Assistant or Associate Director, ILR Office of Career Services – Student Career Services Associate I
August 7, 2018
Ithaca, New York
Full Time - Experienced
The ILR School at Cornell University is the leading college of the applied social sciences focusing on work, employment, and labor policy issues and practices of national and international significance. We advance the world of work through teaching, research, and outreach. As a land-grant college, we generate and disseminate leading-edge knowledge to solve human problems, manage and resolve conflict, and establish best practices in the workplace, and to inform government policy. Boasting one of the most diverse student populations at Cornell, our mission is to prepare leaders, inform national and international employment and labor policy, and improve working lives.
The ILR Office of Career Services (OCS) serves the career development of ILR undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates. The student body is comprised of approximately 1000 undergraduates and about 150 residential graduate students, and a number of current professionals who are part of our Master of Professional Studies (MPS) and online Executive Masters in Human Resources Management (EMHRM) programs. Click here to learn more about OCS and the ILR School.
The Assistant/Associate Director position reports to the Director of Career Services and works collaboratively with two other Assistant/Associate Directors, two administrative support staff, and five peer advisors. In addition, this position is part of the ILR Student Experience Team focused on the student experience and wellbeing for ILR students, and has a student-centered approach, contributes to building a collaborative community based on trust, and values diversity, inclusion and wellbeing.
What you will do:
Serving as part of a dedicated team of higher education professionals committed to the career success of our diverse student populations you will:
Offer career advising and coaching through one-on-one appointments, group advising, workshops and presentations.
Provide leadership for OCS’ various initiatives such as our workshop/event offerings, Peer Advisor Program, winter break opportunities students, postgraduate (first destinations) and summer survey management, and other priorities in the office.
Conduct practice interviews to help improve student interviewing skills
Connect with employers and alumni
Collaborate with training and supervise student employees
Stay current with general job market trends and career fields of interest
Participate in relevant national and regional professional organizations
Rewards & Benefits:
Cornell provides great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation leave, health and personal leave, 12 holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year’s Day) and superior retirement contributions.
Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. For more information click here.
This is a full-time, non-academic staff, benefits eligible opportunity located on the Ithaca ILR campus.
Visa sponsorship and relocation assistance is not available for this position.
When applying through our system, please remember to attach resume and cover letter in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. In the Experience section of your application, use the ‘Drop Files Here’ box to manually drag document(s) into your application. For a more detailed description and instructions on how to apply online please click here . Referencing posting number: WDR-00015937
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
We need an assistant/associate director who is passionate about helping students meet their career goals; is committed to effectively guide/coach students from diverse backgrounds; enjoys sharing ideas and building positive relationships; is a creative problem solver; and values continuous learning and professional growth. Specifically, we need a professional with the following required traits:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of experience and education.
Two-to-four years’ experience in student advising in career services, student services, student counseling/development or related field required.
Proficiency in using technology, various programs and software, and social media platforms to move from transactional interactions to more relationship-based and transformational connections with students
Strong presentation skills to develop and facilitate career-related workshops and events or engage small to large audiences of students, faculty, staff, alumni, or other constituents.
If you have all those traits, great! We have a few more traits that we would prefer you to have, but it’s ok if you don’t:
Master’s degree in college student personnel, student affairs, counseling, or related field
Qualifications and/or certification in administering career assessment tools such as Strong, MBTI, StrengthsFinder (Clifton Strengths) or others preferred
Experience with and knowledge of career services platforms (Handshake, Simplicity, etc.) ideal