Job Description

Job ID
UW Stout;Menomonie, WI
Full/Part Time


Seeking an individual passionate about career development and career readiness. In this position, you will strategically develop and implement comprehensive career education initiatives to support students career readiness, cultivate student and alumni engagement, execute career programming, and capitalize on student engagement and utilization of the Career Services Office and resources. In this role you will directly support UW-Stout’s polytechnic mission as you incorporate best practices to support high quality student learning along with campus wide collaboration. This position is part of the Career Services leadership team and responsible for oversite of career education and programming; conduct career counseling services, support applied and experiential learning programming and manage staff within the Career Services office while striving to create a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive work environment.

ABOUT THE JOB: Career Development Manager

Full-time (year-round) position. Office hours are Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm This position may require occasional evening or weekend hours as needed (i.e. during peak recruitment periods). Limited remote work/telecommuting may be possible after completion of a significant training period, successful on-the-job performance, departmental needs assessment and approval.

Anticipated Start Date: July 2022


Minimum / Required

  • Master’s degree (by start date) in counseling, student affairs administration, human resources, education, or related field
  • Professional experience in higher education or at least 1-year relevant full-time work of experience directly serving students/clients by providing services related to career development programming/programming, career counseling, career coaching, human resources, or recruitment
  • Interest in advancing student learning in the area of career development and career readiness
  • Demonstrated success working with diverse stakeholders

Highly Desired

  • Ability to manage projects/programming specifically the planning, delivery, and assessment for career and professional development/events
  • Ability to provide career counseling, including resume development, interviewing techniques, and job search strategies
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience delivering accessible presentations to groups of all sizes with various abilities
  • Ability to navigate and utilize internet-based job search tools
  • Familiarity with best practices, current trends and issues in career development
  • Demonstrated ability in developing collaborative relationships and partnerships with colleagues and/or employer partners/content experts to facilitate programs/events
  • Demonstrated intercultural competence and the impact on the student experience
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency working with Microsoft office software
  • Ability to efficiently collect and analyze data, as well as generate reports that clearly communicate results
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a cohesive member of a team


  • Provide student-centered career services targeting career development programming, career readiness and experiential education for students, faculty, alumni, and employers.
  • Research, develop, and implement new and innovative engagement programs and strategies to build partnerships that support career exploration or networking opportunities for students with employers, alumni, or other stakeholders.
  • Develop appropriate relationships with deans, departments, administrative personnel, program directors, and faculty in matters related to student career and professional development.
  • Provide Career Counseling services to students, graduates, and alumni individually or group sessions on career topics.
  • Conduct classroom and student organization presentations on job search topics including resume and cover letter writing, finding a Co-op/internship, job search strategies, interview skill development, and offer/negotiations, as well as continuing education options.
  • Supervise Career Education team of services and operations, including Career Development Coordinator (full-time Career Development Coordinator)) [JD2] including hiring, training, managing conduct, performance, and approvals
  • Maintain and continually develop personal professionalism at a level of excellence and credibility in representing UW-Stout and the University of Wisconsin System.
  • Develop, support, respect and hold awareness of the needs of student populations such as multicultural students, students with a disability, online students, first generation students, veterans, and non-traditional students.


UW-Stout’s Career Services Department is committed to creating an inclusive campus community. Candidates who have experience working collaboratively with diverse individuals and/or groups and who can contribute to fostering an inclusive environment are encouraged to identify their experience in these areas.

Our mission is to educate, engage and empower students and alumni in navigating career and professional development through employer and faculty/staff partnerships.

Our vision is to continue to be a leader in:

  • Providing centralized career resources, services, and technologies
  • Integrating applied and experiential learning
  • Providing data to support informed career decisions
  • Remaining adaptive and flexible in changing career needs for all stakeholders
  • Building and nurturing strategic relationships to enhance opportunities for students
  • Ultimately ensuring students successful transition from college to career


  • Inclusion & Diversity: We affirm and possess a commitment to inclusive excellence by serving as a comprehensive career resource for all stakeholders. We welcome and embrace the strengths individuals offer as a result of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/sex, marital status, disability, US veteran status, and socio-economic status.
  • Collaborative Partnerships: We affirm and possess a commitment to establish and maintain meaningful relationships with university partners, employers, faculty & academic departments, and student organizations to enhance and increase applied learning and professional employment opportunities for students.
  • Technology: We affirm and possess a commitment to utilize current technology across our operations, services, and resources to support student career and professional development, ultimately connecting students and employers.
  • Professional & Ethical Practices: We affirm and possess a commitment to adhere and promote the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Ethical Professional Practice to guide and serve our employers, students, and faculty.
  • Applied Learning: We affirm and possess a commitment to student’s professional development through the Co-operative Education & Internship Program. Our Cooperative Education & Internship Program is a high impact practice that serves as a catalyst for students to gain career-related experiences.
  • Customer Service: We affirm and possess a commitment to excellent customer service, expressed through knowledge, expertise, and accountability to our stakeholders.


University of Wisconsin-Stout prepares lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens in an equitable, inclusive, and sustainable environment through collaborative career-focused programs that integrate applied learning, theory and research. UW-Stout is committed to developing an inclusive community that fosters a rich, dynamic, and collaborative environment in which to work and grow, celebrating the diversity of individual perspectives and experiences.

A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the University of Wisconsin System--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences, and an integrated liberal arts foundation.

UW-Stout offers 47 undergraduate and 23 graduate degrees, including 21 masters and 2 advanced degrees. Current enrollment is approximately 8,000 students.

UW-Stout is committed to investing in and ensuring access to equitable, diverse, and inclusive learning, student living, and work environments that reflect our regional and global connections.

The UW-Stout campus community enjoys opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry and encourages collaboration within and across disciplines and professions.

The university is on a beautiful campus in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, 60 minutes east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94. Located in the scenic Chippewa Valley region with a population base of more than 200,000, Menomonie is a city of more than 16,400, surrounded by lakes, streams, and woodlands. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit:

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Minimum starting salary of $50,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.

Employment is contingent upon the final candidate’s completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources team. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

Official transcripts required at time of hire.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Sponsorship is not available for this position. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office, Phone: 715.232.2149.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit:

To apply, click on the APPLY button or go to:

Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Required application materials:

  1. Cover letter*
  2. Resume
  3. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references

*Include a statement (4-6 sentences) regarding how you would foster a climate of equity, diversity, and inclusion in this position. Please also use your cover letter to speak to each of the Minimum/Required Qualifications for this position as listed above. For each required qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement.

To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Applications submitted after May 11, 2022 may be reviewed until the position is filled.

Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at:

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodation for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:

Search Chair: Bethany Henthorn

Phone: 715.232.1129


If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:

Search Coordinator: Nora Winkler

Phone: 715.232.1601


Job Family: Supervisory