Assistant Director Career Center

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Job # 036787 Department Code 00000 Department School of Management Job Title Assistant Director Career Center Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with experience Staff Level S4 FLSA Status Exempt Hours

Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The Whitman Career Center is seeking an assistant director to deliver career education and professional development programming, services, and resources for undergraduate finance and real estate students in the business school.

The assistant director will work to understand career interests and partner in developing strategies to support student engagement, along with supporting internship, full-time job searches, and other post-graduation plans for finance and real estate students. Additionally, the position works with undeclared students as part of general career advising and in conjunction with the IMPRESS program.

The candidate in this role will also work with global, national and local corporate partners and alumni to develop strategies and secure opportunities for students. The assistant director will have the responsibility to coordinate and manage large-scale career education programs, including career exploration events, industry-specific corporate visits, and alumni networking programs. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who evaluates student and corporate partner needs, develops strategies, and proactively takes appropriate action as a result.

The assistant director is responsible for maintaining, auditing, and analyzing internship and placement outcomes records with high attention to detail.


Bachelor’s degree is required and Master’s degree is highly desirable.

Minimum of 3-5 years of previous career counselling, recruiting, or placement experience preferred and experience with the unique needs of business students helpful.

Job Specific Qualifications

Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

Previous experience in career services advising across a diverse population is highly desirable.

Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and successfully manage multiple demands and priorities.

High capacity to meet deadlines, well-developed time management and organizational skills, and discretion in handling confidential information.

High levels of accountability follow through, and relationship management internally and externally are required.

Seeking experience in finance, real estate, and/or business or the ability and intention to deeply learn about the majors and industries. Intermediate technology skills required in Excel, database management, and online platforms are required.

Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends (career fairs, employer visits, events) and travel for student events, corporate relationship development, and conferences.


Coaching, Advising, Teaching, and Training: Provide career counseling, advising, coaching, and advocacy for a global, diverse, and discerning business student population (e.g., career exploration, resume and cover letter writing, internship and job search strategy, interview preparation, and networking tips). Develop and implement unique career education programming for the Whitman student population utilizing career development theories and modern methodologies. Lead one-on-one and group sessions with students to facilitate skill development and explorations of industries. Deliver information in person, virtually, and through online resources based on best practices while addressing emerging student needs. Evaluate gaps in student engagement; create and execute plans to establish connections and relationships with student population.

Relationship Development and Employer Relations: Collaborate with faculty, alumni, students, and employers to foster relationships and develop programming while building learning and recruiting opportunities for Whitman students in collaboration with corporate relations, alumni engagement, development colleagues, and other programs at the University. Identify and cultivate relationships with employers in support of internship and full-time placement of Whitman students based on strategic needs. Partner with companies to set appropriate strategies to meet business hiring goals; includes travel.

Innovation and Strategy: Think creatively and proactively about professional development and career search experience for students. Pilot innovative approaches for building partnerships and engaging students and employers. Demonstrate excellent analytical skills while evaluating and impacting program needs, technologies, and resources.

Outcomes and Accountability: Maintain, audit, and analyze accurate and timely records for placement outcomes reporting for Whitman students in collaboration with the full Whitman Career Center team based on national reporting standards. Provide thoughtful, thorough, and timely responses and specialize in strategic, proactive outreach to all connected parties.

Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

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Quick Link Job Posting Date 02/18/2021 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants

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