The Assistant Director, Career Development is an integral member of the Center for Career Engagement team and serves as a career coach for undergraduate and graduate students and recent alumni within an assigned community of Healthcare & Sciences at the University. The candidate will collaborate with employer engagement, student organizations, and other stakeholders in a career community meant to be a place for students to explore careers, make connections, meet alumni, and feel a sense of belonging.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
- Serve as a career coach to degree-seeking students and alumni.
- Build and develop relationships with students to (a) understand their career needs and (b) steward them through the career exploration and preparation processes.
- Determine additional resources required for each student and guide them to other resources, within the Center for Career Engagement and beyond, to prepare them for technical aspects of interviews (industry directors, specialist coaches, platform leads, etc.).
- Identify individuals' needs, goals, and challenges for career path.
- Review each student's skills and abilities, determining and developing tailored action plans to help students on career journey (e.g., identifying interests, gaining skills capabilities, networking, etc).
- Analyze student self-assessments and translate them into actionable insight & next steps.
- Determine other skills, etc., required to ensure students are ready and deliver actionable feedback on students' career and preparation process.
- Provide recommendations regarding students' readiness for interviews with employers.
- Facilitate career development content in courses, including but not limited to activity design, assignment evaluation and partnering with faculty and academic advisors to develop and deliver content.
- Partner with academic advisors on personal or career issues that may affect assigned students' academic journey.
- Inform employer engagement/specialized coaches of unique or technical needs and challenges of assigned students advising and leadership initiatives.
- General academic, program and university support including but not limited to implement program initiatives, presentations and other university wide initiatives.
- May provide leadership and supervision of peer coaches.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Master's degree in higher education, business, engineering, counseling/social work, or a related field.
- Experience providing career advising to students.
- Experience working with student groups/related organizations.
- Experience working with ESL students.
- Commitment to designing and delivering excellent career development and coaching services.
- Strong interpersonal skills, strong relationship building skills.
- Ability to work in a matrix organization across/within groups.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends as necessary.
- Willingness to travel domestically.
- Bachelor's degree plus three years of experience in higher education or related role.
- A graduate degree may be required depending upon school and/or student's degree.
$52,000.00 - $88,800.00 / Annually
The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
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All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
- Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
- Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
- Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.
- WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.
- Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!
- We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? We've got you covered.
- WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.
For policies, detailed benefits, and eligibility, please visit: https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the University's policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment - fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.