Assistant Director, Career Development

Assistant Director, Career Development
Are you looking for an opportunity to build relationships with students and alumnae while providing career counseling?  Join a great team and have the opportunity to impact the lives of college students.


To apply, complete the online application on the Meredith College HR website: Please submit a tailored resume and cover letter indicating your interest in this position along with your relevant qualifications.  Review of applications will begin Friday, May 22.  Start date for this position is July 1, 2015.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide career guidance to students and alumnae and develop and implement career programs.

Counsel and coach students and alumnae on career development and job search strategies.  Administer assessments (StrengthsFinder, Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, Work Values Inventory) and discuss results.

  • Build partnerships and collaborate with faculty, campus departments (Student Leadership & Service, multicultural affairs, for example), the community and area colleges/universities to deliver career programming.
  • Lead workshops and make classroom presentations on major selection, careers, relevant documents, gaining experience, job search, and graduate study.
  • Teach CPS 101, a career planning seminar for freshman and sophomore students.
  • Plan and coordinate networking events, career fairs, graduate school training, and other events.
  • Develop strong knowledge of online career management system and teach students how to use all aspects of the system; market the use of the system to students; produce and interpret administrative reports from the system.
  • Assist with developing and administering assessment measures for program outcome effectiveness.
  • Deliver StrongPoints programming.
  • Take the lead on website content and maintenance for internal and external departmental websites.
  • Collaborate with the Office of Alumnae & Parent Relations on programming and resources; serve as point of contact for the office for the Networking Angels alumnae group.
  • Train and supervise undergraduate interns on designing promotional pieces and marketing programs and services.
  • Attend professional workshops and conferences for networking and professional development purposes.



  • Master’s degree in counseling, higher education, or related area is required
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of relevant academic, work, or volunteer experience in counseling or educating students
  • Knowledge of assessments used in career counseling
  • Highly motivated, flexible, adaptable and service-oriented with exceptionally strong counseling skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others; takes initiative and follows through on projects.
  • Strong written and oral communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Working knowledge and comfort with technology

Assistant Director Social Media and Branding

Assistant Director Social Media and Branding
University Career Services University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Student Affairs

University Career Services at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for the position of Assistant Director Social Media and Branding:

Position Description

The Assistant Director, Social Media and Branding position serves four primary roles: 1) advising, counseling and programming services for students interested in or exploring careers or graduate education; 2) managing all aspects of the UCS social media presence; 3) managing UCS branding and

marketing/communications strategy by developing creative direction to audio, video, print, and social media to enhance student learning; and 4) coordinating the Career Peers paraprofessional program.

The Assistant Director, Social Media and Branding is charged with collaborating with students and colleagues to raise the visibility of the department via communications, marketing, and public relations goals, plans and measurement, which ensure that Career Services’ message is universally understood, remembered, and valued by all constituents, primarily students. This involves knowledge of student and employer needs and preferences and professional knowledge of the field of career development. The position is also charged with evaluation and support of the technological resources to deliver services to students, while innovating with emerging technologies and new applications of existing technologies. The position must have an understanding of student and career development and services typically offered by career centers in order to contribute and innovate in that space.

Advising, Counseling and Programming

  • Provide direct career counseling services to students individually and in groups from all majors regarding career interests and planning
  • Maintain appointment and walk-in appointment hours
  • Demonstrate consistent quality as evidenced by student evaluations, comments on follow-up surveys, and direct observation

Social Media and Website Administration

  • Direct and lead UCS social media and other emerging technologies, including Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, YouTube, a UCS blog, and any new platforms that advance the ability of UCS to make appropriate connections to targeted stakeholders (students, alumni, employers, etc.) for a combination of marketing, public relations and relationship management
  • Direct and implement the dynamic portions of the UCS website – blog, video workshops and feature stories, specifically

Marketing, Communication and Branding

  • Take a big-picture strategic view of, set goals for and manage the various communications channels used by UCS, including student Career Peer marketing, email, print, video, web and social media to achieve marketing and public relations outcomes
  • Develop and maintain a UCS brand that is recognizable and distinctive

Career Peers

  • Lead and train students in the Career Peers program charged with communicating office programs, services and knowledge to the entire UNC student body
  • Solicit feedback and advice from student Career Peers to use in developing and refining UCS services


Educational Requirements

Minimum qualifications include a Master’s Degree in student personnel/higher education, counseling, or related field with experience in human resources or career counseling.


Experience with social media, marketing and technology utilization for students services or career center purposes; adaptive thinking and idea generation skills; effective oral and written communication skills; ability to establish rapport and relate well to students, faculty, employers, and staff; ability to effectively create and deliver presentations and workshops to large audiences; computer proficiency (specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and social media expertise.

Specific Skills and Competencies

  • Unwavering commitment to the highest ethical standards and professional integrity
  • Exceptional communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment
  • Understanding of and commitment to diversity issues in the delivery of programs and services
  • Ability to utilize technology in the delivery of student programs


Salary is salary commensurate with education and experience


Application materials must be submitted online and include cover letter, resume, and references. The application and additional information including closing date is available at Anticipated starting date is August 3, 2015.

Additional Information

For additional information about this position, please contact Ray Angle,   Additional information about University Career Services can be obtained at our website at http:/

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

ECU Career Counselor

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Job Description

The Career Counselor for the College of Arts and Sciences will report to the Director of Career Services or a designee of the Director.

The Career Counselor will be responsible for various aspects of the career development process and programming for students in majors within the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences. The undergraduate enrollment for the College is approximately 3600 students.

Advise students on internship, co-op and post-graduation employment opportunities and strategies for career success.

The Career Counselor will create, schedule, conduct and evaluate career programming on a variety of topics to include but not limited to: resume writing, interview techniques, social media and the job search process professionalism.

The Career Counselor will create, maintain and enhance relationships with hiring employers in industry by increasing their visibility on campus through employer presentations and coordinate such relationships with the Career Center Employer Relations team.

The Counselor will work directly with faculty, administration and student professional organizations to coordinate career-related activities and produce recruitment events. The Counselor will represent the office on campus committees.

The Counselor will continually pursue Faculty partners within the college to intentionally integrate career development activities within the classroom.

The Counselor will complete reports on activities and student employment information to contribute to the departmental assessment plan.

The Counselor will also support and promote career programs and events offered by the Career Center, including career fairs, on-campus interviewing, employer information programs, and department supported activities. This position will develop and present job database training for students, faculty, and staff and is responsible for increasing student participation in the job database for employment and career development opportunities.

Other duties as may be assigned by the Director.

Minimum Qualifications

A master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, career counseling, or related area and one year of experience providing direct career counseling and career development education in a higher education setting.

Strong knowledge of employer recruitment strategies, job market trends, occupational, career and employment information sources.

Ability to interact with a diverse student, staff and faculty population.

Demonstrated skill in establishing effective working relationships with staff of all levels, faculty, academic personnel, employers and alumni.

Experience and proficiency with incorporating the use of technology to deliver career services.

Excellent writing, presentation, and organizational skills required.

All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and conferred by the time of hire.

Preferred Education and Experience
Two years of direct experience within a college or university career center providing career counseling to undergraduate, graduate, and/or student athletes.
Special Instructions to Applicants

In order to be considered for the position, all applicants are required to submit online a candidate profile, a letter of interest, a current resume, and a list of three references including contact information.

Additionally, original official transcripts, a criminal background check, and three signed letters of reference will be required upon offer of employment. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and conferred by the time of hire.

East Carolina University seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. In order to promote the university’s diversity goal, Student Affairs strongly encourages applicants from women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups.

Additional Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must complete a candidate profile or staff application (see “Application Types Accepted” below) online via the PeopleAdmin system. In addition, applicants must submit the documents requested in order to be considered for the position.
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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status, race/ethnicity, color, creed, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or political affiliation.
Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY).
Proper documentation of identity and employability is required at time of employment.
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All Applicants
Required Applicant Documents
Resume / Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
List of References (including contact information)
Application Types Accepted
Candidate Profile (EPA only)


Assistant Director for Alumni & Parent Engagement

Assistant Director for Alumni & Parent Engagement

Center for Career Development

Davidson College, Davidson, NC


The Center for Career Development seeks a new Assistant Director for Alumni & Parent Engagement to extend our abilities to connect with these constituent groups and deliver new opportunities to our current students. The person in this role will develop new employer-based programming for the students, seek to expand the connections we have with existing partners, identify company-based diversity initiatives, and oversee communication between our office and campus partners. In addition, this role would expand our ability to do other employer relations work and career counseling.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  1. Engage Alumni and Parents in Career Programming and Career Networking Initiatives
  • Create new on-campus programming events, leveraging our local network of alumni and parents and those who travel to campus for special events.
  • Lead the Job Shadowing program, a program that brings students into contact with alumni and parents across the country.
  • Track alumni and parent engagement with our office and report these connections regularly to College Relations through various methods including reports and banner entries.
  • Communicate the needs of the CCD regularly to campus colleagues to continue to identify alumni and parents who would serve as company recruiting champions, mentors to students, or guest speakers as needed within our programs.
  • Leverage our networks of alumni and parents to do onsite visits in a variety of methods such as panel discussions and industry focused networking events
  • -Serve as lead staff support on career treks to major cities that connect groups of students with alumni and parents in their places of work, such as a Wall Street Trek in New York City and a Public Policy Trek in Washington, DC.
  • -Create opportunities for industry visits within Charlotte and other local cities for onsite learning about possible companies and positions.


  1. Expand Center for Career Development (CCD) Employer Recruiting Initiatives
  • Recruit companies for new job postings, On Campus Recruiting and information sessions, determining the best options for their relationship with our office and campus.
  • Conduct employer visits to meet with potential new partners or to strengthen relationships with existing partners.
  • Help to cover a share of the evening information sessions.
  • Communicate regularly with companies who reach out to us to recruit and grow existing relationships with employers towards recruitment of new positions.
  • Working within our under-populated job fields to find new employer partners and connections with applicable internships and jobs.
  • Leading Employer Recruitment Diversity Initiatives: identifying and connecting to specific programs for students of color, LGBTQ populations and other special populations.


  1. Career Advising
  • Serve in the team of Career Development advisers to help students of each class year in a variety of ways including resume reviews, networking strategies, cover letter development and getting started with a career search.




Bachelor’s degree required; minimum of three years experience in career development, experiential learning, recruiting, alumni affairs, fundraising, business development, external relations, or related fields.


The ideal candidate will have knowledge of and a commitment to the liberal arts, and have the ability to develop ongoing relationships with corporate and non-profit leaders; establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students, alumni and parents; work independently on projects and function competently in a team environment; and have a proven record of multicultural and global competence.


In addition, skills and abilities must include:

  • Ability to market Davidson College and its students to employers.
  • Have and maintain a valid driver’s license and comply with the University’s vehicle use policy.
  • Familiarity with technology, particularly Microsoft Office and social networking tools.
  • Ability to travel out-of-state, visit local employers, and work some evenings and weekends.
  • Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college’s mission.


Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree preferred.


Other skills and experiences beneficial to the position include:

    • Demonstrated success in developing and stewarding relationships with a wide variety of constituencies. The ability to convert prospective employer organizations into active campus recruiters. This work must seek to maximize relationships with alumni and parents in particular.
    • Demonstrated success in program management.
    • Experience in strategic planning and implementation, segmentation analysis, and establishing metrics to assess outcomes and program assessment and evaluation.
    • Strong oral, presentation and written professional communication skills.
    • Experience in building collaborative teams.
    • Personal characteristics required include creativity; a resourceful self-starter; strong planning skills; excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, exceptional attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple tasks or projects simultaneously.


Special Instructions:


Application review process will begin the week of May 17, 2015. Applications received after this date will be accepted and reviewed as needed.


Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college’s mission.


Please see the full description and apply here: