The Assistant/Associate Director of Career Engagement and Education
will report to the Director of Career Services. Will work
collaboratively with the Director to ensure the creation and
implementation of a comprehensive career development program.
Supervises the Peer Career Advisors, including coordinating the
hiring of staff, providing ongoing training and day-day guidance.
Implement a comprehensive program of career development support and
industry engagement within assigned career communities. Provide
career coaching and programming for students and alumni.
- Work in collaboration with the Director in creating,
implementing and assessing the strategic vision for a comprehensive
career education and development program. Conduct periodic
evaluations of career development tools as necessary. Research,
recommend, and implement inclusive resources, programs, and
services to facilitate student preparation.
- Create and coordinate the process for collecting and measuring
student learning outcomes from office programs and services, and
report results to stakeholders. Make recommendations to the
Director for adjustment of services and programming based on
findings. Collaborate with team members and campus stakeholders as
- Coordinate and assess Peer Career Advisor program to include
hiring, training, supervising, mentoring, and evaluating student
workers. Create, implement, and assess ongoing trainings and
professional development opportunities.
- Implement a comprehensive program of career development support
and industry engagement within assigned career communities. Build
relationships and partnerships with faculty, alumni, recruiters,
students, staff, parents and other stakeholders to facilitate the
development of an effective and robust career community(ies).
Identify and create focused interactive career activities for
students within the community, that leverage the expertise of
partners and stakeholders. Maintain community's content on the
Career Services website, providing regular updates and working to
ensure stakeholder contributions to the website. Coordinate and
staff related employer events and other programs, determined in
partnership with office staff. Respond to inquiries and recruiting
needs of employers, in partnership with team members.
- Provide career coaching for students and alumni through
individual appointments, group career coaching sessions and drop-in
hours. Support Peer Career Advisors when serving as professional on
back-up for drop-in hours. Create and lead workshops on a variety
of career-related topics, coordinate industry guest presenters for
career development programs and collaborate with stakeholders on
programming needs. Coach students and alumni from diverse
backgrounds, interest-areas and abilities on career goal setting,
internship and job search techniques, graduate school search and
application techniques, professional branding and networking,
interviewing and salary negotiations. Provide feedback on
career-related documents, conduct practice interviews and
administer career assessment instruments. Refer students to other
campus resources as appropriate.
- Serve as the Ithaca College Career Services representative to
Central NY Career Development Association (CNYCDA) and Central NY
Teacher Recruitment Days (CNYTRD).
- Develop and demonstrate a multicultural awareness and
contribute to cultivating an inclusive, diverse and respectful
College community. Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior when
interacting with students, alumni, staff, faculty and visitors to
the College. Promote a flexible, collaborative and inclusive
environment. Engage in educational opportunities to increase
awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.
- Assist in the recruitment and training of student employees in
Career Services (Student Assistants and Marketing Interns).
- Work cooperatively with faculty and administrators from across
the campus regarding experiential learning options, recruiting and
career development programs. Serve as Career Services liaison to
assigned areas of the campus community and represent the office on
campus committees; participate in additional assignments as
designated by the Director. Represent the office on campus
committees and at professional conferences as designated by the
Director. Participate in professional organizations as
- Contribute to the overall vision and mission of the department,
division of Student Affairs and Campus Life, and College through
participation in meetings, committees, goal setting and
professional development opportunities.
- Expand professional competence with respect to current
literature and employment trends through research, professional
conferences and discussion. Observe and remain current with ethical
guidelines and legal precedents for client counselor relationships,
student records and employment procedures. Become familiar with and
function according to ethical guidelines provided by the National
Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and the American
College Personnel Association (ACPA College Student Development
Master's degree in counseling, student affairs, or related field
and a minimum of 3 years related experience, or the equivalent
combination of education and experience; extensive experience
providing career counseling/coaching/advising and developing
programming; demonstrated commitment to support, empower, and
retain students from minority identity groups; ability to cultivate
an inclusive, diverse and welcoming environment; ability to treat
all people equitably and with a sensitivity and awareness to
cultural difference; demonstrated ability to hold others
accountable for behavior that is supportive of a community that is
diverse and inclusive; experience in relationship-building with
internal and external constituents; previous supervisory
experience; experience in learning assessment and program
evaluation; excellent interpersonal, communication, networking, and
presentation skills; experience with webpage maintenance, career
development software and resources, and presentation software; and
flexibility to work some evenings and weekends are required.
Most of the work of the incumbent is carried out within a generally
accessible, safe, indoor environment. The incumbent will be
required to use a personal computer and associated equipment as
well as other office equipment used in the day-to-day operations.
The incumbent may need to deliver various correspondences or other
informational materials on campus requiring the ability to walk,
drive or make other travel arrangements.
Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic
community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to
apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college
Interested applicants must apply online and attach a resume, cover
letter, and list of three professional supervisory references.
Questions about online applications should be directed to the
Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000 or
Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.