Assistant Director of Career Development – STEM Lead
Washington and Lee University
Location: Lexington, Virginia
Higher Education Institution
Internal Number: R455
The Assistant Director of Career Development – STEM Lead assists the Director of Career and Professional Development in executing the Office’s strategic plan through advising students and alumni, facilitating recruitment opportunities, developing content for and facilitating events, programs and career trips, and other projects and initiatives as assigned. Other projects may include, but are not limited to, CPD data collection, analysis and reporting, support in maintaining CPD career resources and website, and alumni volunteer engagement and management. The Assistant Director will also serve as a liaison or work closely with key internal partners (e.g., Office of Alumni Engagement, University Advancement, faculty and staff) and external partners (e.g., recruiters, alumni) to create a culture of collaboration among a variety of stakeholders across the University. He/she/they will advise students and alumni in the areas of professional development, help develop and execute career-related programs designed to enhance their knowledge of career fields, and establish links between students and employers, alumni and professionals.
The Career and Professional Development Office is committed to the development of an inclusive environment and we strive to advance diverse perspectives and approaches in carrying out the mission of Washington and Lee University.
Serves as personal, academic and professional advisor to first-year through senior year students in STEM-related professional, summer and post-graduate academic opportunities.
Counsels and provides career advice to assist students and alumni in developing and applying personal, academic and job-search competencies and decision-making skills.
Reviews and advises graduate school application materials.
Supports the Director in developing, planning, marketing and executing professional development and industry-specific events, programs and career trips.
Develops relationships with faculty, staff, recruiters and alumni to ensure available experts/resources in desirable career fields.
Collects and manages data for internal databases while overseeing and maintaining data integrity.
Supports the Director and partners across the University (e.g., Office of Constituent Strategy, Office of Accreditation and Institutional Research, Office of Communications, academic units) with data reporting and analysis for internal and external audiences.
Utilizes data and provides research on areas of interest.
Maintains and updates CPD office resources and platforms such as Handshake and the resource library.
Promotes and Practices NACE Principles of Professional Conduct.
Performs additional related duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm with occasional evening hours required.
One to three years of progressively strategic full-time experience in college/university career services with experience and expertise including: working with students throughout career process from indecision/exploration through job acquisition, knowledge of career fields relevant to liberal arts graduates and alumni. In the absence of higher education experience, a combination of education and relevant experience providing a similar background and capabilities will be considered. Academic or professional experience in a STEM field preferred. This position requires the incumbent to portray a high energy level and be an active and successful team member. Must possess strong oral and written communication skills having a demonstrated ability to follow through. The independent nature of this role requires the incumbent to take initiative and possess a strong attention to detail.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Resume and cover letter are required. Upload both required documents to the Resume/CV upload section of the application. You will be asked to provide names and contact information for three professional references.
External Applicants: Application instructions for external applicants are located on the jobs.wlu.edu or here.
Current W&L Employees: Apply from your existing Workday account. Instructions are located at jobs.wlu.edu or here.
Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
Working Conditions: The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
Types of Work: Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Position Type: Exempt, Full Time, Benefit Eligible
Minimum Pay: $52,505.00 - Pay Commensurate with Experience
The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and new employees must provide proof of at least their first shot prior to the first day of employment. Boosters are required. Individuals may seek a medical or a religious exemption to the vaccination requirement.
Washington and Lee is a top-ranked, private institution in Lexington, Virginia where we integrate the rigorous inquiry and critical thinking of a liberal arts curriculum with nationally accredited undergraduate programs in business and journalism, and a graduate School of Law. Our graduates, mentored by a faculty of teacher-scholars, are ready to make a meaningful impact wherever they go in the world.The campus is a national historical landmark, the city offers small-town charm, and the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains provide unparalleled surroundings. Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a ...campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.