Associate Director, Counseling and Career Education

Location
Wellesley, MA
Posted
Jul 18, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The Associate Director will have primary responsibility for the advising and career education of undergraduate students. Specifically responsible for working in collaboration with the entire Center for Career Development team to build strategies that support the office's integrated and holistic approach to career development; and taking a leadership role in career education programming, supporting and assessing counseling and resourcing offerings.

• Provides individual and group student advising on career development and job search strategies which includes supporting students in order to develop and continually refine a job search strategy/marketing plan for both internship and full-time employment; as well as guiding, assisting, and holding students accountable in the achievement of set goals.
• Supports student preparation for job search by critiquing marketing materials and conducting mock interviews; developing effective educational programs and tools for domestic and international career searches; and researching key industry trends and opportunities affecting undergraduate hiring and providing that information to students.
• Acts as the project Manager that oversees and manages the design and delivery of career related events, workshops, classroom presentations, practical experiences, and other programs that focus on relevant career topics, including industry and function-specific issues. This includes working closely career advisors and student clubs to improve their effectiveness in educating students about specific career paths; co-developing programs as necessary; and engaging with communities of interest related to assigned areas of focus (including faculty).
• Collaborates with the Senior Associate Director, Corporate Relations and Manager, Corporate Relations, to stay current on industry and employer trends; provides informational programming to ensure students are prepared to succeed; and monitors employer and student satisfaction and implement improvements as necessary.
• Provides benchmarking research to support continued development of best practices for counseling program, resource utilization, and service improvements. This includes coordinating assessment efforts to determine effectiveness of administrative processes and service delivery; participating in developing, administering, and interpreting surveys regarding student utilization and satisfaction; and managing assessment reporting for counseling as it relates to student engagement.
• Represents Babson College at external functions related to student needs, alumni, business, and professional development; represents CCD on various committees, and serves as liaison to specific departments. As industry expert, shares Babson best practices with external community through presentations, publishing, and event attendance.
• Contributes to the marketing of the Center for Career Development to increase the visibility and brand of the office and to inform the College community about career initiatives. Authors and edits department publications and electronic correspondence to internal audiences.
• Assumes responsibility for the ongoing development, management, and execution of special projects and programs as determined by the Director.
• Assumes additional responsibilities as required.Education Requirements:
Minimum Level of Education Required Bachelor's Degree with equivalent experience
Position Knowledge/Skills & Abilities Requirements:
• At least 6-8 years of experience, combination of corporate and higher education environments preferred
• Must have a familiarity with and appreciation of career development principles and practices
• Must have outstanding project and program management skills
• Ability to track, measure, and deliver value-added program results
• Ability to work across internal and external programs/departments/constituencies and to handle multiple tasks
• Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
• Must have strong presentation, marketing, and counseling skills
• Must have a customer service orientation
• Ability to be proactive, self-motivated, and have an entrepreneurial spirit
• Must be a team player
• Ability to envision and propose new methods to perform tasks that support ET&A; takes thoughtful risks; and accepts new and ongoing initiatives, objectives, and solutions to gain sought-after results.
• Ability to anticipate and embrace change; demonstrates willingness to achieve, acquire, and utilize new skills and challenging tasks; and is flexible in changing conditions.
• Must have strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)

Working Conditions:
Evenings (average 1/week) and occasional weekends.
Additional Experience, Skills & Abilities:
• Master's Degree preferred
• Project management/event planning experience preferred
• Curriculum/Program Development exposure and professional development experience desirable

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