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