The Assistant Director of Career Advising is the lead staff member providing career advising and counseling efforts on behalf of the Center for Career Development to students that may be seeking internships, employment, or other opportunities while enrolled or post-graduation.
The Assistant Director will coordinate activities to integrate career planning into students' academic and personal development. Responsibilities include presentation and workshop development and delivery, career and internship advising in one-on-one and small group settings, administers and interprets career assessments, supports on-campus recruiting efforts. This position has frequent contact with students and faculty in a variety of settings.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Career Advising and Counseling:
Assist students in developing the necessary skills associated with career development and successful transition into the workforce or graduate school;
Support students preparing for internship and job searches through resume, cover letter, e-portfolio and social media reviews, mock interviews (in person, online, and telephone) in one-on-one, small group, or classroom settings;
Work closely with EXP faculty, First Year Transitions faculty, Senior Seminar/Capstone course faculty, student groups, clubs, and support offices to plan and deliver career related programs, presentations for a variety of majors;
Develop advising resources and facilitation guides to support students;
Administer and interpret various vocational and interest inventories and advise students on possible career paths through the use of tools including, but not limited to, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Focus2, and StrengthsFinder;
Support on-campus recruiting efforts and programs involving student and employer interactions.
Internship Advising, Counseling, and Program Administration:
Collaborate with internship coordinators to support accessible, student-centered process for internship placement and facilitation;
Develop outreach and marketing efforts to actively promote internships to students;
Advise and counsel students seeking information about the College’s internship process;
Evaluate the College’s internship processes and structures and make recommendations with the goal of increasing student participation in internship experiences;
Coordinate the management of internship scholarships and the application process, stipends, HIRE Curry, internal opportunities and award programs such as the Intern of the Year and the Spagnoletti Internship Scholarship;
Support internship related administrative functions through including verifying field supervisor compensation with the Academic Affairs Senior Budget Analyst, monitoring student registrations through collaboration with Internship Coordinators and Registrar’s Office personnel, and coordinating and assessing student and host site experiences;
Convene and chair the Internship Council.
Event Management and Outreach Programming:
Collaborate with others in the CCD to plan and execute programming during events including the Career & Networking Conference (held annually in the fall) and the Career & Internship Fair (held annually in the spring);
Design and implement outreach programs to promote and encourage student engagement with the CCD;
Represent the CCD at college events, including, but not limited to Open House, Accepted Student Day, Orientation, and other targeted recruitment or retention events.
Utilize technologies to track and monitor information about student’s engagement with the CCD;
Stay abreast of industry information including hiring trends, economic information, and resume design;
Research, develop, and maintain relevant content for career materials to include information about careers, graduate education, and employment;
Actively manage and oversee the Career Peer and Alumni Mentor Network programs;
Coordinate on-campus recruiting and application process for CCD scholarships, fellowships, internships, and other student positions;
Assist with the supervision of office staff and management of the department in the absence of the Director.
Providing superb customer service to employers, students, families, faculty, and staff;
Participate in committees relevant to the work of the CCD;
Serve as back up for the Director of the Center for Career Development, the Graduate Outcomes & Operations Coordinator, or the Administrative Assistant as needed;
Respect and maintain confidentiality, parameters of operation, professional protocols, and individual privacy;
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor of his/her designee.
A Bachelor’s degree is required;
At least three years of progressively responsible experience in career development or related field;
A record of leadership in successfully administering career advising and internship programs and outreach initiatives;
Evidence of using data to inform goal setting, planning, and assessment efforts;
Working knowledge and understanding of diverse employment sectors and trends;
Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
A Master’s degree in Counseling, Student Development, Education, Human Resources, or a related area is preferred;
Experience leading an expansion of internship programming and placements at the undergraduate level;
Experience working with technology platforms including Banner, Blackboard, Digication, GRADLEADERS, Handshake, Qualtrics, and Salesforce.
At the College’s discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the college, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.
Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits including Health, Dental, Retirement, Vacation, Sick and Holidays.
About Curry College
Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution located on a wooded 131-acre campus in Milton, MA just seven miles from downtown Boston. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Curry College offers 27 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as four graduate programs and a variety of continuing education certificates and programs.
Curry College is an equal opportunity employer that encourages diversity in the workplace and is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in every aspect of its operations.