Director of Career Services

Southern Careers Institute
January 5, 2022
San Antonio, TX
Job Type


Director of Career Services

(This is not a remote position, candidate must reside within the city to be considered)

We call it being a life changer, but you’ll call it a job you love while helping others find the same. You’ll have a hand in improving the lives of countless SCI students throughout Texas by working with impassioned educators and campus faculty in a collaborative, interactive environment to create optimized environment for our students.

As the Director of Career Services, you will manage and guide the vision and long-term strategic planning for careers that support students and alumni of Southern Careers Institute. In addition, you will oversee the Career Services job search support, programming, and resources for students and alumni. Lead and supervise a team of Career Services professionals to plan, develop and administer career and employment assistance programs for students and alumni.


  • Establish goals and objectives and develop strategic and operational plans for providing career services; assess and report outcomes to management and key stakeholders;
  • Supervise staff with consistent opportunities for professional growth and development; hire, train and manage full- and part-time staff as well as student workers;
  • Manage department budget for staffing, programming, and various events;
  • Ensure that student follow-ups are being conducted in accordance with department policies and procedures;
  • Build effective relationships with local and regional employers, non-profits, government organizations and community partners to identify employment opportunities for students and alumni;
  • Actively maintain an awareness of employment and industry trends and discuss research with Career Services and Education department as appropriate;
  • Plan, promote and market services and information to students, including information resources, career counseling, and career-related programs;
  • Develop and implement strategic plans according to SCI’s mission, goals, and market realities; manage growth accordingly;
  • Track all student/graduate cohorts in Student Administrative System software and ensure proper documentation of student files to maintain compliance with State, Federal and Accreditation regulations;
  • Coordinate and attend Job / Career Fairs; participate in campus and off-campus events, including graduation and marketing events;
  • Partner with directors of all programs on the development of career programs and initiatives that affect students’ marketability to employers;
  • Attend industry-related networking events to build potential externship and employer database;
  • Oversee the timely collection and reporting of student and alumni employment outcomes and ensure that accurate data are submitted as required by state, accrediting, and federal agencies;
  • Resolve student issues concerning placement and externship;
  • Provide continuous assessment of the department and develop sustainable processes to improve efficiencies and drive continuous improvement in programs and services;
  • Serve on committees as appropriate;
  • Represent SCI in the most professional and positive light at all times;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years management experience in professional recruiting, temp agency recruiting, career center or human resources;
  • Must have demonstrable management and organizational skills;
  • Strong familiarity with the local job market.


  • Training & Development
  • Fun & Energetic, Family-Based Environment
  • Continuous Growth Opportunities
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Options
  • Health Savings & Flexible Spending Options (HSA & FSA)
  • Basic Life & Accident Insurance
  • Short & Long-term Disability
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • A competitive base salary with pay increase at 90 days
  • SCI is an Equal Opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

About Southern Careers Institute

SCI has been changing lives for over 50 years, now and we’re just getting started. We offer certification-based training with programs in Medical, Business, Cosmetology, Skilled-Trades and Technology with campuses spanning across central and south Texas as well as online. Our students can graduate most of our programs in under one year and with real-world experience under their belt.

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