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.
- 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
- Demonstrate a cutting-edge approach to empowering students from
diverse backgrounds to navigate the path from college to career
- Proven success in developing and maintaining internal and
- 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
- Proficient in the use of Google Office Suite, MS Office, and
the use of social media as a recruitment/placement tool.
- Assist Drew’s undergraduate and graduate students, as well as
alumni, particularly those with interest in business, finance &
entrepreneurship, in clarifying academic and professional
- 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
- 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
- Serve as liaison to student groups, employers and professional
organizations, particularly those related to business, finance, and
- 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,
, 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
Following federal and state requirements; a candidate must provide
proof of eligibility to work in the United States if selected for
These positions are subject to a background check.