Assistant Director, Student Employment

Ewing, New Jersey
Oct 04, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Career Services
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Career Center at The College of New Jersey seeks a self-motivated, dynamic and detail-oriented individual to serve as the Assistant Director for Student Employment & Recruitment Support. The counselor will be expected to manage the hiring, training and termination of student employees within the on campus student employment program. This program touches every aspect of the campus and is comprised of 1700 student workers and over 240 supervisors.  Duties will include hiring and terminating student workers, developing training programs for student employers and employees, and recruiting for community work study venues. As the assistant director he/she will be experienced or familiar in the use of hiring systems like NextGen and Handshake.

In addition, the Assistant Director will assist in signature recruitment events such as the on campus recruitment program, networking events, career fairs and employer presentations. This individual will assist students in resume and interview preparation, and develop and coordinate the College Enhancement Intern Program. This involves hiring on boarding and comprehensive training schedule for CE Intern, peer career educators, and SCL interns.

The successful candidate will be involved in hiring, training and terminating, provide semester reporting, and policy review.  The person selected for this position must enjoy customer service in a fast-paced team environment, problem solving, understand I9 practices and procedures as well as participate in a collaborative atmosphere.

The Assistant Director must have excellent communication, problem solving skills with an understanding of best hiring practices. This person must be highly organized and able to assist on year-long recruitment and enrollment projects.


  •  A Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) with 2-4 years of increasing responsibility in a highly selective college career center, student employment or human resources environment. Applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute required experience on a year-for-year basis
  • Strong oral presentation skills
  • Effective written communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Have a strong understanding of employment practices; particular knowledge of E-Verify and I-9 procedures
  • Ensure all student employment documents are compliant with state and federal regulations as well as university policy (i.e., ADA, ERISA, EEOC, and Title IV).

  • Technologically savvy

Preferred qualifications include proven use of technology in the hiring and recruitment of students. This candidate should demonstrate excellent organizational skills and diplomacy. 

Contact Information:

The College offers a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, vision and prescription plans, as well as pension, paid leave time and tuition savings programs. This position has the state title of Assistant Director 3. It is included for membership in the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) bargaining unit. The starting salary for this position is U22, $ 55,025.64. Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

The review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  A final offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background investigation and receipt of official transcripts of highest degree earned.

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective public institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the undergraduate residential experience and offers targeted graduate programs. The College's seven schools - The Arts and Communication; Business; Humanities and Social Sciences; Education; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering - offer degrees to nearly 6,800 students. The College's distinguished faculty of 348 full-time members provides a 13 to 1 student to faculty ratio, and eighty-five percent of classes have enrollments of 30 or fewer. TCNJ's picturesque campus is located on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing, approximately five miles from New Jersey's state capital of Trenton, and 60 minutes from both Philadelphia and New York City. A 95 percent freshman to sophomore retention rate and a six-year graduation rate of 86 percent speak to the quality of the TCNJ experience.

Under a new residency bill signed into law by Governor Chris Christie, any individual hired on, or after September 1, 2011, will be required to establish a principal residence in New Jersey unless their position is exempt. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire. Any new employee who believes that they have a critical need to live outside of New Jersey, or that a move to a permanent residence within the state would constitute a hardship, may request an exemption from the provisions of the law by appealing to a five-member committee to be established by the State for the purpose of hearing such appeals.

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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