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Associate Director of Vocation and Civic Engagement

University of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA

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The University of Dubuque invites applications for the position of Associate Director of Vocation and Civic Engagement.  The University of Dubuque offers an excellent benefits package including a tuition remission policy, paid holidays, sick time, 4 weeks of vacation, as well as contributes to retirement and life insurance.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the Assistant Director of Employer Relations and provide oversight of the Mock and Informational Interview programming, as well as weekly and/or semester tasks
  • Supervise departmental interns and/or work study in project development, learning outcomes, and daily tasks assigned by other Center staff
  • Advise students, helping them identify and articulate the connection of strengths, skills, and interests to vocational and career opportunities
  • Teach, create, update, and manage career development curriculum (PRF 201)
  • Assist to provide oversight and train career development course instructors (PRF 201, PRF 281)
  • Co-advise the Future Young Professionals’ student organization
  • Work closely with the Student Activities Office, the First Year Experience Office, and the World View Seminar One and Two curriculum, and other Student Engagement Offices in an effort to create a culture of civic engagement through on and off-campus service-learning opportunities and educating students on the concept of calling
  • Maintain relationships with off-campus employers and community partners to promote experiential learning, networking, and service learning opportunities
  • Engage actively in CONNECT-Iowa (Formerly ICORN) and/or Career Professionals of Iowa (CPI) to represent University of Dubuque’s student needs and interests among consortiums
  • Collaborate with the Director of Vocation, Civic Engagement & Life Services and Assistant Director of Employer Relations to provide programming amongst academic departments to prevent class cancelations and promote services offered by the Center for Vocation and Advising
  • Perform other duties as assigned in support of the University’s mission



  • Master’s Degree required (strongly preferred in Vocational Development, College Student Personnel, Counseling, Student Affairs, Service-Learning, or Related Field)
  • Minimum of 3 years in a higher educational setting relevant to student development, or a combination of 4 years of higher education experience and relevant professional experience (related to vocation or civic engagement services/programming)
  • Previous experience working within a diverse and inclusive environment
  • Ability to work with a variety of students, faculty, alumni and community professionals
  • Prior experience developing and implementing events, programs, or services within an educational setting, or for an educational or developmental purpose
  • Strong ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple ongoing projects at a given time
  • Flexibility with schedule as need arises (ex. evening or weekend commitments)
  • Utilize excellent communication skills—verbal, written, and interpersonal


To apply with the University of Dubuque for the Associate Director of Vocation and Civic Engagement position, please submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and UD employment application, located on our website, to HR@dbq.edu or to the Director of Human Resources, at the University of Dubuque, 2000 University Avenue, Dubuque, IA 52001.


Applications from qualified persons with diverse backgrounds and cultures, including women and persons of color, are welcomed.  AA/EOE


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Job Details

Req Num --
ID 748515
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay --
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Customer Service
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays
Tuition Reimbursement

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience 2-5 Years
Education Masters

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