Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Assistant Director will provide dedicated career services to students within diverse populations (domestic students of color, LGBTQ+, first generation and international) that will help them understand their career goals and elements of decision-making, navigate the career development process, connect with alumni and employers, and utilize the unique resources and opportunities available to them to assist in their successful transition beyond Skidmore Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities
Provide educational programs and counseling tactics that help students from diverse backgrounds identify and address their career development and employment goals
Help students explore and articulate the intersectionality of a liberal arts education and diversity
Maintain current knowledge of career advising trends and topics and facilitate ongoing professional development with emphasis on the liberal arts
Examine and identify imbalances in diverse student participation in career development programming and services; engage in campus-wide effort to remedy disparities in engagement with the CDC
Develop relationships with key faculty, staff, student clubs, alumni, and employers to design and promote the best resources for students' career development and opportunities; address the characteristics and needs of diverse populations when establishing and implementing policies and resources
Work closely with CDC's Associate Director of Employer Relations to enhance employer awareness and appreciation of diversity when recruiting talent; identify and promote existing diversity recruitment programs, as well as develop, create and maintain new relationships and recruitment opportunities with targeted employers that support diverse and international students
Develop and implement workshops, panels, and events that promote the career development of diverse students
Collect data and assess cross-sectional and longitudinal outcomes of: outreach, engagement, programs, services, and resources; create benchmarking methodology to examine and measure student progress
Teach students the implications of Equal Employment Opportunity, as well as visa status and work authorization, in order to inspire clients to act as agents for self-advocacy; follow new laws and court decisions that could impact the protection of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and proliferate information to the community Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Demonstrated experience in career development, assessment, and guidance of diverse student populations (domestic students of color, LGBTQ+, first generation and international)
Coaching, presentation, and mentoring experience
Knowledge of higher education and student services procedures and practices
Ability to interpret, compile and promote occupational, educational and economical information that will assist students in their career planning
Experience and motivation to work with employers to create unique shadowing, internship, and job opportunities for diverse student populations
Ability to conduct outcome assessments and program evaluations
Ability to interpret and operationalize professional guideline standards to inform work, including the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Professional Standards for College and University and Career Services, Section XI: Access, Diversity, and Equity
Bachelor's degree in psychology, counseling, sociology, education, or related field (Masters a plus).Minimum of one to three years' experience working with diverse student populations (domestic students of color, LGBTQ+, first generation and international), preferably in higher education. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, and highly organized and detail-oriented. Knowledge of international student exchange and visitor regulations. Commitment to a diverse and inclusive college community.
Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.
Internal Number: 1239
About Skidmore College
Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.In the universe of selective, private liberal arts colleges, Skidmore's distinctiveness is expressed in the statement that "Creative Thought Matters". This idea reflects not only the historical strength of the College's programs in the fine and performing arts but also the understanding that creativity is required for achievement in any area of human endeavor.The city of Saratoga Springs is widely recognized as one of America's great communities. It is located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, within a three-to-four-hour drive from New York City, Boston or Montreal. Travel & Leisure calls Saratoga Springs one of "America's Greatest Main Streets" as well as "one of the best college towns in the nation," Money Magazine says it's one of the nation's top 100... places to live, and Princeton Review describes it as a "perfect college town." It's a community rich in history and tradition. Famed mineral waters, a Revolutionary War battlefield, and the nation's oldest thoroughbred racetrack represent portions of that history. Also, it's a community of arts and culture. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is the summer home to the New York City Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, and a performing venue for top rock and jazz musicians.The Skidmore College community awaits your arrival, so if you welcome challenges and are interested in making a difference, come join us!