institution’s career service office and employees. They interact regularly with faculty members, students, prospective employers, and alumni, and they must be comfortable with public engagement at many levels. The associate director of career services regularly communicates in person, over email, and over the phone to help meet an institution’s career services objectives and quotas. These associate directors work to achieve student placement with prospective employers, as well as build relationships with employers and plan other career-related services. Additionally, they help the director oversee employees within the career services office, providing guidance, feedback, and discipline as necessary.


Associate Director, Career Services Tasks

  • Guide and measure assessment and training strategies, including incorporating feedback.
  • Develop, implement and measure success of programs for students and alumni.
  • Make presentations to and mentor students for career growth.
  • Work with potential employers to develop relationships and understand needs.
  • Review and edit resumes, applications, interview skills and student files.

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Associate Director, Career Services in Williamsburg:
"You Have Experience. Use it!"
Everything you have learned in your career can help students be prepared when they face challenges in theirs. There is a lot they don't know, and some ask for help and some will shy away from you because they have a hard time asking for help. Either way, approach them with empathy and compassion. They are learning. And remember the women will face different challenges than the men. International students have different challenges than American residents. Do your best to keep communication open so they can come to your for help.

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Job Satisfaction

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Years of Experience

1-4 years
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 6%