Director of Placement

Coordinate activities of job placement service for students and graduates.
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Salary Range
$77,000 – $130,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Director of Placements do?

Coordinates activities of job placement service for students and graduates: Develops placement office procedures. Establishes work loads, assigns tasks, and reviews results. Conducts in-service training program for placement personnel. Interviews applicants to determine qualifications and eligibility for employment. Assists individuals to develop employment plans based on appraisals of aptitudes, interests, and personality characteristics, and to plan curriculums accordingly. Contacts prospective employers to determine needs and to explain placement service. Arranges on-campus interviews between employers and graduating students to facilitate placement of graduates. Collects, organizes, and analyzes occupational, educational, and economic information for use in job placement activities. Directs maintenance of occupational library. Assists in conducting community surveys to gather labor market information, such as prevailing wages, hours, training, and employment possibilities. Coordinates program for analyzing campus jobs.


Should I be a Director of Placement?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Coordinator of Placement, Director of Career Planning and Placement, Director of Career Resources See More

    How to become a Director of Placement

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