Builds and delivers career development programming for Macalester students and alumni, with a focus on building specialized support for one or more academic divisions within the college. Provides individual career counseling/advising to students and alumni within their academic division(s) and support undecided students in collaboration with the career counseling team. Builds strong relationships with the faculty and academic departments within their assigned division(s). Oversees the hiring and development of the Undergrad Fellows for the department.
Career Program Development and Outreach:
Collaborates with the career advising team to build and deliver career development programming to support the diverse needs of Macalester students.
Builds strong relationships with faculty and academic departments in their assigned academic division(s); collaborates on opportunities to build and integrate career development into the student experience both inside and outside of the classroom.
Builds career development content for all phases of the career development process.
Leads and builds a student outreach strategy for their academic division; collaborate with Director of Student Engagement and Career Counseling to support overall student engagement plan.
Works closely with employer relations and alumni and parent engagement to understand career pathways and communities relevant to their designated division.
Collaborates with employer relations and alumni and parent engagement to leverage employers, alumni and parents in career development.
Works closely with employer relations and alumni and parent engagement to leverage Macalester’s location for student career exploration and development.
Partners with employer relations to develop national MacConnect trips.
Evaluates the effectiveness of career programs; contributes to and aligns with departmental evaluation and assessment efforts.
Works with Internship Director and Internship Program Manager to support internships for academic credit, the Macalester Summer Internship Grant and work-based experiential learning opportunities.
Serves as primary career advisor for students and alumni within their designated division and undecided students.
Advises on career development topics including career/graduate school exploration and discernment, job and internship search strategies, resume and cover letter development, networking and informational interviewing and interviewing and job offer assessment.
Administers and interprets career inventories and assessments.
Undergraduate Fellow Supervision:
Coordinates the hiring process for Divisional Undergraduate Fellows each academic year.
Supports the process of hiring additional Career Exploration Fellows in specialty areas including social media, data and employer relations.
Provides training to undergrad fellows in the areas of resume and cover letter review.
Collaborates with Career Exploration team to identify areas Fellows might be able to support programming, including job fairs, MacExplore/MacConnect etc. ? Provides ongoing support to Fellows as needed either individually or as a cohort.
Performs other duties as assigned:
Represents Career Exploration at campus and community functions.
Actively involved in relevant associations and consortia.
1-4 years related experience for Assistant Director role, 5+ Years related experience for Associate Director role
Experience in coaching, career or academic counseling, campus recruiting or related client support roles
Experience in building creative and effective programs
Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills
Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion, including experience working with diverse identities and backgrounds
Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with key partners/constituents
Master's degree in counseling, higher ed, human resources or related field
Comfortable with change and energized by creating innovative resources/programs for students
Ability to assess program success and make necessary adjustment to improve effectiveness of future efforts
Demonstrated interest in Arts and Humanities/Social Science areas
For best consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume as one PDF through the Macalester Employment Opportunities webpage by May 2, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately. All inquiries about this position should be directed to:
Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities, women and LGBTQIA+ individuals.
About Macalester College
Since its founding in 1874, Macalester College, located in St. Paul, Minnesota, has provided students with the inspiration, insight, and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. The educational experience at Macalester supports the development of individuals who make informed judgments and interpretations of the broader world around them and choose actions or beliefs for which they are willing to be held accountable. Preparing students for engaged citizenship and effective civic leadership is a critical part of Macalester’s mission. Students develop the ability to seek and use knowledge and experience in contexts that challenge and inform their suppositions about the world.
Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities, women and veterans.