Assistant Director of Career Advancement Center

Lake Forest, Lake County / Mettawa, Lake County
Jul 01, 2014
Responsibilities include: COLLABORATION • Serve as a member of the student engagement team in order to ensure that the CAC is providing compelling, interesting, and effective support to students at all stages of their career development • Provide support to the employer relations team to ensure that there are alumni/employers in relevant industries with a particular emphasis in research and clinical opportunities in health care • Guide graduate/professional school programming and test preparation initiatives in collaboration with Graduate/Professional School & Career Outcomes Committee members; manage relationships with key graduate schools and develop a strong understanding for admissions procedures • Develop assessment measures to evaluate program successes and opportunities • Serve on campus committees and represent the Career Advancement Center at college events • Coordinate with faculty internship supervisors to help students to prepare for and integrate internships into their career plans • Contribute to community education efforts to help parents, alumni and community members to understand current best practices in career development and to be strong supporters for students • Complete other duties as assigned LEADERSHIP • Serve as a career consultant to academic departments in the sciences/psychology; participate in the Health Professions Advisory Committee and advise students with science and technical interests • Coordinate the development and execution of new short course and related educational interventions with faculty to help students understand and prepare for career options in the sciences as part of a project with the Post-Graduate Outcomes Committee of the Board of Trustees ADVISING • Support faculty and staff in understanding and utilizing the Career Milestones with students • Conduct workshops and informational sessions for current and prospective students on career-related topics • Counsel and advise students/alumni individually and in group settings on topics such as: exploring majors/career interests, understanding intersection of culture and career, interpreting results of assessments (such as MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory), developing a professional presence, writing professional documents, and obtaining jobs/internships/admittance to graduate school • Utilize technology systems, including the alumni database (Jenzabar), career service management system (CSO/Interfase), LinkedIn and website content management systems (LiveWhale and iModules) to support student and employer engagement efforts • Produce clear and concise materials for internal and external publication; ability to edit and format the work of others for online and print production Qualifications • Graduate or professional school degree is required • Must have an interest and ability in working with science/technical fields • Background in career services, counseling, social work or related field is a plus, preferably in a college environment • Must be team oriented with strong interpersonal skills and ability to think creatively • Attentive to details; must possess strong writing and editing capability; ability to use technology required for the role, such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and career center management system (CSO) • Ability to design, execute, and evaluate career development interventions • Qualification for the administration and interpretation of assessment instruments preferred (e.g. Strong Interest Inventory and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) • Experience working with international students, student-athletes, and traditionally under-represented groups is preferred • Available to work some evenings and weekends Applicants should submit a cover letter, résumé, and the names, titles, and telephone numbers of three professional references to: Lisa Hinkley Associate Vice President for Career & Professional Development Lake Forest College 555 North Sheridan Road Lake Forest, IL 60045-2399