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Sands Family Foundation Assistant or Associate Director of Inclusive Career Exploration

Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY

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Student Affairs, Career Services
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Four-Year Institution
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  1. Diversity and Identity Based Career Initiatives: Creates targeted and customized identity-based programming/advising relevant to the specific career needs of a diverse and inclusive community.  Meets regularly with student leaders, cross-campus partners, and other relevant partners to assure all students are supported in their career aspirations irrespective of race, ethnicity, gender identification, family networks, background, financial means.  Connects identity alumni and employers to students as mentors and employers. 
  • Manage Career Community: Creates, delivers, and assesses the Careers with Social Impact Career Community.  Works closely with all potential partners to continuously improve and advocate for the cross-campus efficacy of this program.  Attends partner programming.  Presents students with a year-round ongoing co-curriculum of workshops, panels, job shadowing, career treks, summer and winter internships, sources full-time and graduate school opportunities, document review, practice interviews, networking, and other career preparation elements.  Maintains Career with Social Impact section of the website and online resources.  May supervise student workers.   
  • Advising Responsibilities
    1. Careers with Social Impact:  Schedules a daily selection of advising appointments, covers Quick Questions once per week and whenever needed, provides/hosts group advising sessions such as workshops and panels, seeks to meet with and advise relevant departments and student organizations.
    2. Pre-Law Advisor:  Works closely with both students and alumni considering and applying to law school.  Maintains pre-law listserv.  Attends pre-law professional conferences and stays current with important topics, hosts law school admission officers for school info sessions, coordinates LSAT testing resources, reports annual enrollment statistics
  • Career Development Center and Team Responsibilities:  Participates in Career Development Center and OCR activities and seeks ways to collaborate with various Career Communities, Advancement, and Alumni Affairs.  Utilizes and promotes office-wide initiatives and platforms such as Career Advisor Network, Handshake, GoinGlobal, etc.  Supports the overall mission and vision of the Division.
  • Conferences: Maintain involvement with relevant professional groups (NY6, LACN, EACE) to follow national trends for relevant career development theories.  Use conferences as an opportunity to present research and methods used at Skidmore and continue to hold Skidmore brand out as elite.
  • Education:  Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree or equivalent preferred.  Certified Career Counselor, Career Services Provider, or Master of Career Services (through NCDA) preferred.


    • Relevant social impact training or experience desired
    • Familiarity with the law school admissions cycle, law school admissions standards, and coaching strategies for students pursuing J.D.
    • Career coaching/advising, human resources, social services, or teaching experience desired
    • Ability to develop strong relationships with students, college staff, faculty, and employers  
    • Knowledge of social justice and strategies for promoting equity and inclusivity in a higher education environment 
    • Ability to interpret, compile and promote occupational, educational and economical information that will assist students in their career planning
    • Proven ability to work independently while functioning as a team member  
    • Service orientation   
    • Strong abilities in time management, event organization, and managing multiple projects and details  
    • Active listening, speaking, writing, and instructing  
    • Active learning  
    • Critical thinking, complex problem solving, fluency of ideas  
    • Experience or willingness to learn technologies  
    • Knowledge of international student exchange and visitor regulations
    • Ability to interpret and operationalize professional guideline standards to inform work, including the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Professional Standards for College and University and Career Services, Section XI: Access, Diversity, and Equity
    • Attend and present at conferences and meetings with professional colleagues in higher education supporting the work of career development professionals (particularly around diversity)


    • Individuals with previous experience in career services, or other student service areas at the college level 
    • Experience using social media  
    • Ability to work in a data-intensive environment  

    An excellent candidate will exhibit the following: 

    • Knowledge or experience with assessment 
    • Experience recruiting w/ Boston and New York City based-employers 

    Skidmore alumni encouraged to apply.  

    Required documents needed to apply:

    • On-line application
    • Cover Letter
    • Resume
    • List of Three References

    There is funding to support the position for 12, potentially 18 months depending on salary.

    Pay Range:  Commensurate with experience

    In order to prevent or significantly reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at Skidmore College and protect all members of the College community from infection, successful candidates will be required to submit proof of full vaccination as a condition of employment, unless exempted as a reasonable accommodation of a medical condition or sincerely religious belief or practice.


    Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

    Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.



    Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates—approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.

    A great education is all about putting academic theory and creative expression into practice. That’s what our founder, Lucy Skidmore Scribner, believed. Skidmore’s not an ivory tower. Never has been. Never will be. It’s a place where faculty and students work together, then figure out how to use what they’ve learned to make a difference in the world. This practical focus often leads to cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, where students carry multiple majors, student-faculty research is common, and internships and community service are standard. It also leads to interesting and unusual combinations of activities, frequently woven into an intellectual passion.

    If this kind of experience resonates with you, why not take a closer look at Skidmore?

    Skidmore College is located in the historic resort community of Saratoga Springs, New York.  Set in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, Saratoga is located about 30 minutes north of Albany, the state capital. 

    Saratoga is a small, cosmopolitan city of 30,000, noted for its Victorian heritage, famed spas, and thoroughbred horse racing.  The Saratoga Performing Arts Center is a site of top rock, jazz, and pop performances as well as the summer home of the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra.  Saratoga is a three-and-one-half-hour drive, train ride, or bus trip from New York City, Boston, or Montreal.


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