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Assistant Director of Career Readiness Pathways

William & Mary
William & Mary

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Student Affairs, Career Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Number:


Position Title:

Assistant Director of Career Readiness Pathways

Employment Category:

Full Time Professional


William & Mary


240000 Career Development

Unit Mission Statement:

Through our efforts to build a robust and inclusive culture of engagement and philanthropy, University Advancement strengthens connections between William & Mary and our vibrant community to ensure that the university and its people thrive for all time coming. By fostering lifelong relationships and creating meaningful opportunities, the team enriches the quality of the William & Mary experience and propels the university forward to address the most pressing needs of our time.

The Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement are partners in the educational process, empowering students and alumni to explore possibilities and navigate lifelong career development.

Position Summary:

The Assistant Director of Career Readiness Pathways is an important member of the Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement team, which is housed in the Office of University Advancement at William & Mary.

The Assistant Director of Career Readiness Pathways reports to the Director of Career Readiness Pathways and is responsible for career advising & programming as well as program development & delivery with a focus on the NACE Career Readiness Competencies and student career exploration. As a primary contact for students, the Assistant Director provides career coaching and interview preparation, working individually with students on choosing a career path, conducting job/internship/graduate school searches, and preparing resumes/cover letters/graduate school applications, , and conducting career assessments. The Assistant Director also works with the Director to manage and promote career readiness programming and events to help students identify and articulate their career readiness.

The Assistant Director will be a proactive and collaborative member of this dynamic team and a champion for diversity and inclusion as William & Mary builds on its success and continues planning for its next campaign and Vision 2026. Prime campus partners include the Office of Student Transition & Engagement Programs and the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, assisting with new student orientation programs and exploration initiatives.

One of the university’s core values is belonging, and the Assistant Director will help foster a community that embraces diverse people and perspectives. This position is based in Williamsburg and is expected to work in the office on campus.Please review the full position description with all job duties under the “Featured Job Opportunities” on the University Advancement recruitment website:

Conditions of Employment:

Occasional or weekend programs may be required.

Essential Designation:




Position Restricted?:

No, this is a continuing E&G funded position

Position Term:

12 month - Continuing

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel, Counseling, or a higher education-related field, completed by August 2024.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness, including, but not limited to, collaboration, staffing and programming.
  • Knowledge of student development and career development theory and practice.
  • Several years’ of professional experience on a careers team in a college or university setting (typically 1-3 years experience).
  • Experience with project and event management (typically, 2+ years).
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills and a proven ability to establish rapport with students, faculty, alumni, and staff colleagues.
  • Effective organizational and management skills.
  • Demonstrated public relations/marketing abilities.
  • Strong computer skills, including managing databases and familiarity with career development platforms and software packages.
  • Ability to apply student development theory and learning outcomes assessment to program development.
  • Strong career advising skills and knowledge of career competencies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using career services management platforms or applications, e.g., Symplicity, 12Twenty, College Central Network, etc., TribeCareers, Focus 2, SkillSurvey, Blackboard (typically 1-2 years).
  • Experience in supporting students across all schools and curricula to explore career opportunities (typically, 1-2 years).
  • Knowledge and/or use of the NACE Career Readiness Competencies.

Is the position remote work eligible?:

Not eligible

Remote Work Disclaimer:

Remote work eligibility is not guaranteed and is subject to approval. Employee eligibility depends on the likelihood of the employee succeeding in a remote work arrangement and the supervisor’s ability to manage remote workers. Departments and/or Human Resources may amend, alter, change, delete, or modify eligibility.

Advertised Pay Range:

$45,000 – $50,000 commensurate with experience

University Salary Range:


Benefits Summary Statement:

William & Mary offers our employees a full array of benefits including retirement, health insurance with options for expanded dental and vision along with group and optional life insurance with coverage for spouse and children, flexible spending accounts, and an EAP (Employee Assistance Program).

Our employees enjoy additional university benefits such as educational assistance, professional development, wellness benefits, and a robust holiday schedule. All employees have access to fitness facilities on campus. Staff members also have access to the university libraries, and much more. To learn more, go to:

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Background Check Statement:

William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement:

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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