Oberlin College’s Career Exploration & 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 and experiential opportunities that complement all students’ learning and experiences during their time at Oberlin. Students are interested in education, nonprofits, environment & sustainability, human & social services, social justice, social entrepreneurship, and public sector careers. This position provides career development and advice for Careers with Social Impact career community.
CED seeks an individual to serve as Assistant/Associate Director for Career Readiness. This position will positively contribute to the center’s efforts of helping students acquire skills and learn strategies that are critical 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 the Careers with Social Impact career community consisting of the following subfields: education, nonprofit, environment & sustainability, human & social services, social justice, racial justice, social entrepreneurship, and the public sector. The position is a full-time, 12-month, continuing, professional position reporting to the Executive Director of CED.
The Assistant/Associate Director for Career Readiness will be responsible for the following:
1. This position is the liaison for the international students by providing career exploration advice, developing programming, and curating relevant resources for international students on career-related issues and work authorizations for F1 visa holders.
2. 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.
3. Career Education Programming: Collaborate with CED team members, 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.
4. Campus Outreach: Support campus outreach efforts and present career-related educational programming and workshops to students in classroom settings (e.g., First-Year Seminars, SOAR etc.) and for various campus groups and student organizations.
5. Overall: Support any additional CED programs as needed throughout the year; Serve as career center representative on various committees and task forces based on assignment and interest.
Essential Job Functions
- 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 -Ability to become certified as a career facilitator and certified to perform assessments
- Bachelor’s degree required; a Master’s degree in counseling, student personnel, or related discipline preferred - At least one year of professional experience providing advising or counseling in a college or university setting 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 a 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 - Demonstrated ability to personally engage with multiple constituencies in a variety of situations and contexts - Well-developed skills of 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
- Experience and/or knowledge of international student services and F-1 visa regulations - Experience using digital career platforms including Handshake and Wisr preferred; skilled in using Linkedin effectively
Oberlin College & Conservatory is a four-year, highly selective liberal arts college that combines a top-ranked college of arts and sciences with a world-renowned conservatory of music. Combined, the two divisions enroll approximately 2,900 students. Founded in 1833, Oberlin College & Conservatory was the first college in America to make interracial education and coeducation central to its mission-traditions that live today within a commitment to positive social engagement. Located 35 miles southwest of Cleveland, OH, Oberlin College & Conservatory has earned a reputation of excellence based on the quality of its richly diverse student body, outstanding faculty, excellent facilities, and academic and technological resources. Learn more at http://new.oberlin.edu/about