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Assistant Director of Career Development

Job Summary:
Manages the delivery of priority projects for the Office of Career Development, to include career counseling, job fairs, marketing the office’s activities, technology, web presence and social media, and student employee recruitment and training.

Essential Functions:

Career Counseling/Programming

  • Assist students and alumni in clarifying academic and career goals through individual counseling
  • Critique resumes and advise students/alumni about all aspects of the job search and assist them in using the career resource library, Career Development website, online resources, etc.
  • Develop, coordinate and facilitate skill development workshops and classroom presentations on topics including resume preparation, job and internship search techniques, interview preparation, graduate school search and application, and professional etiquette
  • Administer and interpret individual interests, skills, abilities and values assessment instruments including but not limited to MyPlan, Strong Interest Inventory and Myers-Briggs Type Indicators
  • Develop, manage, and deliver Career Development-sponsored events for students and alumni such as networking events, career fairs, roundtable events, and speakers
  • Maintain effective communication with employers, faculty, staff and students; create effective marketing strategies/materials to increase participation in Career Services events
  • Coordinate college specific outreach, programming, and customized seminars/workshops/programs based on student needs assessment and faculty requests. Work with and advise faculty/college administrators to enhance the quality of experiential learning/career development and to expand departmental participation
  • Conduct assessment to evaluate program(s) effectiveness; apply findings for program improvement
  • Serve as office representative on consortium group and other University related committees and events


  • Develop and manage Career Development’s internet presence. Act as a liaison with IT department to update and enhance the website
  • Oversee career management system and troubleshoot issues with student and employer registrations
  • Manage social media and develop relevant content to promote office services, events, and career related topics.

Staff Training/ Peer Editors

  • Maintain direct responsibility for Peer Editors including the recruitment, selection, assessment of services, and development of learning objectives
  • Oversee the training and ongoing supervision of Peer Editors in respect to knowledge of resources, office policy and procedures, student advising, resume review, and assigned projects

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate on marketing and web-based strategies for the University and HCCGE
  • Participates in major HCCGE and University events as requested by the Director, HCCGE, Provost or President
  • Represents HCCGE on committees and events as designated or approved by the Director.


  • Commitment to the mission statement, core values and goals of Alvernia University
  • 12 month full time administrative position with Master’s Degree preferred and Driver’s License required
  • Experience in higher education or demonstrated experience working with students, faculty and community partners and diverse populations. Knowledge of higher education, and vocational education is desired
  • Working knowledge of best practices in career development
  • Excellent writing, public speaking and proven PC skills, including web development and social media
  • Ability to complete multiple tasks simultaneously, independently and as part of a team, while maintaining positive relationships with faculty, staff, students, alumni and community partners.

Physical Requirements:

  • Attendance is required in order to perform the duties of this job
  • Ability to lift 20 pounds or more.

Contact:          Human Resources

Posting Date:  August 25, 2017


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