Senior Associate Director, Career Strategy -
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General Purpose: Reporting to the
Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Career Services, the Sr.
Associate Director will work with graduate students and
postdoctoral fellows from all disciplines to explore diverse career
paths and develop and implement their educational and career plans.
The Sr. Associate Director will create and deliver a range of
services and resources aimed at helping graduate students and
postdocs find fulfilling careers and achieve success in their
professional lives. In this role, the Sr. Associate Director
- Programming: Develop and execute a rich portfolio of programs,
workshops and initiatives that support the diverse interests and
needs of graduate students and postdocs, in collaboration with the
Graduate School Dean’s Office, faculty, students, postdocs, alumni
and other campus and external partners. Research and implement best
practices in service delivery. Manage program budgets and report on
- Career Advising: Provide individual counseling to graduate
students and postdocs interested in exploring non-academic careers
on every stage of career development and the job search process.
Through regular research and analysis, maintain solid understanding
of job market and career development trends related to graduate
students and postdocs.
- Communications and Outreach: Implement a comprehensive
communications strategy for graduate students and postdocs;
establish and grow productive partnerships with faculty, students,
alumni, and internal and external organizations; develop content
and resources for website, social media platforms and other
communications vehicles; manage student advisory committee.
- Employer relations: Work with employers domestically and
internationally to create new recruiting options for non-academic
career paths, generate partnerships, and broaden career learning
opportunities for graduate students and postdocs.
- Data analytics: Design and manage processes to collect and
report on data on engagement, impact and outcomes. Oversee survey
design and execution and analysis of results. Produce data for
annual reports and other communications.
- Team management: Recruit and manage team of graduate student
fellows to design and execute career-related programming and build
online resources in collaboration with the Director of Graduate and
Postdoctoral Career Services. Identify and implement project
management software and tools. Other management duties may be
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field and five years of experience
in career services with experience in employer relations and
student advising; or an equivalent combination of education and
- Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a
high-performing team in a fast-paced and changing environment and
make responsible decisions that create positive outcomes for
stakeholders. High degree of initiative to identify opportunities
to improve existing programs and processes and to develop new
- Demonstrated ability to design, initiate and manage projects
involving a high degree of detail and requiring strong organization
and time-management skills.
- Demonstrated experience working with qualitative and
quantitative data, engaging in evidence-based analysis, and
producing reports utilizing these data.
- Excellent public speaking, presentation, and written
- Demonstrated ability to perform successful outreach, build
relationships, and work collaboratively with a broad and diverse
range of stakeholders.
- Preferred Education and Experience: PhD degree
in any discipline, preferably with some non-academic work
experience. Experience working with graduate students and postdocs,
preferably in an advisory capacity, with solid knowledge of
graduate and postdoctoral education and training.
Application: For more information and immediate
consideration, please apply online at https://bit.ly/YaleCareers-67569BR.
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educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive
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