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Assistant Director of Career Development| Wesleyan College

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2024 3:55 PM
    Message # 13350260
    Marielle Thomas (Administrator)


    The Wesleyan College Center for Career Development is responsible for the professional success of our students and implementation of the four year From Here to Career program. Reporting to the Executive Director of Career Development, the Assistant Director of Career Development will be responsible for oversight of the experiential learning program (required of all students), assisting with expanding student access to relevant experiential learning opportunities, providing career coaching to students, assisting with department programming and operations, and maintaining partnerships with faculty and other campus collaborators.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    Experiential Learning - 30%

    Assist in overseeing the internship and Professional Development Experience (PDE) program and curriculum, serving as the main point of contact for to ensure meaningful experiences for all parties.
    Manage workflow approval process for internships and other professional development experiences, including overseeing the PDE workflow process.
    Troubleshoot problems or concerns regarding the internship/PDE program, stay informed of best practices, and continually improve program operations/materials.
    Advertise internship and PDE program to students and faculty through individual meetings, informational materials, and workshops.
    Assist in coordinating all correspondence, registration and evaluation paperwork for internships and Professional Development Experiences.
    Instruct PDE courses as assigned

    Student Advising - 30%

    Assists students in clarifying academic and career goals through individual and group career counseling.
    Provide career advising, focusing on advising students conducting internship and full-time job searches, salary negotiation, ethical/professional conduct, informational interviewing, and interview preparation.
    Helps students develop and refine resume writing, interviewing, and job-search skills.
    Administer and interpret career assessments (e.g. Focus 2 and Strengthsfinder)
    Maintain current knowledge of workforce trends in order to develop effective and accurate career development resources for students.
    Serves as liaison to student groups, clubs, and organizations.

    Programming & Relationship Building - 25%

    Lead implementation of Wolves at Work Clothes Closet.
    Assist in coordinating employer, graduate school, and alumnae networking on-campus events.
    Work with faculty to develop class presentations regarding transferable skills.
    Assist in developing and implementing other educational career-related workshops and programs to students throughout the year.
    Assist in employer and graduate school outreach and engagement

    Department Operations & Technology - 15%

    Assist with assessing departmental objectives and tracking Wesleyan graduates’ career outcomes.
    Lead utilization, expansion, and troubleshooting for Handshake by overseeing the review and approval of job postings to promote both employer and student engagement.
    Assist with Student Affairs division-wide initiatives to maintain strong integration within the student experience.
    Coordinate and/or assist with special projects and committees as needed.
    Drive for student career development events when needed.

    Required Skills

    Ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide variety of internal and external constituents, including alumnae, students, faculty, staff, and senior leadership.
    Ability to drive engagement through meetings, networking, written communication, and programming.
    Outstanding communication skills, with the ability to tailor messaging to a wide variety of audiences.
    Strong project management skills, including ability to strategically identify priorities, manage multiple projects, and create innovative programming.
    Ability to work both independently and collaboratively to set, achieve, and assess goals and outcomes.
    Ability to deliver group presentations as well as coach students individually.

    Education and Experience

    Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Business Administration, or related field. Two (2) years of experience in career services, higher education, human resources, recruiting, or community development strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will bring demonstrated skills in strategic planning and project management, advising/coaching, marketing, event planning, and the ability to work with diverse populations.

    Last modified: Tuesday, April 30, 2024 3:55 PM | Marielle Thomas (Administrator)

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