Assistant Director of Career Education/Pre-law Advisor
Center for Career Education
Duration of Position:
Full year / Full time
See compensation field
The starting annual base salary range for this
position is $55,800 to $62,535 (USD).
When extending an offer, Vassar College considers factors such as
(but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position,
candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills,
internal peer equity, budget, and other market and organizational
considerations. The starting salary range represents the College’s
good faith and reasonable estimate at the time of posting.
About Vassar College
Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly
selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar
stands upon the homelands of the Munsee Lenape.Vassar College is
deeply committed to increasing the diversity of the campus
community and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion,
and respect for difference. The College is an Equal Opportunity and
Affirmative Action employer, and especially welcomes applications
from veterans, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of
racial, ethnic, and other historically underrepresented
groups.Vassar College is a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus.Vassar
College offers a comprehensive benefits package for administrators
which includes: 22 vacation days for full time employees - prorated
if not full time, unlimited paid personal and sick time for use at
the supervisor’s approval. 14 paid holidays per year which includes
the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. A choice of three
health plans (EPO, PPO, High Deductible), Participation in FSA,
Dependent Care, and Transit programs. Voluntary, employee paid
dental insurance plan. Life Insurance and Voluntary Supplemental
Life Insurance Employer paid short-term and long-term disability
programs. 403(b) defined contribution plan after one year of
service. For more information, visit:
New hires will be automatically enrolled in the SRA at a 4%
employee contribution per paycheck. Tuition Benefits- Eligible
after applicable waiting period. For more information, visit:
Position Summary and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Associate Dean of the College for Career
Education, the Assistant Director of Career Education/Pre-law
Advisor will provide career counseling and education to a liberal
arts population and take a lead role in planning and presenting
career-related workshops and programs designed to support students
throughout their four years at Vassar.
Minimal travel is required. Occasional evenings and weekends are
required. This position may be eligible for 1 telework day during
the academic year, and 2 telework days during winter/summer breaks,
subject to supervisor approval.
- Provide career counseling and education to a liberal arts
population, advising students and alumnae/i on topics such as
internship and job search, networking, interviewing, and graduate
school planning in a wide range of career fields.
- Serve as the primary point-of-contact for pre-law advising at
Vassar; provide pre-law advising and application support to
students and alumnae/i, coordinate with law schools for on-campus
and virtual information sessions.
- Take a lead role in planning and presenting career-related
workshops and programs designed to support students throughout
their four years at Vassar.
- Make recommendations for and provide oversight of online and
print career resources, including subscription-based products.
- Sustain and develop partnerships with offices, departments, and
programs including the ALANA Center, Athletics, LGBTQ Center,
International Services, and Transitions (first-gen/low-income) to
provide collaborative and relevant career-related programming.
- Manage the student-side administration of signature events like
Sophomore Career Connections.
- Provide co-supervision of student workers, oversight of career
resources, and special projects as assigned.
Special Instructions to Applicants
- Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in counseling,
higher education or closely related field preferred.
- 1+ year(s) experience providing career services to liberal arts
college students and alumnae/i.
- The ideal candidate will have strong outreach, presentation,
oral and written communication, and organizational skills.
- Excellent computer skills required, including proficiency with
Google Apps for Education, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel,
PowerPoint) and online career-related resources.
- Familiarity with career services management platforms such as
- The department is particularly interested in candidates who
have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and
a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
To complete your on-line application, you will be required to
attach your resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3
professional references. All attachments must be in PDF format.
Review of applications will begin immediately. If you have any
questions, please contact Human Resources, 845-437-5820.
For full consideration applicants should apply by:
All applicants must apply online at: https://employment.vassar.edu/postings/3525