Executive Director of Career Education

Allegheny College
Meadville, PA

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Executive Director of Career Education September 15th 2021

Allegheny College, a selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Executive Director of Career Education. This is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement. A link to the full prospectus can be found here.

The following are essential duties and responsibilities for this position: Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement (IA), and in close collaboration with other members of the President’s Cabinet, the Executive Director of Career Education will launch a new model of integrated career learning that activates community-wide support, ensures equitable access to transformative experiences, promotes professional readiness, and facilitates students’ exploration of their unique interdisciplinary interests.

The Executive Director will set forth a compelling vision and shared mission for the campus community which champions the involvement of all Allegheny constituents in ensuring student success. This leader will inspire and mobilize students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, donors, regional community partners, and employers to activate a campus-wide career ecosystem.

Qualifications include: Master’s degree required; 7+ years of experience in career services, external engagement, experiential education, or a related field, including experience supervising professional staff; Knowledge of trends in college-to-career-transition, talent acquisition, and career education best practices within liberal arts institutions; Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion; Strong knowledge of National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) standards for professional ethical practice in career services and recruiting; Proven ability to drive structural change and continuous improvement with high emotional intelligence; Strong relationship-building skills with a variety of stakeholder groups and ability to develop strategic partnerships; Experience managing multiple budget sources and accounts, including annual operating budgets and entrepreneurial funds, Advanced abilities in data-informed decision-making; Understanding of how to leverage technology for operational efficiency, scale and personalization; Entrepreneurial spirit, business acumen, and strong work ethic; Outstanding oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits. Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,600 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or by e-mail to [email protected] Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

posted 9/15/21


Working at  Allegheny College

Our Mission

Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares young adults for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. 

Statement of Community

Allegheny students and employees are committed to creating an inclusive, respectful and safe residential learning community that will actively confront and challenge racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of harassment and discrimination. We encourage individual growth by promoting a free exchange of ideas in a setting that values diversity, trust and equality. So that the right of all to participate in a shared learning experience is upheld, Allegheny affirms its commitment to the principles of freedom of speech and inquiry, while at the same time fostering responsibility and accountability in the exercise of these freedoms. This statement does not replace existing personnel policies and codes of conduct.

History - 200 Years

Founded in 1815, Allegheny College ranks among the oldest 1% of colleges and universities and is the 32nd oldest college in the United States. Perhaps as many as 100 colleges were established and failed before the Civil War. Allegheny is one of the hardy survivors that testify daily to the determination and vision of those early pioneers of higher education in America.

Allegheny is situated in Meadville, Pa., which was established in 1788 in the French Creek Valley, astride the route traversed by George Washington on his journey to Fort LeBoeuf a generation earlier. In 1815, Meadville was still a raw frontier town of about 400 settlers, of whom an unusually large number had come from Massachusetts and Connecticut. They dreamed of a college that might bring the educational opportunities of New England to the frontier. The Rev. Timothy Alden was recruited to take on the task, and two months after his arrival in April 1815, Allegheny was established-with Alden as its first president. 

Within half a dozen years, Alden succeeded in attracting sufficient funds to begin building a campus, having traveled throughout the eastern states seeking support for a planned library and classroom building. The need of a building to house a library led to the construction, in the 1820s, of Bentley Hall, today a leading example of early American architecture. Designed by Alden, this handsome structure still crowns the hill on which the campus is located. It is named in honor of Dr. William Bentley, who donated his outstanding private library to the College.

Each year, as part of the Commencement ceremony, seniors march through the doors of historic Bentley Hall toward the adventures that await them. In 2015, Allegheny will celebrate its 200-year history and the extraordinary futures of the graduating Bicentennial Class of 2015.

[Contains excerpts from "Through All the Years: A History of Allegheny College"
by Jonathan E. Helmreich, Emeritus Professor of History and College Historian]

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