Assistant Director, Career Development

Worcester, MA
May 23, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Under the general direction of the Assistant Dean for Career & Professional Development or designee, the Assistant Director for the Center for Biomedical Career Development is responsible for the development and management of career development programs that serve Graduate Students and Post-Doc Associates.


  • Direct the development and implementation of new and continuing career development programs designed to help graduate students and postdoctoral scholars identify and prepare for their future careers
  • Assist in developing and enacting a strategic plan for growth and sustainability of the Center
  • Direct special projects for the Center: proposing a strategic plan, defining metrics, reporting progress, and coordinating Center-wide implementation for special project area(s)
  • In collaboration with the Assistant Dean and program evaluation team gather and analyze program evaluation data and disseminate findings to educators regionally and nationally
  • Develop and maintain an effective relationship with program development staff, trainees, faculty, academic leadership, and external partners in the private and public sector to advance the mission of the Center
  • Manage staff and lead teams
  • Ensure that new program development and project completion is timely, successful, and meets expectations
  • Coordinate implementation of educational programs including but not limited to defining learning objectives, identifying speakers, developing publicity, managing logistics, grading and upholding curriculum requirements (where applicable)
  • Develop new and maintain existing educational resources, including print and online materials
  • Teach in large classroom, small group, and individual settings (including career counseling)
  • Document and maintain current: program development reports and decisions, lesson plans and materials, correspondence with trainees and key partners, educational evaluation reports, budget reports, and other pertinent reports
  • Develop marketing materials to promote educational objectives and advance the mission of the Center
  • Write grants to support program implementation, innovation, evaluation, and research efforts of the Center
  • Represent the department on committees or at meetings and conferences at the university, regional, national, and international levels.
  • Perform other duties as required.


    Master's degree in a scientific discipline, educational leadership, counseling, communication, a related degree or equivalent experience 3 years of related experience developing, managing, and implementing complex projects or programs Demonstrated strategic planning skills and initiative in developing/implementing strategies to reach goals Experience with the development of curricula or educational resources Demonstrated analytical skills and independent judgment. Demonstrated skills in teaching and individual advising Demonstrated ability to lead and direct multidisciplinary groups Demonstrated ability to meet project deadlines, assess priorities, and operate in a flexible manner in order to meet the dynamic needs of the department Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation, professional correspondence, and networking Innovation, flexibility, and creativity Demonstrated experience developing strategic professional relationships and managing a broad network across academic, public, or private sector entities Excellent computer/technical skills Ability to be discreet and handle confidential information

PhD in a scientific discipline, educational leadership, counseling, or communication, or equivalent experience and 1 year of related experience Prefer experience using MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), web development tools, and social media Prefer knowledge of research culture in academic and industry settings Prefer experience developing and managing programs in the area of career development Prefer experience writing media communications, research manuscripts, and grant proposals. #LI-VD1


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