Assistant Director for Career Readiness (Business, Consulting & Finance Career Community)

Oberlin College  |  Oberlin, OH

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Posted 4 days ago Full-Time

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Position Title:

Assistant Director for Career Readiness (Business, Consulting & Finance Career Community)

Job Type: Career Services
Location: Oberlin, OH
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 3,500 Students
Employer ID: 36936

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Additional Compensation:
To be determined based on experience.
Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Additional Compensation:
To be determined based on experience.
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:

Position Description

Oberlin College’s Career Exploration and Development (CED) helps students and recent alumni identify and achieve meaningful career objectives that build upon their Oberlin education and experiences. We offer group and individual advising, as well as experiential opportunities that complement all students’ learning and experiences during their time at Oberlin.   Students are interested in business, consulting, and finance careers, and this position will provide career development and advising in this important career field. 

CED seeks an individual to serve as Assistant/Associate Director for Career Readiness. This position will positively contribute to the Center’s efforts to help students acquire skills and learn critical strategies for career readiness and professional development. We seek a candidate who has demonstrated experience and skills in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion and is an experienced advisor who can creatively empower students and recent alumni to navigate the job search process, build professional networks, make a successful transition to the workplace, and manage their early careers. 

The ideal candidate will have the knowledge and experience to facilitate and lead our Business, Consulting & Finance  Career Communities. This is a full-time 12-month, continuing, professional contract position reporting to the Executive Director.  

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

The Assistant/Associate Director for Career Readiness will be responsible for the following: 

  • Career Advising/Coaching: Provide one-on-one, and small group career advising that supports students’ values and career exploration and enhances their capacity to successfully launch into their careers (or graduate/professional school) after Oberlin; Support the development and execution of an effective job-search process for both internships and post-graduation jobs. 
  • Career Education Programming: Collaborate with team members in the Career Development Center, Office of Undergraduate Research, Director of Entrepreneurship, and other campus partners to develop and implement career education programs that support students ' career readiness, including, but not limited to, the Career Communities Program, Junior Practicum, and Sophomore Practicum Program. 
  • Career Communities Leadership: Lead and coordinate the Business, Consulting & Finance Career Communities; Provide advising and expertise to students, alumni, and campus constituents in these assigned career area(s). 
  • Campus Outreach: Support campus outreach efforts and present career-related educational programming and workshops to students in classroom settings (e.g., First-Year Seminars, etc.) and for various campus groups and student organizations. 
  • Employer, Alumni, and Parent Engagement: Recruit and cultivate relationships with employers, alumni, parents, and community partners to engage with Oberlin students for career and experiential learning opportunities (e.g., internships, Winter Term projects, Career Treks, etc.) 
  • Overall: Support any additional Career Exploration & Development programs as needed throughout the year; Serve as career center representative on various committees and task forces based on assignment and interest. 
  • Direct Oberlin College  Ashby Business Scholar Program. 

Job Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree in counseling, student personnel, or business-related discipline preferred 
  • At least one year of professional experience providing advising or counseling in a college or university setting is required; three to five years of experience advising diverse groups of college students and alumni preferred 
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and experience with topics directly related to diversity, equity, and inclusion 
  • Demonstrated skills in engaging a diverse student population utilizing student development models and methods 
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication with the ability to communicate effectively with all components of the College and external constituents, especially with students 
  • Comfortable working with computer technology and online web-based services 
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently when necessary; well-organized and detail-oriented oriented 
  • Demonstrated ability to personally engage with multiple constituencies in a variety of situations and contexts 
  • Well-developed skills in team collaboration, coalition building, and operation in interdisciplinary working groups required 
  • Strong leadership and relationship-building skills; experience in developing relationships with people from different cultural backgrounds, including those associated with race, ethnicity, international origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and/or other aspects of human diversity 
  •  Capacity to create a diverse and inclusive environment and provide equitable and inclusive   services to the Oberlin College community 
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team to proactively identify opportunities and challenges and propose solutions 
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or concerns from students, college stakeholders, or regulatory agencies 
  • Ability to work in a multiethnic and multicultural environment with students, faculty, and staff Some extended hours, including evenings and weekends, will be required. 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Experience using digital career platforms including Handshake and Wisr preferred; skilled in using Linkedin effectively. 

Diversity Statement:  

Oberlin College is committed to the creation and nurturing of a diverse community of individuals through inclusive excellence. Diversity involves recognizing the value of differences and the inclusion of all members of the community, including those that experience discrimination or underrepresentation. This is a core value of the organization as we strive for a culturally diverse student body, faculty, and staff that reflect the multicultural nature of the nation and our world and bring unique strengths and abilities which contribute to our institution. 

This description intends to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Oberlin College reserves the right to revise or change job duties, hours, and responsibilities. 

REV. 05/22

Application Information

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