Assistant Director of Student Affairs and Career Services - School of Dental Medicine

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DescriptionThe mission of the Division of Student Affairs is to offer comprehensive administrative and professional assistance to pre-doctoral and postgraduate students in a coordinated effort to provide an environment in which learning and professional development can occur. There are three distinct departments within this division - Admissions, Enrollment Services and Student Affairs - which provide services to the school's approximate 1,000 full time students and nearly 6,000 applicants. The Office of Student Affairs offers a variety of programs and services that seek to strengthen and support the student experience as well as build strong student organizational and community service and professionalism skills in an effort to help promote individual student development and acquisition of a high quality professional education. The Office of Student Affairs is responsible for new student orientations, commencements and special events. It administers career services, disability services, multicultural and mentorship programs, and coordinates student activities, organizations, and government.

The Assistant Director of Student Affairs and Career Services will support the Student Affairs office and the Director of Student Affairs more specifically. The Assistant Director has responsibility for the development and execution of career services programming that support and benefit TUSDM students in their future career paths and post-graduation opportunities. The incumbent will assist students in the creation and review of resumes and cover letters for job opportunities as well as work with the academic affairs office in early review of resumes for postgraduate program applications. The role will collaborate with additional departments such as admissions, financial aid, practice management course, and student organizations in presenting beneficial career services information. The Assistant Director will also manage all aspects of the annual Career Fair. The Assistant Director will work with prospective employers, current students and alumni regarding career opportunities and has responsibility for maintaining a viable database of job opportunities. The position will oversee the maintenance and development of the TUSDM Career Services Website and the Careerlink database. The Assistant Director will partner closely with the TUSDM Alumni Office to create and streamline connection pathways between alumni looking to hire Tufts graduates as well as launch a platform to connect alumni willing to serve as mentors for current students in sharing their experience at particular postgraduate specialty programs, armed services, or private practice as well as living in different regions of the country. The Assistant Director has responsibility for the execution, tracking and analyzing of data from the First Destination Career Outcomes survey. The Assistant Director will also work in close collaboration with the Director of Student Affairs regarding all aspects of the annual DMD Commencement Ceremony; provide support to other special events coordinated by the Student Affairs office; and be responsible for co-creating the Senior Biography Book publication. In addition, the incumbent will serve as the student affairs representative on school and university-wide committees, such as the University Commencement Committee.

QualificationsBasic Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree (Master's degree in higher education administration or relevant area preferred), and at least 3 years of experience working in either a student services, career services, or alumni development position in a university setting required.
  • Individual must have excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills, ability to work with staff at all levels of the university; multi-task; maintain confidentiality; work independently and meet multiple deadlines; and the ability to work collaboratively.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous experience in a student services position in a professional school university setting is strongly preferred.
  • An ideal candidate would also have experience working in a higher education institution doing either career services, event planning or within an alumni and development office.

Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Occasional overtime and/or weekend work is required to support Division of Student Affairs events.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston
Job: Student Services
Organization: Student Services - Dental
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Aug 20, 2019, 6:19:57 AM




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Posted: 8/21/2019
Application Due: 11/19/2019
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