Assistant Director of Center for Career Development
About College of the Holy Cross:
Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,100 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.
Provides career counseling and advising to students and young alumni via individual advising, workshops and programming. Provides leadership for student programming and outreach for students interested in the Education, Human Services, Non-Profit, Government, International Affairs and Law fields. Coordinates career counseling programs and initiatives for all class years with a focus on student engagement.
Major Areas of Responsibility
Career Counseling and Advising:
Provide individual, comprehensive career counseling to students of all class years and young alumni, including Strong Interest Inventory interpretations.
Assist students and young alumni identify and integrate abilities, interests, experience and values with career choice; explore career options using online and print resources; make decisions regarding career choice.
Connect students with career exploration opportunities including job shadowing, informational interviewing career panels and presentations, community-based learning, workshops, deep-dives, pre-professional advising, etc.
Teach internship/job search skills such as resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, networking, researching employers and use of online tools in individual and group settings.
Develop and present career workshops and prepare related materials
Critique resumes and cover letters.
Conduct mock interviews.
Serve as the Industry Advisor for students interested in select industries:
Industry advisor to students interested in education, human services, non-profit, government, internal relations and legal fields
Lead the Education, Human Services & Non-Profit and the Government, International Relations & Law career communities
Plan and coordinate events and programs for target populations, industries and career community including, but not limited to, alumni panels, employer site visits, recruiter in residence, and industry nights
Develop and maintain relationships with alumni in career community industries to facilitate connections with students
Curate industry-specific information for monthly career community newsletters
Collaborate and build relationships with appropriate departments, faculty and student groups
Plan staff development trainings around industry information dissemination
Coordinate industry nights
Communicate with Employer Relations team about job/internship opportunities and employer trends
Student Programming and Outreach
Implement and evaluate student engagement programming
Serve as liaison to Education, Political Science and Spanish departments
All other duties as assigned.
Master's degree in counseling, college student personnel or related field required.
1-3 years of related experience.
The position requires a strong understanding of the career development of liberal arts students, especially with respect to the role of experiential education within a Jesuit environment.
Basic experience or knowledge of Handshake or career services management databases
Strong Interest Inventory Certified or proficient experience administering the Strong Interest Inventory, Myers Briggs Type Indicator or Clifton Strengths.
This is a full time, exempt level position.
The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,100 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.
Worcester is a city of approximately 170,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities.
The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.
A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).
The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (http://www.heccma.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://new-england.hercjobs.org/)