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Associate Director of Alumni Career Services

St. Olaf College
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 14, 2024

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Career Services
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Full Time

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Associate Director of Alumni Career Services


St. Olaf College Job Description

Position Title: Associate Director of Alumni Career Services

Department: Piper Center for Vocation and Career

Reports To: Director

Classification: Exempt FTE: .92 Salary: $54,800 to $61,800

Essential Job Duties:

  1. Develop and grow a program of individual coaching and vocational and career discernment for alumni.
  • Develop a program to provide 1:1 coaching to, and vocational and career discernment for, alumni.
  • Schedule and meet virtually or in person with alumni seeking career support, referrals, graduate school application support, and other assistance across all career stages.
  • Facilitate informational interviewing and networking amongst the alumni population. Conduct in-depth research by industry/position to identify and facilitate appropriate alumni connections.
  • Pilot a group coaching model in partnership with external providers to increase scalability of coaching practice.

2. Collaborate with Alumni & Parent Relations (APR) and the Piper Center to support career programming involving alumni networking and engagement.
  • Support national career trek programming for students through identification of alumni hosts/participants, on-site alumni coaching, and general alumni engagement.
  • Provide support to the Piper Center and Alumni and Parent Relations (APR) to deliver career programs and events to students and alumni.
  • Benchmark comparison institutions, and career services broadly, regarding innovations in service offerings. Assist with implementation as appropriate.

3. Measure effectiveness of alumni career coaching services and enhance offerings as needed.
  • Develop effective metrics for evaluating alumni coaching services. Measure and communicate annually or as requested.
  • Maintain a record of individual career-related appointments with alumni including services used and outcomes as available. Collect feedback on the usefulness of 1:1 career coaching by surveying alumni who used the service.
  • Support, respect, and commit to embracing diverse backgrounds, values, and points of view to build a strong and inclusive community.
  • Complete and meet deadlines for required training and performance management cycle.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule:

Term: Year-round; this position has scheduling flexibility for 4 weeks off during the year on top of vacation (e.g. 4 weeks/days off spread throughout the year or 4 weeks off in the summer) to be negotiated with your supervisor.

Shift: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, with flexibility on work schedule to accommodate alumni appointment needs. Variations to this schedule, or flexible work arrangements, can be proposed and are subject to approval by HR and relevant supervisors; occasional evening or weekend work as need required; travel up to 10% of the work schedule, which includes local (Twin Cities metro area) and national travel.

Required Qualifications:
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in relevant field
  • Experience: 5+ years of experience in career coaching/counseling or a background in human resources/recruiting/business or related industry

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Education: Master's degree in relevant field
  • Experience: Background in career coaching in higher education; career counseling with experienced professionals; broad background or a depth of work experience in a range of career fields, experience in program development


Employment in this position is conditioned upon successful completion of a background check, which may include criminal background checks, reference checks, verification of work history, verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, a motor vehicle check, verification of a DOT certification, a credit check, employment eligibility verification, and/or a pre-employment physical. Whether a background check is deemed successfully completed will be at the sole discretion of St. Olaf College. Please note that St. Olaf College reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to conduct periodic background checks.


This job description is for general information purposes. It is not intended to list all duties and responsibilities of the position. This job description is subject to change at any time, with or without prior notice, by St. Olaf College.

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St. Olaf College

One of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, St. Olaf serves 3,000 students, ranks #1 among U.S. colleges for the number of students studying abroad, and celebrates carbon-free electrical power.  Its mission is to challenge students to excel in the liberal arts, examine faith and values, and explore meaningful vocation in an inclusive, globally engaged community nourished by Lutheran tradition.  The college is located on a picturesque 300-acre campus in Northfield, Minnesota, a vibrant, restored, historic river town of 20,000 located 45 minutes south of the Twin Cities.

A St. Olaf education embraces the entire undergraduate experience. Students learn not only in the classroom, but also in residence halls, rehearsal rooms, practice fields, worship services, student employment, and community organizations. These diverse learning opportunities work together to help students achieve a comprehensive set of college-wide learning goals.

At St. Olaf College we are dedicated to creating an inclusive and globally engaged community. We believe in fostering different identities, beliefs, and traditions because our differences make us stronger. St. Olaf strives to promote cultural diversity and multicultural understanding and create a campus where individuals of all backgrounds feel accepted and supported. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the enrichment of our diverse community.

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