Assistant Director - Center for Career Development, College Of The Holy Cross

Posted: 04/24/18 | SHARE:


Provides career counseling and advising to students and young alumni via individual advising, workshops and programming. Provides leadership for student programming and outreach for students interested in the Business, Consulting and Finance fields.  Coordinates career counseling programs and initiatives for all class years.

Major Areas of Responsibility

Career Counseling and Advising:

  • Provide individual, comprehensive career counseling to students of all class years and young alumni, including Strong Interest Inventory interpretations.
  • Assist students and young alumni identify and integrate abilities, interests, experience and values with career choice; explore career options using online, print and networking resources; make decisions regarding career choice.
  • Connect students with career exploration opportunities including job shadowing, informational interviewing, career panels and presentations, community based learning, workshops, deep-dives, pre-professional advising, etc.
  • Teach internship/job search skills and strategies such as resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, networking, researching employers and use of online tools in individual and group settings. 
  • Develop and present career workshops and prepare related materials; critique resumes and cover letters; conduct mock interviews.

Serve as the Industry Advisor for students interested in select industries:

  • Industry advisor to students interested in the accounting, consulting, finance, insurance and real estate fields
  • Lead the Business, Consulting and Finance career community
  • Plan and coordinate events and programs for target populations, industries and career community including, but not limited to, alumni panels, employer site visits and industry nights
  • Develop and maintain relationships with alumni in career community industries to facilitate connections with students
  • Curate industry specific information for monthly career community newsletters
  • Collaborate and build relationships with appropriate departments, faculty and student groups
  • Plan staff development trainings around industry information dissemination
  • Coordinate industry nights 
  • Communicate with Employer Relations team about job/internship opportunities and employer trends related to career community industries

Student Programming and Outreach

  • Manage Alumni Job Shadowing Program including recruiting alumni hosts and student participants, preparing hosts and students for participation, and evaluating the program
  • Provide supervision, direction and training to the experiential education Peer Career Assistants
  • Serve as liaison to Economics and Accounting, Modern Languages and Literatures and Religious Studies departments



Master's degree required with 1-3 years of related experience.  This position requires a strong understanding of the career development of liberal arts students, especially with respect to the role of experiential education within a Jesuit environment.  Strong Interest Inventory certified or experience administering the Strong Interest Inventory, Myers Briggs Type Indicator, or similar career assessments.  Basic experience or knowledge of Symplicity or career services management databases

Additional Information:

This is an Exempt level position.

The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.

A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).

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Application Instructions:

Please attach resume and cover letter.

In your cover letter, please reflect on how you might contribute to the College's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and to its mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see

Should you be a candidate for further consideration after hiring manager review, you will be contacted by a human resources representative.

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