Assistant Director of Career Advising - Accounting and Taxation

Fordham University
10458, Bronx
Aug 07, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Career Services
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Director of Career Advising - Accounting and Taxation

Gabelli School of Business, Rose Hill

Fordham University


Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution in the cultural heart of New York City.  Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 15,100 undergraduate and graduate students in its 10 Colleges and Schools. 

Based at the Rose Hill campus and focusing on the accounting and taxation fields, this Assistant Director of Career Advising provides small- and large-group programming and individual advising that helps undergraduate students to advance their careers through high-quality job and internship placement. He or she serves as an industry lead to promote the exchange of accounting and tax related career information and connections among students, alumni, faculty, and employers. Despite his or her specialty in accounting and taxation, he or she also acts competently as a generalist.


  • Works with the Director of Career Advising for Undergraduate Programs to translate the Senior Director of Personal and Professional Development’s comprehensive PPD strategy into tangible student services—workshops, seminars, activities and personalized advising—that foster student success. Key topics include resume and cover letter review, career discernment, industry and functionally specific job search strategies, interview prep, networking, and negotiation.
  • Maintains industry currency on recruiting and hiring practices, employer needs, desired academic qualifications, external certification requirements, current events, and other trends affecting the accounting and taxation fields.
  • Actively participates in all avenues to positively affect recruiting outcomes. This may include: new corporate outreach, employer relations, communicating information about career opportunities to students, faculty, and relevant student clubs; and participating in recruiting strategy sessions, annual employer debriefs, and corporate outreach discussions.
  • As requested by the Senior Director and/or Director, conducts outreach to professionals, alumni and otherwise, who can foster industry engagement, offer the PPD team new clarity on the recruiting landscape, assist students in their job searches, act as (or provides connections to) guest speakers, or otherwise enhance the student and faculty experience at the Gabelli School.
  • Collects quantitative and qualitative feedback from employers and students and relays the resulting information throughout PPD to improve practices and effectiveness.
  • Develops close relationships with the faculty and collaborates on curriculum integration to ensure that faculty knowledge and industry connections are fully leveraged in service of job-seeking students.
  • Enhances the overall student experience by being visible and accessible, getting to know students by name, and responding in a timely and personalized manner to all concerns.
  • As requested by the Director of Career Advising, acts as a link between PPD and University-wide Career Services.
  • Participates in the updating of any and all internship and job databases or spreadsheets used by the office.
  • Maintains accurate records on individual student meetings and group workshop attendance, recording notes as needed in CRM and other systems.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
  • 5 to 7 years of industry experience. Significant work history in the accounting and taxation fields, either as a practitioner or in a corporate HR or recruiting role.
  • Career advising experience is a plus, but not a requirement.
  • Dedication to student development and the student experience, and an understanding of how to translate the needs and requirements of the working business world into accessible, beneficial programming for students, especially at the graduate level.
  • Collaborative approach and strong team orientation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, in particular the ability to make students feel supported and valued.
  • Highly developed communication skills, including writing and public presentation.
  • Highest standards of personal and professional integrity.

Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.


We offer a competitive salary and benefits, including tuition remission. Please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:


SALARY: Commensurate with experience


START DATE: 11.13.17



Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,100 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools.  It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre at Heythrop College in the United Kingdom.