Student Affairs/Smith Career Center - Assistant Director, Springer Center for Internships

The Smith Career Center invites candidates for the full-time position of Assistant Director serving the Springer Center for Internships. 

The Smith Career Center (SCC) provides comprehensive career services to students and alumni and practical recruitment assistance to employers.  The Springer Center for Internships provides resources to help students secure meaningful internships, co-ops, and part-time jobs. Our centralized Cooperative Education and Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to register their internship for official transcript notation and possible credit. For additional information about the Smith Career Center and the Springer Center for Internships, please visit

Responsibilities of the Assistant Director include but are not limited to identifying and developing appropriate off-campus work opportunities, including internships, cooperative education, part-time and summer employment; administering the America Reads Tutoring Program and coordinating the Outstanding Co-op/Intern of the Year Award; advising  first-year students and all students seeking part-time employment; coordinating diversity initiatives; actively participating on assigned teams; and providing workshops and classroom presentations.  Some evening and week-end work is required.

The Assistant Director works with SCC staff, employers, other University units and reports to both the Executive Director of the Smith Career Center and the Director of the Springer Center for Internships. 

Candidates must possess exceptional interpersonal, organizational, and communication (verbal and written) skills; ability to demonstrate respect and sensitivity for cultural and age diversity; and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel. The successful candidate must be very detail- oriented, possess excellent problem solving and analytical skills, and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.  A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree is preferred.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience in career services, student affairs, or a related field.

Ideally, the successful candidate will begin on June 2, 2014.  Compensation is commensurate with qualifications.

Qualified candidates must submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications for the position, a current resume, and complete contact information for a minimum of three professional references to or via direct mail to:

Dawn Koeltzow, Search Chair

Bradley University

Smith Career Center

1501 W Bradley Ave

Peoria, IL 61625

For full consideration, applicant materials should be received by Friday, April 11, 2014.  Position will remain open until filled.

Employment with Bradley University it contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Bradley University is a distinctive, medium-size, comprehensive private institution of higher learning. The University is located on an 85-acre campus in Peoria, the largest metropolitan area in central Illinois. With approximately 5,000 undergraduate and 800 graduate students, Bradley offers the opportunities and choices of a larger university (with over 130 programs in five colleges, plus a graduate school) and the quality, personal attention, and challenge of a small private college. Bradley is rich in tradition and full of promise to become one of the nation's best comprehensive universities.  For additional information about the University visit

Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The administration, faculty, and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.