Builds and delivers career development programming for Macalester students and alumni, with a focus on building specialized support for one or more academic divisions within the college. Provides individual career counseling/advising to students and alumni within their academic division(s) and support undecided students in collaboration with the career counseling team. Builds strong relationships with the faculty and academic departments within their assigned division(s). Leads the development of services and programs for identify-specific populations, partnering closely with the Department of Multicultural Life (DML), Disability Services and International Student Programs (ISP) to support the unique career development needs of underrepresented students.
Career Program Development and Outreach:
Collaborates with the career advising team to build and deliver career development programming to support the diverse needs of Macalester students.
Builds strong relationships with faculty and academic departments in their assigned academic division(s); collaborates on opportunities to build and integrate career development into the student experience both inside and outside of the classroom.
Builds career development content for all phases of the career development process.
Leads and builds a student outreach strategy for their academic division; collaborate with Director of Student Engagement and Career Counseling to support overall student engagement plan.
Works closely with employer relations and alumni and parent engagement to understand career pathways and communities relevant to their designated division.
Collaborates with employer relations and alumni and parent engagement to leverage employers, alumni and parents in career development.
Works closely with employer relations and alumni and parent engagement to leverage Macalester’s location for student career exploration and development.
Partners with employer relations to develop national MacConnect trips.
Evaluates the effectiveness of career programs; contributes to and aligns with departmental evaluation and assessment efforts.
Works with Internship Director and Internship Program Manager to support internships for academic credit, the Macalester Summer Internship Grant and work-based experiential learning opportunities.
Serves as primary career advisor for students and alumni within their designated division and undecided students.
Advises on career development topics including career/graduate school exploration and discernment, job and internship search strategies, resume and cover letter development, networking and informational interviewing and interviewing and job offer assessment.
Administers and interprets career inventories and assessments.
Access and Equity:
Creates and implements outreach strategy for identity-specific populations (BIPOC, first generation, low income, international and LGBTQIA+ students and students with disabilities).
Serves as the department’s key point of contact with the Department of Multicultural Life (DML), Disability Services and International Student Programs 9ISP), building strong partnerships and collaborative programming.
Builds strong relationships with identity-based student organizations and groups.
Develops resources and programming to meet the unique career search needs of identify-specific populations.
Serves as a key contributor to the department’s anti-racist work, actively working to increase access and dismantle barriers.
Consistently collects data and feedback to inform identity-specific student support.
Works closely with Director of Student Engagement and Career Counseling to assess engagement and career outcomes for identity-specific populations.
Collaborates with alumni and parent engagement to engage diverse alumni in the career development of BIPOC, first generation, low income, international and LGBTQIA+ students and students with disabilities.
Performs other duties as assigned:
Represents Career Exploration at campus and community functions.
Actively involved in relevant associations and consortia
1-4 years Related experience (Assistant Director), 5+ Years Related Experience (Associate Director)
Experience in coaching, career or academic counseling, campus recruiting or related client support role
Experience in building creative and effective programs
Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills
Demonstrated experience creating and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives
Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with key partners/constituents
Master's degree in counseling, higher ed, human resources or related field
Comfortable with change and energized by creating innovative resources/programs for students
Ability to assess program success and make necessary adjustments to improve effectiveness of future efforts
Demonstrated interest in Arts and Humanities/Social Science areas
About Macalester College
Since its founding in 1874, Macalester College has provided students with the inspiration, insight, and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Macalester enrolls nearly 2,100 students who come from virtually every state and 91 countries. Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college known for its high standards of scholarship and its special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.
Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities, women and LGBTQIA+ individuals.