Date: October 8, 2021
Title: Assistant Director of Career Development
Description: The Assistant Director of Career Development (ADCD) supports FlightPath--Hartwick College’s future-focused approach to a liberal arts education and embedded career development--programs, services, and events that help students prepare for their careers. This position is responsible for the resource and systems coordination of real-world work experience and mentorship, event planning, communications, evaluation and reporting.
- Point person for technology platforms associated with FlightPath real-world work experience (Handshake) and student to alumni mentorship programs (PeopleGrove)
- Customer service, training and support
- Project management and logistics coordination for large events
- Coordinate and contribute to print, digital and social media communications
- Supervise student workers
- Collaboration and partnerships with faculty, alumni, parents, campus offices and community partners
- Assess and report on post-graduate destinations, department programs and service strategies
- Recommend improvements and implement changes necessary to expand career development opportunities and networks for students and alumni
- Comply with all applicable College, Federal, State, local and associational regulations.
- As a representative of the College, expected to comport oneself in a professional manner at all times, both on and off campus
- Foster a culture of professionalism, engagement and affinity for the College
- Work occasional nights and weekends and participate in major campus activities, including Welcome Week, True Blue Weekend, and Commencement
- Other duties as assigned
Qualifications: Minimum requirements for this position are a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university with 3 years of experience in a similar position/related field. Prefer Master’s degree plus one year of related experience.
- Significant experience interacting with diverse audiences, including students, faculty, staff, employers, community organizations, and alumni
- Knowledge of and experience with office technology and collaboration tools of Microsoft Office and Google suites, CRM databases and publishing programs; online networking and social media sites such as LinkedIn
- Strong written and verbal skills
- Ability to prioritize and multitask
- Think critically and creatively and to organize and analyze data to solve problems
- Ability to quickly organize, execute, evaluate and adapt
- Ability to take initiative and work independently
- Interest and ability to work as a productive member in a cross-functional team
- Experience in marketing including print, online, and social media development a plus
- Leadership experience a plus
- Experience with Handshake and/or PeopleGrove software platforms a plus
- All employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of their employment.
An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,200 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce. The College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.”
Hartwick operates as a community of learners where there is a very real sense of belonging and connection. By joining Hartwick, you become part of a group of people who work together, share in our successes, and a celebrate our accomplishments. All positions at Hartwick contribute to the education and development of students with the opportunity to see the impact on future leaders—what you do at Hartwick really matters.
Our beautiful 425-acre campus is located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, New York—a charming town near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, flexible scheduling, opportunities to engage in athletic and cultural events (concerts, exhibits, and lectures) and tuition benefits for eligible employees and their dependents.
Hartwick College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression and is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.” Women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational and employment environment. Employment at Hartwick College is therefore contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.
Hartwick College is committed to a diverse candidate pool, values an inclusive workforce and workplace environment, and wishes to minimize or eliminate the impact of implicit bias during the search and hiring process.
All applicants are asked to submit the following materials with their online applications:
- A cover letter;
- A resume;
- A Diversity Statement that addresses how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement (https://www.hartwick.edu/campus-life/intercultural-affairs/diversity-at-hartwick/); and
- The names and contact information for three references, with annotation regarding how the reference is related to you and your work (at least one of your references must be from a current and/or previous supervisor).
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.Read More