The Assistant Director, as an integral member of the Center for
Professional Pathways, will provide student opportunities to
develop skills leading to professional readiness and preparation
for a fulfilling life. The Center and Assistant Director will
provide the interface for developing and articulating the NACE core
career competencies as a part of an innovative four-year learning
experience, guided by outstanding teaching, holistic advising and
mentoring, and ethical leadership development.
The Assistant Director offers individual career counseling,
internship and job-search advising to students and alumni,
developing and presenting workshops, and building positive
relationships with students, employers, faculty, staff,
co-curricular advisors, alumni and parents. The assistant director
also serves as primary administrator of the Center's technology
systems, helping in data collection, management, and reporting of
the First Destination Survey a report on recent graduates'
Duties and Responsibilities
- Coordinates targeted programming for graduating students Embark
- Assists students in clarifying academic and career goals
through individual career counseling.
- Administers and interprets career assessment inventories e.g.
MBTI, COPS, Focus2.
- Assists students in using online career resources Handshake,
Focus2, LinkedIn, etc..
- Participates in the design and delivery of career-related
workshops, programs and panels.
- Helps students develop and refine resume writing, interviewing,
and job-searching skills.
- Assists with recorded mock interviews.
- Develops and delivers workshops and career-related programs,
including new initiatives on how best to utilize digital resources
for career discovery/job-search purposes.
- Develops and manages the digital presence web content, internal
and external web pages, and social media for the Center for
- Acts as liaison with IT Department and supports Student Life
writers and web editors as needed.
- Supervises student workers on Internet and technology issues
including social media maintenance and updates.
- Advises associate dean in the selection process for acquisition
of career-related software and department technology-related
- Offers user support and training to professional and student
staff on how to use educational and administrative information
systems. Develops presentations and user guides.
- Assists with design and data collection for the First
Destination Survey - report on recent graduates' outcomes.
- Assists staff in design & management of a file-based
database management systems, including policies and procedures for
data collection and management.
- Establishes priorities, policies and procedures for data
collection and management.
- Develops and improves mechanisms for tracking and reporting
data/statistics, both for internal and external consumption.
- Participates in the planning and promotion of the Center for
Professional Pathways to students, alumni, faculty and employers
through wide-array of marketing efforts.
- Assists with the updating of existing marketing materials or
developing new materials aimed at informing employers about our
students, programs and services.
- As designated by the associate dean, represents the Center for
Professional Pathways on College committees, with area college
consortia, professional conferences, and on-site sessions hosted by
- Serves as liaison to student groups, clubs, and
- Coordinates submissions for office publications and electronic
- Serves as the primary contact for funded opportunities related
to internships and professional development i.e. Magellan Franklin
Internship Awards, etc.. Coordinate the promotion, selection, and
administration of these opportunities. Liaise with members of the
- Serves on various College committees as assigned
- Evening and weekend attendance at College functions as
- Master's degree preferred - in student personnel/higher
education management, counseling, education, or related field.
- Two to three years of professional experience in career
development and/or job-search counseling; or the equivalent.
- Intermediate proficiency working with personal computers,
related hardware/software, webpage maintenance and
- Experience with database development and management.
The successful candidate will demonstrate:
- Versatile team player who thrives on student interaction and
excels in relationship- building.
- Strong diversity advocate with proven ability to work with a
diverse student population.
- Extremely well-organized with excellent follow-through
- Analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills. Ability to
maintain accurate and detailed records.
- A thorough understanding of the liberal arts.
- Polished presenting skills.
- Positive attitude with a sense of humor and a joy in working
This position involves the supervision of professional staff.
The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list
of the duties and responsibilities of the position described, nor
are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities
required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe
the general nature of the position.
Job Description Status
The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description are
illustrative ones anticipated for this position. Other duties and
responsibilities may be assigned as required. Washington &
Jefferson College reserves the right to amend or change this job
description to meet the needs of its programs. This job description
and any attachments do not constitute or represent a
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documents be in PDF format and uploaded at one time. Review of
applications will begin immediately.
Washington & Jefferson College offers a comprehensive benefit
package for benefit eligible employees; including health, vision,
and dental coverage, group life insurance, AD&D and LTD
coverage, retirement plan, generous leave time, and the tuition
benefit programs. These benefits add significantly to the
employee's total compensation package.
Getting to Know W&J
Washington & Jefferson College is the best of both worlds: a
small-town college setting in historic Washington, Pa., with easy
access to the bustling business and cultural districts of nearby
Pittsburgh, Pa. just 30 miles to the north. Founded in 1781,
W&J College is a private, residential liberal arts college that
is focused on student success. Our dedicated, experienced
professors are passionate about teaching and work closely with our
students to ensure that they receive a quality, comprehensive
education. For more than 200 years, our alumni have influenced
change in business, politics, medicine, and the arts and sciences
as CEOs, lawyers, doctors, researchers, writers, teachers, and in
many other equally worthy professions.
Washington & Jefferson College welcomes people of all
backgrounds and beliefs who wish to participate in a diverse
educational community. The College strives to be a place where all
students, faculty, administrators and employees are able to live,
study and work in an atmosphere free from bias and harassment. The
College encourages civil debate and lively exchange of ideas in the
belief that such exchanges promote understanding that will grow
beyond simple tolerance of difference to embracing and celebrating
the richness of diversity. Our graduates acquire knowledge and
learn skills that help them thrive in a culturally diverse
Equal Opportunity Employer
Washington & Jefferson College W&J is committed to
increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues
individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, W&J College
complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and
provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and
activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for
all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion,
age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status,
gender identity, or national origin.