Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development, Diversity Initiatives Lead
Job Description:Reporting to the Director of Advising, the Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development, Diversity Initiatives Lead assists the Director and the Dean of Career and Professional Development in executing the Office’s strategic plan through advising students and alumni, facilitating recruitment opportunities, providing planning, logistical and marketing support for events, programs and career trips, and other projects and initiatives as assigned. Plays a large role in identifying strategies to advise our growing under-represented student population. In this capacity, he/she will be one of two liaisons for CPD and the Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement. Additionally, works closely with internal partners (e.g., alumni affairs, development, faculty and staff) and external partners (e.g., recruiters, alumni) to create a culture of collaboration among a variety of stakeholders across the University. The Assistant Director will advise students and alumni in the areas of professional development, help develop and execute career-related programs designed to enhance their knowledge of career fields, and establish links between students and employers, alumni and professionals.
To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster an inclusive campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of identity. Our department is committed to contributing to an educational environment that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity.
- Serves as personal, academic and professional advisor to first-year through senior year students.
- Counsels and provides career ad vice to assist students and alumni in developing and applying personal, academic and job-search competencies and decision-making skills.
- Identifies strategies to engage and advise our growing under-represented student population. Liaises with the Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement. Collaborates with Career Development staff in development of trainings and workshops targeted to underrepresented student populations.
- Supports the Director(s) and Associate Directors(s) in facilitating recruitment opportunities for students and alumni through regular review and approval of employers and job opportunities on the Handshake platform and posting and marketing incoming opportunities from the alumni network and other contacts.
- Supports the Director(s) and Associate Directors(s) in developing, planning, marketing and executing professional development and industry-specific events, programs and career trips.
- Develops relationships with faculty, staff, recruiters and alumni to ensure available experts/resources in desirable career fields.
- Supports the Dean on First Year Engagement, including being CPD’s main contact for programs such as AIM and FYE 100
- Supports the Director(s) in managing internal databases and maintaining data integrity.
- Utilizes data and provides research on areas of interest.
- Serves as representative to SLAC, LACN and other career related consortiums.
- Promotes and Practices NACE Principles of Professional Conduct.
- Performs additional related duties as assigned.
- Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
- Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
- Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
Benefit EligibleFLSA: Exempt Weekly Hours: 35 Pay commensurate with experience.