Director of Career Development
Director of Career Development
Jan 18, 2021
Accountable for providing the primary vision and departmental leadership for the advising and career development components of Career Services.
- Lead and manage the full team of career advisors.
- Create a structure and framework for career development and advising that results in students’ effective articulation of the value of their Hamilton liberal arts education and co-curricular experiences in relation to opportunities of interest.
- Along with the full career center team, develop and effectively deliver skill-based learning as it relates to student career development, job/internship searches and graduate school applications (e.g. composing targeted applications, interview preparation, and salary negotiation.)
- Serve as the primary career advisor to an assigned cohort of students
- Lead the development and ongoing maintenance of digital and print resources and guides to advance students’ career development.
- Establish connections with relevant campus constituencies and Hamilton’s alumni, parent, and employers to provide professional development networks for students.
- Responsible for the efficacy and management of the peer career advisor staff.
- Supervise all direct and indirect reports, including job evaluation, development, and continued professional growth of the career development team.
- Select and hire high quality employees; ensure appropriate distribution of work assignments and high quality employee work product.
- Ensure fair, accurate and timely performance assessment and feedback. This includes identifying areas for professional development, document and conduct disciplinary measures, and determining employment status (hire, promotion, salary increases, termination).
- Actively participate in building our diverse, inclusive, and equitable campus community.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required, relevant advanced degree preferred.
The preferred candidate will have at least ten or more years of work experience in a relevant field and also have had a senior role in career advising with significant cross-team responsibilities (beyond his/her own advising portfolio).
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Proven personnel management experience and skills.
- Clear understanding of academic advising, career counseling, and/or student development theories. Proven career counseling experience.
- Proven program planning, organization and execution skills. Ability to organize, analyze, prioritize, and problem-solve within a fast-paced office environment.
- Excellent writing, public speaking, networking and interpersonal communication skills including the ability to build rapport with students, communicate effectively with a wide range of campus constituencies, and leverage relationships with alumni, parents, faculty, and staff.
- Facility/comfort with technology-based search and networking tools (e.g. LinkedIn, customer relationship management type databases).
- Vision, creativity imagination.
- Commitment to equity - has developed or worked with initiatives that serve underrepresented groups.
- Must be self-directed with the ability to work independently.
- Ability to work collaboratively with other staff as well as members of the Hamilton community.
- Available to work some nights and weekends.
Please submit cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.