Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal
arts institution located in the MetroWest suburbs of Boston, which
integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with
workforce preparation programs. Founded in 1839, FSU enrolls about
4,000 undergraduates and 1,200 graduate and professional students.
FSU offers 35 bachelor's degrees with 55 specialized
concentrations, 63 minors, and 26 master's degree programs, in a
highly personalized teaching environment. Our community takes pride
in empowering student success by providing a superior education,
leading research and innovation opportunities, and a strong
At FSU, we are deeply committed to inclusive excellence,
encouraging a supportive, diverse and collaborative learning
environment, and providing culturally relevant education. We are
honored that our commitment earned FSU six Higher Education
Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Awards from INSIGHT Into Diversity
and that we are the only public institution in Massachusetts
recognized in 2018, 2019, and 2020. FSU is designated as an
emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution by the Hispanic Association
of Colleges and Universities and also belongs to the Howard Hughes
Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence community, providing
national leadership in science education and exploring strategies
that will lead to more inclusive science education. We encourage
applications from those who share our commitment to promoting a
diverse, welcoming, and inclusive community.
Our founding motto, LIVE TO THE TRUTH, was said at the end of
each class by beloved first principal, Cyrus Peirce, who sought to
discover and teach "truth in theory and principle...truth in spirit
and motive...truth in manner and form...truth intellectual and
truth moral." Principal Bagnall found this motto "speaks of
sincerity of spirit...of intensity of effort, of resolution to
succeed, of joy in achievement." LIVE TO THE TRUTH continues to
guide our institution in practice and endeavor. If you share in
this quest for truth and a commitment to living it fully, make the
next chapter of your career the best chapter at Framingham State
Learn more about our career opportunities at
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
As a member of the Center for FSU Student Experience &
Careers, the Associate Director of Career Development supervises
all aspects of Career Services at Framingham State University.
Responsibilities include the planning, implementation and
administration of comprehensive career development programs for
students and alumni. The Associate Director is responsible for
oversight of developing, enhancing, and maintaining partnerships
with major employers in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and,
specifically, in the MetroWest Region in order to facilitate
internship and career opportunities for Framingham State University
students and alumni. This is a forward-facing position working
directly with students, while creating a strong community network
of employers and community members to support the work.
EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Supervises and provides training and evaluation of one
full-time professional staff and multiple part-time career
specialists and student interns.
- In collaboration with Executive Director, determines annual and
ongoing priorities for office, working diligently to bring these
priorities to fruition.
- In collaboration with Executive Director, establishes and
implements departmental policies and manages department
- Collaborates with the University Development Office to work
with donors regarding career engagement events and
- Identifies student needs for information and advising on career
planning, employment, graduate school opportunities, and
scholarships. In collaboration with staff, creates programs,
services, and publications to meet those needs.
- Coordinates assessment of departmental activities to promote a
culture of continuous improvement.
- Counsels students on an individual and group basis regarding
career planning, graduate school, and employment issues.
- Develops and delivers workshops and career-related
- Supports University and Division's strategic goals by
developing complimentary programming and resources.
- Works with academic departments to meet the career and
internship needs of students in targeted majors.
- Collaborates with staff in the Center for Student Experience in
creating and enhancing the connection between out of the classroom
skills and career readiness, in connection to the Student
Development strategic plan and within the Campus Engagement work
- Creates and enhances virtual programming calendar to meet the
needs of a remote learning environment.
- Addresses alumni groups, parents, faculty, student
organizations, and other administrators on career-related issues.
Makes concerted effort to develop new partnerships with families
- Supervise staff that build relationships and create awareness
among corporate and community organizations with regard to the
benefits of hiring university students and graduates and of the
services of career center to increase job postings, recruitment,
and hiring activity.
- Works with members of the University community and local
employers to develop and maintain mentoring relationships with
students and innovative programs to meet strategic goals.
- Serve on University-wide committees and community boards to
represent department and division.
- Collaborates with diversity, inclusion, and community
engagement department and diversity council to develop and
implement diversity initiatives and programs.
- Works with partners in industry and commerce to develop
knowledge of employment trends in the state.
- Serve as department designee in office decisions and University
committees in absence of Executive Director
- Assist in the hiring of professional, classified and student
employees within the Center for Student Experience and
- Maintain records relating to the work of Career Services in
order to constantly evaluate activities and to provide resource
documents and data for year-end reports.
- Serve on Student Development and University-wide standing
- Attend University functions of general importance to the
student body (Orientation, Black & Gold Beginnings, Homecoming
& Family Weekend, Commencement etc.)
- Stay current on trends in higher education, student affairs,
and career development through involvement in professional
organizations, in-service training, and continued education.
- Work some evenings and weekend events to support career-related
events, as well as university wide events.
- Designation as a Clery Campus Security Authority (CSA).
- Accountable for ensuring that affirmative action, equal
opportunity, and diversity are integrally tied to all actions and
decisions in areas of responsibility.
Supervises the coordinator of internships, career specialists,
and student staff and interns.
Executive Director for Student Experience & Careers
- Majority of work hours take place in an office environment
requiring use of computer and telephone.
- Working both indoors and outdoors for certain events and
activities, includes standing for periods of time, bending,
crouching and any other body movements associated with event
- Some evening and weekend hours as events and campus
- Some travel with student groups on buses, other provided
transportation or own transportation.
- Remote work is allowed when not needed for certain events,
activities, meetings and low student presence time periods on
- Master's degree in counseling, higher education, business, or a
- 3-5 years of experience in a higher education environment.
- Knowledge of career counseling, related career assessments, and
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Supervisory experience.
- Effective public relations and networking abilities.
- Experience working in higher education career development
- Experience using Handshake and Focus-2.
This is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible position in the
Association of Professional Administrators (APA) bargaining unit
with a title of Associate Director. The starting salary for this
position is $65,000.
It is the policy of Framingham State University that all
employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including booster
if eligible, before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19
vaccine is required of all individuals hired by FSU, to be verified
after a verbal offer of employment has been accepted, and before
employment begins. Prospective employees may submit a request for a
medical or religious exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination
requirement to Human Resources. Furthermore, FSU employees must
wear a mask inside campus buildings.
Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual
offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final
employment for all positions.
Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative
Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans,
persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity
and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.
Candidates must apply online by submitting:
- Cover Letter,
- Equity and Inclusion Statement],
- Names and contact information for three (3) professional
*The Equity and Inclusion Statement is an opportunity for
candidates to discuss professional skills, experience and/or
willingness to engage in activities that would enhance the
university's efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive
community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as
part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidate
For best consideration, please submit application materials by
November 24, 2022, however applications may continued to be
reviewed until the position is filled.
Framingham State University only accepts application materials
through our online application system. We are unable to accept
application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery.
If you experience technical issues with the online application
process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.
Framingham State University understands that persons with
specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application
process and/or with the interview process. For confidential
assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at
508-626-4530 or email@example.com.