Assistant Director, Career Advising and Programming

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Assistant Director, Career Advising and Programming

(One year term-limited position, beginning fall 2019)


The Assistant Director for Career Advising and Programming supports career advising and alumni volunteer engagement efforts of the Center for Career Development.   The person in this role provides individual career advising and presents group workshops for undergraduate students across a broad range of industry areas and career interests.   This person also plays a generalist role helping to provide programmatic support for a variety of programs, including experiential learning initiatives and efforts to engage and steward alumni volunteers.   This position works closely with both the Career Advising and Exploration Team and the Alumni Engagement and Experiential Learning team and reports to the Director of Career Advising and Exploration. 


Undergraduate Student Career Advising - 40%


  •     Provide career advising for undergraduate students on a wide range of career development topics including choice of concentration, skills assessment, internships, experiential learning opportunities, post-graduation employment and graduate/professional school planning in both individual and group sessions
  •     Provide individual advising with a focus on active visioning and brainstorming exercises to help students clarify their values, interests, skills, and strengths as well as shed light on the career paths that best align with their vision
  •     Assist students with the development of action plans and follow-up strategy based on a series of progressive meetings and evolving interests and goals
  •     Advise students on how to develop and maintain a professional online presence, including how to create online profiles (LinkedIn and others) and online portfolios
  •     Administer instruments and utilize a variety of assessment tools (e.g. Strong Interest Inventory, CliftonStrengths, etc.) to support student development
  •     Maintain and update appointment schedules, student and employer records, and event management in the Handshake system
  •     Dedicate additional time to relevant appointment preparation and follow up as appropriate


Undergraduate Student Career Programming and Partnership Building - 10%


  •     Collaborate with advising colleagues to plan and facilitate career panels and recruiting/networking events
  •     Assist with the development and implementation of special student programs as needs emerge
  •     Plan programs and liaise with graduate school partners to plan on-campus information sessions in programmatic areas of focus to be determined
  •     Serve as liaison to faculty, academic advisers, and administrators relevant to programmatic areas of focus to be determined
  •     Support Career Advising and Exploration team-wide events including departmental programs and large group career exploration workshops


Alumni Engagement Program Development, Implementation, and Delivery - 50%


  •     Assist in developing and managing a wide range of innovative programs and resources intended to promote deeper connections between Princeton alumni and students
  •     Develop resources to support student learning in all experiential programming
  •     Support student-alumni networking programs and other Alumni Engagement and Experiential Learning team-wide events
  •     Track alumni volunteer data and ensure consistent and timely sharing of alumni information with colleagues
  •     Use data to drive decision-making with an eye toward continuous improvement





  •     Master’s Degree required
  •     Two or more years of experience in undergraduate career counseling/advising, program development, and instruction/training
  •     Knowledge of best practices within career development and the ability to tailor, adapt and evolve such practices to a complex, fast-paced, and evolving organization
  •     A passion for advising undergraduate students and working within a student-focused and student responsive environment
  •     Demonstrated understanding of the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion within the workplace and in all interactions with all constituents and stakeholders
  •     Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to deliver effective presentations to diverse audiences, and build internal and external relationships
  •     Strong attention to detail and experience managing complex and nuanced programs
  •     Ability to solve problems and make decisions in a timely and effective manner
  •     Ability to manage changing technologies, social media, and communications
  •     Comfort with change, ambiguity, and risk in a fast-paced environment
  •     Ability to gather, interpret and report data
  •     Experience engaging and stewarding volunteers preferred
  •     Strong Interest Inventory and CliftonStrengths experience and certifications preferred

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary GradeADM, 040Standard Weekly Hours36.25Eligible for OvertimeNoBenefits EligibleYesEssential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)NoEstimated Appointment End Date10/1/2020Comments Related to End Datewe would ideally hire ASAP - this is obviously an earlier timeline than we could feasibly do while running a quick search but wanted to communicate ASAPPhysical Capacity Exam RequiredNoValid Driver’s License RequiredNo




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Posted: 8/14/2019
Application Due: 10/8/2019
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