Assistant Director of the Career Center

Albany, Albany County / Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany County
May 02, 2014

Company Description:

The College of Saint Rose is a dynamic, comprehensive college of nearly 5,000 students. Located in the city of Albany, the heart of New York State's Capital District, the College is a private, independent, coeducational institution, sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet. Through a strong liberal education curriculum and progressive academic programs, Saint Rose serves traditional students and working professionals in undergraduate, graduate degree and certificate programs.

The College of Saint Rose is an award winning employer. We are a five time recipient of the Chronicle of Higher Education's prestigious "GREAT COLLEGES TO WORK FOR award, and have been recognized by the Capital District Business Review and the Times Union as a top workplace . Our employees enjoy a close-knit community based on the values of honesty, trust, respect, fairness, responsibility and the free exchange of ideas. The College rewards employees with competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits including generous time off and tuition remission.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Director of the Career Center, this position contributes to the development and coordination of comprehensive Career Center services via career counseling and job/internship/graduate school advising, employer relations and job/internship development initiatives, outreach and marketing, database management, program/event planning and implementation.

  • Counsel and advise undergraduate and graduate students and alumni on career-related issues through walk-ins, appointments, and classroom/group presentations
  • Assist with programming and events related to job/internship/graduate school search and recruitment activities
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive employer outreach plan; strengthening existing relationships with employers, developing new employer relationships and increasing the number of job and internship opportunities available to students and alumni
  • Serve as primary contact and liaison for employers; educating them about the institution, our students/alumni, and the services and resources available to them
  • Manage administrative aspects of on-line career management system including but not limited to the maintenance and enhancements of employer, contact, job/internship and recruiting/event modules
  • Oversee the logistics of job/internship postings, on-campus recruiting program (information tables/sessions, resume collections, on-campus interviews, career/job fairs (ie Education Expo) and other employer-related events
  • Coordinate internship development, outreach, marketing and programming/events; and increase campus coordination of internships
  • Collaborate with the Office of Global and Field Studies to advise international students about employment opportunities (on- and off-campus), internships, OPT/CPT and serve on the International student Committee
  • Develop and implement outreach/marketing efforts to students/alumni, utilizing paper and electronic means (e.g. webpage, social media, flyers, e-mails, campus newspaper, bulletin boards, Blackboard)
  • Assist with Post- and Pre-Graduation Outcome Survey/Reports
  • Serve as the office media contact person for on- and off-campus television, newspaper and radio inquiries
  • Train and supervise Graduate Assistants and Student Assistants
  • Represent the Career Center at on- and off- campus meetings and events; some travel required.

  • Master's degree in student affairs, higher education, career development, human resources or related field
  • Experience in higher education career services working with a variety of constituents including undergraduate and graduates students, alumni, faculty, administrators, and employers
  • Possess a dynamic and professional demeanor, strong work ethic, time management skills and ability to work collaboratively; exhibit high energy, flexibility, enthusiasm, initiative, and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability and experience counseling and advising students and alumni on topics including career planning, resume, cover letter, interviewing, networking, job/internship search and graduate school etc.
  • Exceptional communication skills with proficiency in designing and delivering presentations, planning and executing programs/events, outreach and marketing, network and relationship building
  • Intermediate level computer skills using a Windows based operating system, specifically MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Internet and comfortable working with databases and online career-related resources including social media; willingness to learn new programs and applications
  • Experience with NACElink Career Services Manager, or similar career management system, highly desirable
  • Experience advising international students on employment and internships, highly desirable
  • Willing and able to attend and/or conduct presentations in the evening hours and some weekends

Additional Information:

Compensation includes a  competitive salary, commensurate with experience,  plus participation in our comprehensive health and dental benefits, generous time off, a tuition remission plan to further enhance your knowledge and skills, retirement plans through TIAA-CREF, and wellness programs including the use of our extensive fitness center.

The College of Saint Rose values diversity and abides by federal, state and local law in admissions, employment and all services and programs provided. It does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion/creed, disability, age, national/ethnic origin, sexual orientation or any other condition established by law.