Office of Career Development Services
Assistant Director, Student / Alumni Career
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
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
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
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
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
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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