Associate Director of Career and Professional Development - Full Time Position

Southern Connecticut State University

City: New Haven
State: Connecticut

Education Level: Master
Experience Level:
Approximate Salary: $0.00
Postion Type: Full Time



Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) seeks a passionate, student-centered leader to serve as Associate Director of Career and Professional Development.  SCSU is a student-centered university providing exemplary undergraduate and graduate education to approximately 10,000 students. Founded as New Haven Normal School in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university committed to excellence, social justice, access, and engagement. One of four universities in the 17-member Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System, the University is located in New Haven, a culturally vibrant environment with easy access to New York City and Boston.

SCSU is excited to launch a new department of Career and Professional Development (formerly a part of Academic and Career Advising).  As a part of the Southern Success Center, the Career and Professional Development Center will help to promote student success, support students’ progress to graduation, and prepare students for productivity in work and community upon graduation.  The Associate Director will provide leadership to deliver a comprehensive career education and preparation program that offers career coaching and advising to assist students at any stage of their career development and to help students organize and integrate their classroom and experiential learning to prepare for career success.  The Associate Director will help students develop self-knowledge related to career choice and work performance, create mechanisms by which students are introduced to career competencies and understand their relationship to success in the workplace, and elevate learning and career readiness through student employment.  This position is also responsible for coordinating post-graduation/first destination outcomes survey(s) and assisting the director with additional data collection, analysis and reporting.


The Associate Director of Career and Professional Development must have a master’s degree in career counseling, student affairs, higher education, counseling psychology, or a related field and a minimum of five years’ full-time, relevant professional level experience in career development/services within higher education or related area.  The successful candidate will demonstrate direct experience working successfully with diverse populations and a clear commitment to social justice; possess strong communication skills, both orally and in writing; demonstrate effectiveness in building relationships with a variety of campus partners; and, be familiar with the changing demographics and needs of today’s college students.

How to Apply: 

For priority consideration, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Nancy Chucta at 

Review of applications will begin on April 5, 2018 and the position will remain open until filled.  For additional information on the position including job responsibilities and requirements, visit the SCSU employment website at

Southern Connecticut State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

For more information on this Full Time position, contact: Nancy Chucta

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