Associate Director, Advising & Career Services
Union, Missouri - Full Time

East Central College has an opening for an Associate Director of Advising & Career Services responsible for providing  academic advisement, career exploration, recruitment and career counseling services for students, alumni and community members. Assist students in selecting their educational and career goals and enrolling in appropriate classes and programs.

Minimum Qualifications: (A comparable amount of training, education or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.) 

  • Completion of master's degree; 2 years related experience.

Essential Tasks: (Employee must be able to perform the following essential functions to the satisfaction of the employee’s supervisor.)

  • Create and implement a holistic Career Service program offerings and that provide career exploration services to prospective and current students.
  • Develop the advising and career team to provide best-in-class service using the chosen professional career services framework.
  • Provide academic advisement and career exploration services to prospective and current students on designated pathways caseload; pathways assignments will be reviewed annually
  • Train Advisor and Career Navigators on how to educate students on job search skills, resume writing and interviewing techniques, etc.
  • Serve as department head in case of absence of the Director of Advising and Career Services.
  • Work with students to complete career inventories to help to determine different occupational paths and opportunities.
  • Assist in the registration process for designated pathways caseload.
  • Serve on at least one institutional committee.
  • Attend designated pathways advisory committee meetings as appropriate.
  • Support student facing events, virtual and/or onsite including but not limited to new student orientation, campus life and leadership events, and admissions open house and recruitment events as needed.
  • Educate students on job search skills, resume writing and interviewing techniques, etc.
  • Advises International Students to keep them in federal compliance.
  • Work with key stakeholders in academic affairs to align goals and initiatives pertaining to career services efforts.
  • Work in cooperation with other departments and the community to enhance employment opportunities for students.
  • Coordinate employer visits and engagement opportunities, both on-campus and virtually.
  • Develop resources for information that promote effective and efficient transfers for students to other institutions.
  • Supervise the coordination of college transfer visits for representatives who visit campus
  • Oversee the maintenance of transfer website and bulletin boards.
  • Responsible for career and technical related surveys, records and reports, including the 180 Day Follow Up Study of graduates.
  • Responsible for maintaining employment listings for students and graduates on virtual career platform
  • Build and maintain relationships with area career centers, chambers of commerce, employers and other agencies to facilitate the referral and employment of our students.
  • Serve on the Union Chamber of Commerce Board, to develop and build relationship with prospective employers.
  • Build relationships with outside agencies that can assist with the career navigation process, including but not limited to WIOA Youth/Adult, vocational rehabilitation, Missouri Career Center,
  • Perform assigned responsibilities, and other related duties, and tasks according to established practices, procedures, techniques, and standards in a safe manner and with minimal supervision.

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Benefits: ECC offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance with no premium cost to the employee for employee only coverage. Retirement benefits, generous paid leave, tuition waiver and tuition reimbursement benefits.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Position is a level 204. Salary schedule can be viewed here.

East Central College's Main Campus is located in Union, MO which is about 60 minutes west of St. Louis. East Central College has satellite locations in Rolla, MO which is about 60 minutes west of the Main Campus. For more information about East Central College visit,

East Central College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Inquiries related to employment practices may be directed to Human Resources Director at 636-584-6710.  East Central College is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services.  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.