The Assistant Director reports to the Director of the Becker Career Center and supports the Center's mission to provide effective educational programs and services to assist diverse students and alumni with their professional development. The Assistant Director is responsible for: providing career advising to students and alumni, developing and implementing career education programming including development and maintenance of resources, guides, and handouts; collaborating with the Director in establishing metrics for annual reporting and continuous improvement; engaging alumni and students in career education programming; and representing Union College and the Becker Career Center at consortia events and selected conferences. The Assistant Director may also play an active role in the Liberal Arts Career Network (LACN).
Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.
Union College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous 11% retirement plan contribution and tuition remission.
Diversity at Union College
Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.
Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.
Qualifications: Master's degree in Student Personnel Administration or a related discipline required. Also required is knowledge of college student development, a strong desire to work with a diverse student population, excellent interpersonal skills including the presence and poise needed to interact and develop rapport with all constituencies, strong project and time management, computer and social media skills, and effective public speaking and presentation skills with the ability to positively influence on and off campus groups. Demonstrated familiarity with the internship and employment recruitment process is desirable. Must be willing to work occasional nights, weekends, and holidays and possess a desire to attend student-related events of interest outside of working hours.