St. John's established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University's outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John's University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.
A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John's is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.
Assistant Director Career Services
Department: University Career Services
Campus: Staten Island and Queens Campuses
Reporting to the Director of University Career Services - SI Campus, the Assistant Director is a highly visible position on both the Staten Island and Queens campuses of St. John's University. This relationship-focused role has an emphasis on ensuring student internship and job readiness, while also expanding career opportunities. The Assistant Director serves as a liaison between industry, faculty and students and Career Services. They understand industry workforce needs and assist students to prepare for employment through career readiness development, facilitated learning sessions and other student support. The Assistant Director will provide comprehensive individual and group advisement sessions to target population(s). The performance standard for this position is a measurable increase in utilization of career services, participation in the internship and career readiness of St. John's University students, equitable career outcomes for all students, and overall contributions to the effectiveness of the Career Services department and the Division of Student Affairs.
Support the success of St. John's students for Staten Island and Queens campuses through career readiness development and connections to industry, striving for equitable access to resources and equitable outcomes.
Develop innovative, scalable ways to deliver programming and provide career-related development and services to Staten Island and Queens students and recent alumni.
Work closely with college faculty, departments, student groups, and alumni to develop and lead both foundational training (resume preparation, internships, interview skills, mock interviews, soft skills, and job search strategies) and career-related programs customized for students within the school and various programs.
Provide comprehensive individual and group advisement sessions to target population(s) for students and alumni.
Acquire and maintain an intimate knowledge of College and University programs and pedagogy.
Actively contribute to the on-campus recruitment process through student preparation.
Utilize technology to meet student and employer needs in recruitment and placement.
Support the assessment of student learning outcomes and program effectiveness.
Collaborate and contribute to career planning and job search resources (i.e. career fairs, workshops, conferences, etc.) to enhance the students' career preparedness.
Be informed of national, state and local hiring practices, guidelines, and labor related issues.
Assist students in developing career decision making skills, utilizing career assessment tools when appropriate.
Collaborate with colleagues in the department and across the University, as needed, to support the University's evolving needs and strategic priorities.
Hire, train and develop, supervise, and evaluate office Graduate Assistants and/or Career Peers.
In conjunction with Director, oversee Leadership Development Programming for the Staten Island campus, including but not limited to, advising and coordinating activities for Omicron Delta Kappa and/or the National Society of Leadership and Success.
In conjunction with the Director, support strategic employer communications; and host and/or visit businesses, government and other organizations to develop opportunities.
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of recruiting and market trends in various industries.
Represent University Career Services and St. John's University to constituents at events such as Open House, Accepted Students Day, and other university and community events.
Other responsibilities as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree required.
Minimum of five years of experience in career services, human resources, career coaching, corporate recruiting/business development, or related field. Proven success in developing and maintaining internal and external relationships.
Excellent resume, interviewing and job search skills required.
Must be collaborative, self-directed, outcome oriented, and able and willing to work under pressure with frequent interruptions. Must have strong customer service focus for internal and external constituents and been successful in working both independently and in cross-functional teams.
Demonstrate cutting-edge approach to empowering students to navigate the path from college to career successfully.
Must have familiarity of employment and industry trends.
Proficient in the use of web based software. Proficiency with MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel required.
Strong oral and written communication skills, experience teaching, training or facilitating workshops. Ability to develop and deliver effective presentations to groups.
Must be ready and able to work in person at both the Queens and Staten Island locations, as well as virtual as needed.
Some local travel required.
Evening and weekend work required.
Preferred qualifications include:
Familiarity with career services in higher education
Proficiency in use of social media as a recruitment/placement tools
St. John's offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John's performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events.
Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.
St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
St. John's University is Catholic, Vincentian and Metropolitan. We are committed to attracting, motivating, and retaining a highly qualified and diverse workforce to support our mission of academic excellence and the pursuit of wisdom. Known for over 100 years of proud athletic tradition, our Big East excitement keeps Red Storm fans cheering. Ranked among America's top universities by The Princeton Review, St. John's University educates leaders for today's global society through quality academics, high-tech resources and an expanding international presence. With 1,500 Faculty and 1,400 Administrators/Staff, St. John's is a leading Catholic University in the Vincentian tradition, dedicated to making a positive difference in people's lives through active engagement in issues of energy and resource conservation, social justice and global citizenship. These values enhance the academic experience of more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students on three residential New York City campuses in Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan; a graduate center in Oakdale, NY; an international campus in Paris, France and Rome, Italy; and learning centers in other locations worldwide.