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Assistant Director, Career Development 998624

Xavier University is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Director, Career Development. The focus of this position is to provide career coaching to support the professional preparation needs of students and alumni, while making connections between and respective career development goals and the value of Jesuit, Catholic liberal arts education. We welcome candidates who thrive in a workplace where diverse backgrounds and perspectives are encouraged and embraced.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide career coaching including: career assessments, major and career exploration, job/experiential opportunities, graduate school planning, and professional skill development through scheduled and drop-in appointments with both individuals and groups.
  • Facilitate both general and major-specific career programming aligning with academic departmental needs, which may include in-class presentations, campus-wide workshops and/or student club presentations on career planning, graduate school preparation and job/internship-search topics.
  • Leverage a strong knowledge of student development and the college student experience in order to assist the Career Development team in implementing creative new strategies to better connect students with employer postings, events, mentors, and on-campus recruiting activities.
  • Assist students from diverse populations (e.g. students of color, first generation, LGBTQIA+, international students, etc.) in connecting with experiential learning opportunities and career development resources.
  • Assist in coordination of on-campus and virtual interviews.
  • Foster relationships with department chairs and faculty in designated liaison majors. Share information with other members of the Career Development team.
  • Assist in the data collection of post-graduate career outcomes.
Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, Counseling, Human Resources, or similar field.
  • Previous professional experience in career development or related field.
  • Knowledge of career development, student development theories, research practices, and recruiting trends.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse populations of students, e.g., students of color, first generation college students, and students with disabilities, students on academic probation, career changers, and exploratory (undecided) majors.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Certification in MBTI or Strong Interest Inventory (those who are not yet certified will have the opportunity to become certified upon starting the position).
  • 1-3 years professional experience in career development (graduate assistantships can be counted towards years of experience).
  • Experience in a university career office working with diverse student populations.
  • Experience utilizing student information and tracking systems, such as Handshake or Banner.
This is a 12 month, full-time position, and employee is expected to work 37.5 hours per week Monday through Friday with occasional night/weekend commitments.

Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio is part of the 500-year-old Jesuit, Catholic tradition of academic excellence in the liberal arts and is strongly committed to enhancing belonging through equity, inclusion, and diversity. These values are central to our mission. We strive for a climate of respect and inclusiveness that welcomes and supports members from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, is committed unreservedly to open and free inquiry, and deliberately seeks out multiple perspectives.

Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, skin color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

To ensure full consideration, interested and qualified applicants must submit all of the following through the Xavier website. Applications will be accepted until the position closes at the University's discretion.
  • Resume
  • Cover letter tailored to this position which includes your interest, experience, and commitment to diversity and inclusion, as it pertains to this role
  • The names and contact information of three references

Xavier University offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and employment class. Benefits may include:
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • T ax advantaged accounts including health savings account, flexible spending accounts, and dependent care account.
  • Financial security via life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
  • Tuition remission for employees and their eligible dependents.

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