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Assistant Director of Employer Engagement, Career Adviser

Clark University
Worcester, MA

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Category:: Staff and Administrators
Department:: 7290 (UA-Clark Connect)
Locations:: Worcester, MA
Posted:: Jun 21, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time - Exempt
Ref. No.:: 190378
Position ID:: 132547

About Clark University:

Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduate institutions in the United States. Today the University is a highly-ranked, student-centered institution educating approximately 2,350 undergraduate and 1,150 graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. This commitment to scholarship and inquiry reflects the University's commitment to "challenge convention and change our world" and to address issues of critical importance to society. It is also reflected by Clark's many national and international distinctions, including recognition for its diversity and inclusion efforts, innovation, community engagement and impact, as a top green campus, and for having a distinguished geography and international development program. Clark has also been included in the groundbreaking Colleges that Change Lives guide since it was first published in 1996.

Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a dynamic, diverse city "on the rise." The second largest city in New England, Worcester is home to 11 institutions of higher learning and is increasingly recognized for its growing healthcare and biotechnology communities, its thriving cultural scene, and as a vibrant food hub

Job Description:

As a member of the Career Connections Center's Employer Engagement team, cultivate internship and job opportunities for Clark undergraduate students by expanding the breadth and depth of Clark University's employer relationships. As a career adviser, guide students in the development of their personal and professional goals to prepare for post-baccalaureate opportunities. This role will provide career advising to students enrolled in Clark's Becker Institute of Technology and Design, including Clark's first degree pathway in Interactive Media Design.

Employer engagement and campus recruiting:

  • Initiate and cultivate relationships with employers to source internship and employment opportunities for students.
  • Respond to current employer inquiries and conduct outreach to new employers to connect them to campus recruiting opportunities and services best suited to their talent needs and priorities.
  • In collaboration with the employer engagement team, develop and implement strategies to engage employers in recruiting Clark students through career fairs, networking events, site visits, virtual and on-campus programs, and other outreach initiatives.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships as a liaison between students, alumni, employer representatives, faculty and staff. Be a resource and collaborator to faculty.
  • Assist with employer outreach activities, plan and participate in employer site visits, and initiate collaboration with professional associations to promote events/opportunities as needed.
  • Stay up to date on industry trends, best practices in recruiting, and industry insights to share with students.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Program management:

  • Advise employers on recruiting strategies, policies and guidelines.
  • Generate reports and analysis of recruiting activity upon request.
  • Contribute to data collection and reporting for career outcomes and assessment. Develop recommendations for consideration and approval.
  • Support the day-to-day operations of Handshake, Clark's online career opportunity and event management platform, as it relates to employer engagement and analytics, and event management for recruiting programs and activities.
  • Contribute to the design, creation and maintenance of print and online employer/partner resources.

Career Adviser

  • Working primarily with students enrolled in design and technology related majors, including the Interactive Media Design degree program, provide undergraduate students with guidance and information regarding career exploration, options and decision-making, goal setting, and job searching. Serve as the overflow career adviser for STEM students as time allows.
  • Meet with students one-on-one and in-group settings to assist with resume preparation, interviewing skills, and other skill development as needed. Organize portfolio reviews for students.
  • Design and launch recurring workshops, both foundational in career readiness and tailored to targeted student populations, such as students enrolled in the Becker School of Design and Technology at Clark.
  • Contribute to the design, creation and maintenance of on-demand career readiness resources for students and faculty, including content for newsletters, webpages, printed materials, and other media.
  • Expand opportunities for a diverse group of students, including but not limited to: first generation students, students of color, LGBTQ+ students, students with disabilities, etc.
  • Maintain student files and records.
  • Attend and participate in all relevant Career Connections Center staff meetings and trainings.
  • Provide data and information for reports when appropriate, and develop recommendations for consideration and approval.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Demonstrated progressive experience in college recruiting, from either a higher education or a private sector setting, or a related field like human resources or counseling.
  • Familiarity with academic advising, career advising, and/or student development theories a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in event management and program development.
  • Experience working with diverse populations and an ability to guide diverse individuals toward future opportunities.
  • Strong oral and professional communication skills, demonstrated abilities in interpersonal relations, presentation and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and problem-solve within a fast-paced office environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other staff as well as members of the Clark community.
  • Strong computer skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office, experience in leveraging technology to deliver programming, and familiarity with web based recruitment tools and resources such as LinkedIn.
  • Appropriately manages confidential information and sensitive situations.
  • Prior experience with database-related software and/or demonstrated ability to learn and use new software.
  • Available to work some nights and weekends.
  • Occasional independent travel is required.

This is a Full-time position with excellent benefits, which include employee and family tuition benefits, 4 weeks' vacation, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many more.

Clark University currently requires all employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than July 15. Exemptions will be made for medical or disability reasons or religious beliefs, and could be made, at the sole discretion of the University, for other well-documented reasons.

Additional Information:

Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.

Application Instructions:

To be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Clark University Careers Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW button below. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

See the FAQ for using our online system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

Already have a Clark University Careers Account? Login to your account to add documents or update your account.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.


Working at Clark University

A relentless force for positive change

Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university committed to scholarship and inquiry that addresses social and human imperatives on a global basis. It is the place where Robert Goddard invented the modern rocket, where Sigmund Freud delivered his only lectures in the United States, and where current students stake their claim to the Clark motto, “Challenge Convention. Change Our World,” which is the rallying cry that inspires our community every day.

Located in the heart of New England — Worcester, Massachusetts — Clark University educates its approximately 2,200 undergraduate and 1,100 graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort.

A university on the cutting edge of higher education

Clark is a world-class research university that is small by design, giving students the rare opportunity to contribute to pioneering research projects and to benefit from hands-on experience, close collaboration with peers, and the individual mentorship of faculty.

LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice) is Clark’s pioneering model of higher education,  compelling students to thrive in authentic world and workplace settings, and preparing them for lives and careers of consequence. Clark is the only university to make the development of “capacities of effective practice” an explicit learning requirement for its undergraduates. Critical to success in today’s world, these capacities include imagination, self-directedness, resilience, and the ability to manage diversity and uncertainty. A Clark education reflects a belief in the enduring value of liberal education, as well as the University’s efforts to more deeply attune students’ learning experiences to the profound changes underway in our economy, our society, and our democracy.

The Clark graduate experience reflects the importance of “engaged scholarship” — an innovative educational approach that connects students to the people and organizations intimately familiar with (and working to address) the issues they are passionate about, and that places a premium on effecting measurable outcomes.

Committed to research that advance knowledge and impacts society

The Clark University faculty is composed of world-renowned researchers who foster a culture of excellence in the next generation. At Clark, faculty and students are given the freedom and flexibility to pursue projects that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries.

The University’s focused areas of research excellence are backed by strong Ph.D. and master’s degree programs that engage graduate students from around the world in such areas as biology, chemistry, economics, geography, psychology, urban education, management, environmental science and policy, Holocaust and genocide studies, and international development and social change. Clark faculty, students, and staff continually develop new ways of thinking and acting that have a positive impact on the lives — and livelihoods — of people throughout the world.

Clark's research profile is enhanced by the presence of a variety of research institutes and centers that build on a foundation of interdisciplinary scholarship: the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise, the George Perkins Marsh Institute, the Higgins School of Humanities, the Jacob Hiatt Center for Urban Education and the Strassler Family Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Redefining our place in the world by immersing our community in it

Clark has redefined what it means to be a university in today’s interconnected world, forging robust partnerships with universities, educators, researchers, and business and community leaders at home and abroad, enabling its faculty and students to conduct in-depth research, work collaboratively to take on global concerns, and make a tangible difference. This diverse community of educators, researchers, and scholars challenge and inspire each other with their perspectives, insights, and determination. They are creative thinkers eager to defy conventional wisdom, devise inventive solutions to complex problems, and roll up their sleeves to get things done.

Clark itself plays a critical role in the health and well-being of its urban community, known as Main South, through the University Park Partnership — a national model for neighborhood revitalization. Working in tandem with the city of Worcester, Clark has been a change agent in the areas of housing and physical rehabilitation, education, economic development and social and recreational opportunities for residents. The University Park Campus School, which Clark operates in collaboration with the Worcester Public Schools, boasts an estimable record of high achievement and was recognized by President Barack Obama for its record of academic success.

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