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Assistant Director of Career Education/Pre-law Advisor

Vassar College
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 26, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Career Services
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Employment Type
Full Time

Vassar College

Assistant Director of Career Education/Pre-law Advisor

Department: Center for Career Education
Duration of Position: Full year / Full time
Work Schedule:
Employee Type: Administrator
Posting Date: 07/24/2023
Union Representation: Not Applicable
Posting Number: AS407P
Pay Rate: See compensation field
Compensation: 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.

  • 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 Handshake preferred.
  • The department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Special Instructions to Applicants
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.

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