About Vassar College Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Position Summary and Responsibilities
The Career Development Office (CDO) at Vassar College invites applications for a Career Counselor/Assistant Director of Career Development. The primary responsibilities of this position include providing career counseling and education to a liberal arts population and advising students and alumnae/i on topics such as internship and job search, networking, interviewing, and graduate school planning in a wide range of career fields. Take a lead role in planning and presenting career-related workshops and programs designed to support students throughout their four years at Vassar. Sustain and develop partnerships with offices, departments, and programs including the ALANA Center, Athletics, LGBTQ Center, International Services, and Transitions (first-gen/low-income) to provide collaborative and relevant career-related programming. Support the Associate Director of Alumnae/i Outreach and Partnerships in the student-side administration of signature events like Sophomore Career Connections. Additional responsibilities may include co-supervision of student workers, oversight of career resources, and special projects as assigned.
Qualifications Preferred qualifications include a master's degree in counseling, higher education or closely related field and 1+ year(s) experience providing career services to liberal arts college students and alumnae/i. The ideal candidate will have strong outreach, presentation, oral and written communication, and organizational skills. Excellent computer skills required, including proficiency with Google Apps for Education, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and online career-related resources. Familiarity with career services management platforms such as Handshake preferred. The department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Required Applicant Documents
Resume Cover Letter Contact Information for 3 References
Optional Applicant Documents
Special Instructions to Applicants To apply on-line, you will be required to attach your resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references. Word or PDF format required for all attachments. Review of applications will begin immediately; this position will remain open until filled.
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Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
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Founded in 1861, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country, Vassar is renowned for pioneering achievements in education, for its long history of curricular innovation, and for the beauty of its campus.