Assistant Director - Ellen Thrower Center for Apprenticeship & Career Services
St. John's University
Location: Jamaica, New York
Internal Number: 4538374
Assistant Director - Ellen Thrower Center for Apprenticeship & Career Services
St. John's established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; 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. Our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.
Department: Greenberg School of Risk Management (GSRM) - Ellen Thrower Center for Apprenticeship and Career Services (ETCACS)
Specific Job Title: AssistantDirector
Reports to: Director - ETCACS
Develops and implements programs and services to support the career success of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the Greenberg School of Risk Management degree and certificate programs in risk management and actuarial science disciplines within The Peter J. Tobin College of Business. Reporting to and working with the Center's Director, the incumbent will expand recruiting partnerships in insurance and related industries to increase apprenticeship/internship and full-time employment opportunities for GSRM students and will deliver counseling and advising support to GSRM students. While this role does not have specific supervisory responsibility, the role works closely with the ETCACS Office Assistant to address communications to students and with the GSRM Development Coordinator to strengthen alumni resources and increase alumni involvement with both the GSRM and the ETCACS.
Provide one-on-one career coaching and advising to GSRM students and alumni; includes educating students on careers in the insurance and risk industries; reviewing and polishing resumes, cover letters and other correspondence; improvement of interview techniques and practice interviewing; decision-making regarding employment offers; strategies to negotiate employment offers; networking; researching potential employers; self-marketing, developing on-line presence through LinkedIn and other social networks; and developing a job search plan in the interest of supporting students' experiential education opportunities and job placement success.
Proactively explore and pursue internship and employment opportunities on behalf of GSRM students; maintain regular follow-up with employer contacts to develop business relationships; Increase number and scope of participating employers annually to assure optimal placement rate for GSRM students.
Participate in professional networking opportunities in the insurance and risk industry and financial services sector to develop contacts and explore industry pathways to lead to increased placements and opportunities for job development.
Manage a caseload of students and internships/jobs with specific responsibility for referring and placing students. Follow-up with employers for feedback on reviewed or placed students and final placement outcomes to populate Center reports and inform programming.
Actively monitor student progress toward placement goals; conduct follow-up during their apprenticeship/internship experience.
Develop and facilitate outreach/marketing strategies to students, faculty, staff and employers to elevate and promote the Thrower Center and GSRM brand.
Assist in developing and coordinating special career events such as career fairs, on-site and mock interviews, corporate presentations and career days.
Utilize multiple web-based platforms and resources to develop opportunities, expand employer relationships and support student use and engagement with same.
Develop resources, publications and educational materials for both the ETCACS web page and print publications as required. Update website information as necessary.
Develop electronic media campaigns to advance the promotion of the ETCACS using advances in technology, social media and web-based means.
Communicate with students effectively through email, class presentations, etc. to promote program offerings, explain policies and procedures, and furnish information regarding specific opportunities.
Represent the GSRM and Thrower Center on all University campuses for various activities and events; maintain office hours on the Queens and Manhattan campuses regularly as scheduled.
Represent the GSRM and Thrower Center to prospective students, alumni and other internal and external parties. Participate in internal and external student recruitment initiatives.
Maintain accurate records of all activities and appointments; assist in tracking of graduation destination/placement data for outcome report and GSRM Board reports.
Coordinate mentor, job shadow and other programs as assigned including the GSRM Alumni Mentoring Program, recruiting mentors and mentees, providing oversight and advisement for matching and assessment/follow-up.
Working closely with the GSRM Development Coordinator, serve as the institutional liaison and administrative coordinator for GSRM / TCI chapter of the STJ Alumni Association; represent GSRM at Chapter Board meetings, attending to support of Chapter initiatives and development, and supplying a link to the larger University Alumni community. Provide support to Development Coordinator in execution of GSRM alumni development activities, collaborating on networking and fundraising alumni events, annual reunion and outreach activities.
Serve as an administrative advisor for GSRM's Alpha Iota Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS) National Fraternity, working closely with student officers and members, staff advisor, faculty advisor/s and industry to achieve coordination of career development oriented initiatives across constituencies and attend fraternity conferences and meetings to afford guidance and industry engagement as needed.
Conduct presentations at corporate locations, academic forums, special events and gatherings of industry professional associations, to represent and promote GSRM and the ETCACS
Participate in various programs and activities of the GSRM, including special events, open houses, alumni reunions, career fairs, and recruitment campaigns as identified/assigned
Successful candidates must demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills, evidence of strong interpersonal skills, relationship building, and capable use of Microsoft Office suite, social media platforms and database programs. Evidence of experience advising and counseling students or coaching staff/employees is requisite.
This position does not have direct supervisory responsibility but will work with ETCACS Office Assistant to delegate and execute identified tasks.
This position operates in a professional office environment as well as conducts meetings, seminars, lessons and presentations to industry, both in campus classrooms and facilities and at external corporate venues. This position is required to use standard office equipment such as personal computers, printers, etc. This position utilizes telephone and web-based meeting platforms regularly to engage with students and employers.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; move about; sit; to carry work and use computer and its controls; and communicate. Ability to travel to corporate locations and professional conferences/meetings is requisite for this role.
This role is typically conducted in classroom or office environments of the University and occasionally at external corporate or presentation (hotel/meeting room) environments.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
This position is full-time with expected hours typically to be conducted Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. This position occasionally requires evening or weekend work to address special event or presentation coverage.
Travel is primarily local and includes regular visits (and office hours on) the other NY campuses, employer locations in the Tri-State area, with some out-of-area and overnight travel occasionally required.
Required Education and Experience:
A Bachelor's degree is required or advanced study in higher education, student services, counseling or business-related area
3-5 years professional experience in recruiting, career counseling/services, outplacement, human resources, business development, higher education administration or related field
Preferred Education and Experience:
Master's degree in higher education, counseling or business discipline is preferred
Demonstrated experience in developing joint programs or partnerships between education and industry with proven record of relationship building and/or student support services strongly preferred
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.
In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual salary range for this position is $69,400 - $81,200. St. John's University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.
This position may be relocated to any of St. John's University's physical locations at any time.
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.