Hofstra University is nationally ranked and recognized as Long Island's largest private university located in Hempstead, N.Y. When you work at Hofstra, you join a team of talented professionals committed to preparing students for the challenges of tomorrow, in an environment that cultivates learning through the free and open exchange of ideas for the betterment of humankind. The work we do at Hofstra supports the education and well-being of our students, and the workforce of the future. While working towards this mission, employees can take advantage of many enriching experiences on campus. Whether it's a lunchtime lecture, a Division I NCAA athletics game, a musical concert, a theatre performance, or a visit to one of our two accredited museums, there is always something exciting to do at Hofstra. Enjoy the ease of going to the fitness center, taking a swim, or grabbing a bite to eat without having to leave our beautiful campus! Hofstra University is dedicated to recruiting and retaining a highly qualified and diverse academic community of students, faculty, staff, and administrators respectful of the contributions and dignity of each of its members. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.
Position Title: Assistant Director, Career Design and Development
School/Division: Enrollment Management
Office: Student Enrollment, Engagement and Success - Career Design and Development
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Reporting to the Sr. Associate Director of Career Development and Assessment, the Assistant Director will join a team of professionals who are committed to student success, collaboration, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Assistant Director plays an integral role in equitably preparing students for their careers through coaching, workshops, and educational/student support services programs, overseeing pre-professional organizations, and other collaborations across campus. The Assistant Director is expected to uphold the values of the division of Student Enrollment, Engagement, and Success, and works collaboratively to execute its mission to promote student learning, growth, and success, in and out of the classroom, while demonstrating value added to student recruitment and retention efforts. This individual will need to be flexible, creative, and student-centered.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Career Readiness Coaching/Education (40%)
Provides equitable career support to individuals with varying identities and experiences, fostering an inclusive environment for all students and alumni.
Actively participates in ongoing professional development and training related to current trends in career services, employment, experiential learning, and DEI.
Develops and delivers career development workshops and other educational programs.
Serves as a liaison to an assigned college population within the University; facilitate program requests from faculty in liaison areas and as needed broadly across academic departments.
Advises pre-professional student organizations within liaison area, providing support and guidance for programming initiatives.
Develops and executes outreach and appointment campaigns to engage students within your assigned population.
Signature Programs Management (30%)
Oversees the management of the Career Closet, maintaining storage, operations, and donations with the support of student assistants.
Provides logistical support and creative input for large scale, signature events.
Marketing & Communication Leadership (30%)
Oversees outreach and marketing to students regarding programming and services, serving as the key point of contact for communications campaigns using SLATE, HofCast, etc.
Coordinates content creation with a team of student assistants for social media, flyers, and other marketing collateral.
Other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree required.
3-5 years of experience in advising, counseling, or student support.
Understanding of the NACE Career Readiness Competencies.
A strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to upholding the NACE Principles for Professional Practice.
A demonstrated collaborative disposition and creative approach to problem solving.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities, perform highly detailed work, and be able to leverage technology tools.
A demonstrated student-centered, service orientation, a mentoring philosophy, and the ability to serve the broad scope of the University.
Understanding of career services management systems, and other career-related resources.
Master's degree in counseling, student affairs, or related field, with 5-7 years of relevant experience preferred.
1-2 years of supervisory experience in a higher education setting.
Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.
Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the w...orld who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.