Colgate’s Career Services
is highly dynamic, ambitious, and robust.
In the 2020-2021 school year, CCS partnered with 77% of the Colgate
student body to complete over 11,500 career development engagements
and utilized nearly 1300 alumni and parent volunteers to support
student career development. 95% of the Class of 2020 secured
employment, graduate/professional school admission, or a
fellowship/scholarship (90% response rate) within nine months of
graduation. This year CCS partnered with nearly200 formal
recruiting partners to provide internship and entry-level job
opportunities for Colgate students.
Under the division of the Dean of the College, CCS has realized
significant institutional support in pursuit of this vision.
It is an exciting time for the University as Colgate enters its
third century. President Brian W. Casey is leading the campus
through a comprehensive Third-Century
to raise the institution’s profile as a distinctive and
strong undergraduate liberal arts institution to even-higher levels
Having celebrated its Bicentennial in the academic year 2018–2019
and forging into its third century, Colgate has distinguished
itself as one of the finest residential universities and has sought
a special purpose among institutions of higher learning.
Learn more about Colgate University and the Dean of the College
Division by reviewing A
Candidate’s Guide to Colgate
Acountable to operationalize and execute alumni and parent
volunteer management initiatives to meet identified and
aspirational goals in Career Services’ strategic plan. Role focused
on partnering with alumni and parent volunteers to create, grow,
and manage signature initiatives (e.g.: A Day in the Life, Sopho
Connections, Career Exploration Week), and
industry-specific programmatic offerings, for the benefit of
students’ career development and success. Accountable for the
effectiveness of cross functional teams in the execution of stated
Accountable for increasing the number and satisfaction of
volunteers engaged in Career Services’ efforts. Responsible for
sustained, longitudinal volunteerism across multiple identities of
alumni and parents (i.e.: highly-influential, representing
marginalized populations, <10 years post-graduation).
Responsible for a high level of volunteer satisfaction. Ensures
accurate and timely capture of volunteer feedback. Accountable to
maintain productive relationships with existing volunteers to
sustain, broaden, and/or deepen their engagement with Career
Responsible for ensuring alignment between career services’ alumni
and parent engagement priorities and interdepartmental
collaborations with colleagues in Advancement and the Provost and
Dean of the Faculty division. Responsible to partner with
Advancement colleagues to steward volunteers. Accountable for
tracking and reporting on volunteer initiatives.
Accountable for identifying unique groups of students — by interest
area or demographics — to engage in initiatives catalyzed by the
Colgate Professional Networks or other alumni groups. Responsible
to support advisors to craft students’ learning opportunities prior
to their participation in immersion trips.
Responsible for effective supervision of one or more student
Professional Experience/ Qualifications
- Must have two years of relevant experience including demonstrated
project and event management experience, and data assessment
- Must have solid judgement, and the ability to manage projects
- Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills;
strong organizational and analytical skills, and the ability to set
priorities and take initiative.
- Must demonstrate an aptitude for building relationships with
internal and external stakeholders.
- Must be self-motivated and able to manage multiple projects and
programs simultaneously with an appropriate sense of urgency and
- Must have demonstrated abilities to synthesize and analyze
quantitative and qualitative data.
- Must be able to articulate a passion for the advantages of a
liberal arts degree and market the university to potential new
- Must be capable of working collegially with a diverse group of
parents, alumni, employers, faculty, staff and students within a
- Prior student affairs and/or student advising, career services,
or recruitment experience is preferred.
- Prior volunteer or student supervision is preferred.
- CRM technology experience is a plus.
Must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree
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