• Assistant Director of Career Development, Undergraduate and Graduate

    Posting Date 2 months ago(5/29/2018 4:52 PM)
    Job ID
    Employee Classification
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Campus : Location
    US-NY-Beren- Lexington & 33rd 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 of Career Development (Graduate and Undergraduate) advises all populations of students on issues related to career planning strategies and provides coaching assistance with a special focus on graduate students. This includes career transition development, job search strategy planning and monitoring, resume and cover letter critiquing, mock interview critiquing, career assessment assistance, and job/internship negotiation assistance. Additionally, assists each student to develop and continually refine a realistic job search /marketing plan for internship, initial full-time employment, job transition, and re-entering the workforce strategy. Each advisee’s progress is actively monitored against career goals, as well as guiding, assisting and holding students accountable in the achievement of those goals. 


    • Identify and address the levels of experience and preparedness of each student to determine career planning and/or job readiness, using assessment tools when necessary
    • Instruct in methods of career exploration and job and internship search. Identify and discuss career alternatives
    • Develop, plan and implement programs and webinars designed to serve graduate student career needs and outcomes. Draw from specialized knowledge of career advising to develop and lead seminars and to develop written resources. Coordinate with colleagues and campus partners to set goals, plan strategies, and determine methods of evaluation
    • Produce monthly webinars or workshops on career-related topics and meet demand for graduate student resources (printed and online)
    • 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;
    • Participate 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 graduate community including deans, advisors, and faculty to discuss employment trends, student concerns, and new programs and seminars
    • Serve as liaison between Career Center and graduate 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 to graduate student populations
    • Promote career panels and seminars tailored to specific interest groups. Act as liaison between University and employers, parents, prospective students, current students, and alumni
    • Work in conjunction with Associate Director of Employer Relations to source and prospect with employers to develop opportunities specific to YU graduate student populations



    • Master's Degree in counseling, psychology, education, human resources, or related major preferred, and 3-5 years of career development, advising, student personnel, human resources, or equivalent experience required
    • Experience working with graduate level students and adult learners
    • Career advising, assessment, and demonstrable job search plan development expertise


    • Experience advising international students
    • Experience with pre-graduate school advising in a variety of disciplines
    • Knowledge of online resources and career development software
    • Expertise in career assessment tools, including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory
    • Experience in adult career advising, program planning and delivery

    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
    • Familiarity with technology that facilitates webinars and online platforms
    • Ability to work collaboratively on team projects with diverse individuals
    • Flexibility and willingness to work early mornings, evenings and weekends as needed
    • Leadership experience, particularly in initiating and developing new programs and developing new partnerships
    • 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)
    • 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
    • Assume responsibility to ensure issues/concerns will be addressed and monitor 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
    • Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills
    • Ability to deal with a university population at all levels


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