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The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
New York City, New York
commensurate with background and experience
Posted Date
Oct 25, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Career Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Reporting to the Director of Career Development, the Assistant Director engages in career counseling with a primary focus on supporting students in our School of Engineering. The Assistant Director plans and manages all Career Center programming for the School of Engineering, creates weekly opportunities announcements for the School of Engineering, updates existing materials and creates new materials relevant to career development, and helps to oversee the Professional Development Fund which supports students’ professional interests.


  • Provide career development and job search counseling to students at The Cooper Union, with a primary focus on students in The School of Engineering.  
  • Assist students in developing resumes and other relevant materials.
  • Support students in developing the competencies required to become informed about career options and opportunities related to their personal and professional objectives.
  • Helps manage the general career development email account. 
  • Creates weekly opportunities announcements for students in the School of Engineering.
  • Disseminate employment and internship opportunities to appropriate faculty, organizations, and students. 
  • Updates preexisting materials and aids in creating new materials. 
  • Helps with report on the Professional Development Fund, including tracking, and writing synopsis emails for team members. 
  • Act as a key point person and have a significant hand in career fair planning and execution.
  • Assist other staff members in the planning and coordination of career outreach and programs as needed.
  • Collaborate on the development and enhancement of the Center for Career Development web sites and technologies; integrate technology into daily operations, help manage programs and presentations. 
  • Assist with the coordination of the School of Engineering Mentorship Program or future related programs.  
  • Participate at Cooper Union events such as orientation, parent’s day, open houses, admitted students’ day, etc. as needed.
  • Show initiative, enthusiasm, and dedication to helping the Center for Career Development and the Office of Student Affairs carry out their goals and objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned within the scope of this position consistent with this job description and prevailing collective bargaining agreements.


  • A background and experience in career development and a strong desire to work with students with an Engineering background is critical.
  • Must have direct experience in working in higher education settings. 
  • Must be able and willing to occasionally work flexible hours, including occasional evening or weekend during specified events. 
  • Needs a demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively with a diverse population to enhance and further the mission of The Cooper Union. 
  • Ability to work autonomously and as a team oriented individual. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to prioritize under pressure. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to exercise initiative, judgment, and problem-solving skills to complete work, take responsibility and make decisions based on solid analysis and interpretation. 
  • Ability to relate and work effectively with employees, faculty, and students in a collegial, cooperative, and respectful manner. 
  • Proficiency is required in the use of relevant technology. 


  • This position requires a bachelors degree and an interest in higher education and student development. A masters degree is highly preferred.
  • At least 3-5 years of experience relevant to the scope of this position.
  • Experience with career development counseling for Engineering and/or STEM fields is required.

This is a unionized position.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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