Director, Experiential Education

Miami University

Job Summary:

As an integral member of the Miami University (Oxford, OH) Center for Career Exploration and Success (CCES), the Director of Experiential Education will work closely with the Assistant Vice President to provide vision, leadership and innovation in expanding experiential and immersive career-related experiences for students. The successful candidate will oversee staff and expand and develop internships, micro-internships, co-ops, career treks and job shadow experiences designed to promote student success and career mobility post-graduation. In addition, the Director will launch a Career Champions program designed to scale career development within Miami’s Career Community including faculty, staff, parents and employers. The Director will be an outstanding leader with proven experience in launching complex initiatives and working effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders.

This position is eligible for remote work on a hybrid basis. Remote work is not a right, but a working arrangement that can be modified or revoked by Miami University at any time for any reason, including the convenience of the University.

The salary range for this position is $85,000 – $100,000.

Duties/Physical Demands:

  • In conjunction with the Assistant Vice President of Career Exploration and Success, the Director will develop strategies and policies; and oversee career-related experiential education and immersive experiences including but not limited to internships, micro-internships, co-ops, job shadow experiences, and career treks (including Presidential Career and Leadership Series).
  • Develop and execute a Career Champions Program that will equip stakeholders (faculty, staff, parents, employers) with information to help promote student career readiness.
  • Create data and assessment plans to gauge the effectiveness of career-related experiential and immersive experiences and ensure diverse populations of students engage with experiential education. Collaborate with the Data/Assessment Coordinator to ensure execution and evaluation. Use findings to a) derive new strategies and b) leverage for effective story-telling.
  • Build effective relationships and advise/support faculty and administrators on best practices related to experiential education.
  • Serve on the CCES Leadership Team. Attend meetings and assist in the creation of office-wide policies, priorities, and operations.
  • Assist in coordinating office-wide special events, programs, workshops, career fairs, and other events as needed. Participate in inclusive excellence training and actively enhance inclusive excellence practices throughout CCES.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of eight years of professional experience.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree; preferably experience in higher education working with faculty and staff to launch new initiatives.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Commitment to experiential education or various research-based student success techniques
  • Commitment to inclusive excellence
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated growth, value creation, and building strong relationships.

Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

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Benefits Eligible: YES

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