Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week. Occasional night and weekend hours will be necessary.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Career Center, which is housed in the Danforth University Center on the Danforth Campus.
The Assistant Director supports undergraduate and graduate students, and alumni, as they navigate their career journeys. The successful candidate will develop and facilitate career education programming, as well as 1:1 advising/coaching students and alumni.� They will work as part of the Career Development Team, and in close collaboration with Employer Relations and Communications colleagues and campus partners, to develop learning opportunities, communications, and advising to educate and empower students to establish and manage their career paths.
All career advisors are generalists, working with any student or alum who needs assistance.� In addition, the Assistant Director ideally will have interest and experience working with international students, and/or under-resourced students.� We value candidates who help diversify and strengthen our existing team.� This includes interest and/or experience in sustainability, the sciences, education/teaching, non-profit/public health, communications, and technology.
The individual in this position will bring stellar listening and coaching skills, facilitation/teaching abilities, and will possess strong judgment, record-keeping, and communication skills.� An interest in career development trends is important.� Project management skills and customer service orientation are both critical to success.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide individualized and group career advising to undergraduate and graduate students and alumni including career exploration, job and internship search, networking, interviewing, resume and cover letter development and graduate school application.
Develop, coordinate, and provide career education through peer interest group facilitation, workshops, and other delivery methods.
Collaborate with campus partners, including Student Affairs colleagues and faculty, to promote career planning in various venues.
Assist with employer engagement, as needed, and work with specialized student groups.
Work on special projects, as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required, plus five years of experience in a related industry.
Master’s degree in Career Counseling, Social Work, Human Resources, or related area preferred.
Demonstrated stellar interpersonal skills needed, as well as strong skills in relationship-building, advising, organization, leadership, and creative thinking.
Demonstrated customer relationship management skills and orientation.
Ability to problem solve and work with little supervision while depending on collaboration across a matrixed organization to achieve success; strong initiative and follow-through.
Demonstrated ability to build highly effective curricula and programming.
Outstanding communication skills, both one-on-one and in small and large groups.
Demonstrated project management ability.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, counseling/career advising skills, program development and problem solving skills, relationship building skills.
Experience in one or more of the following areas:
Training and Development
The hiring range for this position is $48,087 - $62,517 annually.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
The Career Center supports students and alumni as they transform their passions, education, and skills into purposeful career paths by teaching lifelong career development strategies and by connecting our diverse students, alumni, and employers. Our goal is for all graduates to leave Washington University in St. Louis with fundamental career management skills.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, 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.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.