Assistant Director

Albany, New York - Posted on: Thursday 05/15/14


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

- 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

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