Assistant Director for Information Management and Career Resource Center

Created: August 21, 2018


The University of Illinois is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana in central Illinois. The campus is situated between the three major metropolitan areas of Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis and is one of the top comprehensive research public universities in the world. The successful candidate will be working with an academically talented and ethnically diverse student population, 15%  Asian-American students, 9%  Latino/a students, 5% percent African-American students, 3% multiracial, and 24% international from a total enrollment of nearly 48,000 students.


The Career Center (TCC), a unit within the Division of Student Affairs, provides all Illinois students collaborative and innovative programs, services, and resources focused on career and professional development that educates and empowers them to become thriving professionals in the global community. The Career Center staff is committed to supporting students from all backgrounds and promoting inclusiveness on campus as outlined in the Student Affairs Diversity Statement.



The Assistant Director oversees the daily functions and personnel in TCC’s Resource Center and interacts with students on a daily basis. The position is responsible for TCC’s web presence, curation of career development information to meet the needs of stakeholders, and management of data that powers TCC’s information systems. This position also serves as primary liaison between the center and IT professionals.



Specific to this Position

·         Direct daily functions of TCC’s Resource Center, including supervision of front desk staff and overseeing supervision of student employees

·         Serve as the primary liaison with IT support personnel and develop partnerships with other campus information personnel who maintain TCC’s servers and backend web applications

·         Maintain and update databases which are essential for daily operations

·         Lead the TCC Website team and ensure front-end web content is updated, accessible, and usable.

·         Consult on development of existing and new web-based applications in collaboration with staff, campus experts, and vendors

·         Evaluate, purchase, and implement technologies for data collection, event registration, and payment

·         Select, purchase, and organize career development resources (online and in print), including circulating collection, reference collection, magazines, software, web-based subscriptions, and other resources; oversee inventory and condition of materials and usage of resources; and direct cataloging of new materials

·         Hire, train, and supervise a graduate assistant and other student staff, as needed

·         Assist students, visitors, and staff in locating online and print resources; act as a resource for staff and students seeking in-depth career information; inform staff of collection resources and new online information

·         Prepare and manage a budget for information resources and technology; assist with planning and budgeting for hardware

·         Collect, analyze, and report metrics for use of website and information resources


Common to all Career Center Professionals

·         Coach students one-on-one and in groups regarding career exploration and decision-making, preparation for graduate/professional school, and finding jobs and internships

·         Engage diverse student populations and offices that serve underrepresented students

·         Assess student learning outcomes, make evidence-based decisions, and facilitate continuous improvement

·         Serve as a liaison to designated departments and offices and maintain relationships with campus partners

·         Create and deliver presentations for a variety of audiences, including students, families, campus partners, and external colleagues

·         Contribute to the design, creation, and maintenance of print and online resources

·         Participate in professional development activities and associations

·         Serve on The Career Center, Student Affairs and/or campus committees, task forces, work groups, and advisory committees 



Required Qualifications

·         Master’s degree

·         Experience in the field of information sciences, which may include experience with databases, content management systems, or servers

·         Familiarity with Library of Congress Classification and Integrated Library Systems

·         Demonstrated excellent customer service and public relations skills

·         Experience serving diverse populations and knowledge of cultural differences

·         Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment

·         Demonstrated ability to manage multiple work priorities

Preferred Qualifications

·         Master’s degree in Information Sciences, Library & Information Science, or related field. Master’s degree in another field is acceptable if accompanied by a second degree (bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral) in Information Sciences or closely related field

·         Experience in higher education, and/or working with college students

·         Supervision and project management experience

·         Experience managing databases and content management systems

·         Familiarity with one or more of the following:  Koha, Drupal, Wordpress, PHP, CSS, Javascript, Jquery, SQL databases, UBUNTU


Appointment Type

Regular twelve month, 100% academic professional appointment


Salary Range and Starting Date

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Starting date is as soon as possible after close of search.


Application Procedures

Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and interviews may be conducted prior to the closing date.  No hiring decision will be made until after the closing date.  To apply, please complete a candidate profile at and upload a cover letter, resume, and names/contact information for three professional references by September 9, 2018.  Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the closing date. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.  For questions about the position, please contact Eden Haycraft at or 217-333-0820.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit

Last updated: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 14:17 UTC