Associate Director for Arts and Communications/Marketing and Sales Careers


Posting Details

Title Associate Director for Arts and Communications/Marketing and Sales Careers Posting Number S00815JP Department Career Exploration and Development Job Summary

The Associate Director will advise students and create programming to serve the needs of students exploring and pursuing careers in the arts (including for instance visual arts, performing arts, museums and auction houses), communications (including for instance journalism, radio and television, and public relations), and marketing and sales. The position will build and maintain relationships with alumni and parents available for networking with students, who also often assist in the creation of job and internship opportunities. The position will also liaise with faculty to collaborate on joint programming and support, as needed, general career educational programming and advising. This position reports to the Director of Career Advising.

Education/Skills Requirements

Bachelor’s degree required, relevant Master’s degree preferred. Seven or more years of work
experience in at least one relevant career field. Experience working with college students or recent graduates is a plus.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents

Proven program planning and execution skills; excellent writing, public speaking, networking and interpersonal communication skills including the ability to build rapport with students, communicate effectively with a wide range of campus constituencies, and leverage relationships with alumni, parents, faculty, and staff; exceptional organizational skills and career counseling skills; facility/comfort with technology-based search and networking tools (e.g. LinkedIn, customer relationship management type databases); and vision, creativity, imagination and a great sense of humor. Commitment to equity – has developed or worked with initiatives that serve underrepresented groups.

Standard Work Days and Hours

Generally, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm while students are on campus with some night and weekend hours especially during peak periods of semester (September-October and January-February). This is a .92 FTE with benefits including vacation time. This is an exempt position requiring the time commitment necessary to successfully complete job requirements.

About Bowdoin

Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.

Shift First Shift Employment Category Full Time Year Round FTE 0.92 Benefits Eligible Yes Pay Type Salaried Background Check Package Requirements Faculty/Administrative Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? No Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? No Posting Date 06/04/2021 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled Yes Type of Posting Internal/External Special Instructions to Applicants EEO Information

Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.

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