Career Counselor/Assistant Director
Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education


An integral part of the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education, this position assists in providing career services to students, alumni and alumnae. The Assistant Director provides assistance to students through faculty contacts, workshops, in-class presentations, and individual contact. This position also assists in development and maintenance of career information resources. The successful candidate will demonstrate collegiality and the ability to establish collaborative relationships within and beyond the Salisbury Center. The Salisbury Center is interested in candidates who have engaged in significant service towards increasing the participating of individuals from groups historically under-represented in higher education or in their field of study.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide general career counseling for students with and without defined career goals regarding: self-assessment, career exploration, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing techniques, job search strategies, internships/externships/community service, summer jobs, pre-professional and graduate school advising, and career resources.
  • Oversee the pre-law counseling process; work with faculty pre-law advisor on programming; coordinate law admissions visits to HWS campus and promote them to students and faculty.
  • Manage employer development functions for law related opportunities; seek new opportunities through solicitations to alums and parents, work with local employers and provide outreach to employers for students as needed.
  • Conduct mock interviews and provides feedback for students, alumni and alumnae.
  • Assist students, alumni, alumnae and community members with career library.
  • Develop and conduct seminars and special presentations focused on further developing capabilities within our student body to make them more prepared for opportunities, including resume and cover letter writing, networking and interviewing techniques, job search strategies, summer jobs, internships and externships, etc.
  • Sponsor outreach activities, including workshops and presentations in resident halls, classes and other campus locations, as well as with extracurricular organizations, academic departments, cultural programs, fraternities and other various campus populations.
  • Assist with marketing efforts to promote and build programming.
  • Contribute to the annual calendar of events for Career Services and the office newsletter.
  • Assist with department activities and projects, including the winter break shadow program.
  • Assist with the Career Network volunteer database and members.
  • Partner with the Non-Profit Employer Developer to coordinate and implement student programs, such as the Day on the Hill.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Preferred Master's degree in Counseling, Education; or the equivalent and demonstrate an interest and experience working with a diverse college student population; a self-motivated, self-directed commitment to high professional ideals; excellent oral and written communication skills. Two plus years of professional experience in career development and/or graduate or professional school advising, or the equivalent. Must be a versatile team player who thrives on student interaction and excels in relationship-building. Must have an understanding and appreciation of liberal arts with special appreciation for post-graduate study options. Must also understand and appreciate growing role technology plays in the delivery of Career Services.


This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible administrative salaried position. Campus office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; some evenings and weekends are required for this position. This position description is not all-inclusive as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume and the names with contact information of at least three references to our application service, Interfolio https://apply.interfolio.com/41759. If you have any questions about using Interfolio, please send to ferran@hws.edu.


Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff comprised of women and men that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, or sexual orientation or any other protected status.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to providing a non-discriminatory and harassment-free educational, living and working environment for all members of the HWS community, including students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and visitors. HWS prohibits discrimination and harassment in their programs and activities on the basis of age, color, disability, domestic violence victim status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected under the law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, and other forms of sexual misconduct including stalking and intimate partner violence, and gender-based harassment that does not involve conduct of a sexual nature.

Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean’s offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions.  The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.  With an enrollment of approximately 2,100, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program.  Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.



Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.