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Associate Director for Alumni Career Services

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 5, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Alumni Affairs, Student Affairs, Career Services, Counseling, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
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Full Time
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Job # 038399 Department Code 50101-1149 Department Advancement and External Affairs Job Title Associate Director for Alumni Career Services Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level S5 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 Associate Director for Alumni Career Services in the Office of Alumni Engagement will develop and lead all initiatives for career-related programming and services that engage Syracuse University alumni. These initiatives include career guidance and counseling, connections to jobs, networking opportunities, corporate connection initiatives, and professional development programming. S/he will work closely with development officers, and regional partners to facilitate continuous engagement between alumni, corporate partners, and additional constituents.

The Associate Director will enhance strategies for alumni networking and engagement. S/he will also initiate new professional development programming, while working closely with key regions/markets to assist with additional outreach engagement efforts and volunteer identification. Lastly, s/he will implement and manage, with regular data reporting, an alumni networking/job sharing platform. Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred, preferably in higher education, counseling, human resources or similar.
  • Experience with career development services including advising, workshops and presentations a plus.
  • Experience in HR, recruiting and familiarity with job market trends also a plus.
  • Proven ability to develop and enhance relationships across diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal communications, collaboration and leadership.
  • Keen understanding of technological applications for career services, alumni relations, data management and communications.
Job Specific Qualifications
  • Certifications or training in career development or personality assessments, such as MBTI, Strengths Finder, Strong, etc.
  • Familiarity with job market trends and effective and useful career development strategies.
  • Knowledge of various technology resources relevant to career development, job searching, networking, social media, and data gathering and analysis.
Develop and implement career-related alumni programming that meets the goals of the Syracuse University Alumni Association, the Office of Alumni Engagement, and the University as a whole. This includes but is not limited to career life coaching programs/sessions/appointments. Create and introduce new/expanded programming for ongoing professional development on campus, in various regions, and online to increase the engagement score across populations, industries, experience levels, and needs. Working closely with colleagues, implement and manage an alumni networking/job sharing platform.

Supervisory expectations: Manage Assistant Director, Alumni Career Services, West Coast, ensuring programming, events, and services are aligned with Office of Alumni Engagement and University goals, specifically focusing on increasing engagement scores for west coast populations and helping to enhance the west coast alumni network. Work closely to enhance career services offerings and create new professional development opportunities for all Syracuse University alumni.

Working in tandem with the Outreach Program team s/he will provide professional development/career services programs tied directly to key regional markets (clubs). In doing so, s/he will work to engage, identify, cultivate, and steward Syracuse University volunteers. This position will support the clubs’ priorities dedicated to building stronger/larger Orange networks and providing programming beyond social and service elements. Examples may include, Welcome to the City events and SU Professional Development Days.

Provide one-on-one counseling, workshops, and events to include counseling and advising for career exploration, job search strategy, networking, job application documents and more. Offer guidance in-person, over the phone, virtually, recorded, etc. and expertise for navigating the job market or career transitions in a variety of industries. These appointments and meeting will be aligned with key regional markets and also with expanded virtual opportunities.

Engage in collaborative, cross-campus partnerships for career services and alumni events, including school and college career services and alumni relations/development teams, other AEA departments, the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience, and regional operations.

Oversee improvement process by determining the needs of alumni for career services, best practices for providing alumni career services and understanding the economic and market trends for a wide variety of industries, experience levels and skills through benchmarking, participation in professional associations and ongoing learning and research. 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. EEO Statement
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
Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Quick Link Job Posting Date 08/05/2022 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants
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