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Assistant Director, Career and External Relations, Student Veterans Center

Posted: 09/09/2022

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Xavier is accepting applications for Assistant Director for Career and External Relations in the Student Veterans Center; this position works specifically with the Veteran and Military connected student population. The role reports to the Director of the Student Veterans Center.

This is a grant funded position; there is funding for at least 3 years.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with the Director of the Student Veterans Center to provide essential services, which support the career and professional development of Veteran and Military Connected students.
  • Collaborate with the university Career Development Office to develop working knowledge of existing career development resources on campus, trends in the workforce and best practices for career coaching
  • Plan, develop, and deliver programming to include but not limited to career coaching/advising, interpreting career assessments, providing students with information about careers and graduate schools and managing campus & employer relations.
  • Develop relationships with Veteran friendly employers in the community for the purpose of identifying internships and full time work opportunities for Veteran and Military connected students
  • Serve as primary liaison to academic departments across the university as it relates the career and professional development of Veteran and Military connected students

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred
  • 5-7 years of related experience in career development and coaching
  • Knowledge of and experience supporting Military and Veteran community

An ideal candidate will have:

  • The capacity be a self-starter and able to work independently
  • Knowledge of the transition a service member experiences when separating or retiring from the military
  • A desire to work with students individually and in group settings
  • Willingness to initiate and develop relationships with companies and organizations outside of the university environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience working in higher education, specifically career coaching, or in industry with HR or campus recruitment experience
  • The capacity to be a self-starter and able to work independently

To ensure consideration, qualified/interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three professional references on Xavier University's website by September 25, 2022. Candidates are asked to include with their cover letter a brief statement on how they might support/contribute to Xavier’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, skin color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Xavier University requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Newly hired employees will be required to provide vaccination status upon on-boarding. Vaccine exemptions may be granted for medical or religious reasons.


Xavier University offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and employment class.

  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage
  • Tax advantaged accounts including health savings account, flexible spending accounts, and dependent care account.
  • Financial security via life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
  • Tuition remission for employees and their eligible dependents.

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