Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science is redefining engineering education and research through its pioneering “Whole-Brain Engineering” philosophy, integrating the elements of left-brain thinking — analysis, logic, synthesis, and math — with the kind of high-level right-brain thinking that fosters intuition, metaphorical thought, and creative problem solving. Augmenting the analytical core of engineering with substantial initiatives in design, entrepreneurship, leadership and personal development, and unusual collaborations that span disciplines, Northwestern Engineering students and faculty are prepared to take the world in a whole new direction.
Northwestern Engineering comprises more than 1,800 undergraduate students, 2,000 graduate students, 190 faculty members across nine academic departments and varied programs, centers, and institutes. Northwestern Engineering staff members support innovative academic programs, an intellectual footprint that deepens the frontiers of knowledge, partnerships that catalyze education and research, and a diverse culture that embraces different viewpoints and ideas.
The Engineering Career Development office within the Northwestern McCormick School of Engineering is seeking an Assistant Director. The Assistant Director, Engineering Career Development will:
Advise and support the career development and career planning of Northwestern Engineering students with career interests in the areas of computer science, engineering and technology
Empower students in decision making and professional growth associated with their career goals and objectives
Assess individual situations and circumstances, many complex in nature, and create, implement and monitor resource recommendations
Ensure compliance with all associated policies, rules and regulations
Track and monitor student career progress through various work-integrated learning programs and initiatives including: co-op, internships, research, service learning and student entrepreneurship
Successful candidates will have earned a Master’s degree in higher education, counseling, student affairs, engineering or other similar area; along with previous experience advising STEM students in a career services or advising capacity. A working knowledge of spreadsheets, databases, job boards and CRM platforms like Nacelink Symplicity, Handshake, CSO, GradLeaders, SalesForce and PeopleSoft is greatly desired. Previous teaching experience preferred.