Associate Director, Career Services (Hybrid Eligible)
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Posted Job Title
Associate Director, Career Services (Hybrid Eligible)
Job Profile Title
Associate Director C
Job Description Summary
University of Pennsylvania Career Services, positioned within the
division of University Life, is seeking an Associate Director to
advise undergraduates, Master's students and alumni of the School
of Engineering and Applied Science, through one-on-one and group
settings, regarding all facets of career planning and
employment-related activities as well as professional
Career Services offers a wonderful opportunity to be at the nexus
of Penn students, alumni, employers, and campus partners, and
provides an engaging environment to apply your skills in effective
communication, relationship building, program/event managing and
- The Associate Director will advise SEAS undergraduates,
Master's students and alumni through one-on-one and group settings,
regarding all facets of career planning and employment-related
activities as well as professional development.
- Create dynamic, actionable workshops, speaker panels, programs,
and events (online and in-person), and present at department
orientations, to student groups and in classrooms.
- Keep up-to-date on career-relevant news, resources, websites,
and tools, and develop content for website and blog to communicate
this effectively to students.
- Oversee experiential learning initiative(s) for engineering
- Contribute to the planning and management of career fairs.
- Establish effective relationships with recruiters, hiring
managers, and alumni with potential for hiring SEAS students and
- Collaborate closely and serve on interoffice and internal
office committees with administrators across the University,
student services and student organizations on program planning and
- Participate in the collection and presentation of career plans
surveys and data.
- Develop effective communication approaches targeting
engineering population, distributing content as relevant through
various channels including social media and the Career Services
- Represent the office at professional meetings and participate
in continued professional development.
A Master's degree and 2 years to 3 years of experience or
equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Motivation to work in a student service role as part of a positive,
high energy, multi-team office. Interest in developing ideas and
creating innovative programming reflecting the changing needs of
students/graduates and the fast-moving world of engineering and
technical work. Demonstrated advising skills applied through work
with a diverse range of students, including a significant number of
international students. Outstanding presentation and writing skills
within different formats and adjusted for different audiences.
Proven initiative in program planning and implementation,
communication and teamwork. Quick learner, with ability to
assimilate and retain large volumes of information on career
fields; prior knowledge of career fields relevant to engineering
disciplines a plus, but not required. Eagerness to learn and apply
new technologies and tools, and a comfort with learning by doing.
Strong command of technology resources, including career
exploration platforms and tools, in addition to Word, PowerPoint
and Excel. Collaborative nature with a willingness to work within
and across teams. Evidence of prior employer relations,
relationship development and networking skills. Experienced in
successfully juggling multiple priorities. Demonstrated flexibility
in adapting to new systems and responsibilities. Positive, can-do
attitude and outlook and sense of humor a plus.
A Cover Letter and Resume/CV are
required to be considered for this position. Please upload your
Cover Letter where it asks you to upload your Resume/CV; multiple
documents are allowed.Targeted Pay Range:
commensurate with education and experience
Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaHybrid Eligible
- This position is
eligible for a hybrid work schedule with a work week divided
between working onsite and working remotely.
Department / School
$51,824.00 - $78,096.00
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications,
experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the
requirements of the position, as well as internal and market
factors and grade profile.
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- Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn
offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health,
dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your
family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending
accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care
expenses with pre-tax dollars.
- Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition
benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get
tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also
eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
- Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to
help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and
Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a
pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment
options through TIAA and Vanguard.
- Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a
substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the
year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal
affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with
family—whatever your personal needs may be.
- Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth
Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family
members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the
costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community
or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you
won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to
underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always
provide proof of good health and are subject to
- Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to
supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing
demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide
variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health,
your family, and your work-life balance.
- Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an
array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and
- University Resources: As a member of the Penn community,
you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as
cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the
University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our
arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at
Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest
music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn
Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member
of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the
excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these
activities for free.
- Discounts and Special Services: From arts and
entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great
deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and
cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission
and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy
substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars
from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie
tickets, and admission to theme parks.
- Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer
creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance
between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use
of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job
- Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable
loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or
currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for
closing costs or home improvements.
- Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible
employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal
adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up
to two adoptions in your household.
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