Building on more than 300 years of innovation and excellence, William & Mary is the second oldest institution of higher education in the nation, a cutting-edge research university, and one of eight "public ivy" institutions in the United States. As a liberal arts research institution, William & Mary educates its 6,963 undergraduate and 2,799 graduate, professional, and online learners with an exceptional array of nationally ranked academic programs across its schools and colleges—Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Marine Science, and Law. A deep commitment to diversity, community service, sustainability, and hands-on research distinguishes William & Mary as an institution that lives its values. The campus is located in Williamsburg, Virginia—home to Colonial Williamsburg and one of several communities comprising the thriving Hampton Roads metropolitan area in southeast Virginia.
Reporting to the executive director of the Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement, the director develops programs and services to enhance career access and engagement through deep collaboration with a high-performing team to coordinate efforts to support W&M students. An important member of the Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement team, which is housed in the Office of University Advancement, the director focuses on designing and implementing strategies to advance the career development of graduate students in Arts & Sciences, School of Marine Science, and the School of Education and undergraduates who align to one or more affinity populations (e.g., first-generation, limited-income, underrepresented and marginalized groups, and veterans.) The director will collaborate with faculty, staff, and student leaders across the college (e.g., academic units, the Office of Student Veteran Engagement, Center for Student Diversity, Student Transition Engagement Programs, and the Reves Center for International Studies) to support students' career development, engage the community in impactful programs, and enable access to resources and high-impact experiences.
The successful candidate will possess an advanced degree and a progressive record of professional experience in career services, student success, employer relations, or talent acquisition and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the aptitude to implement effective strategies for populations benefitting from augmented support to access and use career opportunities and resources (e.g., first-generation, limited-income, underrepresented and marginalized groups, and veterans). Additional requirements include a solid understanding of employer engagement and recruitment practices; strong written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated relationship management and collaboration abilities; experience with career management platforms; understanding of the contemporary job market, recruitment strategies, and employment trends; experience with project and event management.
Application and Nomination
Review of applications will begin February 28, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Please direct questions to Kara Kravetz Cupoli at email@example.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The hiring range is $70,000 to $80,000 annually, commensurate with education and experience.
William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.