POSITION DESCRIPTION

Assistant Director of Career Services
Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education

SUMMARY:

An integral part of the Salisbury Center, this position assists in providing career counseling and professional development for 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide general career counseling for students with and without defined career goals regarding: self-assessment, career exploration and career resources.
  • Conduct assessments using the Strong Interest Inventory and MBTI as needed.
  • Conduct mock interviews and provides feedback for students as needed.
  • Track student caseload and provide ongoing follow up with students so that they remain engaged in Career Services.
  • Assist students, alumni, alumnae and community members with career library.
  • 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. Innovate and update workshops as needed.
  • Facilitate outreach activities, including workshops and presentations in resident halls, classes and other campus locations, as well as with extracurricular organizations, academic departments, fraternities and other various campus populations; evening hours are required for some programming.
  • Assist with marketing efforts for capability building programming.
  • Assist with department activities and projects, including the graduate school fairs, speaker events, and winter break events.
  • Contribute to monthly newsletters.
  • Manage GPS system; work as a liaison between HWS IT and the IT team at CSO research. Modify and tweak system as needed to meet the team’s growing needs.
  • Serve as the point person for all technology systems in the office to get them up and running. Work with the companies to ensure the team’s needs are being met and the services are working for students.
  • Coordinate the Kaleidoscope/Pathways sessions for all first year students. Track participation of all first years and work with the deans on follow up as needed.
  • Work with the director on reporting functions of GPS to provide weekly, monthly, semester, and annual statistics.
  • Manage the job shadow programs held during winter break and summer.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s degree in Counseling, Education; or the equivalent preferred. One plus years of professional experience in career development and/or graduate or professional school advising, or the equivalent preferred. 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.

OTHER INFORMATION:

This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible administrative salaried position. Normal campus office hours of work are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the academic year with a possible shortened workweek during the scheduled summer hours. Some evening and weekend work will be required. The salary is competitive and is negotiable depending on the strength of qualifications. The benefit package includes but is not limited to: 20 days of vacation each year; 10 paid holidays; medical, dental, and vision insurances; long-term disability coverage; life insurance; and retirement benefits. This position is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

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 (3) professional references to our application service, Interfolio https://apply.interfolio.com/48594.

If you have any questions about using Interfolio, please send to ferran@hws.edu.

EOE


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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 2,000, 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.