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Executive Director for University Career Services Austin, TX

The University of Texas at Austin has selected Norma Guerra-Gaier as the next Executive Director for University Career Services, effective November 1.

This new position will serve as a transformational campus leader who will provide strategic leadership, vision and direction, for the College to Career (CtC) initiative and chair the College to Career Governing Committee. The ED will also be responsible for the administrative and fiscal oversight of this initiative, its staff, and programming, including the creation of the University Career Services unit and the launch of a new Center for Career Exploration and Development.

Norma has over 20 years of experience leading career services as well as experience as a national leader in the field. In her role as Director of Career Services at Texas State University, Norma developed a dynamic career services program that serves over 38,000 students and also campus alumni. In this role, she led the delivery of career advising through an innovative hybrid liaison model, collaborating with nine colleges to ensure effective service to all students. Norma’s notable work in her role include her collaboration with campus colleges and faculty, the creation of the Employer Advisory Board, as well as development and management of over 24 career fairs, streamlined internship administration, and the implementation of a new career center management technology platform. Norma also is active in the profession and currently serves as the President of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). NACE is the profession’s premier higher education career services professional organization and represents over 12,000 college career services professionals, employers, and business affiliates. She has held numerous leadership positions in NACE as well as other professional career services organizations.

Sean Farrell led this search with Marc St. Hilaire

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