Open Positions


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Loyola Marymount University, Associate Director of Graduate Programs and Education Professions

  • Institution Name: Loyola Marymount University
  • Contact Name: Marcy Newman
  • Contact Email:
  • Position Title: Associate Director of Graduate Programs and Education Professions
  • Requisition Number: 0170588
  • Work Status: Full-time
  • Regular Hours Per Week: 40
  • Days of Week: M-F
  • How to apply: Directly through the HR website:
  • Career Services URL:
  • Position Summary: The Associate Director of Graduate Programs & Education Professions will provide career coaching and support to all LMU graduate students, while serving as a primarily liaison to the School of Education, LMU’s largest graduate student population. This position will be charged with developing, supporting, and maintaining high quality programs, resources, and events within Career and Professional Development (CPD). Position Specific Responsibilities: Provide one-on-one coaching to graduate students interested in careers within the education (K-12, Counseling, Higher Education), nonprofit, and social services fields. Implement workshops, information sessions, employer site visits, and industry panels to introduce students to a wide range of education and nonprofit careers. Serve as the official liaison to the School of Education, addressing students’ goals of professional advancement within their organizations for individuals currently employed, job search strategy for individuals seeking employment, and further graduate study for individuals pursuing doctoral degrees and careers within academia or research. Cultivate new employment, internship, research, and job shadowing opportunities at public and private K-12 schools, universities, and organizations. Collaborate with faculty to promote opportunities and prepare students for job search and interview process. Manage LMU’s Graduate School Fair, bringing over 80 national and international programs to campus annually. Provide preparatory workshops and panels to equip students with successful strategies for navigating the Fair, and educate students on the graduate school process (i.e. researching programs, funding graduate education, applying, and interviewing). Expand and maintain relationships with leading graduate and professional school recruiters. Collaborate with the dean of the School of Education and staff to plan the annual Spring Networking Event, featuring employers, faculty, students, and alumni. Conduct outreach to recruiters, oversee event logistics, and assist with event production and marketing. Manage one graduate assistant and two peer advisors in CPD. Train, mentor, and guide them in developing content for workshops, digital, and print resources. Provide direction and oversight on graduate research projects, including annual Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved study involving surveys, focus groups, and other research instruments. Serve as an active contributor to the Division of Enrollment Management and Career and Professional Development, participating in campus-wide events and committees as requested. Contribute fully to the career services profession, representing the university through involvement in national and regional professional associations, and in strategic partnerships with LMU employers, alumni, parents, and other external stakeholders. Experience/Qualifications: Minimum of five years academic advising, career development/counseling or coaching students within education or higher education field or related area. Preferred experience working with graduate students; familiarity with career development/counseling theories and methods; specialized knowledge of the education/counseling fields or K-12 education system, and management or supervisory experience. Demonstrated knowledge of career development/counseling theories and methods. Knowledge of education career fields and opportunities for experiential learning. Knowledge of the academic environment and experiential learning best practices. Ability to collaborate with faculty, administrators, campus partners and employers. Demonstrated computer competency and preferably knowledgeable of Microsoft Office Suite and database management and systems. Event planning and production skills. Strong communication skills (both written and oral). Public presentation skills required. Strong organizational skills. Team player with solid interpersonal skills.
  • Required Education: Typically a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience. Master’s Degree preferred. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.
  • Exemption Status: Exempt Salary Grade Minimum:

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