Business and Career Development Center Director

Business and Career Development Center Director


The CIU Business and Career Development Center (BCDC) director manages, plans, strategically develops, and implements all aspects of a comprehensive, community-centered business and career development facility for students, alumni, and the community within the CIU School of Business.

The director supports the design and implementation of the programming across the BCDC and serves a key coordination role, working with fellows, mentors, coaches, advisors, and partners to create an environment where all beneficiaries can thrive as professionals in the market/or scale their ventures. The director will play a significant role in supporting the planning, recruitment, and selection processes and fostering connections between employers and CIU talent while working with the wider CIU team to support the measurement and evaluation of the center.


  • Oversee departmental operations including, but not limited to, budgets, personnel, planning, and marketing career events, programs, services, and training.
  • Develop a strategic plan for CIU BCDC, including mission, vision, aspirations, core values, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats, objectives, strategies, operational tactics, means of monitoring, evaluation, and measurement.
  • Collaborate with the dean, faculty, and staff to develop, plan, and implement program opportunities, events, and course objectives for student career awareness, career readiness, and entrepreneurship inside and outside the classroom.
  • Build, communicate, and foster relationships with industry and community leaders to promote employment, internship opportunities, and access to funding for CIU students, alumni, and community members.
  • Coach, counsel, and provide resources to students, alumni, and the community.
  • Assist students in developing career and entrepreneurship goals; conduct class presentations, workshops, events, and group sessions.
  • Develop and maintain information systems for managing records and data.
  • Generate reports and career and business development systems, policies, and procedures; analyze information for use in planning for external collaborations.
  • Work to increase the percentage of students employed at graduation.
  • Recruit and work on retention for the incubator/accelerator programs.
  • Support planning and preparation of core programming for all beneficiaries, including developing new ways to support the users’ ventures, drafting outreach to programming partners, and coordinating activities with multiple stakeholders.
  • Monitor and strengthen the relationships between CIU and the community, including mentors, advisors, leadership coaches, and partners.
  • Provide ongoing support for the center’s users and their career development or startup processes.
  • Manage and streamline invitations and logistics for CIU BCDC events.
  • Design, conduct, and analyze surveys to assess program effectiveness and recommend changes to enhance the programming.


  • Attention to detail with strong organizational skills, 
  • Willingness to adapt to frequent changes in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Time management competence to prioritize work projects and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with others and independently to achieve common objectives.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm for social entrepreneurship and career development.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Master’s in business or organizational leadership preferred.


CIU provides a benefits package that includes:

  • Health Plan;
  • 401(k) plan with match opportunity;
  • 100% of employee’s cost of group life insurance;
  • Long term disability insurance;
  • Vacation days, holidays, sick leave, family leave;
  • Educational benefits: tuition reduction for PreK3-Graduate.

Interested and qualified candidates will complete the CIU Employment Application on this site.

Columbia International University
Cook School of Business
Time Period
40 hours/12 months

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