• Assistant Director, Career Adviser

    Requisition # 2018-9026
    Date Posted 1 month ago(7/17/2018 9:02 AM)
    Career Services
    Student Affairs and Services
    Full-Time / Part-Time
  • Overview

    The Office of Career Services is expanding its career advising team and seeking an innovative professional to provide individual career advising for undergraduate students and assist with career-related programming.


    The individual will advise undergraduates based on a career advising philosophy that aligns with and leverages the core tenets of a liberal arts education and our Design Your Future model focused on self-exploration and life-long career management. This holistic model involves both one-on-one advising and an educational/curricular framework that helps students to define a personally meaningful vision and connects them in multi-dimensional ways to the resources, people, organizations, and opportunities that will help make their unique visions a reality. Additionally, the assistant director will collaborate with colleagues in program development and implementation for various undergraduate students, with specific programmatic portfolio to be determined.  


    Undergraduate Student Career Advising


    • Provide career advising for undergraduate students on a wide range of career development topics including choice of concentration, skills assessment, internships, experiential learning opportunities, post-graduation employment and graduate/professional school planning in both individual and group sessions
    • Provide individual advising with a focus on active visioning and brainstorming exercises to help students clarify their values, interests, skills, and strengths as well as shed light on the career paths that best align with their vision
    • Assist students with the development of action plans and follow-up strategy based on a series of progressive meetings and evolving interests and goals
    • Advise students on how to develop and maintain a professional online presence, including how to create online profiles (LinkedIn and others) and online portfolios
    • Administer instruments and utilize a variety of assessment tools (e.g. Strong Inventory, CliftonStrengths, etc.) to support student development 
    • Maintain and update appointment schedules, student and employer records, and event management in the Handshake system
    • Dedicate additional time to relevant appointment preparation and follow up as appropriate


    Undergraduate Student Career Programming


    • Collaborate with advising colleagues to plan and facilitate career panels and recruiting/networking events that highlight career exploration
    • Assist with the development and implementation of special programs designed for freshmen, first-generation and/or low-income students
    • Collaborate with colleagues as well as the Peer Career Advisors on special programming within each residential college
    • Plan programs and liaise with graduate school partners to plan on-campus information sessions in programmatic areas of focus to be determined. 


    Additional Responsibilities


    Use online office collaboration and communication tools (Slack, Trello, etc.)


    • Contribute to broader team data collection efforts
    • Support team wide events including career fairs, departmental programs, facilitating large group career exploration workshops, and colleague supported workshops and events
    • Attend and actively participate in relevant Career Advising and Career Services team meetings and retreats
    • Contribute as needed to the creation and distribution of social media content across a variety of platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn





    • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s Degree strongly preferred
    • Two or more years of experience in undergraduate career counseling/advising, program development, instruction or training and development
    • Knowledge of best practices within career development and the ability to tailor, adapt and evolve such practices to a complex, fast-paced, and evolving organization.
    • A passion for advising undergraduate students and working within a student-focused and student responsive environment
    • Demonstrated understanding of the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion within the workplace and in all interactions with all constituents and stakeholders
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to deliver effective presentations, and build internal and external relationships
    • Ability to solve problems and make decisions in a timely and effective manner.
    • Ability to manage changing technologies, social media, and communications.
    • High levels of resourcefulness and execution skills (strategy through implementation)Ability to gather, interpret and report data
    • Professional training certifications and designations are desired
    • Strong and CliftonStrengths experience and certifications are desired



    Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

    Salary Grade

    ADM, 040

    Standard Weekly Hours


    Eligible for Overtime


    Benefits Eligible


    Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


    Physical Capacity Exam Required


    Valid Driver’s License Required



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