• Assistant Director of Career Development

    Posting Date 1 month ago(4/20/2018 2:26 PM)
    Job ID
    Employee Classification
    Office of Academic Affairs
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Campus : Location
    US-NY-Wilf-Amsterdam Ave & 185th St

    Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.  


    We are a leading global educational institution that employs over 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission: to “bring wisdom to life” through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve.  We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.


    The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and a shuttle to nearby subway locations.


    The Position:

    The Assistant Director advises undergraduates on issues related to career planning strategies and advising, and provides coaching assistance. This includes career development  job search strategy planning and monitoring, resume and cover letter critiquing, mock interview critiquing, career assessment assistance, and job/internship negotiation assistance. This includes assisting each student to develop and continually refine a realistic job search strategy/marketing plan for both internship and full-time employment; actively monitoring each student's progress against career goals; and guiding, assisting and holding students accountable in the achievement of those goals.


    • Identify and address students’ levels of experience and preparedness to determine career planning and/or job readiness, using assessment tools when necessary
    • Instruct students in methods of career exploration and job and internship search. Identify and discuss career alternatives
    • Formulate individualized plan of action for job seekers to include developing an effective resume/cover letter, developing interviewing skills through videotaped mock interviews and role playing, and designing job search strategies
    • Research and compile educational information from the internet, professional trade publications and journals, and government reports/studies to strengthen professional theoretical foundation, industry knowledge and to support existing as well as new programs
    • Attend professional development workshops to improve advising and technical skills
    • Responsible for the creation and delivery of career development workshops/seminars for both large and small groups, along with participating as a team member in special events such as career fairs, open houses and orientations, some of which will occur on evening and weekends
    • Identify and secure guest speakers and moderate panels for academic and career programs
    • Serve as liaison between Career Center and the University undergraduate community including deans, advisors, and faculty to discuss employment trends, student concerns, and new programs and seminars
    • Serve as liaison between Career Center and student clubs/organizations. Represent Career Center at University events to encourage University enrollment and student involvement
    • Research, create, and edit brochures, flyers, posters, video presentations, newsletters, web content, and listserv, to promote office events and programs
    • Promote career panels and seminars tailored to specific interest groups. Act as liaison between University and employers, parents, prospective students, current students, and alumni


    Experience and Educational Background:


    • Master's Degree in counseling, business administration, psychology, education, human resources, or related major preferred and 1-2 years of career development, counseling, student personnel, human resources, or equivalent experience
    • Career advising, assessment, and demonstrable job search plan development expertise 

    Skills and Competencies

    • Strong customer focus (ability to listen attentively to students and recruiters and to understand and respond positively to their requests) is required
    • Strong project management skills, ability to multi task in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
    • An entrepreneurial orientation, proven track record of taking initiative and making things happen (i.e. self-starter)
    • Interacts and proactively shares information with internal and external contacts where appropriate
    • Highly proficient with web-based resources, spreadsheet and presentation software required (MS Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel)
    • Ability to work under pressure, with the flexibility to respond to changing priorities and fluctuating workloads
    • Assumes responsibility to ensure issues/concerns will be addressed and monitors them through conclusion
    • Strong organizational work skills, defining tasks, prioritizing assignments, and following through on all projects independently, is able to articulate challenges and proposed solutions with ease
    • Effectively manages own time and resources
    • Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills
    • Ability to deal with a university population at all levels


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