Assistant Director of Career Services, Student Development

Posted: 01/27/17 | SHARE:


St. Lawrence University’s Career Services Department seeks a student-centered professional to a join a team committed to the personal and career development of St. Lawrence students. The full-time assistant director for student development plays an integral role in guiding and inspiring students to pursue productive lives with purpose by offering individual career counseling, internship, and job-search advising to students and alumni, developing and presenting workshops, and establishing positive relationships with students, employers, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents. The assistant director also serves as liaison to St. Lawrence graduate programs (School of Education and graduate assistant coaches), as well as supporting other liaison roles to various departments across campus, and oversees the work of up to three marketing and media student interns. The role will also support others on the team in special programs such as alumni-student networking events, special programming for class years or career communities, and career treks in cities throughout the region. Reporting directly to the director, the assistant director will work closely with the advising and exploration lead, the assistant director for exploration and early engagement, to target students early in the arc of their experiences at St. Lawrence, especially through engagement with the First Year Program and First Year Seminar, as well as provide primary coaching and advising to students and alumni seeking internships and jobs.



Bachelor’s degree required.

• Work experience in career development and/or job-search counseling and coaching.
• Proficiency with personal computers, related hardware/software, hand held computer devices and apps, web page maintenance and development.
• Experience with database management and career services-related software (e.g., Handshake).
• Familiarity with career inventories such as Focus2

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:
• A strong commitment to and thorough understanding of the value of education in the liberal arts and sciences;
• Strong student advocacy with proven ability to work with a diverse population;
• Excellent project follow-through ability;
• Team-building skills focused on student interaction/relationships;
• Analytical, reasoning and problem solving skills;
• Skill in public speaking, presenting to audiences of varying sizes and contexts, and facilitating workshops; 
• Understanding of fundamental marketing techniques, particularly with the aim to engage a diverse population of liberal arts students;
• Ability to work effectively and collaboratively within a culturally diverse community and across all organizational levels and departments;
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, direct reports, faculty, other University staff, and the general public;
• Skill in appropriate uses of technology, including social media marketing skills; and

Preferred Qualifications

-Masters degree in counseling, student services, social work or any of the traditional liberal arts disciplines.
-Supervisory experience with student workers.
-1-3 years experience in a liberal arts institution, preferably in areas that inspire and support the personal and career development of undergraduate students.
-Certification or experience interpreting career assessment inventories such as MBTI and SII.

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