Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 2,800 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members--students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.
Provides career counseling and advising to students and young alumni via individual advising and workshops. Provides leadership for student programming and outreach for students interested in the Health Care and Life & Physical Sciences fields. Coordinates career counseling programs and initiatives for all class years.
Major Areas of Responsibility
Career Counseling and Advising:
Provide individual, comprehensive career counseling to students of all class years and young alumni, including Strong Interest Inventory interpretations.
Assist students and young alumni identify and integrate abilities, interests, experience and values with career choice; explore career options using online, print and networking resources; make decisions regarding career choice.
Connect students with career exploration opportunities including job shadowing, informational interviewing, career panels and presentations, community based learning, workshops, deep-dives, etc.
Teach internship/job search skills and strategies such as resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, networking, researching employers and use of online tools in individual and group settings.
Develop and present career workshops and prepare related materials.
Critique resumes and cover letters.
Conduct mock interviews.
Serve as the Industry Advisor for students interested in select industries:
Industry advisor to students interested in the Health Care and Life & Physical Sciences fields
Lead the Health/Life Sciences and the Tech, Science & Engineering career communities
Plan and coordinate events and programs for target populations, industries and career communities including, but not limited to, alumni panels, employer site visits and industry nights
Develop and maintain relationships with alumni in career community industries to facilitate connections with students
Curate industry specific information for monthly career community newsletters
Collaborate and build relationships with appropriate departments, faculty and student groups
Plan staff development trainings around industry information dissemination
Coordinate industry nights
Communicate with Employer Relations team about job/internship opportunities and employer trends related to career community industries
Student Programming and Outreach
Design, implement and evaluate workshop strategy and format
Oversee and update content for workshops
Provide supervision, direction and training to programming Peer Career Assistants
This is a Full- Time, Exempt level position.
The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.
A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).
Master's Degree in Counseling, College Student Personnel or related field required.1-3 years related experience. Strong Interest Inventory Certified or proficient experience administering the Strong Interest Inventory, Myers Briggs Type Indicator or Strengths. Basic experience or knowledge of Symplicity or other career services management database. The position requires a strong understanding of the career development of undergraduate liberal arts students, especially within a Jesuit environment. Knowledge of STEM-related career paths for liberal arts students.