Director of Placement Services

Remote - Portland, OR

About ACHS

American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) has been providing excellence in holistic health distance education since 1978 and is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). ACHS specializes in accredited online graduate and undergraduate degrees, diplomas, certificates, and continuing education courses in integrative medicine fields including aromatherapy, herbal medicine, holistic nutrition, and more.

Our mission is to provide leadership in holistic health education through comprehensive professional online and on-campus education and high-quality natural products with a commitment to sustainable practices and principles. 

Position Overview

The Director of Placement Services is responsible for employer outreach and development of employment and internship opportunities through initiating and developing relationships with employers in business, government, and non-profit organizations. The Director provides guidance for current students seeking assistance with career opportunities after graduation in partnership with other alumni and career services personnel. 

Essential Responsibilities

These are the key responsibilities the employee is responsible for on a day-to-day basis.  

Employer Outreach: 50% 

  • Identifies new employers through research and discussions with academic, industry, and professional contacts. 
  • Initiates contact with employers to cultivate new employer relationships that lead to the placement of graduates in employment and internship opportunities.
  • Maintains relationships with employers related to career interests of students. 
  • Plans and implements career fairs, networking events, and other programs such as annual Employer Summit.
  • Arranges and participates in site visits and on-campus meetings and events as applicable.

Academic and Credential Outreach: 15%

  • Serves as a resource for academic teams to provide career data, trends, and credentialing data leading to employment and internship placement opportunities. 
  • Meets with Program Deans, faculty, academic and admissions advisors, and staff to identify career development and employment needs of students.
  • Distributes information on Center services, resources, and employment events in coordination with other alumni and career services personnel.Presents workshops and classes to support student and graduate employment and internship placement.

Employment Counseling: 35%

  • Counsels students regarding career decision-making, experiential learning opportunities, and preparing for employment.
  • Assists students and graduate with full-time professional job search strategies and techniques
  • Provides direct student support through individual and group coaching sessions.


  • Bachelor's degree in human resources management, business, communication or related area; Masters preferred.
  • At least three (3) years experience in a career services or related field required, with a proven track record of developing employer relations leading to employment and internship placement.
  • High level of technical proficiency, including MS Office Suite, Google Docs, and using a database to manage contacts (CRM and SIS).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to develop and deliver presentations.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This is largely a sedentary role; position requires prolonged standing or sitting. Requires frequent bending, stooping or stretching. 

Work Environment

This job can be completed remotely or in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers.

Benefits Highlights 

  • Eligible for Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance the first of the month after hire
  • Dental and Vision covered at 100%; Medical covered at 90%
  • Disability and Life insurance plans available
  • Paid Time Off
  • Eligible for paid time off upon hire
  • Paid Holidays 
  • Paid Vacation 
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Paid Wellness Days (including expanded holiday breaks)
  • Paid Volunteer Day

Other Benefits

  • Education Benefit Program
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • 401(k) plan with institution match after one year of employment


Monday to Friday, 8:30-5:30 PST or a similar schedule. Availability outside of standard work hours may be necessary at times. 


ACHS is committed to equal opportunity and equal treatment for all qualified individuals. ACHS does not discriminate nor will it tolerate discrimination against any person because of age, gender, gender identity, color, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other class protected by law. 

ACHS complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,  a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education, including but not limited to all forms of sexual harassment and sexual violence. Any person who files a complaint or participates in an investigation is protected from retaliation to the full extent of the law. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to ACHS’s Title IX Coordinator and/or to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. ACHS Title IX Coordinator: Prisca Bermudez, Director of Academic Services, 5005 S. Macadam Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97239. 503-244-0726,