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Manager, Career Services

Manager, Career Services

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Passion…Inspiration…Innovation…Do you live by those? If yes, read on...

While the position is supporting our Online Campus and our Online Students, this role will require regular, daily office hours. Candidates not locate to Fairfax, VA will not be considered for this role, as the University is unable to provide relocation. 


At Stratford University employees take enormous pride in their work and the work of the University. Stratford is not just your next job -- it is a career where employees find their true calling and feel tremendous joy in making a difference in the lives of others. Every employee is empowered and encouraged to contribute innovative ideas to enhance the student experience and learning outcomes. This is made evident by our motto, Changing lives, one student at a time.”  Visit our University blog at




Influence the true potential of our students and graduates, inspiring them to achieve academic excellence in pursuit of their dream job!  You excite students to be the best they can be. You change lives. You will be a diamontaire of careers: finding diamonds in the rough, working with them, polishing them, and bringing them to their highest value. Deliver the necessary skills of students for placement into high demand careers. You will develop and maintain a qualified talent pipeline for those who employ our students and graduates. If this inspires you, Stratford is the place where you can achieve your mission and calling! 


  • Establish and maintain active communications with students on an on-going basis. 
  • Take students on a journey of self-discovery of hidden abilities and capabilities
  • Develop group and individual career coaching sessions, classroom and workshop presentations.
  • Bolster written and verbal communication skills to differentiate them from the pack
  • Identify innovative job search methods, skills and interview preparation
  • Oversee productive and lasting relationships with employers in the community who employ students
  • Maintain a high level of career placement of students and graduates
  • Manage a continuous pipeline of highly qualified, productive and extraordinary graduates for hire


The Skills:


  • Sensitivity to the needs of students to help them successfully select and transition into their desired career field   
  • High energy, outgoing personality and professional attitude, strong sense of empathy
  • Ability to demonstrate self-direction and motivation while making work fun and enjoyable
  • Ability to inspire students to reach for the stars, and provide them with the tools to succeed
  • Strong writing, proof reading, and editing skills, particularly in resume and cover letter formats


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher will give you an advantage.
  • 2 to 5 years of experience in a relevant career field.
  • A record of ongoing student and community involvement to support your successes