The Assistant Director of Career Development educates and supports students and recent alumni in achieving success with their professional goals. Areas of responsibility include career advising, teaching the Professional Development course for the Sigmund Weis School of Business, developing and delivering educational programming, and collaborating with campus partners to educate and support students’ career planning. The Assistant Director reports to the Assistant Provost for Post Graduate Outcomes/ Director of Career Development.
Assist students with career and major decision making; educate students on resume and cover letter writing, interviewing and internship/job search skills; administer and interpret career assessment instruments, such as Myers-Briggs, DISC, etc.
Design/deliver programs on career planning, the job/internship search, applying to graduate school, etc.
Teach up to two sections of the Professional Development course each semester.
Hire, train, supervise and evaluate student Career Ambassadors.
Maintain and update MySU pages and career planning resources such as resume guides.
Coordinate outreach to faculty for Perspectives, Capstone, and other classroom visits.
Assist with the planning and execution of Break Through and other related events.
Coordinate outreach and programming for student organizations and athletic teams.
Assist with campus wide recruitment and retention programs including Preview Days.
Maintain ongoing professional development via active participation with relevant professional organizations such as MACCA, EACE, PennACE, and NACE.
Please note that this post will close on Feb. 28. Candidates will be phone interviewed in March, with on campus interviews taking place in April. Preferred start date is June or July 2018.
Knowledge of career development theory and practice, career assessment resources, and career software systems such as Symplicity. Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with diverse populations and organizations including students, faculty, alumni, staff, and parents. Evidence of a commitment to diversity. Excellent written and verbal communication, including formal presentations to groups. Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team. Skilled at managing multiple tasks simultaneously. Able to work occasional nights and weekends. Experience in career development with traditional age college students is required. Teaching experience is highly desirable.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Susquehanna University
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