Assistant Director, Internships & Professional Development

The Assistant Director serves students in both the College and Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, as well as alumni, on issues related to career planning strategies in the areas of business, finance, and entrepreneurship. This includes individual professional development, internship support, and job-search advising to students and alumni; advising on post-baccalaureate education opportunities, including application support; and the development and presentation of workshops and events. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain positive relationships with students, alumni, faculty, staff, and employers who are studying and/or working in business, finance, and entrepreneurship. The position reports to the Director of the Center for Career Development. This is a 12-month position.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, education, counseling, social work, or human resources. Master’s degree preferred.

  • Minimum of three years of full-time experience in career services, human resources, coaching, counseling, corporate recruiting/business development, or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in a career services department in higher education.

  • Experience coaching, serving, or advising students, alumni, or professionals in business, finance, and entrepreneurship. Professional work in business may be substituted for this qualification.

  • Demonstrate a cutting-edge approach to empowering students from diverse backgrounds to navigate the path from college to career successfully.

  • Proven success in developing and maintaining internal and external relationships.

  • Strong customer service focus and success when working both independently and in cross-functional teams.

  • Collaborative, self-directed, outcome-oriented, and able and willing to work under pressure with frequent interruptions.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, and experience facilitating workshops and delivering effective presentations.

  • Proficient in the use of Google Office Suite, MS Office, and the use of social media as a recruitment/placement tool.

Responsibilities
  • Assist Drew’s undergraduate and graduate students, as well as alumni, particularly those with interest in business, finance & entrepreneurship, in clarifying academic and professional goals.

  • Provide individual and group advising for students and alumni interested in business.

  • Support students’ career exploration and planning through their participation in immersive experiences and their interaction with staff, mentors, faculty, and employers.

  • Supervise the collection and maintenance of current information on graduate education in business, including admissions requirements and application procedures, and assist students as needed through the application process.

  • Help students and alumni develop and refine their skills in résumé and cover letter writing, interviewing, professional dress, networking and media, and searching for internship and job opportunities.

  • Work with the Director to design, deliver, and evaluate a university-wide employer engagement program, and liaise with local, state, and national trade organizations to bring corporate and nonprofit employers to Drew’s campus for recruitment and professional development programming.

  • Collaborate closely with on-campus stakeholders (i.e., Advancement, Communications, Finance & Administration) and build relationships necessary to promote and support all employer relations programming and efforts.

  • Promote and market the Center to all constituents and participate in the design and delivery of career-related events, programs, and panels (including in-classroom support of courses that include career development knowledge and skill development).

  • Serve as liaison to student groups, employers and professional organizations, particularly those related to business, finance, and entrepreneurship.

  • Manage online career platforms to support the Center’s online services for students and alumni.

  • Assist with the collection and reporting of data related to important Center metrics.

Priority application deadline: November 21st. Application review will be on a rolling basis as applications are submitted; early applications are encouraged.

About Drew University:

Drew University, a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts university, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Drew Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Drew is located on a beautiful, wooded campus in Madison, New Jersey, a thriving small town close to New York City.

It has a total enrollment of more than 2,200 students and has 136 full-time faculty members, 96% of whom hold the terminal degree in their field. The Theological and Caspersen schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers BA and BS degrees in 40 disciplines and offers 19 dual-degree programs.

Drew’s one-of-a-kind, leading edge path to an undergraduate degree, Launch , ensures that every student graduates with a purpose, sought-after transferable skills, a network of mentors, and an experience-based résumé—guaranteed. Particularly noteworthy opportunities for undergraduates include the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE), the Drew Summer Science Institute (DSSI), the Center for Civic Engagement, as well as seven New York City semesters and several international study abroad programs.

The Caspersen School of Graduate Studies offers a wide array of distinctive and flexible advanced degree programs designed to meet the needs of almost any busy schedule. All programs are based on Drew’s renowned commitment to faculty-student mentorship, opportunities for out-of-the-classroom experiential learning, and facilitating a robust intellectual community.

The Theological School has a distinguished history rooted in the United Methodist Church. Today, it serves many denominations as a center for preparing clergy and leaders for service in the church and the world. Its focus on biblical and theological scholarship and social justice has made it a sought after destination for students pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees.

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Following federal and state requirements; a candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States if selected for hire.

These positions are subject to a background check.

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