Assistant Director, Student / Alumni Career Development

New Jersey Institute of Technology
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 27, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar
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Full Time

Office of Career Development Services


Assistant Director, Student / Alumni Career Development


An exciting opportunity exists for the next assistant director for career advisement and student success at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). 


Join our highly regarded university and career center team, recognized by the Princeton Review 2021, as #10 nationally for the Best Career Placement among Public Best Value Colleges. 


We are a value–added contributor to the career planning and preparation of NJIT students and graduates.  If your career objective is to inspire and advise students in successfully preparing to transition from college to meaningful careers, then this may be the ideal position for you.  If you seek to join a career center of experienced and talented career development professionals who thoroughly enjoy what they accomplish, and whose work is fully supported by university leadership, then this definitely is the perfect position for you.   


What the Position Involves:   


Providing holistic and comprehensive career services, including counseling and advising for undergraduates, graduate students and alumni in the areas of career development, graduate school preparation and job acquisition.


Directing the referral of students and/or alumni to companies and agencies for career opportunities, cooperative education, internships, and other experiential learning programs. 


Conducting student intake interviews to determine areas of interest and concern related to cooperative education, internships, part-time on/off campus employment, community service, and professional employment.


Assisting students in evaluation and preparation of career development plans for use while at NJIT. 


Preparing students and alumni for job interviews through coaching and mock interviewing, if appropriate.  Develop and update industry knowledge for majors served. 


Creating and delivering seminars, networking events, and programs to meet needs of students regarding career development topics with a potential focus on the delivery of experiential learning programs.


Serves as liaison to Engineering or other colleges and builds relationships with co-op and academic faculty, academic advisors, and alumni within that college to co-create relevant, targeted career programming. Assists the office with large and small-scale events such as career fairs, networking nights, orientation sessions, and other career initiatives.


Other Duties: May also provide support and coordination for programs, resources, and services in other areas of the university that address the intersection of career and identity to support the professional development and career trajectory of marginalized learner populations (including students of color, first generation and low income, LGBTQA+, International, students with disabilities and other underrepresented intersections of identity) across campus.


What Candidates Should Possess


Master’s degree or substantial progress towards degree completion in student/academic affairs in career development, higher education or demonstrably relevant field is required and relevant industry experience is preferred. One-three years of career advising experience. Preferably advising STEM students. Demonstrated knowledge of current labor trends and local, regional and national job searching strategies. Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated skill in presenting / teaching.  Experience working with and affirming diverse cultures and backgrounds. Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced team environment. Excellent organizational, event and program management skills, including detail-oriented capacity for building efficient systems and operations. Strong technology skills including webinar delivery.


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As an EEO employer NJIT is committed to building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment and strongly encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women.

Diversity is a core value of NJIT and we are committed to make diversity, equity and inclusion, part of everything we do. We celebrate the diversity of our university community and recognize the cultural and personal differences. We strive to cultivate an inclusive campus culture that promotes excellence among our faculty, staff and students. Building a robust and diverse community is critical to NJIT’s continuing status as a premier institution of higher education and a leading polytechnic university.


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