Assistant Director of Arts, Communication, and Entertainment 


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Interested in having a direct impact in the lives of college students? Have a background in the arts, communications, or entertainment? Williams College seeks an energetic advisor to support students’ exploration of internships, post-graduate employment, and graduate school. If you have related industry experience, an instinct for advising college students, and a keen desire to make a difference, we warmly welcome your application for the Assistant Director role.

The Arts, Communications and Entertainment Career Community at Williams is situated within the ‘68 Center for Career Exploration. Our mission is that of preparing our graduates for life long meaning and impact:Preparing Williams students to explore and pursue their goals through comprehensive, individualized career education. We encourage all students to discover their interests, skills, and values so they can lead fulfilling and impactful lives.

We at ’68 Center for Career Exploration actively support all persons on their path to finding rewarding, meaningful, and safe work. We recognize the diversity within our community and are committed to supporting comprehensive service, active advocacy, supportive counseling, and affirmative hiring for our student body.

Responsibilities
  • Serves as the primary career advisor for undergraduate students interested in Arts, Communications, and Entertainment fields; providing one-on-one advising appointments and group advising sessions, both in-person and virtually
  • Assist as a generalist advisor for all students, especially those “still deciding” on their internship and post-graduate career choices
  • Customize advising to the unique backgrounds and identities of Williams students, particularly those who are underrepresented in arts, entertainment and communications
  • Guide students in leveraging ‘68 Center resources including Handshake, EphLink, and other support tools in their career exploration processes
  • Creatively collaborate with other ‘68 Center career staff, especially when presenting career education programs on a variety of topics. Collaborate with colleagues to create, customize, and execute networking events, panels, and career treks
  • Collaborate with External Relations regarding all Arts, Entertainment, and Communication industry-related recruiting activities - help foster connections as well as promote and participate in events as needed
  • Build effective constituent relationships with regional arts organizations, alumni volunteers, relevant student groups, cross-campus student support departments, and faculty in areas pertaining to advising, student development, job and internship generation, and alumni-centered events
The Assistant Director provides direct student service and will build a robust career community to meet students’ career exploration and preparation needs. The role will have the support of the advising team, the ‘68 Center (department), and the Office of College Relations (division).

Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree plus at least 2 years relevant experience or equivalent required, master's degree preferred
  • Advising, counseling, or coaching skills required, in order to work with college age students varying in motivation, preparation, and experience
  • Creative problem-solving skills and growth mindset
  • Excellent writing, time-management, outreach, organizational, and public-speaking skills to connect with students, alumni, faculty, cross-campus colleagues, and employers in a relational manner; able to build trust and facilitate learning and collaboration
  • Enthusiasm for interacting with students and alumni from a wide range of backgrounds
  • Knowledge of the ever-evolving job market and job and internship processes
  • Strong proficiency in analytical, computer and Internet skills
Pay range is from $55,000 to $65,000, commensurate with experience. Remote work arrangements may be available up to 2 days per week with approval for employees based in NY, MA, CT, or VT; subject to review and revision as policy evolves.

Review of resume and cover letter submissions will begin on January 4, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Job band 2-F. Please visit https://staff-careers.williams.edu/ to apply - all applications will be reviewed by the search committee.

Conditions of Employment

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable. COVID-19 vaccination with booster or approved exemption and compliance with COVID-19 related policies are required as a condition of employment at Williams.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-2681 or email at hr@williams.edu.

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