Assistant Director, Career & Professional Development - search extended

Amherst, Massachusetts
Hiring Salary Range: $41,900-$52,500. Normal Starting Salary: $41,900-$47,200
Jan 11, 2018
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Career Services
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description: Under the general direction of the Director of Career and Professional Development in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, plans, organizes and delivers career and professional development activities for College of Social and Behavioral Sciences undergraduates and recent graduates in cooperation with dean(s), department heads, faculty and administrators. Tailored to the needs of the particular program or area, these activities may include individual counseling, career coaching, career and professional development education programs, alumni mentoring and shadowing events, career research and resource development, and guidance on major selection and preparation.


  • Bachelor's degree required in Education, Psychology, or other relevant field of study.
  • Master's degree Higher Education, Psychology or other relevant field of study and
  • Current knowledge of the job market, occupational outcomes of a variety of disciplines,and
  • Ability to work individually on self-directed assignments, with minimum supervision, and
  • interact with faculty, staff, students, administrators, and the public in a friendly and professional manner. Sensitivity to diversity and the needs of nontraditional students. This includes establishing a rapport, maintaining harmonious working relationships, and dealing tactfully and professionally with others, required.
  • Extensive computer skills, proven ability to use Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel (including reports and to analyze and determine the applicability of data, draw conclusions, and make appropriate recommendations.A willingness and enthusiasm for learning new technologies is essential. Ability to create and maintain organized systems for data/record management; strong organizational and administrative skills required, required.
  • Experience with career management systems such as Handshake, Symplicity, etc.,required.
  • Ability and willingess to travel is required.
  • Experience with assessment methodologies such as MBTI, StrengthsFinder, Strong Interest Inventory, etc., preferred.
  • Experience with and appreciation for a liberal arts education and its applicability to a range of professional options and skill development, preferred
  • On occasion, may need to work nights or weekends.


This is a 12-month position.

Hiring Salary Range: $41,900-$52,500. Normal Starting Salary: $41,900-$47,200. See: PSU Salary Schedule.pdf


The University of Massachusetts is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, the University of Massachusetts is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.


Application  Instructions: Include letter of application, resume, and contact information of at least three current professional references.  Please apply online:


All applications received by January 22, 2018, will be guaranteed review, and review and may continue after January 22nd, until a suitable candidate pool has been identified.


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