Senior Associate Director, Graduate Student Career Development
Job ID: 2020-11307 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Student Affairs and Services
The Senior Associate Director develops and implements a vision and strategy to ensure that Princeton graduate students have the opportunity to explore career options, develop career decision-making skills, and successfully position themselves for jobs within and beyond academe. The Sr. AD guides graduate students in defining their own unique career plan, and leads and implements the design, delivery and evaluation of programs that support the acquisition of professional skills and knowledge. This role partners closely with the Graduate School to provide a breadth and depth of services and resources for graduate students, and also serves on the senior leadership team in the Center for Career Development.
Leadership of Graduate Student Career Advising and Programming - 60%
Provide personalized career advising for graduate students.
Educate graduate students on significant employment trends within and beyond academe.
Develop and present career panels and special events to highlight career exploration for graduate students.
Actively collaborate with the Employer Engagement team in leading employer outreach efforts and program planning within the non-academic job market for graduate students; identify and connect students with relevant employers and programs; direct Undercover Bosses event.
Actively collaborate with the Alumni Engagement and Experiential Learning team to create programs and resources that connect graduate alumni with graduate students.
Share best practices with Career Advising team to build departmental knowledge and capacity.
Collaborate with academic departments, student organizations, campus offices, and graduate student-focused committees and task forces across campus to provide strategic and appropriate resources and programs for graduate students.
Provide leadership in advising international graduate students on job search and employment issues specific to international job seekers.
Administrative - 25%
Serve as member of career development leadership team and collaborate on team-wide initiatives.
Select, train, and mentor University Administrative Fellows and Graduate Student Advisory Board to enhance programming and resources for graduate students. Build a motivating and supportive work environment, which recognizes and nurtures the diversity of people and ideas.
Collaborate effectively and build strong relationships with teams within the Center for Career Development to ensure that graduate students’ career development needs are prioritized appropriately.
Identify, monitor, and communicate major recruiting and employment trends that impact graduate students.
Collaborate with communications team to implement effective marketing strategies to publicize opportunities and programs to graduate students.
Contribute to ongoing office assessment efforts, data compilation and analysis to identify and report graduate student learning outcomes
Collaborative Relationship Development - 15%
Build constituent relationships across campus with a focus on colleagues in the Graduate School, graduate faculty and departmental staff, the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, Graduate Student Government, Princeton Graduate Student Consulting Club, Graduate Women in Science and Engineering, and other graduate student groups and centers on campus serving graduate students.
Participate in committees and task forces designed to improve the quality of service to Graduate Students.
Interact with individuals at peer institutions, conducting periodic benchmarking to ensure implementation of the best practices in career advising for graduate students.
Represent Princeton University and the Center for Career Development at professional conferences. Engage in professional and regional association activities (NACE, EACE, and the Graduate Career Consortium).
Three or more years of progressive experience in career counseling/advising and program development in a higher education setting
Experience advising graduate students and working within a student-focused and student responsive environment
Knowledge of best practices within career development and the ability to tailor, adapt and evolve such practices to a complex and fast-paced organization
Ability to implement a developmental, goal-oriented, and motivational approach to advising graduate students
Experience working with and supporting underrepresented populations, and deep commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion goals
Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to build effective relationships
Experience gathering and analyzing data to inform decisions
Demonstrated ability to solve problems and make decisions in a timely and effective manner
Master’s Degree required, PhD preferred
MBTI, Strengths, and Strong Interest Inventory certified preferred
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
Internal Number: 116818504
About Princeton University
Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,200 undergraduate students and 2,600 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.